Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

Tzipi Livni cancels Brussels trip amid war crimes probe

Israel's former foreign minister Tzipi Livni skipped her planned Brussels visit after Belgian prosecutors confirmed they wanted to question her over alleged war crimes from the 2008-2009 Gaza war. A spokesperson for Livni, who was expected to meet with Jewish leaders in the city, cited personal reasons for the cancellation. More than 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians, died during the 2008-2009 conflict.

Austria wants out of EU migrant relocation scheme

Austria is required to start relocating asylum seekers from Italy and Greece after an exemption to the scheme ended on 11 March. But Austria's chancellor has other ideas and wants the exemption prolonged.

Focus

Uber: It is not necessarily a farewell to Denmark

Ride-sharing service Uber has announced it will shut down activities in Denmark in protest over a new law introducing the same requirements for Uber as for other taxi services.

News in Brief

  1. Uber pulls out of Denmark over new taxi-regulation
  2. EU court validates sanctions on Russia's Rosneft
  3. Luxembourg to team up with Ireland in Apple tax appeal
  4. EU majority against GM crops, but not enough to block them
  5. Turkish referendum voting starts in Europe
  6. Le Pen says she lacks election funds
  7. UN dinner for Cyprus leaders to restart stalled peace talks
  8. Nato moves summit forward so US can attend

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