ANGELA MERKEL claimed that the EU will eventually be federalised - the European Commission will become a government, the Council of member states an "upper chamber" and the European Parliament more powerful, unearthed reports reveal.
EU budget discussion erupted into chaos after leaders failed to reach a compromise over demands for increased contributions, with Finnish PM Sanna Marin demanding fellow countries stop attempts to "dictate" the new framework and compromise.
EUROPEAN Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was attacked by her predecessor Jean-Claude Juncker in December for her decision to create a commissioner for "Protecting the European Way of Life" that included responsibility for migration.
WORLD WAR 3 fears have surrounded the conflict on Syria for years - but, while many feared a Russia-US flashpoint, Vladimir Putin looks set to clash with supposed ally Turkey and its leader Tayyip Erdogan.
BEIJING (AP) — When a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer's native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderly Uighur imam was swept up and locked away, along with three of his sons. Now, a leaked database exposes in extraordinary detail the main reasons for the detentions of Emer, his three sons, and hundreds of others in their neighborhood: Their religion and their family ties. The database profiles the internment of 311 individuals with relatives abroad in Karakax County, and lists information on more than 2,000 of their relatives, neighbors and friends. Each entry includes the detainee’s name, address, national identity number, detention date and location,...