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EU summit set for new east-west clash over migrants

Brussels - EU leaders headed for a new east-west clash at a Brussels summit Thursday over how to deal with large numbers of migrants coming to Europe.

Belgium ends extradition case against Catalan leader

Brussels - A Belgian court formally closed extradition proceedings against deposed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday, after Spain dropped the European arrest warrant against him.

Norway or Canada? Britain weighs post-Brexit trade ties

Brussels - Brexit talks are set to enter their second phase, and Britain faces historic choices on its future relations with Europe, including a possible trade deal.

British PM's Brexit defeat looms over EU summit

Brussels - British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to a Brussels summit Thursday reeling from a parliamentary defeat over Brexit that threatens to undermine her just as EU leaders back the opening of trade talks.

EU support for new plan to regulate endocrine disruptors

Brussels - The European Commission won support on Wednesday for a new plan to regulate chemicals which can potentially disrupt the body's hormones, expressing hope it can take effect next year.

NATO to complete move to new billion euro HQ by mid-June

Brussels - NATO said Wednesday it will complete the move to its new billion euro headquarters by summer next year, more than two years behind schedule after hold-ups caused by unexploded World War II bombs and fears of cyber attack.

EU refugee quota row flares up ahead of summit

Brussels - A row over controversial quotas for the sharing out of refugees across EU countries broke out on Wednesday on the eve of a summit where leaders will discuss the way forward on migration.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam's lawyer asks to postone Belgian trial

Brussels - Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam's lawyer asked on Wednesday for next week's opening of his client's trial in Belgium to be postponed, a senior court official said, adding it is "highly likely" it will be delayed.

Amnesty says EU governments complicit in abuse of Libya migrants

Brussels - Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Italy and other EU governments of being "knowingly complicit" in horrific abuses of migrants in Libya, warning of legal action against them at European and UN rights institutions.

Stoltenberg reappointed as NATO chief until 2020

Brussels - NATO on Tuesday reappointed Jens Stoltenberg as secretary general to serve until 2020, as the alliance undergoes its biggest revamp since the Cold War to counter the perceived threat posed by Russia.

Stoltenberg: from NATO opponent to alliance chief

Brussels - A staunch opponent of NATO as a young man, as head of the alliance Jens Stoltenberg has overseen its biggest military expansion since the Cold War and kept sustained pressure on allies to spend more on defence.

EU summit set to unlock next phase of Brexit talks

Brussels - European Union leaders are set to open the next phase of Brexit talks at a summit this week, but may toughen their conditions after Britain cast doubt on whether a deal on divorce terms is binding.

EU advances membership talks for Serbia, Montenegro

Brussels - The EU on Monday opened new chapters in its membership talks with Serbia and Montenegro, countries which European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says he expects to join the bloc by 2025.

Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe

Brussels - High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international diplomacy.

EU defends Brexit 'deal between gentlemen'

Brussels - The EU said Monday that last week's Brexit agreement was a "deal between gentlemen" and not legally binding, but insisted that it had the full backing of the British government.

EU resumes official contacts with Thai junta

Brussels - The EU on Monday agreed to resume political contacts "at all levels" with Thailand, more than three years after suspending them in protest at the military coup in Bangkok.

EU's Mogherini condemns 'all attacks on Jews everywhere'

Brussels - The EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Monday condemned "all attacks on Jews everywhere in the world" as she met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Brussels.

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital 'makes peace possible': Netanyahu

Brussels - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital "makes peace possible", after widespread international criticism of the US decision to do so.

EU rebuffs Netanyahu call on Jerusalem

Brussels - The EU's diplomatic chief Monday bluntly rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that Europe would follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital, saying there would be no change to its stance on the holy c...

Squaring circles: EU and Britain plot next Brexit chapter

Belgique - The European Commission and the British government let out an audible sigh of relief on reaching Friday's historic Brexit divorce terms deal.
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