Cameron tells EU new terms needed

Jun 26, 2015

Cameron tells EU new terms needed

British Prime Minister David Cameron told European Union leaders Thursday he needs a new deal to keep Britain as a member, opening a struggle over the bloc’s future at a summit preoccupied with keeping Greece from crashing out. Freshly re-elected last month, Cameron faces ...

EU leaders agree initial steps on migrant crisis

Jun 26, 2015

EU leaders agree initial steps on migrant crisis

Fractious European leaders argued into the early hours on Friday over how to handle a migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, agreeing a plan to share out the care of desperate people fleeing war and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East. Determined not ...

Austere brand of Islam on rise in Europe, stirring concerns

Jun 24, 2015

Austere brand of Islam on rise in Europe, stirring concerns

Its imams preach austere piety, its tenets demand separation of the sexes, and some of its most radical adherents are heeding the call of jihad. Salafism, an Islamic movement based on a literal reading of the Quran, is on the rise in France, Germany ...

European officials warn deal on Greece may not happen Monday

Jun 22, 2015

European officials warn deal on Greece may not happen Monday

European officials were cautious about the prospects of reaching a comprehensive deal Monday to keep Greece from defaulting and falling out of the currency union, despite optimism in financial markets. Ahead of an emergency summit in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned against expecting ...

Russia pipeline deal aids Greece

Jun 20, 2015

Russia pipeline deal aids Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin said after Friday’s talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that a prospective Russian natural gas pipeline should help Greece service its debt, but the Kremlin said the question of direct Russian financial aid to Greece had not been discussed. ...

Hungary considers border fence to keep out migrants

Jun 18, 2015

Hungary considers border fence to keep out migrants

The Hungarian government is considering building a 4-meter-high (13-foot-high) fence along the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants reaching the country, the foreign minister said Wednesday. The government has asked Interior Minister Sandor Pinter to present preparations for the plan by ...