The EU wants to see more African involvement in Mali. Paris has suggested a mission of African nations, under UN leadership.
The European Commission has signaled it could reject a French budget proposal and insist Paris meet its debt obligations. It would be the first time the executive demands a member state bring its budget within EU rules.
European Parliament wrangles over several nominees to the incoming European Commission have prompted plans for crisis talks next Tuesday. The disputes center on Spanish, British and French nominees
When Islamists began wrecking Timbuktu's cultural heritage Abdel Kader Haidara put his own life at risk to save hundreds of thousands of manuscripts. Today he receives the German Africa Prize for his efforts.
At least five UN peacekeepers have been killed in northern Mali by an explosive. In addition, three were wounded.
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