British Prime Minister Theresa May wants reassurances that a section of the Brexit withdrawal agreement known as the Irish backstop is temporary. EU leaders say they will at least try to avoid triggering it.
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The Strasbourg Christmas market shooting suspect Cherif Chekatt has been shot dead by French police. The jihadi "Islamic State" group says he was one of its militants.
The US Senate vote sent a rebuke to President Trump who has repeatedly shown support for the Saudi-led regime. The Senate also approved a resolution blaming the Saudi Crown Prince for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.
Yemen peace talks in Sweden have reached a ceasefire deal for Hodeida, a port city crucial for aid deliveries. UN chief Antonio Guterres said it includes the deployment of neutral forces and humanitarian corridors.
A forgotten human heart caused a US airliner to turn back mid-flight when staff realized it had been left on board. The error wasted precious time — a human heart for transplant can only be stored for a matter of hours.
Following a landmark referendum earlier this year, abortions will be allowed in Ireland for the first time. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar described the passing of the bill as a 'historic moment for Irish women.'
Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets in a second day of protests in the capital Budapest. They are furious about the government's decision to allow employers to demand up to 400 hours of overtime from workers.
The six-month sanctions extension hits Russia's financial, energy and defense industries and comes amid heightened tensions with Ukraine. NATO has also pledged its support for Ukraine.
The German government wants to slightly ease the law concerning doctor-patient communication about abortions. But few people are thrilled by the draft changes. Abortion advocates in particular are up in arms.
Three women had to undergo emergency surgery in the Bavarian city after suffering severe knife wounds in separate attacks. Police said they could be searching for a single assailant.
Many European Islamist terrorists have a criminal background and were radicalized in jail. The head of Germany's prison officer union, René Müller, says German prisons need more resources to tackle the problem.
The suspected Strasbourg attacker was named on a French high-security watch list. German authorities, in turn, keep tabs on hundreds of potential terrorists — who are they and what are authorities doing about them?
Jordan's government almost collapsed in the summer after it tried to pass a deeply unpopular tax bill. It has been facing fresh protests since it passed a similar law in mid-November.
Serbia has threatened a military response if its neighbor, Kosovo, goes through with a plan to establish a standing army — the latest in an escalating situation between the two neighboring nations.
El Nacional, the last major anti-government newspaper in Venezuela has ceased its print edition after 75 years amid pressure from the Maduro regime. The state controls imports of printing paper used by the outlet.
With France still reeling from the Strasbourg terrorist shooting, the government has called on the "yellow vest" protest movement to cancel its next rally. Meanwhile, a protester has died after being hit by a truck.
A judge in Germany has put proceedings against a former Nazi guard on hold until January. Johann Rehbogen has said he is ashamed of being in the SS but was unaware of the mass killings at the Stutthof concentration camp.
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The EU wants to become carbon neutral by 2050. That means abandoning coal, oil and gas completely. But is it possible? Experts say it is, energy won't become more expensive and it will even create more jobs.
A Virgin Galactic aircraft flew high enough to breach the US Air Force-defined boundary of space before landing safely back on Earth. Company owner Richard Branson hopes to fly passengers to space by March 2019.
Julian Assange is fighting to stay at Ecuador's embassy in London, but his hosts don't want him anymore. The WikiLeaks founder accused the embassy of carrying out a surveillance operation on behalf of the FBI.
According to the World Health Organization, one in four Kenyans is likely to suffer from a mental illness at some point in their life. For many people, the stigma attached to conditions of the mind makes it all the more difficult to access help.
Carmen Lopez was born with a condition that led her to lose her sight when she was a child. But that hasn't stopped her from following her passion. Now the 21-year-old has become Spain's first blind female athlete to compete in a surfing championship.
It's extremely rare for women to be allowed to compete with men in professional sports. However, for the first time, two places have been reserved for women at the World Professional Darts Championship.
Rapid urbanization and infrastructure development have led to serious environmental challenges in Pakistan.
Soil is second only to the ocean in its ability to store CO2, but large storage areas have been lost due to land misuse.
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