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Eurozone refuses Greek bailout extension, more talks Wednesday

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers declined to extend Greece's bailout Tuesday hours before its expiry and a possible IMF default but talks will continue Wednesday after Athens asked for a new aid plan, officials said.

Greece seeks last-minute debt deal as default nears

Brussels - Greece asked for a fresh two-year rescue deal with the European Union on Tuesday in a final roll of the dice just hours before its current bailout expires and it misses a critical IMF payment.

EU law bans certain travel selfies that could put you in jail

Brussel - Tourists planning to take "selfies" in front of monuments this summer should careful because it could very well lead to them being arrested.

EU's Juncker warns 'No' in Greek referendum will be 'no to Europe'

Brussels - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker told Greek voters Monday they would be rejecting the European Union if they opposed creditors' reform proposals in Sunday's referendum.

Greece on the brink after Europe refuses bailout

Brussels - Greece hurtled closer to a possible exit from the eurozone after Europe responded to the government's call for a referendum by refusing to extend Athens's desperately needed bailout.

'Plan B' looms after Greece and Europe fall out

Brussels - With Greece's creditors refusing to extend its bailout, attention has turned swiftly to preventing massive capital flight as worried Greek citizens pull cash from ATMs.

Europe rejects Greek bailout extension after referendum shock

Brussels - Greece hurtled towards default and a possible euro exit Saturday after Europe responded to the leftist government's announcement of a surprise referendum by refusing to extend Athens's desperately needed bailout.

Greece's Varoufakis says still 'fighting' for a bailout deal

Brussels - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Saturday Greece was still fighting to reach a bailout deal with its EU-IMF creditors, despite a flat refusal by its eurozone partners to extend its rescue programme beyond June 30.

Eurozone ministers reject Greek bailout extension: Sources

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers refused Saturday to extend Greece's bailout programme past June 30 after Athens called a referendum on reform proposals by creditors, sources told AFP.

Greece referendum kills bailout deal hopes says EU

Brussels - Angry eurozone ministers said Greece's shock decision Saturday to hold a referendum on its bailout had closed the door on the chances of a deal to save Athens from default and a possible euro exit.

Greece rejects creditors' offer of bailout extension

Brussels - Greece's creditors on Friday offered Athens a five-month, 12-billion-euro ($13.4-billion) extension of its bailout programme, but Athens said the offer was unacceptable.

Greece creditors offer five-month bailout extension

Brussels - Greece's international creditors on Friday offered Athens a five-month, 12-billion-euro ($13.4-billion) extension of its bailout programme but said it must seal a deal this weekend to avoid an IMF default next week.

Italy's Renzi slams EU leaders over migrant quotas

Brussels - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi lashed out at fellow EU leaders for rejecting mandatory migrant quotas amid sharp divisions over how to halt the tide of humanity washing up on Europe's southern shores.

EU's Tusk says 'no consensus' on mandatory migrant quotas

Brussels - EU president Donald Tusk backed down Thursday on demands that member states accept mandatory migrant quotas, saying there was no "consensus" on the divisive issue as leaders met for a summit.

NATO warns of risk of more heavy fighting in Ukraine

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned Thursday there was still a risk of heavy fighting in Ukraine and urged Russia to halt its support for pro-Moscow rebels.

EU leaders warn Cameron on reform drive

Brussels - British Prime Minister David Cameron found his reform agenda sidelined at a tense EU summit Thursday as leaders warned he faces a tough negotiation ahead of a referendum on whether to leave the bloc.

Eurogroup talks end with no deal, to meet in coming days

Brussels - Talks between eurozone finance ministers broke up without agreeing on a Greek debt deal on Thursday, with a new meeting due in coming days, Finland's Alexander Stubb said."That's it for today. Institutions and Greece to continue work.

NATO does not want 'new arms race' with Russia

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance does not want to get dragged into an arms race with Russia but it had to boost its defences to counter Moscow's "aggressive actions" in Ukraine.

Greek debt talks halted as Tsipras blasts creditors

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday halted crunch talks on a desperately needed Greece bailout deal until the next day, as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras lashed out at his country's creditors.

EU seeks 'immediate clarification' from Hungary on asylum issue

Brussels - The European Union asked Hungary on Tuesday to urgently clarify its suspension of a key asylum rule, which requires a migrant's claim to be processed in the EU country in which they first arrive.
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