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A soldier fires shots towards demonstrators in Harare, as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country’s election. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s general election descended into bloodshed on Wednesday when police used live ammunition on opposition party supporters protesting in the st(...)

Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change  (MDC) alliance claim victory for presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa  following general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s government increased security on the streets of Harare on Tuesday after tensions rose in the capital in the wake of claims by the main oppo(...)

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont: the final decision on whether to extradite him from Germany to Spain will be taken by the higher regional court in Kiel. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont will spend Easter in a northern German prison – and possibly much longer – as courts there decide how to ac(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk speaks during a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,  on Tuesday. Photograph:  AFP

Suggestions in the UK that it should hold a second referendum on Brexit, a proposal with very little real prospect, prompted EU Council president Don(...)

The British government proposes that, the day after Brexit, Europeans obtain the status of “third country nationals”. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

While we in the European Parliament Brexit steering group accept the UK’s decision to leave the European Union was a democratic choice, we were never(...)

There is some scepticism in Brussels about the ability of Theresa May’s minority administration to make effective decisions. Photograph: Getty Images

Theresa May is to be told the EU will take a year to draft a new mandate for its chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, effectively killing the Brexit nego(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and  Mike Pence at the Munich conference, where the US vice president  pledged “unwavering” support for Nato. Photograph: Guido Bergmann /Bundesregierung via Getty Images

For five decades, western political leaders have gathered at an annual security conference in Munich to grapple with crises in the unstable, violent w(...)

TTIP is not a classic free trade agreement. It is largely about investment and the reduction of regulatory barriers

The British electorate rebelled against membership of the EU. The Italians may rebel against constitutional reforms in a referendum in November. The G(...)

European Parliament president Martin Schulz has denounced the “repeated and arbitrary” denial of admission into Russia of Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete. Photograph: Emanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Tucked away on the ground floor of the labyrinthine European Parliament building in Brussels is the Anna Politkovskaya room. The parliament’s main pre(...)

The European Parliament agreed to recognise Palestinian statehood ‘in principle’, in a compromise that did not back immediate recognition of a Palestinian state. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Parliament adopted a resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle, in a compromise motion that did not follow some European n(...)

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