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EU formally extends Russia sanctions to January 2017

Brussels - The European Union on Friday formally extended damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine by six months, a statement said.

EU opens new chapter in Turkey membership talks

Brussels - The European Union announced Thursday it had opened a new negotiating chapter with Turkey on its long-stalled bid for membership of the bloc, as part of its migrant deal with Ankara.

Hollande says Brexit won't change Channel migrant deal

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that Britain's vote to leave the EU should not affect a deal to stop migrants crossing the Channel, which led to many being stuck at camps in Calais.

Spain, France reject Scottish role in Brexit talks

Brussels - Spanish and French leaders on Wednesday rejected any possibility of Scotland having a separate role in talks between Britain and the European Union after the Brexit vote.

EU warns Britain on life after Brexit

Brussels - Britain got its first taste Wednesday of a future outside the EU as Europe's leaders met without premier David Cameron and warned London it must accept EU migrants to win access to the bloc's free trade zone.

EU's Juncker to meet Scotland's first minister on Wednesday: Spokesman

Brussels - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks in Brussels Wednesday with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has said she plans to defend Scotland's place in the EU after a vote by Britain as a whole to leave the bloc.

Britain wins Brexit breathing space at gloomy EU summit

Brussels - EU leaders gave Britain breathing space Tuesday by accepting it needed time to absorb a shock Brexit vote before triggering a divorce but insisted the crunch move could not wait months.

EU's Juncker says Britain doesn't have 'months to meditate'

Brussels - Britain does not have "months to meditate" on the next steps following the Brexit vote, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday.

EU leaders understand 'dust needs to settle' after Brexit vote: Tusk

Brussels - EU leaders appreciate that the situation needs to calm down in Britain following the Brexit vote before the next steps can be taken, the bloc's president Donald Tusk said Tuesday.

Cameron says no regrets on holding EU referendum

Brussels - Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday that he did not regret holding the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union despite the surprise victory for the campaign to leave the bloc.

Cameron tells EU free movement reform 'key' to post-Brexit ties: UK govt source

Brussels - Prime Minister David Cameron told EU leaders Tuesday they should consider reforming rules on freedom of movement, a Downing Street source said, after Britain voted to leave the bloc.

Last chapter in Cameron's horrible history of EU summits

Brussels - Prime Minister David Cameron attended his final EU summit Tuesday, bringing the curtain down on a difficult relationship in humiliating circumstances after Britain voted for Brexit.

EU should do more for its own defence: Mogherini

Brussels - EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday urged the bloc to do more in its own defence, just as leaders discussed Britain's leave vote which will result in the loss of a major military power.

Cameron wants 'closest possible' EU ties after Brexit

Brussels - Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday he wants the "closest possible" relations with the EU after Britain voted to leave the bloc, adding the split should be "as constructive as possible".

'You are not laughing at me now': Farage tells MEPs

Brussels - Nigel Farage, leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party, on Tuesday told a jeering European Parliament he had had the last laugh after Britain defied their warnings and voted to quit the EU."Isn't it funny?

EU Parliament urges Brexit triggering 'as soon as possible'

Brussels - The European Parliament on Tuesday urged Britain to trigger the divorce process from the European Union as soon as possible after the shock referendum vote by British voters to leave the bloc.

EU's Juncker tells Britain to 'clarify position as rapidly as possible'

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker Tuesday urged Prime Minister David Cameron to clarify quickly when Britain intends to leave the EU, saying there can be no negotiation on future ties before London formally applies to exit.

Cameron runs EU gauntlet after Brexit vote

Brussels - Impatient European leaders pressed a humiliated Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday to speed up Britain's divorce from the EU, warning that the UK cannot expect special treatment outside the bloc.

NATO appoints first woman as deputy head

Brussels - NATO on Monday appointed Rose Gottemoeller as deputy head of the US-led alliance, the first woman to hold the post, a statement said.

Europe to push for quickie British divorce as Kerry flies in

Brussels - European leaders embark this week on a frantic drive to push Britain into a quick divorce, with top US diplomat John Kerry rushing to join discussions as the "Brexit" crisis goes global.
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