Dec 9, 2016

Sumitomo to acquire banana producer Fyffes for €751 million

Sumitomo Corp. agreed to buy Fyffes Plc for €751 million ($798 million) in cash, expanding the company’s reach in the global fruit market and sending the Irish producer’s shares soaring. Sumitomo offered €2.23 for the Dublin-based company, 49 percent more than Fyffes’ closing price ...

Dec 8, 2016

In Europe first, Malta bans gay conversion therapy

Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy, imposing fines of up to €10,000 ($10,750) and a jail term of up to one year for offenders. The Maltese Parliament approved a law Wednesday that effectively outlaws any attempts to “cure” ...

EU plans online screening for visa-free travelers

Nov 17, 2016

EU plans online screening for visa-free travelers

Millions of tourists and business people visiting Europe will have to complete a €5 ($5.35) online security check before arrival if an EU plan to tighten controls on foreigners who do not need visas wins approval. The system, put forward by the executive European ...

Oct 31, 2016

16 unidentified migrants found drowned on Libyan beach

The bodies of 16 migrants have been found on a beach near the western Libyan town of Zwara, the Libyan Red Crescent said on Sunday. The migrants had been attempting to reach Europe, Khames el-Boussefi, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent, told AFP. ...