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EU ministers to meet on migrants as drowned boy's father speaks

Brussels - European Union foreign ministers were set to meet Friday to discuss the continent's escalating migrant crisis, after the father of a Syrian toddler found dead on a beach spoke of how his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat sank.

Tusk calls for EU to take at least 100,000 refugees

Brussels - European Union leader Donald Tusk urged member states on Thursday to take in at least 100,000 refugees to ease the pressure on frontline countries from a growing migrant crisis."Accepting more refugees is an important gesture of real solidarity.

Hungary's Orban: Migrant crisis is German, not European problem

Brussels - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insisted Thursday the migrant crisis was a German problem, not a European one as he defended his government's handling of thousands of refugees flooding into his country.

'Difficult' to finish EU-Cuba talks this year: EU official

Brussels - The EU and Cuba have made good progress in normalisation talks but getting an accord this year, the stated aim of both sides, may prove difficult, an EU official said Wednesday."An end-2015 deal, that is the objective ... but it is difficult.

Migrant crisis threatens Europe's Schengen borderless area

Brussels - As European countries grapple with record numbers of desperate refugees and migrants clamouring to enter Europe, the continent's cherished system of borderless travel is increasingly at risk, officials and analysts say.

Europe's migrant crisis: Key questions

Brussels - Europe's refugee and migrant crisis has escalated over the summer, leaving the continent divided over how to deal with a flood of people led by Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

Europa League Draw: Long trips for Liverpool and Tottenham

Both Liverpool and Tottenham will need at least one long excursion on a Thursday night, as the Premier League sides face long-haul opposition from Russia and Azerbaijan respectively.

EU-Russia ties at new low ahead of Ukraine talks

Brussels - Ties between the EU and Russia remain at their lowest ebb over the conflict in Ukraine, ahead of a series of key talks including a visit by President Petro Poroshenko to Brussels on Thursday.

Divided Europe faces mounting migrant crisis

Brussels - Faced with its worst migrant crisis since World War II, Europe has many sensible options to deal with people fleeing conflict in Syria and elsewhere -- but can't agree on any of them.

Serbia, Kosovo in 'landmark' agreements

Brussels - Serbia and Kosovo reached a "landmark" agreement in several key areas on Tuesday in a major step towards normalising ties after war and Pristina's unilateral declaration of independence, the EU said.

Belgian police raid two properties over France train attack

Brussels - Belgian police carried out searches at two properties in Brussels over suspicions that a Moroccan gunman who attacked a French high-speed train might have lived there, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Belgium steps up security measures after train attack

Brussels - Belgium decided Saturday to step up security measures across its national railway network the day after a thwarted attack aboard an Amsterdam-Paris train by a suspected jihadist gunman.

EU rejects charges it is acting too slowly on migrants

Brussels - The European Commission, the executive of the 28-nation EU, on Friday defended itself against charges it is failing to act quickly enough to tackle the continent's migrant crisis.

EU urges major economies to submit climate summit targets

Brussels - The EU called Thursday on India, Indonesia, Brazil and other major economies to immediately submit their emissions reductions targets ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris at year's end.

NATO warns pro-Russia rebels against more Ukraine land grabs

Brussels - NATO on Wednesday warned pro-Russian separatists against grabbing more land in eastern Ukraine and stressed Moscow has a "special responsibility" to help restore peace as fighting escalates.

U.S. launches biggest allied airborne drills since Cold War ended

Brussels - The United States said Tuesday it has launched the biggest allied airborne drills in Europe since the Cold War ended, as fighting involving pro-Russian separatists escalated in eastern Ukraine.

Catching up with Yves V: Belgian DJ and producer Special

Belgian DJ and producer Yves V chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for the future and the upcoming 2015 DJ Magazine campaign.

Eurozone approves Greek bailout in return for far-reaching reforms

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers approved Friday a third bailout worth up to 86 billion euros to keep Greece in the single currency in return for an unprecedented package of reforms that Athens had previously rejected.

EU fast-tracks funding as migrant crisis accelerates

Brussels - The European Union pledged Friday to fast-track new funding to help debt-hit Greece cope with a surge in migrants, with hundreds coming ashore daily only to be confronted by often hellish conditions.

Eurozone optimistic on approving new Greek bailout

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers voiced optimism Friday they would endorse a huge third bailout for Greece designed to save the country from financial collapse and a chaotic exit from the euro.
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