People in Hamburg, Germany, protest against right-wing extremism and the AfD party on Feb. 25, 2024.
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Hundreds of thousands of people in Germany are taking to the streets to push back against the far-right, nationalist policies of the AfD, which currently holds 11% of the seats in parliament.
Could this heap of junk prevent us from having to open a new mine?
Mining precious metals is expensive and environmentally destructive. As an alternative, researchers are increasingly eyeing recycling old smartphones, computers and other electronics.
Russia sees Serbia as an important ally.
Europe should not ignore the importance of Serbia as a Russian ally.
Polish public support for resettling Ukrainian refugees has slipped in recent months, while many new arrivals have had difficulty finding work that aligns with their qualifications.
Kosovo is under pressure from the US and EU to give in to some of Serbia’s demands.
Sanctions have failed to prevent Myanmar’s military from obtaining hardware.
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Economic proscriptions by the US and EU are hampered by lack of support among Myanmar’s major trading partners in the region.
German economic power is propping up the euro. But this cannot continue indefinitely.
A mannequin in a coffin illustrates the distress of many farmers who have been demonstrating for several days on the A7. Photo taken on 24 January near Montélimar.
Why are French farmers blocking the roads? An academic who has been studying discontent within the farming world since 2019 provides some clues.
Studies have struggled to capture how pesticides affect bees outside of a lab.
Protesters in Niger’s capital Niamey hold a Russian flag and banner with images of coup leaders in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea.
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Niger’s recent military romance with Russia could escalate tensions with France, regional allies and the European Union.
A woman with flowers walks past a building fortified with sandbags in the Podil neighborhood of Kyiv, Ukraine.
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The fragility of peace settlements in the Balkans provides a cautionary tale. US and EU policymakers may inadvertently make matters worse by acceding to the aggressor’s territorial ambitions.
Governments around the world keep filing antitrust lawsuits against the ‘big four’ tech companies. Here’s why that matters for everyone who uses their products.
Time for drastic action.
The EU’s biggest economy is on its uppers. Turning it around may involve additional pain in the short term.
Workers from the Spanish nonprofit Open Waters rescue 178 migrants from different countries, off the coast of Italy in September 2023.
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Germany and Italy are among the countries that are looking for ways to handle rises in undocumented migration and, in many cases, are making it harder for people to remain in their countries.
Donald Trump claims he can force an end to the Ukraine war in 24 hours if he becomes president.
Donald Trump’s foreign policy plans include forcing an end to the Ukraine war and moving thousands of troops to the Mexican border.
Created in 2014, the G5 Sahel security alliance is about to be dissolved after members pulled out.
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Foreign powers’ interest in the Sahel is driven by its natural resources and strategic location for security and illegal migration control.
Stand by me: Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky will need to work hard to retain the support of his countries allies.
A round up of our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past fortnight.
Viktor Orbán arriving at the EU summit in Brussels.
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The EU decision to open negotiations with Ukraine is good news for President Zelensky, even if it is not the full package he wanted.
With the prospect of a second Trump presidency halting military aid for Ukraine, it is vital for Kyiv that the EU finds a way to unlock more funding.
The Treaty of Lisbon celebrates its 15th anniversary on 13 December. Looking back, experts agree that it played a big part in structuring the EU as we know it. It reinforced the role of Commission President…