August 2018

Heavy armed German soldiers secure the departure of Defense Minister von der Leyen on 19.12.2016 in Gao, in the north of Mali, at the airport Camp Campor. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa/archive
Heavy armed German soldiers secure the d […]

Macron pushes for EU security amid flagging US promises

President Trump has left many allies wondering if the US would jump in to help in case of an emergency. Now the French President is calling on the EU to review its security and defence policies.
AFP reporter Sammy Ketz, hits the ground as a Syrian soldier runs past during sniper fire in the ancient Christian Syrian town of Maalula, on September 18, 2013, scene of recent fighting between pro-government troops and rebel forces. Photo: Anwar Amro / AFP
AFP reporter Sammy Ketz, hits the ground […]

Leading journalists join call for EU copyright reform

Leading journalists from more than 20 countries join a call for European MPs to approve a controversial media reform aimed at forcing internet giants to pay for news content.
21.08.2018, Italy, Catania: A man is standing on the deck of the Italian coast guard ship "Diciotti", which after several days in the Mediterranean has entered the Sicilian port of Catania. However, the 177 migrants on board are not allowed to leave the ship at first. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of the right-wing Lega does not want to let people go ashore unless there are "answers from Europe," sources in the ministry said. Photo: Orietta Scardino / ANSA / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
21.08.2018, Italy, Catania: A man is sta […]

Malta recovers bodies and survivors from sinking migrant boat

The Maltese armed forces announced that they had rescued 100 passengers and recovered two bodies from a boat that was about to drown.
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (R) and Britain's Brexit Minister Dominic Raab give a joint press conference after their meeting at the European Commission in Brussels on August 21, 2018. Photo: John Thys / AFP
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnie […]

Britain, EU vow continuous Brexit talks in final phase

London and Brussels will start rolling Brexit negotiations in the final phase of talks as fears grow that Britain could leave the EU next year without a deal, chief negotiator Michel Barnier says.