Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Swedish government plans to introduce a third month of paid parental leave reserved for fathers as of next year in a bid to further increase gender equality, it said on Thursday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday pledged a "constructive" role as Britain pushed for EU reforms and said she would not rule out changing treaties of the 28-nation community.
A German aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April is free and safe, the German foreign ministry said on Friday.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron met his Dutch counterpart on Thursday as he began a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship with the 27 other members of the bloc.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The UK's first all-Conservative government in two decades unveiled its plans for power Wednesday, including laws to hold a referendum on European Union membership, give Scotland more autonomy and toughen immigration policies.
The EU on Wednesday asked its member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea landing in Italy and Greece, which have been overstretched by an influx of migrants.
German authorities evacuated around 20,000 people from their homes in the western city of Cologne Wednesday after a World War II bomb was unearthed during construction work.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Nawal Soufi is never without her cellphone and thousands of Syrian refugees have reason to be grateful for that.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Greece's government on Monday ruled out restricting access to bank accounts and the free movement of money if there is no breakthrough soon in tortuous talks with bailout creditors and its dwindling cash reserves dry up.
Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda on Sunday won a surprise victory in Poland's presidential run-off, trumping incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of change and generous social spending.