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'Leave' campaigners in Britain's EU membership referendum battle are struggling to get themselves organised, with two rival groups squabbling over a war chest and populist figurehead Nigel Farage stuck in the middle.
France revealed Thursday it will spend an extra 600 million euros ($641 million) next year to ramp up security after the Paris attacks.
Ten years after she took office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands alone as the leader of a European Union that is grappling with multiple crises, despite the fact she has been weakened domestically.
When a landslide created a huge, turquoise lake that cut them off from the world, the farmers of Gulmit were left destitute and unable to sell their potatoes. Their solution: to drag their Himalayan valley in Pakistan's far north into the Internet age.
The Paris attacks and the discovery of a Syrian passport near one of the assailant's bodies have revived the European debate on whether to take a harder line on migrants.
Several EU countries have reintroduced border checks as Europe struggles under the strain of its worst migrant crisis since World War II, threatening to undermine the bloc's passport-free Schengen zone.
Main points from an action plan on migration agreed by European Union and African leaders at a summit which concluded in Malta on Thursday:
The European Union has announced that goods from Israeli settlements must be specifically labelled, infuriating Israel. But while efforts to single out products from such areas have gained steam, others have seen an opportunity.
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday outlined his demands for EU reform, ahead of a referendum on Britain's membership in the 28-member bloc to be held by 2017.
When young Moroccan Rachid paid $1,500 to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, he never thought he would end up instead in a Libyan detention centre.
The heads of state and government from most of the EU member countries and more than 30 African nations are due in the Maltese capital Valletta on Wednesday for talks on tackling Europe's migration crisis.
A perfect storm of drought, poverty and armed conflict in Africa's Lake Chad basin could fuel Europe's migrant crisis if world leaders fall short at two crucial summits on migration and climate change this year, a UN official warned.
After months without a breakthrough, David Cameron will finally give more details on Tuesday of what reforms he wants for Britain to stay in the European Union before a looming referendum.
The EU, desperate for help to solve the migrant crisis, has little option but to deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his own terms after a stunning election victory Sunday, analysts say.
A year after it took up its duties as Europe's banking watchdog, observers say the Single Supervisory Mechanism is doing a good job, but challenges nevertheless remain.
A year after Jean-Claude Juncker took charge of what he called the "last chance" European Commission, his plans to win back sceptical voters have been partly sidelined by existential threats like the migrant and Greek crises.
The European Parliament's Sakharov Prize, awarded on Thursday to Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, has been given annually since 1988 to recognise exceptional contribution to human rights.
There are "no taboos" for the European Central Bank when it comes to finding ways to push up the chronically low level of inflation in the euro area, says the ECB's chief economist Peter Praet.
After an official embargo cut her off from her favourite French camembert and Italian parmesan, Muscovite Tatyana Korshunova took matters into her own hands -- she decided to learn how to make cheese herself.
With an office above a grocery shop and a staff of just 50, Ireland's data privacy authority makes an unlikely watchdog for hundreds of millions of European web users.