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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev raise their hands during a signing ceremony between officials from Greece and Macedonia at Prespes Lake on June 17, 2018. Photo: Sakis Mitrolidis / AFP
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) […]

Greece, Macedonia sign historic deal to rename Balkan country

Greece and Macedonia sign a preliminary agreement to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of North Macedonia, taking a step towards ending a row that has rumbled on since 1991.
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel smiles prior to a party leadership meeting at the Christian Democrats (CDU) headquarters in Berlin on June 18, 2018. Photo: Tobias Schwarz / AFP
German Chancellor and leader of the Chri […]

Merkel faces ultimatum from ally over migrants

Hardliners of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc are poised to give the German leader an ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching the country into a political crisis.
People demonstrate in Syntagma Square in Athens on February 4, 2018 to urge the government not to compromise in the festering name row with neighbouring Macedonia. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
People demonstrate in Syntagma Square in […]

Political storm in Greece over proposed Macedonia name deal

A proposed deal to resolve a 27-year name row with Macedonia kicks up a storm in Greece, with the government under fire over a compromise the opposition has rejected as a "national retreat".
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference with UN Secretary-General after their meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 16, 2018. Photo: John Thys / AFP
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junc […]

Juncker calls for respect for new Italy govt

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker calls for Italy's new eurosceptic government to be treated with respect, having told Italians to stop blaming the EU for the country's problems.
French President Emmanuel Macron (3rdL) reviews French Navy personnel aboard the French Mistral Class assault ship and helicopter carrier 'Dixmude' at the Toulon Naval Base in Toulon, southern France, on January 19, 2018. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron (3rdL) […]

Britain backs French plan for European defence force: minister

Britain is backing a French plan to create a European military intervention force as a way to maintain strong defence ties with the EU after Brexit, a minister tells AFP
ESA astronaut Tim Peake (L) listens to a technician explain details about the Eutelsat Quantum satellite in the cleanroom at Airbus Space and Defence in Portsmouth, southern England on February 26, 2018. Photo: Glyn Kirk / AFP
ESA astronaut Tim Peake (L) listens to a […]

Britain hopes to keep stars aligned with EU’s space projects

Dressed in a white protective suit, British astronaut Tim Peake listens attentively as technicians explain details of their new satellite -- a European project in Brexit Britain.
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