Could 'Nexit' follow Brexit after Dutch elections?

2017-02-19 22:16

The political mood in the Netherlands has turned surprisingly inward as an election looms with lawmaker Geert Wilders campaigning for his country to leave the EU.

France's Le Pen faces new challenges from EU Parliament, UN

2017-02-17 21:06

French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is facing scathing new criticism from the UN human rights commissioner and new troubles with an investigation into her European Parliament assistants.

Canada's Trudeau says world benefits from strong EU

2017-02-16 19:32

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told European lawmakers that the world is better off when the EU is strong, as anti-Brussels sentiment soars following the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's victory.

Eurozone growth revised in sign of recovery fragility

2017-02-14 13:05

The eurozone economy has expanded less than initially reported as growth in three of its largest economies fell short of expectations.

Zim minister, UK envoy 'clash' over continued sanctions on Mugabes

2017-02-12 06:30

A Zimbabwean minister Supa Mandiwanzira has reportedly clashed with the United Kingdom ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing over the continued sanctions on the Mugabes.

Somalia's presidential election heads into second round

2017-02-08 19:28

Somalia's groundbreaking presidential election moved into a second round as the number of candidates dropped from 21 to three, while a security lockdown closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets.

Brexit may cause UK output to fall 9.5%

2017-02-08 14:17

Britain’s departure from the European Union could cause output losses of as much as 9.5% per person, according to new research.

'Nightmare' of migrant rescues off Libya as EU leaders meet

2017-02-03 19:26

As EU leaders met in Malta Friday to tackle the migrant crisis, rescue ships off Libya described an "absolute nightmare" of multiple operations to save people including babies from a fresh wave of rickety boats.

EU leaders confront Libya migration and Trump

2017-02-03 16:31

EU leaders sought a plan to curb mass migration from Libya at a special summit in Malta that was overshadowed by the challenges of Brexit and Donald Trump.

Iran confirms missile test

2017-02-02 06:03

Iran confirmed on Wednesday that it had tested a ballistic missile, but denied that was a breach of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.


Germany's Merkel to US: Uphold, strengthen multilateralism

2017-02-18 14:01

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to preserve and strengthen multilateral structures such as the European Union, NATO and the United Nations.

DRC urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU

2017-02-17 16:32

The international community has urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year.

EU warns Britain, France over pollution

2017-02-15 22:16

The EU has ordered five member countries including Britain, France and Germany to tighten controls on smog-causing car pollution.

German economy growth slower than forecast

2017-02-14 11:02

German growth has accelerated less than anticipated as strong fundamentals in Europe’s largest economy were countered by increased uncertainty abroad.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Somalia

2017-02-09 20:22

Zimbabwe's pastor Evan Mawarire says he is happy to be out of prison, and Somalia's new leader vows to rebuild failed state.

EU, Morocco to push ahead with farm trade accord

2017-02-08 16:05

The EU and Morocco have agreed to push ahead with agriculture trade accord, a day after Rabat warned Brussels that failure to do so would damage ties.

Morocco warns EU over trade deal

2017-02-06 17:07

Morocco's government on Monday warned the European Union that its failure to fully implement an agriculture deal with Rabat would have severe consequences and could spur illegal migration.

Mozambique peace talks to resume minus foreign mediators

2017-02-03 17:33

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has said a fresh round of peace talks aimed at ending a low-level conflict between government and Renamo rebels would resume soon, but without international mediation.

UK keeps calm and carries on post-Brexit acquisition binge

2017-02-03 11:31

There’s at least one corner of corporate Britain where businesses are taking Brexit in stride.

Libya leader offers NATO sea access if it upgrades navy

2017-02-01 20:50

Libya's UN-backed prime minister says NATO or European Union ships could be permitted to operate in Libyan waters alongside the national navy if those organisations help modernize his country's vessels.

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