Alexandra Ekkelenkamp

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How to save the European Union

The euro crisis has already transformed the European Union from a voluntary association of equal states into a creditor-debtor relationship from …

Croatians vote for their first EU parliament members

<b>Voters in Croatia are electing members of the European Parliament for the first time.</b><p>The 12 victorious candidates will take their seats after the Balkan nation becomes the newest member of the European Union on 1 July.<p>Some 3.7 million people are eligible to vote in what officials have described as …

Europe

Kerry urges North Korea to join regional dialogue

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/969000/969909_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524682451_043420c7ae300e88ed5e2316fe7264a5<p><b>US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on North Korea's leaders to "come to the table in a responsible way" to end regional tensions.</b><p>Speaking in …

North Korea

Bali crash plane was almost brand new say Lion Air

The airliner which crashed into the sea off the island of Bali had only been delivered two months previously according to airline officials, as a survivor tells of the moment the cabin began to fill with water.<p>The Boeing 737 which overshot a runway on the <b>Indonesian</b> resort island of Bali on and …

Bali

Ireland to hold gay marriage referendum

Ireland is to hold a referendum on legalising gay marriage after a special convention set up to reform the Irish constitution recommended that …

Why Washington and Moscow Still Don't Trust Each Other

I left the USSR in 1991. Going back showed that Cold War stereotypes don't fade -- even with time.<p>MOSCOW--The last time I was at Sheremetyevo International Airport, I arrived early for my flight, inched through a five-hour customs line, and napped on an inflatable mattress. It was March 1991, I was …

Leading German economist calls for dissolution of eurozone to save EU

One of Germany's most eminent economists has called for the swift dissolution of the eurozone in its present form, arguing that the vision of a …