Maltese journalist ‘assassinated for her whistleblowing activity’

The son of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of being complicit in his mother's death.

Islamic State moves to Africa, all eyes on Europe

EU countries must monitor "very carefully" a growing threat from the Islamic State group in North Africa as jihadists relocate there from Iraq and Syria.

Austria set for rightward political turn?

Chancellor Christian Kern is vowing to take his center-left Social Democrats into the opposition if defeated and a handful of small parties are struggling to clear the 4 percent hurdle needed to get seats in parliament.

UEFA Nations League lineup has been confirmed

In order to counteract what many view as meaningless international friendlies, UEFA have established the Nations League, which will be played off between teams of similar standards.

Catalan leadership proclaims independence, no declaration yet

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has proclaimed the region's independence from Spain but says its effects will be suspended to allow for talks with the Madrid government.

Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem to stay on until January

Dutchman Jeroen Dijsselbloem will continue to be the president of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers until his term expires.

Say nay to the NRA, a European response to mass shootings...

There's something going on in the world. A situation we cannot ignore any longer and we need to address it. Say nay to NRA (nonsensical rifle addiction).

Russia sanctions costs the EU €30 billion

New research – which was carried out by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) - showed EU exports to Russia declined annually by 15.7 percent since 2014 when the sanctions were put into place.

Pedro Agramunt resigns as PACE president

Spanish politician Pedro Agramunt announced his resignation as president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

EU doesn’t know how to deal with Catalonia

The final results from Catalonia's independence referendum show that 90 per cent of voters backed secession from Spain, the region's government has said.

EU employment highest on record

Employment in the 28-nation European Union increased to the highest on record in the second quarter.

EU forces Amazon to pay back millions in taxes

Amazon has to pay €250 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered.

Catalans strike to protest, independence declaration expected

Separatist groups and unions had initially called on strikes to be held on Tuesday in support for Catalan leaders pushing ahead with a declaration of independence from Spain.

EU commits to better protect marine life

The European Union and its private sector will commit about 1 billion euros to better protect marine life during the global Our Ocean conference this week.

Gunman opens fire at Las Vegas concert

A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below.

First same-sex weddings in Germany, quiet LGBT revolution in Malta

Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples.

The EU is sleeping, self-determination dreams wide awake

Spanish riot police are aggressively suppressing a self-determination referendum on independence for Catalonia, which Madrid says “runs counter to the goals and ideals of the European Union”.

IMF chief tells bankers to not dismiss cryptocurrency

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be luddites.

European Commission demands EU laws on drones

European Commission has called for fresh impetus behind its stalled plans for EU-wide regulation of drones, after a string of near-misses with airplanes across Europe last year.

European footballers urged to copy NFL protest against racism

European football players should copy American footballers by “taking a knee” during national anthems to protest against racism.