EU ‘very concerned’ about Austria border work

EU ‘very concerned’ about Austria border work

he European Union on Tuesday said it is “very concerned” that Austria may be preparing to reintroduce controls on its border with Italy over fears of a new migrant influx. Austrian police said construction work started on Tuesday on concrete foundations for a planned control area off the northbound motorway at the Brenner pass in

US issues Saudi Arabia travel warning ahead of Obama visit

he US State Department has issued a travel warning for the US citizens planning to visit Saudi Arabia ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to the Gulf country. In the warning, posted on its website on Monday, the State Department has urged the US citizens to “carefully consider the risks of travelling to Saudi Arabia”,

China expresses anger at G7 statement on maritime disputes

China’s expressed anger on Tuesday after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies said they strongly opposed provocation in the East and South China Seas, where China is locked in territorial disputes. “We urge the G7 member states to honour their commitment of not taking sides on issues involving territorial disputes,” China’s

US Navy Officer Charged With Spying, Possibly for China and Taiwan

A U.S. Navy officer with access to sensitive U.S. intelligence faces espionage charges over accusations he passed state secrets, possibly to China and Taiwan, a U.S. official told. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the suspect as Lieutenant Commander Edward Lin, who was born in Taiwan and later became a naturalized U.S. citizen,

European stock bounce counters broader market gloom

World markets struggled for direction on Monday, with renewed strength in the yen, government bonds and gold pointing to heightened caution among investors, but a sharp rebound in European stocks suggesting a pent-up appetite for risk. As the U.S. first quarter earnings season kicks off and G20 finance chiefs gear up for talks in Washington

Panama Papers: Pakistan PM Sharif under fire over offshore accounts

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan has demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation over documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm which indicate that the premier’s sons own several offshore companies. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday, Khan warned he would stage a rally outside Sharif’s residence in Lahore if the PM does not