Category Archives: Europe

Dutch anti-Islam politician Wilders named man of 2015

Far-right politician Geert Wilders was Monday named by a television poll as Dutch politician of the year as his Freedom Party gains ground amid a polarising debate on Europe's migrant…

Serbia, EU launch accession talks

EU hopeful Serbia & Brussels on Monday opened the first two of the 35 stages in negotiations for Belgrade to join the bloc. The conference on Monday evening saw the…

Turkey relaunches EU bid as part of migrant deal

Turkey & the European Union officially launched a new stage in Ankara's long-stalled membership bid on Monday as part of a deal aimed at tackling the migration crisis. Foreign ministers…

Kerry to explore Assad's future, Syria peace process in Kremlin talks

By Lesley Wroughton PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will use talks in Moscow on Tuesday to try & narrow differences with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over…

Spain PM attacked over corruption scandal in election debate

By Adrian Croft & Julien Toyer MADRID (Reuters) – A debate before Sunday's Spanish general election exploded into an angry row on Monday when the opposition leader accused Prime Minister…

EU diplomats warn US over visa threat

Diplomats from the 28-member European Union on Monday warned they could respond in kind if the United States makes satisfactory on plans to end visa-free entry for some EU nationals….

The Latest: French far right still eyeing presidential vote

PARIS (AP) — The latest approximately France's regional elections. All times local. 10:10 p.m. The National Front's No. 2 official, Florian Philippot, who lost in the race in the eastern…

French far right fails to win any regions – election exit polls

By Ingrid Melander & Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) – Marine Le Pen's National Front failed to win any regions in French elections on Sunday as Socialist tactical voting handed power…

Marine Le Pen: fiery but pragmatic, and defiant in defeat

A fiery orator yet moreover a pragmatist, Marine Le Pen has steered France's far-right National Front (FN) from pariah status into the mainstream. Despite her party's defeat in regional elections…

Atletico pulls even with Barca at top of Liga, Madrid loses

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Villarreal to fall five points behind the Spanish league's two frontrunners on Sunday, after Atletico Madrid pulled level with leader Barcelona…