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Uber wins back London licence

Uber has won back its London licence in a major court victory that will allow the app to continue operating in its largest European market ahead of an initial public offering next year. British judge Emma Arbuthnot granted Uber a 15-month licence on Tuesday with...

European Banks’ First-Half Troubles May Continue in the Second

The first semester hasn’t been a good one for European bank stocks, with the sector’s benchmark being the worst performer in the broader gauge. And the second half doesn’t look much better. The Stoxx 600 Banks Index has fallen 13 percent since the start of...

Brexit: UK Hungry for New Investments, Offers New Visa to Attract Entrepreneurs

The U.K. will offer visas to immigrants looking to start new businesses as it seeks to attract tech entrepreneurs, amid reports they are being deterred by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Applicants will need the endorsement of a university or a business sponsor...

EU proposes ban on straws and other single-use plastics

The European Union is proposing a ban on single-use plastics to help protect marine life. The proposals are aimed at outlawing many commonplace plastic items including straws, cotton buds, cutlery, balloon sticks and drink stirrers. The governing body also wants almost all plastic bottles to be...

One million French smokers quit in a year amid anti-smoking measures

France has seen a sharp fall in the number of people smoking daily, with one million fewer lighting up from 2016-2017, a survey suggests. Such a drop has not been seen in a decade, according to Public Health France, which carried out the study. There has...

Austria unveils plan to cut benefits for immigrants

Austria's coalition government has unveiled plans to cut benefit payments for immigrants, including refugees, in a move aimed at deterring new arrivals. The main benefit payment will be capped at €563 ($655; £492) a month, rising to match the amount Austrians receive - €863 -...

Serge Dassault, French billionaire entrepreneur, dies at 93

French entrepreneur and politician Serge Dassault has died at the age of 93, his family has said. Mr Dassault led the Dassault group after his father, Marcel's, death in 1986. The group has numerous firms in aeronautics and armaments and owns the French newspaper, Le...

Ireland ends abortion ban as ‘quiet revolution’ transforms country

By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws in what its prime minister described as the culmination of a "quiet revolution" in what was one of Europe's most...

Investigators identify Russian military unit in downing of flight MH17

BUNNIK, Netherlands - A missile system from the 53rd anti-aircraft brigade of the Russian Armed Forces was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, prosecutors investigating the disaster said on Thursday. The airliner was hit by a...
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