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Brexit 'challenging' for EU budget: Merkel

Frankfurt Am Main - Net contributor Britain's planned departure from the EU leaves the bloc's remaining 27 members with a "very challenging" budget hole to plug, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.

Luxembourgish makes a comeback, bids for EU approval

Luxembourg - You may not be able to pronounce it or even have heard of it, but Luxembourg's national language Letzebuergesch is making a comeback and fighting for official European Union recognition.

SpaceX blasts off Luxembourg government satellite

Miami - SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off a four-ton secure military communications satellite called GovSat-1, a partnership between the government of Luxembourg and the satellite operator SES.

Ariane 5 satellites in orbit but not in right location

Kourou - Two commercial satellites have been placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket but have yet to reach their correct positions, Arianespace said Thursday, after mission control briefly lost contact with the craft in a rare malfunction.

Ariane 5 satellites in orbit but not in right location

Kourou - Two commercial satellites have been placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket but have yet to reach their correct position, Arianespace said Thursday, after mission control briefly lost contact with the craft.The European space workhorse blasted off at 7.

Arianespace has 'lost contact' with Ariane 5 rocket

Kourou - Arianespace's mission control has "lost contact" with an Ariane 5 rocket carrying two commercial satellites after its lift-off from French Guiana, CEO Stephane Israel announced late Thursday.The European space workhorse blasted off at 7.

Luxembourg court overturns verdict against Luxleaks whistleblower

Luxembourg - A Luxembourg court on Thursday overturned the verdict against a "Luxleaks" whistleblower who was convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms.

Luxembourg moves further towards legalising medical marijuana

Brussels - Luxembourg, following a broader EU and global trend, took another step on Tuesday towards legalising medical marijuana by announcing plans for a two-year pilot project.

Luxembourg hit by tainted eggs scare

Luxembourg - Luxembourg became the latest European country hit by a scare over tainted eggs, with a major supermarket chain pulling them from the shelves and other firms affected, authorities said Thursday.

Air France launches investigation into boarding pass mishap

Copenhagen - Air France on Thursday said it was investigating how a passenger was put on the wrong plane, travelling with a boarding pass bearing the same name as another passenger on that flight.

LuxLeaks whistleblowers get reduced sentences

Luxembourg - A Luxembourg court on Wednesday gave reduced sentences on appeal to two "Luxleaks" whistleblowers convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms.

Driver killed in Luxembourg train crash

Luxembourg - The driver of a passenger train was killed in Luxembourg on Tuesday after he ran a red light and collided with a freight train, officials said.

Driver killed in Luxembourg train crash

Luxembourg - The driver of a passenger train was killed in Luxembourg on Tuesday after he ran a red light and collided with a freight train, officials said.

Driver killed in Luxembourg train crash

Luxembourg - The driver of a passenger train was killed in Luxembourg on Tuesday after he ran a red light and collided with a freight train, officials said.

Luxembourg prosecutes unknown person in VW scandal

Luxembourg - Luxembourg has filed a criminal case against an unknown person in an unusual step related to the Volkswagen "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.

Merkel warns 'eternal' US-EU ties not guaranteed

Brussels - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the EU Thursday it should not rely on "eternal" US support, as concern grows in Europe about Donald Trump's commitment to transatlantic ties.

Prosecutors recommend reduced sentences for LuxLeaks whistleblowers

Luxembourg - Prosecutors on Monday recommended reduced sentences for two whistleblowers in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal during closing arguments at an appeal trial in Luxembourg.

LuxLeaks whistleblowers appeal jail sentences

Luxembourg - Two whistleblowers and an investigative reporter in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal return to court on Monday for leaking thousands of documents that exposed Luxembourg's huge tax breaks for major international companies.

Luxembourg PM says Britain can't 'have cake and eat it' over EU

Luxembourg - Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said Britain cannot "have its cake and eat it" and ruled out any transitional Brexit deal with the EU if negotiations are not completed in two years.

Strauss-Kahn must pay 75,000 euros in back taxes: Luxembourg court

Luxembourg - Luxembourg's administrative court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, confirming his obligation to pay 75,000 euros in back taxes from a now-bankrupt investment firm he once chaired.

Luxembourg minister says Hungary should be suspended from EU

Berlin - Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said Tuesday Hungary should be suspended from the European Union for violating democratic core values and treating refugees like "animals".

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. envoy Kerry heads for Moscow, EU capitals

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry left Washington on Wednesday for a tour of European capitals focused on efforts to end the chaos in Syria and other hot spots.

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.

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.

Krispy Kreme shares jump after European conglomerate buys chain

New York - Shares in North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme doughnuts soared Monday after a Luxembourg coffee investment giant announced plans to buy the 1,100-store chain.

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.
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