Europe

Norway’s Supreme Court Refuses to Grant Snowden Safe Travel

Norway’s Supreme Court Refuses to Grant Snowden Safe Travel

STOCKHOLM —  Norway’s Supreme Court has rejected Edward Snowden’s request for a legal guarantee that would allow him to collect an award in the Scandinavian country without…

Latest Talks to Form Government in Iceland Collapse

Latest Talks to Form Government in Iceland Collapse

Iceland’s president says attempts to form a government have collapsed, with the leader of the country’s largest left-of-center party admitting defeat in coalition talks…

Coalition Agrees to Raise East German Pensions

Coalition Agrees to Raise East German Pensions

Germany’s ruling coalition agreed on Thursday to gradually raise state-backed pensions of those from the former Communist east to match western German levels from 2018 through 2025…

Hungarian Village Bans Mosques, Muezzins, Burqas, Burkinis

Hungarian Village Bans Mosques, Muezzins, Burqas, Burkinis

BUDAPEST —  The far-right mayor of a Hungarian village says councilors have voted to ban the construction of mosques and the activity of muezzins, as well as the use of…

EU-Ukraine Visa Deal By Year-End

EU-Ukraine Visa Deal By Year-End

BRUSSELS —  A final decision on visa liberalization for Ukraine to the EU’s Schengen zone is likely to be made by the end of the year, European Commission President…

French Police Seek Suspect After Attack on Retirement Home

French Police Seek Suspect After Attack on Retirement Home

Police in southern France were looking Thursday for an armed man who killed a woman at a retirement home for missionaries. The man was wearing a mask and carrying a…

Turkey in Regional Balancing Act

Turkey in Regional Balancing Act

ISTANBUL —  Preventing the disintegration of Syria and Iraq is the priority of Turkey, says the Turkish president’s chief of international relations. “I think there is still hope for…

Britain’s High Court Deals Blow to Brexit

Britain’s High Court Deals Blow to Brexit

Britain’s high court dealt a blow to backers of Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit, by ruling Thursday the government must consult Parliament before starting the…