Britain reviews core banking rules in light of Brexit

Key Takeaways: Britain requires banks to “ring-fence” the retail arms of their operations to shield them from any problems in their riskier, investment banking arms. Proprietary trading refers to banks buy

Brexit: UK-EU talks on Northern Ireland 'to intensify'

GETTY IMAGES The UK and the EU have said they will intensify talks on NI following a meeting of their chief negotiators. The UK Brexit Minister Lord Frost and EU Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic held discuss

Russia retaliates for US diplomatic expulsions

Ten diplomats at the US embassy have been told to leave Russia | EPA Russia is expelling 10 US diplomats and blacklisting eight top American officials in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the US on Thursday. 

AstraZeneca vaccine: Denmark stops rollout completely

EPA Denmark has ceased giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine amid concerns about rare cases of blood clots, the first European country to do so fully. The move is expected to delay the country's vaccinatio

Facebook faces investigation over data breach

GETTY IMAGES The Irish Data Protection Commission is to launch an investigation into a data leak in which the details of hundreds of millions of Facebook users were published online. It had previously been looking i

German constitutional court strikes down Berlin rent cap

In this aerial view from a drone, people chat at Admiral Bridge (Admiralbruecke) at Landwehr canal in Kreuzberg district during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic on February 28, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Chr

Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused over rare blood clots

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was cleared for use in the US in February | GETTY IMAGES The US, South Africa and European Union will temporarily stop the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid jab, aft

Belgian jailed for racism targeting TV presenter

Belgian weather presenter Cécile Djunga spoke out over the racist insults she received A man has been jailed for 15 days for sending race hate messages to a Belgian TV host after she complained of a stream of ab

Is Russia going to war with Ukraine and other questions

Russian units have been on exercises in Crimea | GETTY  IMAGES Sabre-rattling or preparations for war? Since mid-March, there have been many warnings from Ukraine and Western governments that Russia is massing tro

France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights

French lawmakers want the train to take the strain | EPA/GETTY IMAGES French lawmakers have moved to ban short-haul internal flights where train alternatives exist, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. Over the week

Markus Söder joins German chancellor race

Armin Laschet (left) and Markus Söder appeared together after party talks in Berlin | EPA The race to replace German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heating up after both leaders of the two parties that make up her co