Northern Ireland should not be governed by the UK authorities alone if the current political structures fail and a new national assembly is not formed, Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) leader Colum Eastwood said on Wednesday.
Some 40 US servicemen are involved in exercises in Estonia aimed at training of skiing and shooting in winter conditions, according to press service of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces.
The world's first gas-powered icebreaker, built in a Russian-owned shipyard, has set off for duty in the Finnish part of the Gulf of Bothnia, which is the northernmost part of the Baltic Sea.
Some 280,000 refugees came to Germany last year, only a third of the 890,000 arrivals it saw a year before, the German Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
The leading candidate for the French presidency, the Republican Francois Fillon, has poured fuel onto the fire of Europe's migration crisis by suggesting that France should introduce a quota system for immigration, in a move which will be seen as backing British claims over Brexit.
Malta, which became President of the European Union Council January 1, has been accused of being a tax haven by MEPs – and tax transparency campaigners have told Sputnik there's a serious risk the country could negatively influence EU tax policy over the course of its incumbency.
Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski is facing ridicule after announcing his plan to meet "San Escobar" as part of Warsaw's effort to get a two-year stint on the UN Security Council.
French presidential candidate Francois Fillon proposed to extend to eight years the period of residence in France before being granted the right to obtain French citizenship, and reiterated his earlier proposal to refuse citizenship to foreigners who had been convicted.
Poland's deputy speaker of the lower-house Sejm from the main opposition Civic Platform party suggested to the Sejm presidium to call a pause in sessions until January 18 to resolve the parliamentary and budgetary crises, according to local media.
In recent years, the Copenhagen Zoo has sparked international outrage through its practice of culling animals labeled as "superfluous"; it is particularly ruthless to giraffe-kind. In recent days, another baby giraffe was killed off, albeit for strictly medical reasons this time.
European governments and international organizations must do more to address the problem of refugees dying from freezing temperatures in poorly insulated accommodation and on the street, the Help Refugees emergency aid humanitarian organization said Wednesday.
German police are hampered in their attempts to tackle criminal migrants by a lack of support from the police and judiciary, the head of the Baden-Württemberg state police union Hans-Jürgen Kirstein says.
For decades, Russia has been the convenient boogeyman Western politicians use every time there is a slim chance something will go "wrong." Sweden has recently joined the US-conducted chorus of nations which claim the Russian media could influence the fate of elections in other countries.
Earlier this month, Slovenian President Borut Pahor floated the idea of dividing the EU into regions, which stipulates that its member states be regrouped according to their interests and geostrategic "trends".
Immigration can be very useful to a host country and have a positive impact on its economy; however certain backlogs in European immigration policies prevent most of the countries from reaping the benefits of the immigration process. Dr. Tommaso Frattini explained to Sputnik what is wrong with European immigration policies.
Sweden was once known as one of the world's most secure countries, where violent crime was almost non-existent. Apparently, this is not the case any longer, as almost a third of Swedish women (31 percent) believe the streets are unsafe. Sexual assaults have more than doubled in the Nordic nation in the past three years.
A lawyer in Bavaria has launched legal action against Facebook on behalf of a Syrian refugee who took a a selfie with Angela Merkel, after the social network failed to remove false news stories about him.
The Italian government recently called for the introduction of Internet censorship in their country as political elites struggle to accept last year's historic events, including Brexit and the failure of the Italian referendum, according to independent political commentator Marco Fontana.
President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman has advised Czech citizenry to arm themselves against terrorist threats. The suggestions follow his recent warning that the country may become the site of a terrorist attack. Months ago he said that Muslim terrorists may try to carry out a “super Holocaust” and that people should be prepared.
A cartoon published by London-based Saudi newspaper Al-Hayat is receiving backlash after depicting foreign workers as rats.
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