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EU still doesn’t know how to deal with Catalonia

Catalonia's independence referendum has shown that 90 per cent of voters backs secession from Spain, but Madrid has vowed to ignore the result after Spain's constitutional court declared the poll unlawful.

Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

President Donald Trump threatened the “total destruction’” of North Korea if the nation’s “Rocket man” leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons.

Brussels wants London to show them the money first

EU officials hope the British government shows more urgency about a Brexit deal when its negotiators come to Brussels

Former British PM Tony Blair hopes to prevent a “hard Brexit”

EU leaders are willing to change the bloc's rules for the freedom of movement of workers, opening an opportunity for Britain to avoid a damaging "hard Brexit", former prime minister Tony Blair said on Saturday.

Does Italy have the solution for Europe’s migrant crisis?

Rescue boats could be refused port in Italy if they don’t sign onto the proposed code of conduct.

Why do 71 nations don’t want to ban nuclear weapons?

To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the “historic” vote — 122 nations in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.

Will money for Libya solve Europe’s migrant crisis?

France, Germany and the European Union pledged more money for Libya’s coast guard and more support for Italy to cope with a surge of migrant arrivals from Africa.

Can Europeans learn to live with terror attacks?

The steady stream of attacks on centers of daily life have drawn pledges from Europeans not to let terrorists change how they live, but in ways large and small they already have.

Is it time for the EU to improve its human rights record?

The European Union has made progress in ensuring its sanctions allow for legal challenges and don’t harm human rights.

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Is the world really a better place these days?

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.

Greens and Socialists meps call condemns anti-refugee policy

The leaders of the Greens and Socialists penned a joint letter to EU Council president Donald Tusk condemning the current strategy of trying to keep new migrants out.

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