Josep Borrell

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A shoe print on a picture of President Emmanuel Macron  during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey,  against the  president’s comments on  Prophet Muhammad cartoons. Photograph: Getty Images

The French ambassador to Ankara, Hervé Magro, was recalled to Paris on Sunday as tensions flared between France and Turkey. President Recep Tayyip E(...)

A boy holds a banner during a protest against Nigerian rogue police, otherwise know as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), in Lagos, Nigeria. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/EPA

The Nigerian army has been accused of shooting dead unarmed citizens who were protesting against police brutality, as demonstrations continue across t(...)

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/Pool/EPA

The member states of the European Union agreed on Monday to impose sanctions on Russians suspected of a role in poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navaln(...)

 A woman speaks to police officers during a protest against Lukashenko in Minsk. Photograph: Stringer/AFP via Getty Images

Belarus police will now be permitted to use combat weapons in the streets if needed to respond to what the interior ministry described as increasingly(...)

EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell has ruled out military action. Photograph: Yves Herman/POOL/AFP via Getty

As a group of office workers in the Brussels bubble prepared to wind down for the weekend last Friday, an email appeared in their inboxes that made th(...)

A view of deserted buildings of the tourist area of Varosha, in the fenced off area of Famagusta, in the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus. Photograph: Birol Bebek/AFP via Getty

The government of Cyprus has strongly condemned the Turkish-Cypriot decision to reopen the public beach of the abandoned Greek-Cypriot resort and resi(...)

A police officer stands in front of a destroyed house after shelling in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region’s main city of Stepanakert on October 7th, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty

Russia, the European Union and Iran have called for an end to fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karab(...)

Image posted on September 23rd on the Instagram account of @navalny shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sitting on a bench in Berlin. Photograph: @navalny/AFP via Getty

The European Union has plenty of pressing “domestic” issues to tackle, including the double impact of coronavirus and Brexit, but crises facing its ea(...)

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in front of the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The European Union’s member states failed to reach a consensus to impose sanctions on Belarusian officials in response to a rigged election and a crac(...)

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi earned a rebuke from German foreign minister Heiko Maas (right) over threatening comments made to Czech senate speaker Milos Vystrcil.  Photograph:  Michael Sohn/ Pool/AFP via Getty Images

It was, as the politburo might put it, a charm offensive with Chinese characteristics. The five-country trip to Europe by China’s foreign minister Wan(...)

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