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Arms export licences from European Union countries totalled a record €40.3 billion in 2009, up 20 per cent on 2008
The European Union's ratification of a major treaty on disability rights is a significant milestone, says Human Rights Watch.
The UK government is seeking to dilute its commitment to European Union protection for workers, the environment, safety and other public concerns.
Multinational companies could be forced to reveal far more about their finances in the Global South following a European Commission move welcomed by Christian Aid.
A report urging action on poverty has been presented in the European Parliament by the main European Churches and associated organisations.
European Union countries should end the forcible return of Roma and other minorities to Kosovo, Amnesty International says in a new report.
The French government has been roundly condemned by the European Union for its ethnically-based deportations targeted on Roma camps.
A UN report says that food security in Zimbabwe has improved signficiantly, but that food assistance will still be vital for around 1.68 million people next year.
Welsh politicians have called for the people of Catalonia to be allowed to determine their own future after a Spanish court over-ruled decisions on autonomy.
British PM David Cameron says he will "fight" for Turkey's accession to the European Union, despite the slow pace of negotiations.