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Trump congratulates Macron on French election win

 05/08/2017 - 05:25
Supporters of centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron - who won the presidential runoff on May 7, 2017 - celebrate his victory. EFE/EPA/JULIEN DE ROSA
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Trump, who once congratulated the UK for its decision to quit the European Union, congratulated the new French president, an advocate of Europe. 

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Supporters of centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron - who won the presidential runoff on May 7, 2017 - celebrate his victory. EFE/EPA/JULIEN DE ROSA

Face to Face: French Voters Choose Centrist and Far-Right Candidates for Presidency

 04/24/2017 - 02:17
French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Emmanuel Macron (Center) and Marine Le Pen (far right) advanced to the runoff in France’s presidential elections on May 7. After the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and the US vote for the political novice Donald Trump as president, the French presidential race is the latest election to shake up establishment politics by kicking out the figures that stood for the status quo. 

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French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms receives ALBA Human Rights Award

 04/17/2017 - 03:01
 Director of the non-governmental organization Proactiva Open Arms, Oscar Camps, poses with crew members during the presentation of the new ship 'Golfo Azurro' in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 23 December 2016. EPA/ALEJANDRO GARCIA
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Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO which has helped and rescued some 37,000 migrants in the Aegean and central Mediterranean Sea, on Sunday received the 2017 ALBA / Puffin Award for human rights activism in New York.

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 Director of the non-governmental organization Proactiva Open Arms, Oscar Camps, poses with crew members during the presentation of the new ship 'Golfo Azurro' in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 23 December 2016. EPA/ALEJANDRO GARCIA

UK hand-delivers divorce letter to EU, ending 44 years of union with Europe

 03/29/2017 - 08:48
A European Union flag during a demonstration against Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 29, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN
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 A letter signed by Prime Minister Theresa May which invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty _ the official withdrawal instrument _ was hand-delivered today to European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:45am
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A European Union flag during a demonstration against Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 29, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Love For Europe: thousands of protesters in London to say "no" to Brexit

 03/27/2017 - 04:47
Thousands of pro EU protesters march towards parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 25, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN
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Tens of thousands of European Union supporters gathered in London on Saturday to show their rejection of Brexit and demand a second referendum. The marches coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which led to the foundation of the EU.

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Thousands of pro EU protesters march towards parliament in London, Britain, Mar. 25, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Mogherini: Sería un "error" confundir el "America First" con "America va sola"

 03/22/2017 - 11:51
La responsable de política exterior europea, Federica Mogherini, durante una rueda de prensa en El Cairo, Egipto, el pasado 18 de marzo.  EFE/EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM
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 La alta representante de la Unión Europea (UE) para la Política Exterior, Federica Mogherini, subrayó hoy en Washington que sería un "error" confundir una agenda de "America First" con un "EEUU va solo", pero no quiso valorar los recientes vetos de Trump a refugiados y ciudadanos de países musulmanes.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:30am
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La responsable de política exterior europea, Federica Mogherini, durante una rueda de prensa en El Cairo, Egipto, el pasado 18 de marzo.  EFE/EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM

UK citizens may not preserve EU's fundamental rights and freedoms, report says.

 03/21/2017 - 09:47
The Union flag and EU flag in London, Britain on Mar. 21, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN
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Citizens of the United Kingdom may not retain the fundamental rights and freedoms of the European Union following Brexit, according to a report presented Tuesday to the European Parliament.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:45am
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The Union flag and EU flag in London, Britain on Mar. 21, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Trump y Merkel acuerdan estar en desacuerdo

 03/17/2017 - 14:58
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El Presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, recibió el día de hoy a la canciller alemana Angela Merkel en la Casa Blanca, en lo que pareciera ser una mutua evaluación de terreno.

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El presidente de EE.UU., Donald J. Trump (d), y la canciller alemana, Angela Merkel (i), durante una rueda de prensa conjunta tras su reunión en la Casa Blanca hoy 17 de marzo de 2017. Trump reiteró hoy su "fuerte apoyo a la OTAN", pero subrayó que es necesario que todos los países miembros "paguen su parte justa". "Muchas naciones deben vastas cantidades de dinero (a la OTAN), y es muy injusto para EEUU. Estas naciones deben pagar lo que deben", dijo Trump. EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo

The European Union Puts the Brakes on Trump

 02/20/2017 - 15:18
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Mike Pence, in Europe, Says Trump Supports Partnership With E.U.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:23am
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Vice President Mike Pence on Monday reassured the European Union of President Trump's support during a joint news conference in Brussels.
The Vice President during the joint press conference with the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk. EFE/VIRGINIA MAYO / POOL

The Pope and the elephant

 09/11/2015 - 04:12
A cardinal walks through the the streets of the Vatican on his way to a meeting prior to the election of Pope Francis. March 5, 2013. Photo: © Alberto Vourvoulias

The elephant in the room is immigration, and each country in Europe is up against a different part of the problem, while intentionally, obtusely, pretending to not see how the parts fit together. The United States too faces hard choices over the reception and treatment of immigrants. And Pope Francis has emerged as a central figure in this world debate.

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A Cardinal walks through the the streets of the Vatican on his way to a meeting prior to the election of Pope Francis. March 5, 2013. Photo © Alberto Vourvoulias
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A cardinal walks through the the streets of the Vatican on his way to a meeting prior to the election of Pope Francis. March 5, 2013. Photo: © Alberto Vourvoulias