EU ministers in Malta to thrash out new migrant system

Around 60,000 migrants have risked the dangerous Mediterranean crossing so far this year (AFP Photo/ARIS MESSINIS) Valletta (AFP) – Interior ministers from four EU countries meet Monday in Malta to try to work out an automatic system to determine which … Read More

Nine EU states to launch joint military force as Paris pushes for post-Brexit crisis defense group

France and Britain are among a European group of nine European countries signing letter of intent for a crisis defense initiative CREDIT:  REUTERS Britain is to team up with France, Germany and other willing nations to launch an initiative to co-ordinate European … Read More

Rouhani urges Trump to remain in nuclear deal or face ‘severe consequences’

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech in Tehran on February 11, 2018 STRINGER (IRANIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP/File) Trump threatened to pull US out of deal unless Europe agrees to supplement it with tougher controls Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged US President … Read More

Trump’s trade war against China could see allies in Macron and Merkel

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File photo of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will attempt a pincer movement on Donald Trump, with China emerging as the likely target of … Read More

PARIS ERUPTS: Furious scenes on streets of France as THOUSANDS rally against Macron

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ANGER has erupted against French President Emmanuel Macron’s nationwide reforms with tear gas being unleashed on protestors in angry scenes on the streets of Paris and Nantes. Thousands took part in a rallies across the country over the leader’s enforced … Read More

Front Bench: Britain has made its move against Russia, now it awaits the reaction

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Theresa May set out Britain’s response to the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter yesterday after the deadline for Russia to respond came and went. The reaction to the Prime Minister’s announcements was mixed, with a strong statement … Read More

Merkel to Throw Cold Water on Macron’s Plans to Overhaul European Union

BERLIN — Angela Merkel will push back on Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious plans to overhaul the European Union at a meeting in Paris on Friday, reaffirming her country’s longstanding skepticism about the pooling of fiscal resources and liabilities among eurozone member … Read More

Merkel 4.0: Top priorities of Germany’s new government

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Here’s a look at the main priorities set out in their coalition agreement, which will guide policy-making for the next four years. BERLIN: Angela Merkel finally begins her fourth term as chancellor Wednesday, ending nearly six months of political deadlock … Read More

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