Jan 18, 2016

Czech leader says Muslim integration 'practically impossible' in Europe

Czech President Milos Zeman, known for his fiery anti-migrant rhetoric, said on Sunday it is “practically impossible” to integrate Muslims into European society. “The experience of Western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is ...

Dec 10, 2015

Japan offers broader railway access in trade talks with EU

Japan has offered European companies broader access to its railway market in ongoing free trade talks with the European Union, sources familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. European companies will be able to take part in any bidding by Japanese railway operators in which ...

Negotiator says EU would remove auto tariffs if Japan opens farm market

Nov 26, 2015

Negotiator says EU would remove auto tariffs if Japan opens farm market

The European Union will abolish its tariffs on automobiles only if Japan liberalizes its agricultural sector under a free trade agreement currently being negotiated, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has said. “The EU is ready to eliminate its tariffs on automobiles provided that concessions ...

Oct 22, 2015

EU slaps DVD drive-makers with €116 fine

Brussels A Hitachi Ltd.-LG Corp. joint venture and Sony Corp. were among a group of companies fined a combined total of €116 million ($131.6 million) by European Union regulators for fixing the prices of CD and DVD drives. Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc. will have ...

Sep 7, 2015

Europe's migrant tide is a theme at Venice film festival

Few people have been left untouched by the plight of desperate refugees trying to make it to Europe, and at the Venice Film Festival, actors and directors alike shared their distress over the crisis, pleading for tolerance and compassion. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron, whose ...

Sep 7, 2015

Critics push U.S. to 'show leadership,' accept more refugees

The United States came under more pressure Sunday to help Europe find sanctuary for a flood of immigrants displaced by war and chaos, but Washington showed no signs of planning a dramatic increase in its intake of refugees. David Miliband, head of the International ...