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    Spain to maintain control of Catalonia: El Pais

    Spain to maintain control of Catalonia: El Pais


    Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to maintain central government control over Catalonia after the regional leader nominated imprisoned and exiled politicians to join his cabinet, El Pais said on...

    Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to maintain central government control over Catalonia after the regional leader nominated imprisoned and exiled politicians to join his cabinet, El Pais said on Sunday.
    Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June

    Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June


    Pope Francis announced on Sunday he has chosen 14 men to be the newest cardinals in the church, among them his chief aide for helping Rome's homeless and poor, as well as prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable...

    Pope Francis announced on Sunday he has chosen 14 men to be the newest cardinals in the church, among them his chief aide for helping Rome's homeless and poor, as well as prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority.
    Russia unveils world's first floating nuclear power station

    Russia unveils world's first floating nuclear power station


    Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk, where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern...

    Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk, where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.
    Greek parliament sends Novartis bribe probe back to court

    Greek parliament sends Novartis bribe probe back to court


    Lawmakers from the ruling coalition said a special parliamentary commission was not competent to examine the case and sent it back to the courts, state news agency ANA said.The Swiss giant is suspected of having bribed decision-makers and doctors between...

    Lawmakers from the ruling coalition said a special parliamentary commission was not competent to examine the case and sent it back to the courts, state news agency ANA said.The Swiss giant is suspected of having bribed decision-makers and doctors between 2006 and 2015.
    EU launches steps to fight US sanctions on Iran

    EU launches steps to fight US sanctions on Iran


    The European Union took steps avoid reimposed US sanctions on Iran and save the international nuclear deal as a rift with Washington widened. The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, moved to help EU firms skirt US...

    The European Union took steps avoid reimposed US sanctions on Iran and save the international nuclear deal as a rift with Washington widened. The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, moved to help EU firms skirt US penalties.
    Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel defend Nord Stream pipeline

    Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel defend Nord Stream pipeline


    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel put on a rare show of unity Friday defending the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, criticised by Ukraine and threatened by US...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel put on a rare show of unity Friday defending the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, criticised by Ukraine and threatened by US sanctions.
    Four dead in eastern Ukraine in fighting uptick

    Four dead in eastern Ukraine in fighting uptick


    The news came the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were set to meet in Russia to discuss the long-running conflict. A 13 year-old boy and his father were killed when their house was hit by shelling in...

    The news came the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were set to meet in Russia to discuss the long-running conflict. A 13 year-old boy and his father were killed when their house was hit by shelling in Troitsky.
    Putin to meet Merkel to talk about Iran, Ukraine and energy

    Putin to meet Merkel to talk about Iran, Ukraine and energy


    The meeting will take place in Putin's Sochi residence and is expected to be dominated by Trump's decision to pull out from Iran deal. The fallout over Iran deal is a rare topic for rapprochement between Europe and Moscow, whose relations are marred by...

    The meeting will take place in Putin's Sochi residence and is expected to be dominated by Trump's decision to pull out from Iran deal. The fallout over Iran deal is a rare topic for rapprochement between Europe and Moscow, whose relations are marred by many disagreements.
    Pope accuses Chile bishops of destroying sex abuse evidence

    Pope accuses Chile bishops of destroying sex abuse evidence


    In one of the most damning documents from the Vatican in the decades-long, global sex abuse saga, Francis said the entire Chilean church hierarchy was collectively responsible for "grave defects'' in handling cases and the resulting loss of credibility...

    In one of the most damning documents from the Vatican in the decades-long, global sex abuse saga, Francis said the entire Chilean church hierarchy was collectively responsible for "grave defects'' in handling cases and the resulting loss of credibility that the Catholic Church has suffered.
    Romania, Croatia sign defence cooperation agreement

    Romania, Croatia sign defence cooperation agreement


    Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, on a visit to Romania, said bilateral trade stood at 310 million euros ($366 million) last year. Plenkovic and Romanian counterpart said they supported other regional countries, including Serbia and Montenegro,...

    Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, on a visit to Romania, said bilateral trade stood at 310 million euros ($366 million) last year. Plenkovic and Romanian counterpart said they supported other regional countries, including Serbia and Montenegro, in their attempts to join the bloc.
    Pope accuses Chile bishops of destroying sex abuse evidence

    Pope accuses Chile bishops of destroying sex abuse evidence


    In a devastating 10-page document delivered to Chilean bishops during a summit this week, Francis said the entire Chilean church hierarchy was collectively responsible for "grave defects" in handling abuse cases and the resulting loss of credibility that...

    In a devastating 10-page document delivered to Chilean bishops during a summit this week, Francis said the entire Chilean church hierarchy was collectively responsible for "grave defects" in handling abuse cases and the resulting loss of credibility that the Catholic Church has earned.
    Turkey presence gets mixed welcome in Balkans

    Turkey presence gets mixed welcome in Balkans


    It is just one sign of Turkey's growing presence in the Balkans, where many have doubts over what their Ottoman-era master has in mind for the region. "Since the end of the (Cold War) world, Turkey has had a very active policy in the Balkans," says Jean...

    It is just one sign of Turkey's growing presence in the Balkans, where many have doubts over what their Ottoman-era master has in mind for the region. "Since the end of the (Cold War) world, Turkey has had a very active policy in the Balkans," says Jean Marcou.
    New French sanctions target suspected Syrian arms makers

    New French sanctions target suspected Syrian arms makers


    France says companies from multiple countries have been furnishing materials for the manufacture of chemical weapons, including sarin gas. The country is hosting leading diplomats on Friday for a meeting of a new body aimed at better identifying and...

    France says companies from multiple countries have been furnishing materials for the manufacture of chemical weapons, including sarin gas. The country is hosting leading diplomats on Friday for a meeting of a new body aimed at better identifying and punishing those who use chemical weapons.
    Suspected terror attack foiled in France, says minister

    Suspected terror attack foiled in France, says minister


    Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack and arrested two brothers of Egyptian origin, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on...

    Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack and arrested two brothers of Egyptian origin, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Friday.
    Former Cambridge Analytica boss to appear before British lawmakers on June 6

    Former Cambridge Analytica boss to appear before British lawmakers on June 6


    The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said that Alexander Nix had accepted its summons. While Nix has testified once to the committee, lawmakers want him to give further evidence - a request he had previously...

    The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said that Alexander Nix had accepted its summons. While Nix has testified once to the committee, lawmakers want him to give further evidence - a request he had previously declined.