UN Security Council mission visits Mali, urges February vote
A U.N. Security Council mission that is visiting Mali this weekend to assess the security situation is urging the country’s authorities to set elections for February to meet agreements reached with a West African regional bloc after a coup last year.
Finland's leader: Turkey decision on envoys 'regrettable'
Finland’s leader says that the Turkish president’s decision to order that 10 foreign ambassadors be declared persona non grata after calling for the release of a jailed philanthropist and human rights activist was a “regrettable situation.”.
Norway intel agency: Kongsberg-type attack will happen again
Norway’s domestic intelligence agency says that such deadly attacks as the one in the small town of Kongsberg earlier this month are highly difficult to anticipate and prevent and are likely to happen again in such an open and democratic society such as Norway.
Frenchman tied to far-right abduction charged with terrorism
A former politician who called for the overthrow of the French government has been charged with terrorism in connection with what authorities have said was a far-right plot to attack vaccination centers, a masonic lodge and other targets.
Romania revives restrictions as hospitals struggle, jabs lag
Doctor Petruta Filip is working 100-hour weeks at a hospital in Romania’s capital Bucharest which, like hospitals throughout the country, is struggling under an onslaught of coronavirus patients requiring treatment amid worryingly low vaccination rates.
EU unconvinced by Polish arguments on rule of law changes
Key European Union leaders are unconvinced by Polish arguments that fundamental judicial changes the country has made would not undermine the bloc and said that the withholding of billions in EU recovery funds would likely continue unless Warsaw falls back into line.