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Migrant girl died from 'bullet' after Belgium police chase

Tournai - A two-year-old girl of Kurdish origin who died after police gave chase to a van carrying illegal migrants in Belgium succumbed to a bullet wound to the face, prosecutors said Friday.

EU targets Harley Davidson, Levi's in Trump trade war

Brussels - The EU is drawing up retaliatory measures against leading US brands such as Levi's and Harley Davidson after US President Donald Trump threatened a trade war with plans for tariffs on steel and aluminium, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker s...

Remove 'terror content' within an hour, EU tells web firms

Brussels - Online platforms should take down "terrorist content" within an hour of it being reported, the EU said Thursday in new recommendations to internet companies to stem the flow of harmful content on the web.

EU can head off Brexit with reform: Blair

Brussels - Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Thursday urged the EU to embrace immigration reform to get the UK to change its mind on Brexit, saying there was still time to avoid a damaging withdrawal.

Tusk 'absolutely sure' EU will accept controversial Brexit draft treaty

Brussels - EU President Donald Tusk said Thursday he was "absolutely sure" the bloc's members would accept a draft treaty for Brexit that has stirred anger in London over its provisions for Northern Ireland.

EU presses Russia, Iran, Turkey over Syria ceasefire

Brussels - The EU has pressed Russia, Iran and Turkey to do what they can to get the Syrian government to halt its offensive in Eastern Ghouta to let aid enter and civilians evacuate.

May says no UK PM could accept EU Brexit treaty

Brussels - British Prime Minister Theresa May angrily rejected a draft divorce treaty unveiled by the EU on Wednesday, saying she would never allow the bloc to undermine her country's "constitutional integrity".

Euro MPs seek probe into promotion of Juncker's 'monster'

Brussels - EU legislators called Wednesday for an investigation into the surprise promotion of an aide to Jean-Claude Juncker to be the top civil servant in the European Commission.

EU's Barnier warns UK on post-Brexit transition

Brussels - European Union negotiator Michel Barnier told Britain Tuesday it cannot have an open-ended post-Brexit transition, and warned that a deal on the phase remained out of reach.

EU calls for immediate Syria ceasefire

Brussels - The EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Monday demanded that a UN-backed ceasefire in Syria be implemented "immediately", as fresh government strikes on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta killed 10 civilians.

Fearful EU angles for grand coalition in Italy

Brussels - Fearing paralysis after Italy's nailbiting March 4 election, EU officials are quietly working to encourage a "grand coalition" of pro-European parties -- including that of colourful billionaire ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi.

EU seeks sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis

Brussels - EU countries on Monday demanded sanctions against senior Myanmar military officers over "serious and systematic" rights abuses against the country's beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority.

EU's Tusk warns Poland against 'anti-semitic excesses'

Brussels - EU President Donald Tusk warned Poland on Friday against "anti-semitic excesses" and other behaviour that risked ruining Warsaw's global standing.

'Pure illusion': EU's Tusk slams Britain's Brexit plans

Brussels - EU President Donald Tusk on Friday dismissed plans for post-Brexit relations with London, reportedly devised by the British government, as "based on pure illusion".

'Good for Britain' if I was prime minister: EU's Juncker

Brussels - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took a dig at London over Brexit talks on Friday, saying it would be "good for Britain" if he was prime minister.

EU doubles Sahel force funding but African leaders issue warning

Brussels - European leaders on Friday doubled their funding for a force tackling jihadists in the Sahel, but African leaders warned the money must come quickly if it is to be effective.

EU leaders split over post-Brexit budget

Brussels - European Union leaders were divided at a Brussels summit on Friday over calls to pay more to fill the huge hole that Britain's departure will leave in their budget.

EU to give Sahel force funding boost

Brussels - European leaders will Friday give a financial boost to a joint African force tackling jihadists in the Sahel at an international conference in Brussels, as fresh violence highlights the region's fraught security situation.

EU to double funding for African Sahel force: sources

Brussels - The European Union is to double its funding for a joint African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region with a 50-million-euro boost, EU sources said Wednesday.

Juncker's 'monster' wins top EU job

Brussels - The powerful chief of staff to Jean-Claude Juncker, Martin Selmayr, will take a top post in the European Commission in a move announced Wednesday which means he can stay on after his boss steps down next year.
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