Friday, May 8, 2015
Thirteen-year-old British student Jeffrey is planning to vote Labour. Not in Thursday's general election, but in a mock vote organized by his school as part of a drive to promote "British values."
Eight party leaders are headed into Britain's most unpredictable election in decades on Thursday, which has brought several smaller parties to the fore because of a fragmentation of the vote.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Brussels formally opened an anti-trust inquiry into Europe's online shopping marketplace on Wednesday amid concerns about how websites such as Amazon and Google use their influence.
Italy on Tuesday renewed its appeal to the EU for help in managing a relentless wave of migrant arrivals, after around 40 migrants died when their inflatable boat sank off the coast.
The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report released Wednesday.
As the United Kingdom's political leaders spent a final day campaigning Wednesday, the election race drew to a bumpy close for the UK Independence Party, which suspended a candidate for saying he would shoot his Conservative Party opponent.
Ukraine said Wednesday that five Ukrainian soldiers were killed as fresh clashes rumbled on despite the resumption of talks between the government and rebels over a battered truce deal.
With Greece's cash flow problems growing by the day and negotiations with its creditors on the ropes, Athens managed to make a 200 million euro (US$222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Britain's political leaders were in a final push for votes ahead of Thursday's knife-edge general election, while gearing up for the likelihood of drawn-out negotiations once polls close.
German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.