Saturday, May 23, 2015
The German parliament passed a new law Friday aimed at streamlining wage-bargaining and preventing small, localized industrial disputes -- like the recent strikes by train drivers and pilots -- from paralyzing entire sectors.
Amnesty International on Friday accused Ukrainian forces of torture and pro-Russian rebels of even more serious war crimes such as summary executions committed both before and after a February truce deal.
Friday, May 22, 2015
KIEV - European mediators in the Ukrainian crisis said Thursday that two men captured by Kiev's troops had confessed to being members of the Russian armed forces sent in to back up pro-Moscow separatist fighters.
DUBLIN - Ireland goes to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.
Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday that restricting welfare payments to EU workers was an "absolute requirement" of his efforts to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the bloc, as he unveiled a new crackdown on immigration.
European legislators on Wednesday unexpectedly voted in favor of a law requiring firms to ensure they do not use so-called conflict minerals from Africa and other areas that end up funding warlords.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sparked fresh Kremlin fury on Wednesday by warning that his crisis-torn country was fighting a "real war" against Russian aggressors that could escalate at any time.
Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man on suspicion he helped organize and execute the March 18 attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum that left 22 people dead, authorities said Wednesday.
After braving the leaky boats of the Mediterranean, many migrants to Europe make another dangerous crossing, risking their lives hidden inside or under the wheels of trucks to try to reach Britain.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo's front cover picture of Muhammad following the massacre of the satirical weekly's editorial team in January, said Monday he was leaving the paper.