Airbus pulls plug on costly A380

European aerospace giant Airbus says it would end production of the A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to justify its massive costs. The firm said it would stop deliveries in 2021 of the A380, which has been in operation for more than a decade, after Dubai-based carrier Emirates reduced its total order of the model by 39 planes.

Pompeo’s European trip loaded with warnings

U.S. fears about China and Russia’s growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s agenda as he embarks on a five-nation tour of Europe. Hungary’s FM dismissed the claims. (Feb. 11)

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Maduro rejects ‘one-sided’ international forum on Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he rejects a call by European and Latin American ministers to hold new presidential elections as soon as possible. SOUNDBITE

Aid arrives at Venezuela border, US rejects dialogue with Maduro

Trucks carrying desperately-needed humanitarian aid for crisis-wracked Venezuela arrive at its border with Colombia as ministers from more than a dozen European and Latin American countries call on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to hold “free” presidential elections with the US criticizing their move.

Trucks with humanitarian aid are heading to Cucuta

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid are on their way to Cucuta, a Colombian city at the Venezuelan border, as ministers from more than a dozen European and Latin American states began meeting in Montevideo to negotiate a solution to the crisis as the rival leaders clashed in Caracas over allowing humanitarian aid into the impoverished country. IMAGES

Top EU conservative slams Greece over Venezuela

Manfred Weber, the conservative candidate for the EU’s top job, claims the Greek government has blocked European initiatives to try and resolve the Venezuelan crisis.

Living in a gaming house, a challenge for eSports elite

Living on site with colleagues for months on end sounds like a nightmare for many, but Berlin is becoming home to a growing number of ‘gaming houses’ within the eSports community. Germany’s capital, which is hosting the European championships of the world’s most popular online video game ‘League of Legends’ until the end of March, is a hotbed of eSports talent with several teams making their base in Berlin for the championships.

EU, Latin American leaders meet in Uruguay on Venezuela crisis

Ministers from more than a dozen European and Latin American states begin meeting in Montevideo to negotiate a solution to the Venezuelan crisis as President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido clashed in Caracas over allowing humanitarian aid into the crisis-wracked country. IMAGES

Guaido thanks supporters for their continued fight

Opposition leader Juan Guaido thanks supporters for never stopping their fight after more than 20 European countries gave him their support.