Emmanuel Macron facing backlash from Europeans over Nato comments

Emmanuel Macron took the salute at the annual Armistice commemoration in Paris on Monday and looked forward to three hectic days of diplomacy as world leaders gather in Paris for the president’s signature Peace Forum initiative. The backdrop to the summit was as overcast as the incessant rain


Russian President Putin and Hungarian PM Orban Hold Talks in Budapest - Video

The meeting in Hungary comes one year after Putin hosted a meeting with Orban at the Kremlin. The two politicians agreed on the parameters for Russian gas supplies for 2020 and discussed further bilateral cooperation in the energy sector.   Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Pri


Barcelona rocked by violence on fifth day of separatist protests

Hundreds of protesters battled police in the heart of Barcelona on Friday 10-18-2019, setting up fiery barricades and hurling rocks at security forces on the fifth day of unrest following the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders. The violence followed a largely peaceful demonstration which drew mo


Former Catalan independence leader hands himself in as protests escalate

Catalan independence protests continued on Friday 10-18-2019 as the movement’s former president, who led the country’s failed bid for independence two years ago, handed himself into authorities in Belgium in response to the reactivation of an international arrest warrant earlier this wee


France’s FM heading to Iraq over foreign fighters’ fate

 Paris - France’s foreign minister said on Tuesday 15 October that he would head to Iraq to discuss the “security” of the prisons in northern Syria, amid fears thousands of foreign ISIS fighters could escape during Turkey’s military operation against Kurdish forces. &ld


Daughter of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe returns to UK

The daughter of detained Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has returned to the UK after more than three years with her family in Iran.Gabriella, five, remained in Iran after her mother was arrested in April 2016 in Tehran at the end of a family visit and was allowed to make weekly visits to prison.


Johnson tells Macron EU shouldn’t believe Brexit will be delayed

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told French President Emmanuel Macron that the EU should not believe Brexit will be delayed beyond the October 31 deadline.Mr Macron earlier told Mr Johnson that the EU would decide by the end of the week whether a Brexit deal was going to be feasible.The pro


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to send daughter home to UK

A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran is to send her daughter home to the UK to start school, she has said in an open letter. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she denies. Her family insist she was in Iran to introduce her daughter to


Paris police attack: Four killed by knife-wielding employee

A knife-wielding employee has killed three officers and one administrative worker at police headquarters in the centre of the French capital, Paris. The attacker, who has not been named, was shot dead by police. Witnesses described scenes of panic, with many people fleeing the building in tears. T


Anti-Muslim populists sidelined by win for Austria’s Sebastian Kurz

Voters in Austria have dealt a serious blow to the rise of anti-Muslim populists in the country by giving support to conservative leader Sebastian Kurz in Sunday’s 9-29-2019 elections. The ex-chancellor’s People’s Party finished first with 37.1 per cent of the vote, up from 31 per


Where William Wallace was once felled, vegan climate activists plan to make a stand

For centuries, Smithfield Market has been at the centre of London’s meat trade and its own history shows how times change. Many years ago it served as a site of public execution, with the Scottish Independence hero William Wallace among those hanged for treason in the area.In early October,


Universal credit: Labour pledges to scrap welfare scheme

A future Labour government would scrap universal credit - which merges six benefits into one payment, the party's leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced.He promised an interim benefit payment after two weeks, across the UK, to replace a five-week waiting period. Labour has branded universal credit "c


At least seven killed as migrant boat capsizes off Greece

A baby and a toddler were among seven people who died when a boat carrying migrants and refugees sank in the eastern Aegean Sea, the Greek coastguard said.The boat, which had been travelling from Turkey, capsized on Friday near the small Greek island of Oinousses, about eight kilometres (five mile


Former French president Jacques Chirac dies at 86

Jacques Chirac, the French president who refused join the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at the age of 86. Mr Chirac’s son-in-law announced the former French president, who led his country for over a decade from 1995-2007, had died on September 26 surrounded by his family. "Presid


Iran has committed ‘serious’ breaches of international law, says UK foreign secretary Raab

LONDON - Iran has undertaken “serious and systemic” breaches of international law, the UK’s foreign secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday9-26-2019. Raab said he hoped Britain could still work with Iran, but that could only happen if Iran “showed the respect required for th


Ex-PM Cameron no regrets on sparking Brexit referendum

London - Former British prime minister David Cameron said Friday 9-13-2019 he had no regrets about launching the Brexit referendum but accused current PM Boris Johnson of behaving "appallingly" during the pre-vote campaigning. Cameron, 52, who led the failed Remain campaign for Britain to stay in t


Merkel Pledges to Work on Avoiding Syria Scenario in Libya

Germany will do its part to avoid a proxy war in Libya, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, warning that the situation in the country risked destabilizing the whole of Africa. "In Libya, a situation is developing that can take on similar dimensions to what we have seen in Syria .. and it's


Court rules British PM's suspension of Parliament is illegal

Nicky Harley   British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend the UK Parliament this week has been ruled as unlawful. On Wednesday, Scotland’s highest civil court, the Court of Session, ruled that Mr Johnson was attempting to prevent Parliament holding the government to acc


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