European Union

  • (L-R) Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Frauke Petry, France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen, Italian Matteo Salvini of the Northern League, Netherlands' Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders, Harald Vilimsky of Austria's Freedom Party (FPOe) and Marcus Pretzell, ENF group member of the European Parliament arrive on stage for a European far-right leaders meeting to discuss about the European Union, in Koblenz, Germany, January 21, 2017.    REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay - RTSWN7K
    January 23, 2017  

    A day after President Trump’s inauguration, European right-wing leaders met in Koblenz, Germany, to issue a rallying cry for voters to upset the establishment in key elections across the continent. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports that their message, seeking to benefit from the “Trump effect,” emphasizes the growing divisions within Europe. Continue reading

  • NATO defence ministers attend a meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir - RTX2QJO0
    January 16, 2017  

    European officials are digesting new comments by President-elect Trump, who told two newspapers that NATO is obsolete, suggested the U.S. might drop sanctions on Russia and said he is indifferent about the future of the EU. John Yang gets reaction from Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Nicholas Burns, the former U.S. ambassador to NATO. Continue reading

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany on Jan. 16. Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

    BERLIN — European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that he believed NATO was “obsolete” and that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU. Continue reading

  • U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks about the FBI inquiry into her emails during a campaign rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S. October 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2R03H
    November 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that there is word of a dispute at the FBI over claims of corruption at the Clinton Foundation, stemming from secret recordings of a suspect, that some believe show financial misconduct. Also, two American soldiers were killed and four wounded while aiding Afghan special forces in the northern part of the country. Continue reading

  • Vote Leave supporters wave Union flags, following the result of the EU referendum, outside Downing Street in London, Britain. Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters
    November 3, 2016   BY  

    Britain will have to wait for a vote from Parliament before it can leave the European Union, a U.K. court ruled Thursday. Continue reading

  • An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier gestures as they arrive in Nad Ali district of Helmand province, southern Afghanistan August 10, 2016. REUTERS/ Abdul Malik - RTSMD3R
    October 17, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, government forces in Afghanistan are reporting progress against Taliban forces in a key southern city. Also, the city of Aleppo may get a brief respite this week, after Russia announced an eight-hour “humanitarian pause.” But Russian and Syrian airstrikes have continued, while European Union leaders meeting in Luxembourg condemned Russia’s air campaign. Continue reading

  • European Parliament President Martin Schulz (C) signs the Paris U.N. COP 21 Climate Change agreement as (L to R) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French Minister for Environment and President of the COP 21 Segolene Royal, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Slovakia's Miniser of Foreign and European Affairs Ivan Korcok look on, after the European Parliament vote in Strasbourg, October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler  - RTSQOPD
    October 4, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the path is now clear for the Paris climate change accord to take effect. It got backing from enough countries to account for 55 percent of global emissions. Also, there’s a new surge in the flow of migrants traveling from Libya to Italy. The Italian Coast Guard reports that 6,000 people were rescued on Monday. Continue reading

  • Field in Sardinia, Italy, purported to be a field farmed by migrants. Image by Malcolm Brabant
    September 13, 2016  

    It seemed like a rare positive story about the migrant crisis: African refugees, relocated to Sardinia from their war-torn countries, providing for themselves by farming. But when the NewsHour arrived at the farm, no workers were there. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant’s ensuing investigation was winding and, at times, hostile. Were there ever any farmers, or was something else going on? Continue reading

  • U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks at a campaign rally in The Villages, Florida, March 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo - RTX2NJDD
    August 30, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, polls opened in several high-profile primaries. In Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio (R) appears poised to maintain his seat, while Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) faces stiff competition from Tim Canova. In Arizona, Sen. John McCain (R) is expected to weather a tea-party challenge. Also, the Islamic State announced that leader Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani was killed in Syria. Continue reading

  • European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gestures during a news conference on Ireland's tax dealings with Apple Inc at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Vidal - RTX2NKZR
    August 30, 2016  

    After uncovering an illegal deal, the European Union ruled that Apple pay over $14.5 billion in back taxes to Ireland. The EU’s antitrust regulator found that the country and the tech giant had made an agreement that allowed Apple to pay less than 1 percent in corporate tax for over a decade. Apple plans to appeal the decision. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Continue reading

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