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Germany's SPD wants to extend arms export halt to Saudi

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) want to extend a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia imposed after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, party sources said, setting the stage for a row with their conservative coalition partners.

Germany, Belgium propose new tool to police EU democracies

EU member states should be empowered to scrutinize each other's democratic track record, Germany and Belgium said on Tuesday, in an attempt to beef up the bloc's defenses against nationalist, populist governments flouting its key principles.

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House Democrats ask White House about Kushner use of WhatsApp messaging

The Democratic head of a U.S. congressional investigative panel on Thursday pressed the White House for information on whether President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, used the unofficial WhatsApp messaging tool to communicate sensitive or classified information with foreign leaders.