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January 14, 2019 4:47 PM BREXIT WARNING: Airlines told to URGENTLY prepare for no deal ahead of vote on May's plan

BRUSSELS has warned the remaining 27 European Union countries that they must urgently explain how their airline licenses comply with the bloc’s rules on ownership or face losing their rights to fly after Brexit. In a letter sent last week, Violeta Bulc, the EU commissioner responsible for transport, revealed not every national government had set out detailed 172

January 7, 2019 6:23 PM Seven die in massive Alps snowfall from Germany to Italy

At least seven people have died in the Alps during a weekend of heavy snow, with skiers facing a high avalanche risk in Austria, Germany and Italy. Two separate avalanches killed two German skiers in Austria's Vorarlberg mountains. A third skier died in Pongau district, near Salzburg. In Bavaria, a skier died when a tree collapsed near Bad Tölz. An avalanche 127

December 27, 2018 12:01 AM Sweden CRISIS: EU state preparing for chaos in 2019 as mainstream parties shun populists

The country’s centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven was once again rejected by parliament just before Christmas when 200 MPs voted against him becoming prime minister while 116 voted in favour and 28 abstained. The Scandinavian EU member state is now pinning its hopes on resolving the crisis in the New Year when MPs return after a three-week 144

December 24, 2018 3:47 PM EU blow as eurosceptic parties JOIN FORCES in time for EU elections

THE EU has been delivered a blow after the third-largest group in the European Parliament joined forces with a French eurosceptic party to help cement its influence after the Brussels elections. Ahead of May’s European Parliament vote, which decides the MEPs for the next five years, new alliances are being formed among Eurosceptics in Brussels.The European 110

December 21, 2018 1:12 PM Vienna shooting: Armed police storm famous Austria restaurant after shots fired

SHOTS have been fired at one of Vienna’s most famous restaurants, with armed police rushing to the scene. One person is feared to have been killed. One person has died and another has been injured after a shooting at a restaurant popular with tourists in the heart of Vienna. A crowd of terrified people fled the scene as shots rang out, before armed police 102

December 2, 2018 9:23 PM Macron and Merkel in EU power-grab with latest plot to strengthen Brussels

FRANCE and Germany will unveil plans for a joint financial transaction tax for the European Union as French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel strengthen their partnership to further expand their influence on the bloc. Revenues from the new tax would help fund a euro zone budget and participating countries would be allowed 104

November 11, 2018 8:56 AM 'A II II 18': Franz Ferdinand's prophetic number plate

The number plate of the car carrying Franz Ferdinand when he was shot bears a strange coincidence to the end of the Great War. The prince was shot in his car in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, which in turn triggered a series of events leading to the First World War. Ferdinand had survived an assassination attempt earlier that same day, escaping a bomb, but was shot when he went to visit 53

November 1, 2018 8:35 AM Austria RAILS AGAINST Brussels with UN migrant pact boycott

AUSTRIA has sent shockwaves across the EU by ramping up the rhetoric on migration and refusing to sign an international agreement - breaking ranks with European leaders. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said he was pulling out of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration pact to in a bid to “defend his country's national sovereignty”. The pact, originally 66

October 30, 2018 12:01 PM England Women: Former US Under-23 player Chioma Ubogagu named in squad

Former United States Under-23 forward Chioma Ubogagu has been selected for England Women's squad for next week's friendlies against Austria and Sweden. The 26-year-old, who was born in London but moved to Texas as a child, made her professional debut for Arsenal in 2015 and now plays for Brisbane Roar, where she is on loan from Orlando Pride 54

October 25, 2018 3:25 PM Kyle Edmund out of Vienna Open after losing to Fernando Verdasco in second round

British number one Kyle Edmund is out of the Vienna Open after losing to Spain's Fernando Verdasco. It brings to an end Edmund's five-match winning run that included his maiden ATP Tour title at the European Open. Verdasco broke twice in the first set to take the lead before Edmund broke early in the second to level the match, but one break of serve 49