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World 12 Apr 2016 | 10:21 PM

Far-right Austrian leader visits Israel's Holocaust memorial

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on Tuesday, laying a wreath under the engraved names of towns in Austria from where Jews were expelled by the Nazis.

World 02 Dec 2015 | 8:22 PM

EU presses Greece over migrants, weighs Schengen threat

ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece hit back on Wednesday at threats from some EU states to suspend it from the Schengen zone of open border travel because of its failure to control large numbers of migrants entering Europe.

World 27 Nov 2015 | 5:30 AM

Hollande, Putin agree to work more closely to combat Islamic State in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - France and Russia will exchange intelligence on Islamic State and other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing campaigns in Syria, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday after talks with Vladimir Putin.

World 16 Nov 2015 | 9:20 PM

G20 vows more intelligence sharing, but little shift on Syria

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - World leaders promised to tighten border controls, step up intelligence sharing and crack down on terrorist financing at a summit in Turkey on Monday, but there was little sign of a dramatic shift in strategy against Islamic State in Syria.

World 12 Oct 2015 | 11:40 PM

EU urges Russia to stop bombing in Syria, split on Assad role

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union urged Russia on Monday to halt its aerial bombing campaign in Syria but the bloc's 28 member states failed to agree among themselves on whether President Bashar al-Assad should have any role in ending the crisis.

World 08 Oct 2015 | 3:00 AM

Merkel, Hollande plead for unity in face of EU crises

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, in a rare joint address to the EU parliament, called for unity in Europe on Wednesday to tackle a series of crises that have shaken the bloc to its core.

World 18 Sep 2015 | 4:20 PM

Insight - EU leaders scramble to halt refugee 'shambles'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As hundreds of thousands of people risk lives to cross Europe's frontiers seeking a haven of peace, Europeans themselves have turned on each other with a venom that has stirred memories of their own long conflicts.

World 18 Mar 2015 | 10:50 PM

Palestinians want world pressure on Israel after Netanyahu win

GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian leaders on Wednesday called for international pressure on Israel and support for their unilateral moves towards statehood after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election win.

World 07 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM

EU sanctions to target Russian deputy defence minister

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov is the highest-profile target of new sanctions due to be formally endorsed by European Union foreign ministers on Monday, diplomatic sources told Reuters.

World 07 Feb 2015 | 1:30 AM

Yemen's Houthis dissolve parliament, assume power - televised statement

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's dominant Houthi movement dissolved parliament on Friday and said a new interim assembly and government would be formed, a move denounced by a main political faction as a coup.