After years struggling to survive in the cut-throat textiles sector, German company Mustang Jeans had only just pulled itself back from the brink of crisis when it saw a 40-percent drop in its Russian sales. In 2014 it was in the red once again.
Italy is trying to show leadership in the Libya crisis in a bid to stem migration and promote stability in North Africa. But that effort hit a snag when Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar backed out at the last minute.
President Donald Trump has announced he will pull the United States out of a Cold War-era nuclear weapons deal with Russia. Germany has expressed concern over the consequences for security in Europe.
A push to establish an independent Ukrainian Orthodox church has also prompted Russian Orthodox bishops in Germany to "temporarily" quit a joint episcopate council. Their departure follows patriarchal orders from Moscow.
An EU Commissioner called it "the biggest scandal in Europe today." The Danske Bank-Russia money laundering affair is a shock for many in Denmark — for high-end UK realtors it's just a supply chain glitch.
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