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Eight banks face EU probe for possible market collusion

By Wale Azeez, business reporter The European Commission is investigating eight banks for possible collusion in the market for European government bonds. The EU’s competition watchdog has informed the unnamed banks of its preliminary view that they breached anti-trust rules by colluding to distort competition while trading European government bonds …

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Sudan's Omar al-Bashir mocks 'Facebook protesters'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Omar al-Bashir has ruled Sudan since June 1989 Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has ridiculed his opponents’ use of social media to organise recent protests against his rule. “Changing the government or presidents cannot be done through WhatsApp or Facebook. It can be done only through …

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Italy slips into recession for third time in a decade

Italy slips into recession for third time in a decade

Italy’s economy fell into recession in the final three months of 2018, in a blow to the country’s governing radical centre-right coalition, which pledged to boost the country’s persistently low GDP growth. The 0.2% drop in the eurozone’s third largest economy between October and December followed a 0.1% fall in …

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Beef scare: Polish bad meat spreads to 11 EU states

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The sick animal scare raises new concerns about Polish beef sales (file photo) Eleven EU countries have imported beef from a Polish abattoir accused of handling sick cows, and urgent checks are now under way, EU officials say. Poland has identified 9.5 tonnes of beef …

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Manson follower recommended for parole for third time

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Jan. 31, 2019, 1:26 PM GMT By Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A California panel on Wednesday recommended that Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be paroled after serving more …

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