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February 20, 2019, 6:21 PM EST
The president of the European Union’s executive Commission wants Hungary’s ruling party kicked out of its European Parliament political group, after it launched a poster campaign accusing him of colluding with the billionaire philanthropist George Soros to flood Europe with illegal immigrants.
February 13, 2019, 4:59 PM EST
In a move that is raising concerns about censorship and political manipulation, Russia is preparing to disconnect its Internet from the world wide web as part of a test run following the backing of a draft law to “sovereignize” its Internet.
February 5, 2019, 6:53 PM EST
The Maduro regime in Venezuela has vowed to “fully review” its relations with those European Union member-states that have recognized National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó as president.
January 22, 2019, 4:36 PM EST
Moscow has denounced a European Union decision to impose sanctions on four Russians accused of links to the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain last year, claiming there is no “proof” of Russian responsibility.
January 14, 2019, 7:45 PM EST
German companies working on a controversial Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline project have been warned to pull out or risk U.S. sanctions, but a U.S. Embassy spokesperson denied that amounted to an extortion threat.
January 9, 2019, 7:24 PM EST
European Union officials say the Trump administration, without informing the bloc, recently “demoted” the E.U. ambassador to Washington, effectively downgrading his status by treating him as a diplomat representing an international organization rather than a nation state.
January 6, 2019, 7:03 PM EST
The news that hundreds of German politicians’ personal information was leaked online for more than a week before action was taken, has caused widespread criticism direct at the federal cybersecurity office (BSI), which now also stands accused of trying to dodge responsibility.
January 2, 2019, 7:13 PM EST
The arrest in Russia of a former U.S. Marine has sparked speculation over whether the move was in retaliation for the arrest and trial in the U.S. of an alleged Russian spy.
December 26, 2018, 7:52 PM EST
President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria has sparked concern over the future of U.S.-backed Kurdish forces there as Turkey prepares an offensive to eliminate what it considers “terrorists.”
December 18, 2018, 7:26 PM EST
Eight leading European Union countries are supporting Kosovo’s decision to establish a professional army despite the strong opposition of Serbia and Russia, although they are also calling for a “transparent and inclusive” process in close cooperation with the United Nations and the NATO international military alliance.
December 12, 2018, 5:55 PM EST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted Wednesday there would be no Brexit renegotiation, even as British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote at home after failing to win concessions from E.U. leaders on a controversial “backstop” in the deal.
December 5, 2018, 5:17 PM EST
The U.N. Security Council meets in New York. (UN Photo, File)
November 28, 2018, 5:22 PM EST
E.U. foreign ministers are considering whether to impose further sanctions on Russia after its seizure of Ukrainian naval ships in the Black Sea, but most member-states remain cautious despite pleas from smaller nations bordering Russia.
November 20, 2018, 4:49 PM EST
A week ahead of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) congress, a leading party member is renewing debate on whether Germany should sign a U.N. migration agreement, as more countries withdraw ahead of its formal adoption.
November 13, 2018, 10:54 PM EST
Democracies’ dismay over the Chinese government’s treatment of Uighur Muslims in its far-western Xinjiang region was evident during a recent peer review of China at the U.N. Human Rights Council, but Beijing was unrepentant.
November 7, 2018, 6:11 PM EST
A small but growing number of nations are distancing themselves from the U.N.’s global migration agreement a month ahead of its formal adoption.
October 30, 2018, 11:20 PM EDT
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to step down as head of Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) is prompting intense speculation over its future direction and a potential shift in German politics.
October 23, 2018, 8:33 PM EDT
German politicians are calling on European allies to take a united stance opposing Saudi arms exports amid mounting skepticism over the kingdom’s claims about the death of self-exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
October 17, 2018, 8:55 PM EDT
Migration to Germany from war-torn Syria has sharply declined, in-line with earlier forecasts predicting a return to the numbers before the 2015 crisis.
October 10, 2018, 12:54 AM EDT
Ahead of two state elections, poll figures suggest a political shake-up is in store for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, with her key Bavarian ally likely to lose its historically-held majority.