BSkyB to unveil 'Sky Europe' deal on Friday


LONDON - Britain's pay-TV group BSkyB will on Friday unveil its multi-billion euro deal to buy Rupert Murdoch's assets in Italy and Germany, sealing a plan to create a pan-European giant with almost 20 million customers.


Germany to watch U.S. agents after spy scandal 3:07pm BST

BERLIN - Germany will step up its counter-espionage activity against some of its allies, government sources said on Thursday, after Berlin opened investigations into two men it suspects of spying for the United States.

Former Nazi guard dies in Pennsylvania just before extradition approved 23 Jul 2014

- A former Nazi concentration camp guard died hours before a judge on Wednesday ordered his extradition to Germany, where he faced charges of aiding and abetting the deaths of 216,000 Jews.

Russian ties, trade lie behind EU sanctions rift 23 Jul 2014

BRUSSELS - Germany and Italy have most to lose if the European Union makes good on its threat to impose harsher sanctions on Moscow, while Britain's overseas territories are soaking up the lion's share of capital streaming out of Russia.

Germany condemns anti-Semitic protests, urges restraint from Israel 23 Jul 2014

BERLIN - The German government reassured Jews living in Germany that they should feel safe in the face of anti-semitic chants and threats heard at some of the protests against Israel's conflict with Hamas in Gaza, and said such behaviour would not be tolerated.

Outsourcer Capita to hit 8 percent revenue growth, says CEO 23 Jul 2014

LONDON - Britain's Capita expects a buoyant outsourcing market to keep the company on track to hit its full-year revenue target, it said after announcing a 16 percent rise in first-half profit.

U.S., Germany set up dialogue to discuss intelligence dispute 22 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States and Germany on Tuesday set up a procedure to address disputes over intelligence-gathering that have soured relations between the two close allies and resulted in Germany's expulsion of the CIA station chief in Berlin.

Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism in anti-Israel protests 22 Jul 2014

BERLIN - The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia that have marred rallies against Israel's role in its conflict with Hamas in which about 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.


BSkyB prepares to roll the dice again with European expansion 21 Jul 2014

(This July 18 story was refiled to correct name in para 25 to Sullivan from Williams)


Is Germany still the champion? 21 Jul 2014

BRUSSELS - A week on from its World Cup football victory, Germany may return to centre stage, though this time not with fan celebrations but concerns over the health of Europe's economic motor.


At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school as toll exceeds 750

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 750 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. | Video