Immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug. Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix Norway’s finance minister and leader of the nationalist Progress Party Siv Jensen has defended immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug over controversial comments criticising the leader of another … [Read more...] about Norway Progress leader defends minister over ‘imam’ comment
Thursday night's dinner debate among European Union leaders will serve up a dish everyone is reluctant to bite into, even though they know it is good for them. The "strategic policy dialogue" on relations with Russia is long overdue and everyone knows it. But even after being … [Read more...] about Aleppo atrocities force EU leaders to confront tense Russian relationship
Iran continued marathon talks with the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia in Vienna on Saturday in an attempt to resolve a 13-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. The negotiations aim to finalize a deal that would see Iran curb its uranium … [Read more...] about Signs of progress in Iran nuclear talks ahead of deadline
A fresh ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region is expected to be announced on Wednesday, according to Berlin and Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesperson, Steffen Seibert, revealed that Merkel took part in a four-way telephone conference with … [Read more...] about Ukraine: European and Russian leaders agree new ceasefire deal
It is to be one of the biggest projects the Middle East has ever seen: A technology park and a new city with the futuristic name, "Neom." What Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced in Riyadh sounded nothing short of spectacular: A new, hyper-modern city, built … [Read more...] about Opinion: Saudi Arabia – progress, or megalomania?