ATHENS, Greece (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says everything must be done to keep financially-ailing Greece in the eurozone.
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — OK, guys. You can swerve now.
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will visit his European counterparts this week to take stock of cooperation with NATO in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. The visit comes as officials say Washington’s relationship with the Western military bloc is at its strongest in decades. “This month the US and NATO have achieved their highest operational tempo of training and exercises since Cold War,” a US defense official said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading to Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is carrying a strong message of U.S. military support for American allies and Baltic nations to help calm growing concerns about Russian actions.
Albania went to the polls Sunday in local elections seen as a test of the Balkan country’s fragile democracy as it pushes to join the European Union. Since the fall of communism in the early 1990s, Albanian elections have been often marred by violence and accusations of fraud from all sides. Opposition leader Lulzim Basha, the mayor of the capital Tirana, has billed the vote as a “popular referendum against the ruling majority”, and has already warned they could be “fake and rigged”.
PARIS (AP) — Its imams preach austere piety, its tenets demand strict separation of sexes — and some of its most radical adherents are heeding the call of jihad. Salafism, an Islamic movement based on a literal reading of the Quran, is on the rise in France, Germany and Britain, security officials say, with Salafis sharply increasing their influence in mosques and on the streets.
By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain has a long history of short-lived negotiating triumphs in Europe. When Prime Minister David Cameron outlines his objectives for yet another renegotiation-to-end-all-renegotiations at a European Union summit this week, ahead of a referendum he has promised voters before the end of 2017, his 27 partners may feel a weary sense of deja vu. “I would be surprised if this referendum did resolve Britain’s relationship with Europe,” said a senior European diplomat close to the discussions.
The rally organised by a group called Stop the Islamisation of Europe drew up to 8,000 people, according to Slovakian media, while the police declined to give an estimate. Protesters included Marian Kotleba, the governor of a central Slovakian region and founder of the far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia. “I wish you a nice, white day… we are here to save Slovakia,” Kotleba told the crowd.
MARDIN, Turkey (AP) — After visiting a camp for Syrian refugees in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, actress Angelina Jolie said the world is living through an era of mass displacement.
Thousands of people took to the streets in several European cities on Saturday, in a show of solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece. In Berlin, some 3,700 turned out according to local police, while organisers said 10,000 participated in a protest held on World Refugee Day, that had been called by German opposition parties Die Linke (The Left) and Gruenen (The Greens). This “technocratic, cold and neoliberal Europe that is led by Germany is unbearable”, read one poster held up by a demonstrator.