What you need to know: The German-Spanish migrant deal

Berlin and Madrid are demonstrating unity with a joint agreement on returning migrants from Germany to Spain. Now Germany wants to seal similar deals with other countries. But what exactly does it involve? The agreement stipulates that Germany is allowed … Read More

Merkel eyes reform of ‘dysfunctional’ EU migration agreement

Chancellor wants ‘fairer’ burden-sharing to more evenly distribute refugees in Europe German chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez at a press conference in southern Spain. Photograph: A Carrasco Ragel/EPA Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from her summer holiday, picking … Read More

Europe swelters as heat wave sizzles on

Extreme heat continues to grip Portugal and Spain, with little relief in sight. The continued hot, dry conditions are presenting great challenges to firefighters across Europe. HE HEAT WAVE GOES ON … AND ON Portugal: Sitting is good … This … Read More

EU immigration crisis goes to extra time

In a dramatic attack in the last minute of the match between Belgium and Japan at the World Cup, Nacer Chadli scored the winning goal for Belgium. Before that, Marouane Fellaini had scored the equalizing goal from Eden Hazard’s cross. … Read More

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