Venezuelan asylum seekers try to make a new life in Spain
15 October 2018 | 2:37 pm
More than three million people have fled Venezuela as the country's economic and political crisis deepens. Most head for Columbia and Brazil but for those who make it to the EU, Spain is the top destination.
Europe continues to struggle with a heat wave, though some have seen a respite from record high temperatures for the time of year. One of several wildfires has raged out of control on Greece's second-largest island.
The Cypriot government says the vast majority of migrants enter the island's breakaway north via Turkey and then seek asylum in the EU-backed south. Arrivals doubled to about 10,000 in the first five months of this year.
The European Commission has recommended candidate status for Ukraine. Just over three months after being invaded by Russia, Kyiv has cleared the first hurdle on the road to membership.
A forensic examination on remains found in the Amazon confirmed they belonged to British journalist Dom Phillips. A second set of remains, believed to be those of Bruno Pereira, are still being analyzed.
Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief has called for Russia to end its blockade of Ukrainian ports. His comments come ahead of a meeting of the bloc's 27 foreign ministers.
With young Indigenous people leaving the Amazon in search of jobs the rainforest is losing one of its best lines of defense. Could ensuring they have economic opportunities at home help protect biodiversity?
Albania, Serbia and North Macedonia have criticized the slow progress on their EU membership bids. With Ukraine on the fast track, Western Balkan leaders are meeting with their EU counterparts — but hold out little hope.
EU leaders are in Brussels to discuss the membership bids of Ukraine and Moldova. Meanwhile, the European Parliament has voted heavily in favor of the two countries' getting candidate status.
Strong inflation headwinds could deny Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro a second term, with the incumbent also facing a new corruption scandal. Lula says citizens want to "get rid" of the current government.
The European Union should change the way it does business with Africa to redress imbalances left over in part from the colonial era, EU lawmakers have said.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine four months ago, the cost of living crisis has become a global issue. Prices have gone up around the world. In Europe, the countries that use the euro saw an average of 8.1 percent inflation in May. Pressure on prices, combined with stuttering economic growth, has sparked fears of a recession. These concerns could still come into play regarding the EU's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this programme, we're joined by two MEPs to discuss how the EU should balance sanctions against Russia with the risk of recession.
This week on Talking Europe we take a look at some of the other countries, aside from Ukraine, that are knocking on the EU's door to join the bloc. EU leaders held a summit on Thursday with the Western Balkan states to discuss their accession process. For Albania, that started back in 2008 and still hasn't advanced to the negotiations stage. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke to FRANCE 24’s Luke Brown on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans leaders' meeting in Brussels.
44 mins ago
Myanmar's ruling military junta has issued new rules making it harder for foreign aid groups to operate in the country. NGO's will need to adapt their strategies to reach those in need.
46 mins ago
Journalists working at the Kyiv Independent document life under power outages caused by Russian missile strikes and vow to continue their work. Also, we look ahead to important local elections in Taiwan, the first since China's military escalation there. Cartoonists give us their views on the UN-mandated day to eliminate violence against women. Finally, we look at the celebrity secrets of turning male pattern baldness into a signature statement!
3 hours ago
Ghana, who lost their opening game to Portugal, are seeking their first points on Monday in a Group H match against South Korea, who kicked off with a 0-0 draw against Uruguay.
3 hours ago
A landslide in Cameroon's capital Yaounde on Sunday killed at least 14 people who were attending a funeral, the region's governor said.
3 hours ago
The capital of Tigray is in economic ruin and residents are plagued by hunger and disease. The recent peace deal signed by the federal government and Tigray rebels has brought hope to their despair.
3 hours ago
We take a look at how French consumers have adopted the American tradition of Black Friday sales. With clothing expected to the number one item that will be purchased in France during the discounted period, we also find out how the globe's appetite for fast fashion is having a dire effect on Chile's desert.