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EU to 'suspend' Colombia's FARC from terror list

Brussels - The European Union has decided to "suspend" Colombia's FARC rebel group from its terror group list, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced on Monday.

Sister of killed jihadist arrested in Belgium

Brussels - The sister of a jihadist killed in a terror raid in Belgium last year has been arrested and charged with terrorist activity, a prosecutor said on Monday.

EU to halt sanctions against Colombia's FARC: sources

Brussels - The EU is preparing to suspend sanctions against Colombia's FARC rebel group as soon as it signs a historic peace deal with the government later Monday, European sources said.

EU warns Switzerland after region's vote on migrant curbs

Brussels - The EU warned Switzerland on Monday over a vote by one of its cantons backing curbs on migrants, an issue being closely watched in London as a possible template for Brexit negotiations.

EU submits Cuba normalisation accord for approval

Brussels - The European Commission on Thursday submitted for approval an accord to normalise ties with Cuba, long strained by the EU's backing of human rights activists in one of the world's last communist states.

EU seeks 'clarification' from top ex-official over Bahamas link

Brussels - The EU on Thursday said it was seeking answers from Neelie Kroes, a former top competition regulator, as to why she had failed to declare an interest in a Bahamas-based firm when in office.

EU scraps time limits on free mobile roaming plan

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday scrapped a controversial plan to limit its landmark free mobile phone roaming policy to 90 days a year, after an outcry from angry consumer groups.

First mercy killing of minor in Belgium: report

Brussels - A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to be euthanised in Belgium since age restrictions on such mercy killings in the country were lifted in 2014, it was learned Saturday.

Juncker opposed Barroso joining Goldman Sachs

Brussels - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday he opposed his predecessor Jose Manuel Barroso's decision to work for Goldman Sachs because of the firm's role in the global financial crisis.

Belgium's first baby panda named 'Treasure of Heaven'

Brussels - A Belgian zoo on Thursday finally named a baby giant panda three months after its birth, calling it "Tian Bao", which means "Treasure of Heaven" in Chinese.

EU's Juncker sets up Brexit 'task force'

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has set up a special task force to carry out negotiations with Britain on its exit from the European Union, a statement said on Wednesday.

'Fatal error' to ignore Brexit lessons: EU's Tusk

Brussels - EU President Donald Tusk on Tuesday warned leaders they cannot ignore the lessons of Brexit and must address concerns about migration when they meet in Bratislava this week.

Barroso slams 'discriminatory' EU over Goldman job: letter

Brussels - Former European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso on Tuesday accused Brussels of discrimination after it ordered an ethics probe into his new role at US investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Belgian trial opens for two bikers linked to terror group

Brussels - Two members of the "Kamikaze Riders" bikers club went on trial Monday on charges of belonging to a terrorist group, but authorities have dropped the original charges that they had plotted a New Year's attack in Brussels.

EU's Juncker launches probe into Barroso Goldman Sachs job

Brussels - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has opened a probe into whether his predecessor Jose Manuel Barroso breached EU ethics guidelines by joining US investment bank Goldman Sachs.

EU copyright overhaul sparks cultural 'apocalypse' warnings

Brussels - Is the EU, with Brexit and migration already in its cross-hairs, about to launch war on Europe's digital start-ups and entertainers?

EU to give debit cards to refugees in Turkey

Brussels - The EU announced plans Thursday to distribute debit cards to refugees in Turkey to help them meet basic needs as part of a multi-billion euro aid deal with Ankara to curb migrant flows to Europe.

Knifeman attacks Brussels police

Brussels - A Moroccan man wielding a knife attacked two Belgian police officers in the capital Brussels on Wednesday but their body armour protected them and they were not seriously hurt, prosecutors said.

EU defends 'free roaming' pledge despite 90-day limit

Brussels - The EU insisted Wednesday it had not scrapped its popular pledge to end roaming charges for mobile phone users despite unveiling a proposal to limit the measure to 90 days.

NATO chief to make post-coup bid visit to Turkey

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg will travel to key ally Turkey this week to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, one of the highest western officials to visit since a failed military coup in July, a statement said Tuesday.
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