Voting starts in Scottish independence referendum

Today @ 09:29

Over 4 million people are to cast their vote in favour or against Scottish independence on Thursday, with Spain calling it a "torpedo" against EU integration.

Highlights

Most Malta boat victims were Gaza refugees

17.09.14 @ 09:26

Palestinian people fleeing Israel’s occupation of Gaza were most of the victims in the Malta boat incident last week.

MEPs critical of 'underfunded' EU youth employment plan

17.09.14 @ 20:52

Outgoing EU commissioner for employment Laszlo Andor defended EU-wide efforts to tackle youth unemployment amid critical remarks from MEPs.

Focus

US and UK universities top world rankings

17.09.14 @ 09:20

American and British universities continue to dominate in the global rankings with the next best faculty in a EU member state trailing a distant 24.

Finnish PM faces backlash over Russia nuclear plant

Today @ 09:28

Finland’s new PM, Alexander Stubb, is facing a coalition split over plans for a Russian-built nuclear plant.

Ukraine gives rebels 'special status', ratifies EU treaty

16.09.14 @ 15:22

Ukraine has granted semi-autonomy to pro-Russia rebels, the same day as ratifying a strategic EU treaty.

EU struggling to cope with Russia food ban

16.09.14 @ 13:26

The EU is preparing to unveil new aid for fruit producers hit by the Russia food ban.

Nato describes Russia and Islamic State as main threats

15.09.14 @ 16:02

Nato has described Russia and Islamic State as the two main threats to Western security, but says it can still talk to Russia.

MEPs threaten budget suspension over transparency

15.09.14 @ 09:29

A handful of MEPs are asking the parliament to withhold millions of euros from the EU commission to force greater transparency in the Brussels executive.

Nato states begin exercise in west Ukraine, weapons deliveries

15.09.14 @ 09:27

Two hundred US soldiers are being deployed in west Ukraine amid the Russia-Ukraine war. Kiev also says some Nato states are delivering weapons to "stop Putin".

German anti-euro party gains seats in state parliaments

15.09.14 @ 09:27

East German voters gave the anti-euro party Alternative for Germany (AfD) a boost as party members celebrated regional election results on Sunday.

Feature

Scotland on verge of 'independence lite'

15.09.14 @ 09:14

Scottish people are preparing for a historic referendum that could partly end their union with the UK, but still seek to keep the pound and the British queen.

EU urges stronger Ebola response from member states

16.09.14 @ 09:26

The EU is pressing member states to step up efforts against Ebola as the epidemic continues to spread through west Africa.

Sweden swings to left, far-right party surges to third place

15.09.14 @ 10:55

Sweden woke up to political instability on Monday, with the Social Democrats poised to return to power but with the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats scooping third place in elections.

EU names 24 new people, 14 firms in Russia sanctions

12.09.14 @ 09:29

EU countries have added Russia’s top oil firms, an oligarch, and a leading nationalist MP to their blacklist.