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EU asks Italy to explain failure to reduce debt

EU asks Italy to explain failure to reduce debt

The European Commission has sent the Italian government a letter asking it to clarify why the eurozone's third-largest economy has not made sufficient progress in reducing debt.A European Commission spokesperson confirmed that Wednesday's letter from ...

UN working group asks for release of 3 jailed Catalans

UN working group asks for release of 3 jailed Catalans

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has asked Spain to seek the release from pre-trial jail of three Catalan separatists detained following Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt.In an opinion to be published later Wednesday ...

Explains: Why do Serbia-Kosovo tensions persist?

Explains: Why do Serbia-Kosovo tensions persist?

Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared this week after Kosovo's police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region's north and arrested scores of people. There have been clashes between Kosovo's police and local Serbs, with several ...

Update: EU urges Kosovo, Serbia to return to dialogue

Update: EU urges Kosovo, Serbia to return to dialogue

The Latest on the tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local):3:10 p.m.The European Union's top diplomat is urging Kosovo and Serbia to return to the negotiating table and normalize relations amid high tensions following ...

Russia, Serbia blame NATO for Kosovo police raid

Russia, Serbia blame NATO for Kosovo police raid

Russia and Serbia have blamed pro-NATO and Western influences for an armed raid by Kosovo police in the Serb-dominated north of Kosovo that raised tensions in the region.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that ...

Nigerian president Buhari sworn in for 2nd term

Nigerian president Buhari sworn in for 2nd term

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began his second term as head of Africa's most populous nation on Wednesday, facing heightened pressure to defeat Islamic extremism and boost the oil-dependent economy amid concerns over his health.The 76-year-old ...