Middle East

Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

Turkish president accuses West of manipulating his country, saying he will not back down in feud with Germany.

Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

European Union

EU's Mogherini urges direct talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar and its neighbours should agree 'clear principles and a roadmap' to resolve row, says EU's foreign affairs chief.

EU's Mogherini urges direct talks to end Gulf crisis

Europe

'You are ridiculous', EU's Juncker tells EU parliament

EU Commission chief denounces bloc's parliament during spat over meagre attendance at plenary session for Malta's PM.

Juncker to EU parliament: 'You are ridiculous'

Refugees

Europe urged to help Italy deal with refugee 'tragedy'

UN official says over 12,000 people reached Italy's shores over weekend as he calls for 'urgent distribution system'.

UN urges Europe to help Italy with refugee 'tragedy'

Counting the Cost

Google versus the European Union

We look at what's at stake for Google after it was charged with violating the EU's antitrust laws.

Opinion

Albania: The good news and the bad news

Will Albania descend into chaos as Macedonia did?

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Inside Story

What do we know of Brexit's likely consequences?

Britain's divorce negotiations with the EU are finally under way, but it could be a long time before a deal is signed.

Europe

Trade dispute holds up EU-China climate statement

Trump's withdrawal from the Paris accord brings the two industrial powers closer, but they remain divided on trade.

Trade dispute holds up EU-China climate statement

Climate SOS

EC leader blasts Trump on climate withdrawal

'Duty of Europe' to stand up to US president if he abandons Paris climate change accord, says Jean-Claude Juncker.

EC leader blasts Trump on climate withdrawal

Europe

Tense discussions dominate G7 summit in Italy

Leaders of biggest economies make no effort to hide their divisions on some topics, but unite against armed attacks.

Tense discussions dominate G7 summit in Italy

NATO

Trump berates NATO allies: Pay your fair share

In line with his America First policy, US president tells alliance members to spend more for collective defence.

Trump: NATO allies need 'to pay their fair share'

Religion

Austria's parliament bans full-face veil in public

The provision, part of a larger integration package, means those wearing the veil in public will be fined $166.

Austria's parliament bans full-face veil in public

European Union

ECJ: Non-EU parents have right to residency in the bloc

Non-EU citizens may obtains right to reside and enjoy benefits, if their child is a citizen of the bloc, court rules.

ECJ: Non-EU parents have right to residency in the bloc

Opinion

What is happening in Macedonia?

It's not an ethnic conflict and it's not Russia's fault.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

European Union

EU approves stiff 'divorce' rules for UK's Brexit

Leaders meet and approve eight pages of negotiating guidelines hammered out by diplomats over the past month.