Government And Politics

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

Putin meets pope, Italian leaders on one-day visit to Rome

Jul 4, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin is emphasizing historically strong ties with Italy ahead of a one-day visit to Rome that will include a meeting with Pope Francis

Kosovo temporarily bans Serb officials from entering country

Jul 4, 2019

Kosovo has temporarily banned Serbian officials from entering the country, triggering an angry reaction from Belgrade

Chernobyl nuclear confinement shelter has media preview

Jul 2, 2019

A new structure built to confine the Chernobyl reactor at the center of the world's worst nuclear disaster has been previewed for the media Tuesday

UN food aid agency steps up relief for Congo refugees

Jul 2, 2019

The U.N. food aid agency is stepping up its relief operation to help people displaced by conflict in Congo

Albania president denounces municipal elections

Jul 2, 2019

Albania's president has denounced Sunday's municipal elections as a "farce" and urged new polls to resolve the country's political crisis

Italian judge to rule on defiant migrant rescue ship captain

Jul 1, 2019

The German captain who defied Italian authorities and rammed her migrant rescue ship into a border police motorboat while docking remained under house arrest after questioning Monday before a judge in Sicily who will decide if she can regain her liberty.

OPEC extends oil production cuts amid weaker demand outlook

Jul 1, 2019

The oil producers' cartel, OPEC, is considering a six- to nine-month extension of its current deal to cut production amid weakening demand due to slowing global economic growth

Albanian elections criticized by international observers

Jul 1, 2019

International observers have said that Albania's political parties showed little regard to the voters' interests in the local elections

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