November 2017

A refugee looks on as she boards a bus after her arrival on the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry from the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos, to the port of Elefsina, west of Athens, Greece. Photo: Yannis Kolesidis/ANA-MPA/dpa/archive
A refugee looks on as she boards a bus a […]

Greek island refugees face ‘catastrophe,’ EU lawmaker warns

The number of refugees on the Greek Aegean islands has increased significantly. A German member of the European Parliament expects a "humanitarian catastrophe" as winter approaches.
Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Davis listens to a translation at a press conference following a sixth round of Brexit talks at the European Union Commission building in Brussels on November 10, 2017. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David […]

UK parliament to get vote on final Brexit deal

The British government will offer parliament a 'take it or leave it' vote on any final EU departure agreement, Brexit Secretary David Davis has announced.
A seagull flies at the Thames in London (England) over the silhouette of the Westminster Palace (Houses of Parliament). Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa/archive
A seagull flies at the Thames in London […]

Hard Brexit would be ‘fatal,’ European business leaders warn May

Many companies have already drawn contingency plans in case Britain makes an uncontrolled departure from the EU, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which also attended the meeting with May.
French soldiers drive 'Leclerc' tanks prior to the multi-nation 'Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2017' in Grafenwoehr, near Eschenbach, southern Germany, on May 12, 2017. Photo: Christophe Stache / AFP
French soldiers drive 'Leclerc' tanks pr […]

EU countries sign landmark defence pact

The EU takes step towards closer defence ties, with 23 states signing a landmark pact aimed at boosting cooperation after Brexit as Russia flexes its muscles.