0940 GMT June 17, 2018
Former Polish presidents urge EU to defend rule of law
Three former Polish presidents, including anti-communist icon Lech Walesa, on Wednesday urged the EU to defend the rule of law in their country, which they say is under threat from the current right-wing government.
Macedonia, Greece end 27-year name dispute
Macedonia agreed to change its name to end a 27-year dispute with Greece.
Boat carrying over 900 migrants docks in Italy
An Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 900 migrants was allowed to dock in Sicily Wednesday, after Italy controversially turned away a separate foreign vessel with rescued migrants on board.
Italy denounces 'hypocritical lessons' on migrants from France
Italy on Tuesday said it would not accept "hypocritical lessons" from countries like France on migrants, in a growing row over 629 people stranded in the Mediterranean to whom Rome refused entry.
Hostage-taker holds two people in French capital
An unstable person, reportedly a man, has taken two people hostage in the French capital in an incident that authorities presume has no connection with terrorism.
Penka escapes death sentence after international outcry
Bulgaria agreed on Monday to spare the life of Penka the cow after plans to kill her for crossing European Union borders without paperwork triggered an international outcry.
Russia to respond to new US sanctions: Foreign ministry official
A senior Russian Foreign Ministry official has indicated that Moscow will reciprocate a move by the United States to impose new sanctions on Russia over alleged malign activity in the cyber space.
EU protecting companies in Iran
By Kostis Geropoulos*
Spain offers to take in drifting migrant ship
Spain offered on Monday to take in a rescue ship that is drifting in the Mediterranean sea with 629 migrants stranded on board after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.
Anti-corruption rally in Bucharest answers Romanian government’s event
Some 3,000 protesters have gathered in the Romanian capital to oppose official corruption a day after a massive government rally against anti-corruption prosecutors.
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