Six hurt as police fire on DRC opposition rally: MP

2017-11-20 12:06

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired on an opposition rally, injuring six protesters denouncing the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila, a lawmaker has said.

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

2017-11-20 07:15

The EU has accused Turkey of "departing from EU's democratic standards and will cut funds due to the deteriorating situation regarding democracy".

May hopes EU will respond 'positively' to Brexit offer

2017-11-17 15:58

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she hoped the EU would respond "positively" to her proposals for Brexit, as the bloc's leaders warned time was running out to move to trade talks in December.

International pressure ramps up over Liberia election delay

2017-11-16 09:51

The European Union has joined an international chorus urging Liberian political parties and its electoral commission to end "unnecessary delays" and elect a new president.

In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green

2017-11-14 16:42

Huddling against a hillside in northern Morocco is a tourist town famed for the striking blue of its buildings, and now the mayor is mixing in another colour - green.

UK labour makes Brexit offer to May as future in balance

2017-11-13 10:13

The UK Labour Party has accused Theresa May of lacking the support within her Conservative Party to deliver a Brexit that will protect jobs, offering her a cross-party deal.

Green groups criticise EU emissions trading deal

2017-11-10 11:44

Environmental groups say a deal between the European Parliament and EU member states to reform the bloc's emissions trading system undermines international efforts to curb climate change.

EU finance chiefs thrash out post-Brexit future

2017-11-07 13:04

European Union finance ministers have wrangled over differences in plans to reform the euro common currency in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Ping slams proposed changes to Gabon constitution as 'autocratic'

2017-11-05 11:00

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has said he would try to scuttle proposed changes to the country's constitution, describing draft changes as "autocratic" and liable to violate the principle of separation of powers.

EU's full menu of non-Brexit offering may ease UK departure

2017-10-30 10:59

The European Union says it has plenty on its to-do list besides managing Brexit.


Juncker: EU backs Spain against Catalan secession

2017-11-20 08:39

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called Catalonia's secessionist push a "disaster" and has reaffirmed Europe's support of a unified Spain.

Greek island calls strike against EU refugee policy

2017-11-17 21:42

Authorities on Greece's island of Lesbos have called a strike and are urging residents to take part in anti-government protests to press for a change in EU refugee policy.

We'll wait for UK Brexit concessions, EU leaders tell May

2017-11-17 13:00

European Union leaders say they will wait for Theresa May to deliver further Brexit concessions and guarantees, putting into doubt whether talks will advance.

EU bans arms sales to Venezuela, takes aim at officials

2017-11-15 05:21

The EU has banned arms sales to Venezuela and set up a system to slap asset freezes and travel restrictions on Venezuelan officials.

EU co-operation with Libya to stem migrant flow 'inhuman': UN

2017-11-14 12:58

The European Union's policy of helping the Libyan authorities intercept migrants in the Mediterranean and return them to "horrific" prisons in Libya is "inhuman", the UN says.

Fresh EU bid fails to renew controversial weedkiller

2017-11-11 12:06

The European Union has nfailed to win approval from members to renew a five-year licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which critics say causes cancer.

Government forces accused of 'savage repression' in Togo

2017-11-09 06:00

Togo's opposition on Wednesday accused the security forces of "savage repression" after nearly 20 of its supporters were injured as they tried to protest against the ruling party.

Not another day in paradise as EU vows tax action after leaks

2017-11-07 09:57

The days in paradise may be numbered for those seeking refuge from heavy tax burdens in remote islands.

Why are Sahel countries deploying an anti-jihad force?

2017-10-31 14:21

The UN Security Council has looked at ways of shoring up a new G5 Sahel regional counter-terrorism force, with France seeking UN funding and support for the fight against jihad in Africa.

Madrid wins international backing over breakaway Catalonia

2017-10-27 20:12

Spain's allies in Europe and the United States has rallied behind Madrid after Catalonia's regional parliament declared independence in an escalating standoff.

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