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Luxembourg appeals verdicts in LuxLeaks tax scandal

Luxembourg - Luxembourg has lodged an appeal against the verdicts handed down to three LuxLeaks whistleblowers who exposed the small duchy's huge tax breaks for giant multinationals, the justice department said Tuesday.

U.S. invites Turkey to present any Gulen coup evidence

Luxembourg - Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday the United States will help Turkey investigate a failed coup and invited Ankara to share any evidence it has against US-based opposition figure Fethullah Gulen.

EU court split on headscarf bans

Luxembourg - The EU's top court faced a dilemma Wednesday after a top legal officer said it was discriminatory for a firm to tell an employee to remove a Muslim headscarf, contradicting an earlier opinion in a separate case.

LuxLeaks whistleblowers get suspended jail sentences

Luxembourg - Two whistleblowers in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal were given suspended jail sentences on Wednesday for leaking thousands of documents that exposed Luxembourg's huge tax breaks for major international companies.

EU boosts Libya naval mission, to enforce arms embargo

Luxembourg - EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to boost the bloc's anti-people smuggling operation in the Mediterranean to include training of the Libyan coastguard and enforcing a UN arms embargo.

Brexit: How Europe fell out of love with the EU

Schengen - When the ceiling fell in recently at the European Museum in the tiny Luxembourg village of Schengen, the local mayor was quick to deny that there was any wider symbolism.

Italy fury as EU gets OK to order felling of ancient olive trees

Luxembourg - The EU's top court ruled Thursday the European Commission can order member states to cut down healthy olive trees to stem the spread of damaging bacteria after Italian authorities halted a controversial felling programme in December.

EU court rules illegal migrants cannot be jailed

Luxembourg - EU countries cannot jail illegal migrants just for crossing borders inside the passport-free Schengen area, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday, in a new blow to efforts to tackle the migration crisis.

Tiny European country invests big in space mining

Luxembourg - The tiny European state of Luxembourg has set aside a funding of $226 million for a big mission of bringing rare minerals from space back to earth.

'Luxleaks' trial verdict on June 29: Luxembourg judge

Luxembourg - A Luxembourg judge will deliver the verdict in the trial of two whistleblowers and a journalist in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal on June 29, he said Wednesday.

LuxLeaks prosecutors seek 18 months' jail for whistleblowers

Luxembourg - Luxembourg prosecutors on Tuesday called for two whistleblowers on trial over the "LuxLeaks" scandal to be given jail sentences of 18 months, and for a journalist to be fined.

LuxLeaks whistleblower 'proud' to open up tax issue

Luxembourg - The main whistleblower in the "LuxLeaks" scandal told his trial in Luxembourg on Tuesday that he was proud that leaking of thousands of secret documents had opened up the issue of tax avoidance in Europe.

LuxLeaks whistleblowers go on trial

Luxembourg - Three Frenchmen went on trial in Luxembourg accused of an "incredible" document leak that exposed huge tax breaks for major global companies, in an issue brought sharply into focus by the Panama Papers scandal.

EU warns of 'significant gaps' in sharing of terror info

Luxembourg - There are still major gaps in intelligence sharing on Islamic State fighters returning to Europe in the wake of the Brussels and Paris attacks, the EU's anti-terrorism coordinator warned Thursday.

Luxembourg offers cash to help close ageing French nuke plant

Luxembourg - Luxembourg offered on Monday to chip in financing to close an ageing French nuclear power plant near its border, saying the tiny nation could be obliterated if the station malfunctioned.

Luxembourg duchess seeks return to Cuba to develop microfinance

- She fled Cuba with her bourgeois family as revolution brewed, and later married into one of Europe's royal dynasties.

Top EU lawyer rejects complaints against new tobacco rules

Luxembourg - A senior lawyer for the EU's top court on Wednesday rejected claims, including by US tobacco giant Philip Morris, that the bloc's new law on plain packaging and banning flavours was illegal.

Eurozone bailout rescues Greece's top bank

Luxembourg - The eurozone's bailout fund rescued Greece's largest bank on Tuesday, launching a recapitalisation process that is a crucial part of the country's third loan programme in five years.The European Stability Mechanism unlocked 2.72 billion euros ($2.

Op-Ed: ECJ safeguards EU citizens’ rights with Safe Harbor ruling

Luxembourg - The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has taken another step towards strengthening the European Union and helping to ensure the European integration will leave a lasting legacy, with its recent ruling that invalidates the transatlantic Safe Harbor clause.

EU demands halt to Russia strikes on moderate Syrian rebels

Luxembourg - The EU demanded Monday the "immediate" halt of Russian air strikes against moderate Syrian rebel groups and warned a lasting peace was impossible under Moscow-backed President Bashar al-Assad.
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