European leaders reached a deal on migration in the early hours of Friday after tortuous talks, but details were vague, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded differences remained on an issue that threatens her political career.
Under severe pressure from conservative allies at home, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on European leaders on Thursday to forge a common approach to migration, calling it a "make or break" issue for Europe.
President Donald Trump promised on Thursday to show great flexibility and cooperation toward the United States' "real friends" as he prepared to impose import tariffs that have provoked warnings of a trade war from Europe and China.
Andrej Babis and his party are winning the Czech Republic’s parliamentary elections this weekend. Add him to the current president, and that would mean not one, but two Donald Trump admirers governing a liberal democracy in the EU.
In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.
The US may be #1 in some areas, but it's topped in at least one by tiny Belgium. Belgium may hold the record, at least for developed countries, for days without a government - at 589 days. And, that seems to work pretty well... for Belgians.
Belgian Adolphe Sax invented a number of musical instruments, though none has had quite the impact of the saxophone. When a listener to PRI's The World asked us to dive into Sax's story, Clark Boyd took the challenge.
A Swiss vote to bring back strict immigration quotas for Europeans is drawing criticism from France, Germany, and others in the European Union. But it is being praised by nationalist parties in Europe, too.
When Mohammed Salman moved to Belgium to pursue a PhD in political science in 2010, he had every intention of returning home to Syria. But the war intervened, and now the newly-minted Ph.D. is helping start up a program for refugees at the Free University of Brussels.
Mark Schneider has been obsessed with Napoleon since he was a kid. Now, he's in the running to play the famous French general at the 200th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium.
In his just-released memoir a Belgian writer with Moroccan roots uses his experience to bridge cultures. In one chapter, he recounts learning how to slaughter sheep at home for the Muslim holidays. Non-Muslims ask him, “'You did that in your own house?’ “And the Muslims say, ‘Oh yeah, us too.’"
NATO foreign ministers have agreed to suspend all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia, in response to Moscow's annexation of Crimea. NATO will also review military deployments in eastern Europe.