Hungary and Poland have condemned the European Parliament for adopting a resolution questioning Hungary’s ability to hold the European Union presidency next year due to concerns about its perceived crackdown on democratic values.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Friday that legislators within his nationalist Fidesz party are reluctant to allow Finland and Sweden into the NATO military alliance.
Authorities say seven people were detained after police found 18 migrants dead, including a child, in an abandoned truck near Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.
Moldova’s president says Russia is plotting to overthrow the country’s pro-European Union government after a Russian missile violated the country’s airspace.
The Church of England has confirmed it is examining the possibility of changing its liturgy to reference God in gender-neutral terms instead of as “Father,” “Him,” and “He,” the New York Post (NYP) reports. However, the denomination has said there are no plans to make changes to the current liturgy at present, and any future change would require “extensive legislation.”
As Turkey’s president defended his government’s perceived slow response to massive earthquakes, Israel was rushing to provide aid to Turkey and neighboring Syria.
Iran unveiled what it said was its first underground air force base on Tuesday, with the head of the Islamic Republic’s military saying the site would be among those used to launch a response to any potential strikes by Israel or others.
The Free Burma Rangers Christian aid organization is warning that the persecution of Christians in Myanmar has “grown exponentially” since the military coup of February 2021 ended the troubled country’s fragile democracy, the WNG.org news outlet reports.
The Hungarian government has condemned a report which claims that Hungary replaces Bulgaria as the European Union’s most corrupt member state.
Europe is closer to alignment with Israel when it comes to combating Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his government on Sunday morning after he returned from a meeting in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron.
The ongoing crisis of Christian persecution worldwide was highlighted at the European Parliament last week, at a special presentation of the Open Doors 2023 World Watch List (WWL) of the top 50 countries where believers are most persecuted, European Times reports. Open Doors is an international NGO that monitors persecution levels and helps persecuted Christians around the world.
The United States on Monday warned its citizens in Turkey of a potential “imminent” terror attack against synagogues, churches and diplomatic missions in Istanbul in retaliation for several recent incidents of Quran burnings in Europe.
The European Union is set Monday to impose sanctions on several more Iranian officials suspected of playing a role in the crackdown on protesters, but won’t add the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guard to the EU’s terror group blacklist.
A billionaire, a general, and an academic were favorites going into the first round of the Czech presidential election held Friday and Saturday after a court acquitted one of the candidates for financial wrongdoing with European Union funds. The contenders seek to replace Milos Zeman, the retiring heavyweight of the country’s post-communist era.
The GOP-led House passed legislation Thursday that would ban the sale of oil to China from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
The European Union has condemned Iran after executing two men for their involvement in anti-government protests sparked by the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman.
Diplomatic tensions were rising Thursday after the European Union “strongly” urged its 27 member states to insist on “negative COVID tests” from Chinese arrivals before they travel.
Heavily Catholic Croatia rang in the New Year with the euro currency and by joining European Union’s border-free Schengen zone a decade after joining the EU.
As the Hezbollah and Hamas terror groups step up their aerial aggression against Israel, using drones and other UAVs in attack and surveillance attempts against the Jewish State, the IDF is expanding its use of the so-called “Sling” system on its borders.
A document drafted by the European Commission in Eastern Jerusalem calls for helping the Palestinian Authority actively take control of land in Area C, which is supposed to be under full Israeli control under the Oslo Accords.