Forward or backward? Decision time in the EU

"The elections taking place on 26 May will decide the destiny of this continent," the leader of the Christian Democratic bloc in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, declared at a plenary...

Britain's opioid crisis takes on US dimension

In a split second, Lisa Peake's life changed forever. The South Londoner had been taking her bike for a spin on a morning in February 2014 when she got knocked over by a van. After the accident, t...

Austria's Sebastian Kurz calls for snap elections after corruption scandal

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Saturday that the country would have fresh elections in the wake of a major scandal involving now former-Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache. Kurz ...

Le Pen predicts 'historic' win for far right in EU elections

Far-right populist parties will "pass from 8th place to third or second" in next week's European Parliament elections, France's Marine Le Pen predicted on Saturday. The leader of Fr...

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz rules out working with vice-chancellor: reports

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has reportedly ruled out working together any longer with Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, making Strache's resignation in the wake of a corruption scand...

France's Le Pen predicts historic vote for populist parties

MILAN (AP) — The leader of France's far-right National Rally is predicting that a group of like-minded right-wing populists will achieve "an historic feat" in next week's Europe-wide elections. ...

Salvini pledges 'shock' proposals before EU elections

MILAN (AP) — Italian vice premier Matteo Salvini is pledging new "shock" proposals to relaunch Italy's economy during a campaign rally for next week's European Parliament elections with representative...

Opinion: European Socialists struggle with black sheep Romania

Anyone who had hoped that the Party of European Socialists(PES) would finally unleash the full force of its proletarian displeasure on its Romanian comrades must now be disappointed by the political g...

Tsai touts Taiwan-Japan ties with Japan's former Vice-Minister of Defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday, April 30, received a delegation from the Japanese Parliament, led by Nagashima Akihisa (長島昭久), a lawmaker representing a di...

Klitschko brothers: Ukrainians want results from Zelenskiy

Zhanna Nemtsova: Wladimir, who did you vote for in the runoff vote, Volodymyr Zelenskiy or Petro Poroshenko? Wladimir Klitschko: I'd rather keep that to myself, it's private. You are a priva...

British-Taiwanese Parliamentary Group says China 'damaging cross-strait status quo'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week the British-Taiwanese All-Party Parliamentary Group (Taiwan APPG) released an official statement criticizing the flight of two Chinese warplanes, which intruded ...

Finland election: Social Democrats, nationalist party top vote-getters

Finland's center-left Social Democratic Party was on pace to narrowly win parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary results after more than 95% of votes were counted. The outcom...

Merkel meets Ukraine's Poroschenko, but not his election rival

Ukraine's embattled president traveled to Germany and France on Friday ahead of a runoff election, while his rival tipped to become the country's next leader headed only to Paris. Polls show ...

LSE: 'No final decisions reached' on Taiwan map in school artwork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After unwittingly involving itself in Taiwanese politics with the unveiling of an artwork installation on March 26, the London School of Economics (LSE) has stepped back f...

Germany establishes parliamentary assembly with France

A new Franco-German assembly met in Paris on Monday in their first biannual summit as French and German parliaments deepen relations. The move aims to cement the special bond and influence the two co...