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Germany moves closer to contract for new missile defence system

Germany moves closer to contract for new missile defence system

Germany's defence ministry on Thursday asked Lockheed Martin Corp and Europe's MBDA to submit a second, more detailed proposal to build a successor to its Patriot missile defence system ...

Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal

Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal

The Aquarius rescue ship arrived in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.

Ryanair row deepens as European pilots strike

Ryanair row deepens as European pilots strike

The Irish no-frills airline was forced to scrap some 400 out of 2,400 scheduled European flights as pilots in Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands walked off the job.

Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal

Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal

An NGO ship which saved 87 migrants in distress off Libya docked in Spain on Thursday after roaming the Mediterranean for days, the third such vessel to be allowed in the country...

German Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

German Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

Germany's Ryanair pilots will join a wave of strikes against the no-frills carrier across Europe on Friday, escalating a row over pay and conditions at the height of the summer season.

Ryanair proposes mediator for Irish pilots union talks

Ryanair proposes mediator for Irish pilots union talks

Ryanair proposed that a third-party mediator join talks with a trade union representing its Irish pilots who went on strike for a fourth time on Friday before wider stoppages planned around Europe next week.

Ryanair's Irish pilots to join widening strike on August 10

Ryanair's Irish pilots to join widening strike on August 10

Ryanair has suffered strikes in some of its other main markets such as Spain and Portugal as it struggles to reach collective labour agreements across Europe.

EU trying to 'swindle' UK in Brexit talks: report

EU trying to 'swindle' UK in Brexit talks: report

Italy's far right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has accused the European Union of attempting to ‘swindle’ the United Kingdom out of the Brexit people voted for in the landmark 2016 referendum ...

Ryanair cabin crew strike grounds flights across Europe

Ryanair cabin crew strike grounds flights across Europe

The airline says the cancellations have affected some 100,000 passengers who have either been put on alternative flights, or applied for full refunds.

European heatwave brings drought and wildfires

European heatwave brings drought and wildfires

In Sweden, where temperatures are the highest for a century, farmers are even sending their animals to slaughter.

British foreign secretary quits in protest at May's Brexit plan

British foreign secretary quits in protest at May's Brexit plan

Prime Minister Theresa May's strategy for leaving the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after two leading eurosceptic ministers resigned in protest at her plans to retain close EU ties after Brexit.

Sustainable strategy for food, water stressed

Sustainable strategy for food, water stressed

Researchers from Qatar, Europe and the United States have agreed to prepare a preliminary draft to formulate a sustainable strategy for food, water and energy resources in selected cities and urban areas. The selected cities are Doha, Berlin and Bristol in the UK and Vienna.