Europe

Europe Catalonia’s Parliament Delays Vote on Puigdemont as President

Carles Puigdemont, the separatist leader, is in Belgium and faces criminal charges in Spain. But he is the only candidate regional lawmakers will consider. More

Europe Catalonia’s Parliament Delays Vote on Puigdemont as President

Carles Puigdemont, the separatist leader, is in Belgium and faces criminal charges in Spain. But he is the only candidate regional lawmakers will consider. More

Europe Kremlin Says U.S. Turns Russian Elite Into a List of ‘Enemies’

The Trump administration released the list in adherence with a demand from Congress, but it was met in Russia with disbelief and derision. More

Europe Europe Edition: Ireland, Catalonia, F.B.I.: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day. More

Europe Berlusconi Is Back. Again. This Time, as ‘Nonno’ to the Nation.

A master of reinvention, the three-time former prime minister is poised to come out a winner in Italy’s election. Just spare him the Trump comparisons. More

Europe Europe Edition: Kabul, Russia, Grammy Awards: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day. More

Europe Trump blasts 'very unfair' EU over trade

The European Union trades with America "very unfairly", President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday, warning that his many problems with Brussels "may morph into something very big". More

Europe Finland's President Sauli Niinisto wins landslide re-election

Finns on Sunday re-elected their popular and cautious president Sauli Niinisto, who is credited with maintaining a balanced relationship with the nation's powerful neighbour Russia at a time of... More

Europe Russian opposition leader Navalny released without charge, lawyer says

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released from police custody late Sunday after being detained at a Moscow rally calling for the boycott of a March presidential election, which could... More

Europe Russian opposition leader Navalny detained at Moscow rally

Russian police on Sunday detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny at a rally in Moscow which he had called to protest upcoming polls expected to extend Vladimir Putin's Kremlin term to 2024. More

Europe Navalny supporters take to Russian streets to protest ‘pseudo-elections’

Hundreds of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny began a nationwide day of protest against the authorities on Sunday, calling on voters to boycott what they said was a rigged... More

Europe Israel slams bill to outlaw blaming Poles for Holocaust crimes

Israeli leaders slammed pending legislation in Poland that would outlaw blaming Poles for the crimes of the Holocaust, with some accusing the Polish government of outright denial Saturday as the... More

Europe Puigdemont cannot form government from abroad, Spain's top court rules

Spain's top court ruled Saturday that Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont must be present to form a government in Spain, where he is wanted on sedition charges. Puigdemont had previously... More

Europe Czech President Milos Zeman wins second term in tight run-off

President Milos Zeman will serve a second five-year term after winning a razor-thin victory against his liberal challenger in a fiercely contested run-off. More

Europe Tony Blair: ‘Brits have the right to rethink Brexit’

Speaking to FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Britain’s former prime minister Tony Blair makes one thing clear: He is on the campaign trail,... More

Europe Top BBC male presenters take pay cut in gender wage row

Six top male BBC presenters agreed to take wage cuts Friday as the British broadcaster scrambles to defuse a row over unequal pay that led its female China editor to quit in protest last month. More

Europe French fishermen blockade Calais port in pulse fishing protest

French fishermen protesting losses caused by electric pulse fishing in the North Sea blockaded the port of Calais on Thursday, backing up traffic on one of Europe’s busiest shipping routes. More

Europe France to issue on-the-spot fines for cannabis use

The French government said Thursday it will start handing out smaller, on-the-spot fines as part of a new policy on cannabis use, ruling out a decriminalisation of the drug. More

Europe Caught in sleaze dinner scandal, British elite attempt dissociation

Britain's business and political elite distanced themselves Wednesday from a male-only fundraising dinner where the hostesses were reportedly sexually harassed, prompting charities to return cash... More

Europe Portugal custody battle ends in deadly school shooting

Portugal custody battle ends in deadly school shooting 29 January 2018 The father of a child at a primary school in Portugal has been arrested after his... More