Europe

Report: US and EU make "considerable progress" on TTIP negotiations

The European Union and the United States have made "considerable progress" in negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since the talks began in July 2013, according to...

Mediterranean death toll exceeds 200 since January 1, IOM says

At least 219 people have died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in the first weeks of 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.

Estonia, Lithuania sign defence deal with US after Trump bashes NATO

Estonia and Lithuania signed bilateral defence agreements with the US, just days after US-president elect Donald Trump bashed their common military alliance NATO.

German artist fined 700 euros for doing push-ups on church altar

A 38-year-old man was fined 700 euros (750 dollars) by a German court on Tuesday for disrupting the practice of religion and creating a domestic disturbance by doing push-ups on a church altar....

Putin accuses Obama administration of trying to delegitimize Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the outgoing US presidential administration of Barack Obama has been trying to delegitimize president-elect Donald Trump.

May vows to leave EU single market, remodel a "global Britain"

Britain's agreement to leave the European Union "cannot mean membership of the single market," Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday in a much-anticipated speech on her Brexit plans.

Finally 'a bit more clarity' - German minister welcomes Brexit speech

Britain has "finally" laid out in more detail its EU exit plan, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says, cautiously welcoming a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May.

IMF confirms outlook of more than 3% growth in European emerging economies

The International Monetary fund (IMF) on Monday confirmed its earlier estimates for emerging and developing European economies, including Croatia, with an expected growth rate above three percent...

Council of Europe human rights commissioner against Slovenian asylum bill

If the Slovenian parliament adopts amendments to the country's law on aliens that radically restrict the right to asylum, that will contravene Slovenia's international obligations and will send a...

Norway defends strict prison regime for mass murderer Breivik

Strict prison conditions are necessary for Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, state attorneys said on Tuesday at an appeal hearing on Breivik's prison regime.

Report: EU anti-terrorism measures discriminate, "strip away" rights

Sweeping counter-terrorism laws introduced by several EU member states are disproportionate and undermine fundamental freedoms, according to a report by human rights watchdog published Tuesday....

Norwegian capital bans diesel vehicles over air pollution

A ban on driving most diesel cars on roads in the Norwegian capital of Oslo went into effect Tuesday in an attempt to tackle harmful air pollution.

No ban for Germany's far-right NPD, Constitutional Court rules

The Constitutional Court of Germany has rejected a bid by lawmakers to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), with judges ruling that - while its policies may be racist and unpalatable...

Theresa May to set course for "clean break" from EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May will set a course for Britain to make a "clean break" with the European Union as she outlines plans for a "hard" Brexit outside the EU single market in a major...

European Parliament votes for next president

EU lawmakers will vote for the next president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, seeking a successor to current assembly leader Martin Schulz who is leaving Brussels for a return to German...