Stoltenberg: NATO Doesn’t Want a New Cold War
NATO’s secretary-general has warned that Russia’s violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance.
UK Ex-Brexit Secretary: No Deal Preferable to Current One
A former Brexit secretary has accused the European Union of acting dishonorably in talks with the U.K., arguing that it may make sense to leave the bloc with no deal and then negotiate future relations as an independent third country.
Eurozone Unemployment Rate Falls to Decade-Plus Low
Official figures show that unemployment across the 19-member eurozone at its lowest rate since the global financial crisis.
New Algerian Protest Against President’s Bid for 5th Term
Police are deploying around Algeria’s presidential headquarters and parliament ahead of a new demonstration against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term.
Belgian, Luxembourg Want Orban Out of EU Group
The Christian Democrat parties from Belgium and Luxembourg want to kick Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban out of their European Union EPP umbrella group in a move that could impact European elections in May.
French, Dutch Ministers Pledge to Strengthen Air France-KLM
The Netherlands’ finance minister has met with his French counterpart in a bid to ease tensions between the two countries over the Dutch government’s surprise announcement this week that it had bought a stake in the Air France-KLM airline alliance without informing Paris.
China Urges Lifting Sanctions as Part of US-N. Korea Talks
The notion of lifting sanctions should be seized as 'common ground,' China said Friday, after the U.S. and North Korea failed to reach an agreement during their nuclear summit in Vietnam.
Thousands Gather in Hamburg, Elsewhere for Climate Protest
Thousands of students have gathered in the German city of Hamburg as part of a worldwide protest calling for action to curb global warming.
Kaput: Another Embarrassing German Government Jet Breakdown
Germany’s foreign minister was stranded overnight in Mali after his plane was deemed unsafe to fly, the latest in a string of embarrassing breakdowns in the government fleet.
Governor Wants US, Japan, Okinawa Talks on US Base Move
The governor of Okinawa pushed for three-way talks Friday involving his group of islands, Japan’s central government and the U.S. on how to move forward following a referendum that rejected a relocation plan for an American military base.