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World 19 Dec 2015 | 1:23 AM

Italy's Renzi blasts German policies at EU summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi openly attacked German policies at a European Union summit on Friday, criticising Berlin's stance on banking, energy, migration and Greece.

World 19 Dec 2015 | 12:55 AM

U.N. refugee chief says fears for future of European asylum system

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee chief called on Friday for a "massive resettlement" of Syrian and other refugees within Europe, to distribute many hundreds of thousands of people before the continent's asylum system crumbles.Antonio Guterres, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, welcomed an agreement for the European Union's border agency Frontex to boost its presence in Greece to help register, screen and interview asylum seekers, but said it was not enough.

World 18 Dec 2015 | 10:33 PM

Turkey making progress in Israel talks, final deal seen soon - Turkish official

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is making progress in talks with Israel and a final deal to restore ties will not take long, a Turkish official told Reuters on Friday.

World 18 Dec 2015 | 5:21 PM

Estonian PM says can reach deal on British EU demands by Feb

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said good progress had been made at summit talks late on Thursday over British demands for reform of the European Union and he believed an agreement could be reached by February.

World 18 Dec 2015 | 4:31 PM

French state of emergency facing court challenges

PARIS (Reuters) - After hundreds of police raids on homes, mosques, restaurants and hotels in the less than five weeks since the Nov. 13 assaults in Paris, some Muslims in France are taking the government to court for committing what they call illegal acts in the name of preventing another jihadist attack.

World 18 Dec 2015 | 8:06 AM

Half of U.S. states have towns, cities scoring high on LGBT index

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Towns and cities in half of the United States' 50 states earned perfect scores in an index measuring their treatment of LGBT people, a mark of progress for the historically discriminated community, an advocacy group said on Thursday.

World 18 Dec 2015 | 6:32 AM

Cameron to try to break EU impasse at talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron urged European Union leaders on Thursday to agree to "substantial reforms" and demonstrate the kind of flexibility on migration that Britain needed for him to persuade voters to stay in the bloc.

World 18 Dec 2015 | 1:08 AM

Bosnia to apply for EU membership in January

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - After years of delay, Bosnia will officially apply in January to join the European Union, encouraged by the bloc's positive assessment of its reform progress, the chairman of the Balkan country's three-man presidency said on Thursday.

Nation 18 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

1MDB: WSJ offered nothing new in latest article

PETALING JAYA: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) says a recent article published by the Wall Street Journal contained “old and recycled” allegations against the company.

World 17 Dec 2015 | 11:27 PM

Comments from EU leaders meeting on migration, Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will discuss Europe's migration crisis and the future of Britain's membership in the 28-member state bloc at their regular year-end meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday.