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June 17, 2018 12:35 PM Three decades on, Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

PRESPES, Greece/ BITOLA, Macedonia (Reuters) - Greece and Macedonia defied protests and set aside three decades of dispute on Sunday as they agreed on a new name for the Balkan state, potentially paving the way for Macedonia’s admission to the European Union and NATO. The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an accord to rename the former 69

May 31, 2018 10:40 AM Croatia's far-right urges referendum on minority rights

ZAGREB, Croatia – A far-right group campaigning for a change in Croatian election laws says it has collected enough signatures to call a referendum that could curb the rights of ethnic minorities. The "People Decide" group said Thursday it has collected nearly 400,000 signatures for the plebiscite intended to reduce the number of lawmakers in Croatia's 57

May 25, 2018 12:13 PM Ireland Votes Whether to Repeal Abortion Ban as Catholic Influence Wanes

Polls show majority in favor of repeal, but many remain undecided Irish voters are deciding Friday whether to remove a ban on abortion from the country’s constitution, a sweeping change that would further dilute church influence in a country steadily moving away from its Catholic roots. Polls show a majority in favor of lifting the ban, with younger 56

May 12, 2018 2:57 PM Irish Pro-Life Campaigners Rally Ahead of Abortion Referendum

As the May 25 vote draws near, the government is forced to deal with a separate crisis Campaigners to retain Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion held their last major rally in Dublin on Saturday ahead of a referendum on the issue later this month, as a government that favors its removal is forced to shift its focus to a crisis over cancer screening 80

May 12, 2018 12:26 PM The Tortuous Road to a Brexit Customs Deal

The British cabinet is still at odds on crucial trade issue; once it gets lined up, other obstacles await It’s hard to keep up with the convolutions of the Brexit debate in Britain. The latest twist concerns what type of customs arrangement the U.K. should have with the European Union, by far its largest trading partner, after the U.K. leaves the bloc. The British 75

May 5, 2018 2:38 PM Macron honors New Caledonians before independence vote

NOUMEA, New Caledonia – French President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged the "pain of colonization" during a visit to New Caledonia, as the South Pacific archipelago prepares to vote on whether to break free of French rule. Macron paid homage Saturday to 19 independence activists killed 30 years ago after taking police hostage in the town of Ouvea 62

April 15, 2018 9:29 PM Can the EU Break Out of Its Political Limbo?

June summit will test leadership’s ability to reduce the risk of another sovereign crisis, and settle its asylum policy For the last two years, the European Union has been stuck in limbo. During this time, its priority has been simply to survive. In mid-2016, in the wake of the Brexit referendum, with the migration crisis and eurozone debt crisis still 56

March 26, 2018 3:41 PM Romania considers legislation to allow same-sex partnership

BUCHAREST, Romania – A top Romanian politician says the country's ruling party is considering legalizing civil partnerships between same-sex couples. Liviu Dragnea, leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party, said Monday the country shouldn't "fail to examine the situation of a minority in Romania," adding "we can't pretend we don't see it or it doesn't 79

March 14, 2018 9:22 PM Slovenia's premier resigns over court ruling on referendum

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Slovenia's prime minister says he is resigning after the country's top court annulled last year's referendum on a key railway project and ordered a new vote. Slovenia's Supreme Court ruled earlier Wednesday that government backing for the project during the referendum campaign was one-sided and could have affected the outcome of the vote. The referendum 79

March 13, 2018 10:14 AM Iraqi PM reopens Kurdish airports to international flights

BAGHDAD – Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says he is reopening airports in Iraq's Kurdish region to international flights after federal authority was restored at the hubs. Al-Abadi's announcement on Tuesday comes some six months after the airports were initially shut to international flights following a controversial referendum vote in northern 75