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Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants -- many fleeing Syria's war -- who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe.

EU raises heat on Italy over high debt, deficit

EU raises heat on Italy over high debt, deficit

The European Commission formally put Italy on notice Wednesday about its deteriorating deficit and snowballing debt, re-opening a political battle with populist-led Rome.

EU votes as far right seeks blow to Macron

EU votes as far right seeks blow to Macron

Slovaks and Latvians cast their ballots in EU elections on Saturday as the far right hoped to clinch major gains and deny a pro-Europe victory to French President Emmanuel Macron.

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral reached some 700 million euros (790 million dollars) on Tuesday amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe's most iconic monuments.

No-deal Brexit 'day after day more likely': EU's Barnier

No-deal Brexit 'day after day more likely': EU's Barnier

The European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned Tuesday it is ‘day after day more likely’ that Britain will crash out of the bloc next week without an orderly withdrawal agreement.

French anti-pollution activists unimpressed by EU's green record

French anti-pollution activists unimpressed by EU's green record

Outside the French Mediterranean port of Marseille, at Fos-sur-Mer, one of the largest industrial and port zones in Europe has been spewing a noxious cocktail of fumes for years.

Five arrested after Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Five arrested after Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Five men were arrested Thursday after Maltese armed forces took control of a tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya and the ship docked in Malta.

Going 'Under': Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Going 'Under': Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway on Wednesday with more than 7,000 customers booked in to eat among the fish.

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates: study

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates: study

Air pollution causes 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study released Monday.

Iran hopes trade channel skirting US sanctions will work within weeks

Iran hopes trade channel skirting US sanctions will work within weeks

Iran hopes a new trade channel with Europe aimed at cushioning the blow of reimposed US sanctions will be working within weeks, its deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Malaysia does not plan to boycott products of Europe

Malaysia does not plan to boycott products of Europe

Malaysia has said it does not plan to take any response against the ban on palm oil entering Europe by boycotting products from European countries.

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Google, Facebook and Twitter have fallen short of their pledges to combat fake news, three months before key European elections, the European Commission said on Thursday.