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EU wants curbs on energy use to reduce link to Russia

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The European Union’s executive is proposing legislation to curb the energy use of households and firms by almost one third by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower its dependence on gas imports, particularly those from Russia.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

EU’s united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

The headquarters of Russia's state-run natural gas giant Gazprom is seen during the company's annual shareholders' meeting in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 27, 2014. Gazprom halted supplies to Ukraine last week amid a dispute over Ukraine’s mounting debts, raising fears of disruption in Russian gas supplies to Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU’s efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Europeans voting to choose new parliament

A man casts his ballot for the European elections and a local referendum on the Tempelhof field in a polling station in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, May 25, 2014. AP

From Portugal to Finland, voters of 21 nations are casting ballots to decide the makeup of the next European Parliament and help determine the European Union’s future leaders and direction.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

France’s far right on the rise ahead of EU vote

Demonstrators with French flags gather outside the town hall in Mantes la Ville, north west of Paris, Friday, May 16, 2014, in protest of the ban of a new mosque. AP

For the National Front party, French towns should look French. That means no more new mosques or kebab shops.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Serbia marks 15th anniversary of NATO bombings

A Kosovo Albanian woman walks on March 22, 2014 past former Yugoslav army barracks, near the town of Mitrovica, which were destroyed during the 1999 NATO air campaign against Serbia. When NATO war planes launched their first air campaign on European soil in 1999 to force Serbiato halt a crackdown on independence-seeking Kosovo,the European Union was far from the minds of both Belgrade and Pistina. Now fifteen years later, former biter foes have made their first steps on the European path, after reaching historic accords on normalization of relations last April, under watchful EU mediation. AFP

Serbia marks Monday the 15th anniversary since NATO launched an air war to stop the crackdown on independence-seeking Kosovo by the regime of strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »