News Headlines - 29 May 2018

EU ends antitrust case against Gazprom without fines | Reuters

Russian gas giant Gazprom clinched a deal with EU antitrust regulators on Thursday to reform its pricing structure and allow rivals a foothold in eastern Europe, avoiding fines in a case that has dragged on for seven years... The EU’s decision to accept Gazprom’s offer has allowed it to escape fines of as much as 10 percent of its global turnover - an outcome that has angered Poland and eastern EU countries which have sought a tougher line from Brussels.

'Independent Scotland will keep the pound' First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says country would not join euro - Daily Record

Nicola Sturgeon has said an independent Scotland would not join the euro currency as there is 'absolutely nothing' stopping the country keeping the pound.
Speaking today at an event hosted by the Politico news website in Brussels, the First Minister said "It is not my party's position to go into the euro and I do see that changing.

Liege shooting: Two police officers and civilian dead in Belgium - BBC News

A man has shot dead two female police officers and a civilian in the eastern Belgian city of Liège.
The gunman also took a female cleaner hostage at a school before being killed by police. Four other police officers were also injured.

Ivan the Terrible painting 'seriously damaged' in pole attack | The Guardian

One of Russia’s most famous and controversial paintings, which depicts Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son, has been badly damaged after a man attacked it with a metal pole in a Moscow gallery... In a video released by the interior ministry, the unnamed suspect appears to confess, saying he went to see the painting before drinking vodka and becoming “overwhelmed by something”.

Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll: study | AFP.com

Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4,600 people, some 70 times more than official estimates, US researchers said Tuesday.








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