Putin’s World Cup dividends will be puny, say economists

Unlike the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, they say the best Russia can hope for this time around is a modest gain in the rouble

Grenfell Tower to light up green on anniversary

The burnt-out tower and Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office will mark the tragedy

UN refugee chief urges the EU to sort out its ‘shameful’ refugee policy

The plea comes as both Italy and Malta turn away a ship carrying about 629 migrants

Theresa May’s frantic search for the perfect Brexit compromise

She can’t alienate anti-Brexit Conservatives otherwise they’ll oust her from office, but she must also take heed of the pro-Brexit Conservatives; demands — or ...

Norway files WTO challenge over US steel and aluminium tariffs

Norway says it regards the additional tariffs as a violation of World Trade Organisation rules

German investors’ mood sinks to lowest in nearly six years

Due to trade disputes with the US — particularly its steel and aluminium tariffs — and concern over Italy’s new regime, a ZEW survey shows ...

Russian police fear crime spike as officers sent to World Cup host cities

Russia has deployed thousands of police to the 11 host cities to deal with an influx of potentially rowdy fans

Spain offers to take in migrant ship caught in Italy standoff

The new Spanish prime minister says a humanitarian vessel with 629 migrants aboard can dock in Valencia

Theresa May regrets not meeting Grenfell fire survivors

The British leader chastises herself for creating the wrong impression after 71 die in the London housing block blaze

Shock manufacturing data cloud Britain’s economic recovery

Sterling slides as data show the biggest fall in factory output since 2012 due to tepid demand at home and abroad

Pope accepts resignation of three Chilean bishops in sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis previously defended one of the bishops, who was accused of covering up abuse by Chilean paedophile priest; he has since apologised for his ...

Belgium hands over Paris attacks suspect Osama Krayem to France for questioning

Investigators suspect Krayem of playing a key role in the jihadist cell behind the attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people, and Brussels, which left 32 ...

French farmers fume about plans to import palm oil

Dozens of French canola and sunflower growers blocked access to 13 refineries across France on Monday, in protest

UK MPs to grill Brexit bankroller over Russia

The British businessman must explain his links with Russia after a report reveals closer ties than previously disclosed

We should let Russia back in, because we should let Russia back in, Donald Trump tells G-7

Donald Trump further broke ranks with Group of Seven allies by calling for Russia’s expulsion from the bloc to end

Germany calls for European unity against US as G-7 summit looms

Angry at punitive US sanctions against G-7 allies, including Canada, Japan and the EU, Germany looks to forge alliances elsewhere

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