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28 Sep
Beijing's seemingly eco-conscious pledge could mend some bridges between China and the EU, say analysts, after relations between the two sides have worsened since early 2020.
26 Sep
The European Union should intensify efforts to phase out the use of animals in scientific research, lawmakers have said in a resolution.
23 Sep
The European Union says it will impose a universal charger for smartphones, setting up a clash with Apple and its widely used iPhone connector cable. European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton says 'something had to be done' as he introduces the plan for a universal charger following the announcement that the European Commission believes a standard cable for all devices will cut back on electronic waste, but Apple says a one-size fits all charger will stop innovation and create more pollution.
22 Sep
France is looking to shore up EU support as the fallout from a surprise defense deal grows. The US, Australia and Britain insist that the diplomatic crisis wouldn't affect their long-term relations with France.
21 Sep
Chancellor Angela Merkel has pursued a conciliatory approach with Ankara despite divergent interests and tensions on many issues. A new government could mean a new approach to the strongman president.
18 Sep
Each year, the European Commission takes stock of the state of the EU, and the president delivers a speech to parliament. The main issues this year are the same as in 2020. Bernd Riegert has an overview from Brussels.
16 Sep
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU's vaccination drive was done "the right way" and vowed to donate 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to low-income countries.
11 Sep
Belarusian opposition figures Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak have been handed long prison terms by a Minsk court. Reactions from Germany and the EU have been unequivocal.
10 Sep
The top EU court told a Barcelona tapas bar to drop the term "champanillo" from advertising, ruling that it infringes on legal protections given to champagne.
9 Sep
The EU wants Poland to be fined over new laws it believes undermine the country's judiciary. European lawmakers say the punitive measures must be in place until there is compliance.
4 Sep
Google, Facebook and Microsoft have contributed to "the largest ever effort to lobby the EU" in a battle against new laws aimed at curbing their powers.
29 Aug
In northern Spain, traditional fishermen are angry about plans afoot in the European Commission to introduce extra controls in the sector. France 24's team headed to Galicia to take a look at their traditional methods, which fishermen say the latest proposals put under threat.

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39 mins ago
German academic Adrian Zenz tells DW how new documents show that speeches made by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders link the government to the crackdown on Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
39 mins ago
Sufi whirling is a form of dancing that dates back to the 12th or 13th century. This mystic tradition emphasises the inward search for the divine. Not many women practice the dance in public but we're joined in the studio by one of them, Rana Gorgani. She tells us more about this unique form of dance.
1 hour ago
Turkey's Finance Minister, Lutfi Elvan, has resigned amid another plunge in the value of the country's currency, the lira. He is being replaced by his deputy, Nureddin Nebati, who supports President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's controversial economic policies. The lira has lost almost half of its value this year as Erdogan has pushed for low interest rates, despite rising inflation. Also today, we look at how some French parents are choosing to rent toys for their children, instead of buying new ones.
1 hour ago
Fighting continues in Ethiopia, where rebel groups are advancing on the capital Addis Ababa. While much has been said about the northern front, where the army is at war with the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF), another armed group – allied to Tigrayans – is fighting from the south and west of the country. The Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) now controls a large swathe of territory. Together, the TDF and OLA plan to topple the government and take over the capital. The government accuses these rebel groups of committing crimes against civilians, including several massacres. Our regional correspondent reports.
2 hours ago
The EU Commission on Wednesday (1 December) unveiled its plan to invest €300bn by 2027 in global infrastructure in digital and climate projects - as an alternative to China's Belt and Road initiative.
2 hours ago
The Supreme Court appeared set to put limits on abortion rights in the United States by upholding one state's law banning the procedure after 15 weeks. Protesters from both sides of the issue rallied at the top court.