(MENAFN - AFP) Negotiations over mackerel fishing quotas have fallen apart, Iceland said Thursday, extending a dispute dubbed "the mackerel war" that has been a thorny issue in the country's EU membership bid.
The European Union, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Norway left a meeting in Edinburgh on Wednesday without reaching an agreement for 2014.
(MENAFN - AFP) Greece wants more time to shore up its crisis-hit banks, a government source said Thursday, as the authorities were locked in a dispute with EU-IMF creditors on how much it would cost to do so.
"We are asking for more time for the banks," a finance ministry source told AFP.
Another ministry official told state agency ANA: "We are asking for equal treatment ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Global oil prices diverged Thursday amid data showing weaker US energy demand as Russia comes under international pressure following its seizure of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, analysts said.
New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April delivery, slid 57 cents to $100.88 a barrel.
Brent North Sea crude for April added just five ...
(MENAFN - AFP) The Russian ruble on Thursday fell sharply in value against the euro after Crimea's pro-Russia authorities announced they wanted to join Russia and international talks failed to reach consensus.
The ruble lost value to trade 50.06 rubles to the euro at 1445 GMT, 0.5 rubles more than the closing price the day earlier, with the pressure increased by optimistic ...