Government And Politics

Sea-Watch 3 captain calls for EU action on migrants rescues

Jul 18, 2019

A German humanitarian ship captain who eluded an Italian effort to block her from docking at an Italian port after rescuing migrants has called for the European Commission to do its best to avoid new migrants' standoffs.

Italy, FBI crack down on Mafia clan with Gambino ties

Jul 17, 2019

Italian police and the FBI have cracked down on a Palermo-area Mafia clan with ties to the U.S.-based Gambino crime family

EU probes Amazon over use of retailer info to gain edge

Jul 17, 2019

The European Union is opening an antitrust probe into U.S. online shopping giant Amazon to see how it uses data from independent retailers

The Latest: Dutch FM says US requests aid in Hormuz Straight

Jul 15, 2019

The Latest: The Netherlands is studying a US request to provide military backing in the Straight of Hormuz to protect commercial shipping

EU seeks to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions

Jul 15, 2019

EU looking to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions, call on Iran to stick to 2015 nuclear deal despite US pullout

EU court annuls fund freeze of 7 former Ukraine officials

Jul 11, 2019

A European Union high court has annulled an asset freeze against seven former leading Ukraine officials who were accused of siphoning off state funds for their own gain

Bulgaria's government to buy 8 new F-16s from US

Jul 10, 2019

Bulgaria's government has decided to buy eight new F-16 fighters in a bid to replace its aging Soviet-built jets and bring its air force in line with NATO standards

The Latest: German minister appeals to Italy on ports

Jul 6, 2019

Germany's interior minister is appealing to his Italian counterpart to rethink his policy of closing the country's harbors to humanitarian groups' rescue ships

The Latest: Rights chief urges Europe to rescue migrants

Jul 5, 2019

The Council of Europe is urging European governments to rescue migrants at sea instead of leaving the job to aid groups and Libyan authorities

EU chief struggles to sell job winners to hostile lawmakers

Jul 4, 2019

European Council President Donald Tusk struggled to convince hostile lawmakers to endorse nominees for the EU's most coveted senior posts amid accusations that he and the bloc's leaders picked the candidates in shady back-room deals

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