Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband gestures during a speech on immigration at a campaign event in Pensby northern England, April 18 , 2015.  REUTERS/Phil Noble

Labour to tackle exploitation of migrant workers

LONDON - Ed Miliband said that he would set up a new government unit to prosecute employers who exploit migrant workers if his Labour Party wins power in the national election.  Full Article 


Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State 4:48pm BST

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. | Video


Islamist group claims attack on U.N. peacekeepers in Mali

7:12pm BST

BAMAKO - A group headed by former al Qaeda fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a suicide raid on U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali in which at least three people were killed.


Cyprus passes foreclosures bill, opening access to ECB's QE programme

5:06pm BST

NICOSIA - Lawmakers in Cyprus on Saturday approved legislation governing foreclosures, paving the way for the bailed-out island to join the European Central Bank's sovereign bond-buying programme.


Deutsche Bank leans towards limited revamp with Postbank sale - sources

2:36pm BST

FRANKFURT - Deutsche Bank will sell Postbank but keep a pared back own-brand retail business in the overhaul plan currently favoured by management, sources familiar with the internal discussions at Germany's biggest lender said.


Russia denies German report it is ready to sign gas deal with Greece

4:04pm BST

MOSCOW/BERLIN - Russia denied on Saturday a German media report suggesting that it could sign a gas pipeline deal with Greece as early as Tuesday which could bring up to five billion euros into Athens' depleted state coffers.


Hamilton on pole in Bahrain as Rosberg slips up

6:09pm BST

MANAMA - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton drove his 'beast' of a Mercedes to a fourth successive pole position on Saturday while team mate Nico Rosberg failed to make the front row at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Pope urges Europe to help with migrant crisis in Italy

Pope Francis calls for a "broader commitment" from Europe and the international community in addressing the migrant influx as he meets Italian President Sergio Mattarella. Pavithra George reports