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The EU’s new foreign policy chief, the experienced and hard-nosed Josep Borrell, has spoken of Europe learning 'to use the language of power'. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

EU debates about its role as a global power are as old as the European project itself. Yet every effort to turn the bloc into a genuine geopolitical p(...)

Claims that Ireland not operating to the highest animal welfare standards when it comes to live exports.

A leading animal welfare activist has challenged Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed over his refusal to ban live animal exports Caroline Rowley o(...)

Travellers wear face masks as they sit in a waiting room at the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo

European stocks dropped alongside US equity futures on Tuesday, tracking broad declines across Asia amid a series of negative developments in Hong Kon(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian president Vladimir Putin pose for a picture as he arrives to attend the Libya summit in Berlin on Sunday. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Eight years after France and Britain led a military intervention to topple Muammar Gadafy without having considered how to manage the aftermath of the(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, regional leaders and Russian president Vladimir Putin (front right) gather during a peace summit on Libya at the chancellery in Berlin. Photograph: Getty

The weekend’s Berlin summit on Libya did not end fighting or ensure a peaceful resolution of the country’s civil conflict, but it may discourage exter(...)

Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign and security policy, attends a foreign affairs meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: John Thys/AFP  via Getty Images

EU foreign ministers have agreed to EU military and naval missions to war-torn Libya to help implement Sunday’s Berlin landmark peace agreement. The (...)

Leaders and lawmakers from 10 countries are attending talks in Berlin aimed at bringing an end to the protracted conflict in Libya. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty

Libya’s warring factions and their respective international allies agreed in Berlin on Sunday on a renewed weapons embargo in a bid to end the long-r(...)

German foreign minister Heiko Maas  meets Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday. Photograph:  German foreign ministry handout via Reuters

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent (...)

Joe Biden: Whatever the source of his resilience – in national if not state polls – allies of the US should hope it lasts.  Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

So thrilling is America’s Democratic presidential primary, so rich in drama, that the man who led by 10 points a year ago is winning by just the eight(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  has proposed sweeping changes to the country’s constitution. Photograph: Alexey Nikolosky/Sputnik/Kremlin pool/EPA

Vladimir Putin has proposed changes to Russia’s constitution that would limit the power of a potential successor if he steps down in 2024, indicating (...)

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