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A placard reads, "deport AFD now," during nationwide protests against racism and plans of Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AFD) party to deport foreign nationals, in Bonn, Germany, on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 24, 2024
'Sharp right turn' projected for EU elections
The report, by the European Council on Foreign Relations, confirmed other polls suggesting far-right parties will make big inroads in the EU elections in June.
Passengers walk past a sign directing them to specific lines for EU and non EU passports as they arrive at Dublin Airport in Ireland in September 2019.
WORLD / Society
Jan 11, 2024
These are the world’s most powerful passports in 2024
A decade ago, the two countries shared the top spot, but comparing this year’s list to the 2014 ranking reveals some other major shifts.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark waves to onlookers on Sept. 1, 2023. Europe's longest-serving monarch said on Sunday that she would abdicate on Jan. 14 and pass the baton to her son Crown Prince Frederik.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
From Edward VIII to Emperor Akihito: Famous abdications
From love to failing health, people have relinquished the throne for a variety of reasons.
A Chinese paramilitary guard stands at the North Korean Embassy in Beijing in September 2017.
Nov 3, 2023
Dire economy prompts mass North Korean embassy closures
The last time the nuclear-armed country dropped diplomatic missions on this scale was in the mid-to-late 1990s.
Former President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales says he will use his right to appeal a three-year ban on all soccer-related activities.
Oct 31, 2023
Spain's ex-FA chief Rubiales gets three-year ban over kiss scandal
Rubiales said he will use his right to appeal, accusing FIFA of not giving him the chance to defend himself.
A protestor depicts Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as the fictional character Pinocchio during a protest in Madrid on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 30, 2023
Tens of thousands rally in Spain against amnesty for separatists
The country's right wing accuses the president of threatening Spanish unity and seeking amnesty only to cling to power.
A water company employee fills bottles with potable water in Pozoblanco, Spain, in September 2023. The struggle for drinking water in this village of 18,000 has become a glimpse of what may lie ahead for parts of Europe where drought and extreme heat are on the rise.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Oct 23, 2023
A peek into Spain's future: water by truck, not tap
Tanker trucks have been deployed to deliver 180,000 liters of potable water a day
Alma Zadic, Austria's justice minister, during an interview in Vienna on Sept. 26
WORLD / Politics
Oct 11, 2023
In Europe's politics, disinformation and hate pose growing threat
Austrian Justice Minister Alma Zadic believes public institutions simply don’t have the resources to match the output of bad actors.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends a FIFA Virfual Council meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday.
SOCCER / World cup
Oct 5, 2023
FIFA World Cup be held across three continents in 2030
FIFA will allow all six of those countries' national teams to receive automatic entries.
Tatsuya Fuji
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 1, 2023
Japanese actor Tatsuya Fuji wins top lead actor prize at San Sebastian
San Sebastian's international film festival is considered one of the most prestigious in Europe alongside those of Cannes, Berlin and Venice.
Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas and her teammates celebrate their UEFA Women's Nations League win over Switzerland in Cordoba, Spain, on Tuesday.
Sep 27, 2023
Spain celebrates World Cup win with record crowd for Switzerland romp
Spain beat Sweden 3-2 in Gothenburg last Friday and then crushed Switzerland to take a stranglehold on top spot in its Nations League group.
Spain's players during during a training session in Oliva near Valencia, on Wednesday.
Sep 21, 2023
Women's soccer players in Spain to end boycott
As part of a deal to end the move, between six and nine senior officials of the football federation will be invited to leave their jobs or will be fired.
Montse Tome, the new coach of Spain's women's soccer team, speaks at a news conference in Las Rozas, Spain, on Monday.
Sep 19, 2023
Spain's women's players say their boycott remains, deepening crisis
Should they refuse the call-up, the players could face sanctions including fines of up to $32,000 and the suspension of their federation licence.
Olive producers check a tree surrounded by a living cover crop in an olive grove in Santiesteban del Puerto, near Jaen, Spain.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Sep 15, 2023
In climate fight, Europe's farmers turn to tech and tradition
Spain and Italy are the world's top producers of olive oil, but the industry is under threat from desertification and drought.
Former Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales' forced kiss on player Jenni Hermoso drew global protests from women's rights advocates.
Sep 12, 2023
Luis Rubiales quits, but women’s soccer in Spain is still troubled
Even after the federation chief's resignation over his forcible kiss of a player, pay disputes are threatening to disrupt domestic leagues.
Luis Rubiales, seen after the Women's World Cup final, stepped down as head of the Spanish soccer federation on Sunday.
Sep 11, 2023
Luis Rubiales steps down amid scandal over unsolicited kiss
Rubiales announced his resignation in a statement in which he said his position had become untenable.
Minnows swimming in Lake Areau in the French Pyrenees, in Seix, southwestern France.
Sep 5, 2023
Minnows blamed for algae-filled French and Spanish lakes
Some of the tiny fish, used as live bait, have managed to escape the hooks and have thrived, devouring amphibians, insects and zooplankton.
Canada's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drives against Brazil's Alberto Diaz during their game at the Basketball World Cup in Jakarta on Sunday.
Sep 4, 2023
Canada knocks defending champion Spain out of Basketball World Cup
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 13 points in the decisive fourth quarter to lift Canada to the win.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said that Luis Rubiales' kiss on the mouth of Spanish women's soccer star Jenni Hermoso "should never have happened."
Sep 1, 2023
FIFA's Gianni Infantino breaks silence on kiss at Women's World Cup
"The well-deserved celebrations for these magnificent champions were spoiled by what happened after the final whistle," Infantino wrote on Instagram.
Protesters applaud during a demonstration called by feminist associations in support of Spain's midfielder Jenni Hermoso in Madrid on Monday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 31, 2023
Spain must break 'pact of silence' over sexism, equality minister says
The minister said she hoped the backlash created by Spanish Football Association chief Luis Rubiales' kiss will serve as a point of inflection.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves