Pope Francis reportedly claims ‘there is no Hell’

Vatican statement denies, says not a ‘faithful transcription’ of pontiffs words. Pope Francis holds up the Gospel as he celebrates a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, March 29, 2018. Francis urged priests on Thursday to … Read More

Remove Barriers to Membership Talks, Turkey Tells EU Before Summit

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Minister of European Union Affairs Omer Celik, speaks during a news conference at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul, Turkey March 26, 2018. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS … Read More

Hostage-taker in southern France fatally shot by security forces after killing three

© Pascal Pavani, AFP French security and police gather outside the Super U supermarket in the town of Trèbes, where a man took hostages before he was killed by security forces on March 23. A 26-year-old Moroccan national was fatally … 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

Can the EU save the Iran nuclear deal?

European leaders must continue to resist US pressures to isolate Iran. Earlier this month, for the first time since the signing of the nuclear deal, Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has blamed the EU for “appeasing” the US [Francois Lenoir/Reuters] … 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

What is the future of the European Union?

The European Union (EU) is facing turbulent times. It is plagued by deep divisions over how to shape its future. Over half a century of integration has created a profound interconnectedness between the political, economic, and social fates of member … Read More

Opinion: Warning signal for Europe from Slovakia

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After Jan Kuciak’s assassination, hundreds of thousands of Slovaks have demonstrated against corruption and abuse of power. Keno Verseck believes that foreign countries should pay close attention. The murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancé, Martina Kusnirova, shocked Slovakia like … Read More

Europe starts preparing Mideast peace initiative

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ARTICLE SUMMARY The one-sided decision by the United States to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem in May opens the way for a European Mideast peace initiative. European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini shakes hands with … Read More

Trump: European Union has ‘been brutal’ to the US

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(CNN)President Donald Trump said Saturday that the European Union’s trade policies have “been brutal” to the United States, a sentiment he shared both online and in person after EU leaders condemned his recently announced 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on … Read More

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