A banner which translates as, ‘Uber get out’ is displayed across a taxi windscreen during a protest in the southern city of Marseille as taxi drivers demonstrate against UberPOP. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulatanne/Getty

Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the US company said on Friday, after it faced often-violent protests and th(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis says behind-the-scene negotiations were continuing despite public pronouncements to the contrary. The commission has contradicted this. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

The European Commission has denied talks are ongoing between the Greek government and EU lenders on a bailout deal ahead of Sunday’s referendum Speaki(...)

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There’s a baby boom in the neighbourhood. Fit young mothers are pushing prams everywhere you look. They walk fast. Sometimes they run with the pram(...)

Goslings take a dip at the Brentanobad, joining pool-goers trying to cool down during the heatwave in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Laura Lewandowski/EPA

As temperatures across Europe continue to burn things back home have begun to cool down following Wednesday’s warm, humid conditions. Cloud wil(...)

No excuse for delay

Those who suggest that reform of the direct provision system for asylum seekers should be delayed until a clear picture emerges of the likely impact o(...)

The cynic might argue that the managed variable rates (MVR) that are replacing the SVRs are just a reincarnation of good old loan-to-value mortgages.  Photograph: Vladimir Weiss/Bloomberg News

Permanent TSB can be accused of making a virtue out a necessity with the announcement of the “abolition” of the standard variable rate (SVR). All the (...)

Here in Europe, Spotify rules the roost when it comes to streaming music. However, having launched on Monday, Apple Music looks set to change all of t(...)

The word ‘No’ in Greek is daubed over the sign for the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters  in Frankfurt. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

As the first rays of sun in Frankfurt struck the skyscrapers of Germany’s financial capital, people hurrying to work were shocked but not surprised th(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: said she would not be blackmailed into an agreement with Athens at any price. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Getty Images

Germany has said that any solution on the Greek standoff with its European creditors will have to wait until after Sunday’s referendum – and will in(...)

Bank Of England governor Mark Carney: “Britain’s attitude to this developing crisis is clear: we hope for the best; but we prepare for the worst.” Photograph: Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The European Union has built up “quite strong” defences over the last few years to guard against the danger of contagion from the Greek crisis, the Go(...)