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EU 'regrets' Russian veto of UN MH17 resolution

Brussels - The EU said Thursday it regretted as a "setback" a Russian veto of a UN resolution for a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last year.

NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over Islamic State

Brussels - NATO strongly backed Turkey's fight against Islamic State militants at emergency talks Tuesday but some countries expressed concerns that strikes on Kurdish fighters could torpedo peace talks with the rebels.

NATO to meet Tuesday at Turkey's request

Brussels - Ambassadors of NATO states will meet on Tuesday at Ankara's request for talks on a spike in violence between Turkey, the Islamic State group and PKK Kurdish militants, the military alliance said Sunday.

Call for tougher air pollution limits

Brussels - Air pollution is linked to some 400,000 premature deaths throughout Europe each year, according to a new study. This has led to calls for tighter limits on allowable levels of air polluting substances.

Two ex-Guantanamo inmates charged with 'terrorism' in Belgium

Brussels - Two former inmates at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay have been arrested in Belgium on charges of belonging to a group suspected of recruiting jihadists for Syria, prosecutors said Friday.

EU's Mogherini to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia next week

Brussels - EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini will visit Iran and Saudi Arabia next week following the agreement she helped broker with Tehran on its contested nuclear programme, her office said Thursday.

EU vows new support for Tunisia after tourist attack

Brussels - The European Union promised Monday to boost political and economic support for Tunisia to ensure its transition to democracy is not derailed by last month's deadly attack on a tourist resort.

EU fails to reach migrant resettlement target

Brussels - EU ministers failed to agree Monday on how to redistribute an agreed total of 40,000 Syrian and Eritrean migrants from overstretched Italy and Greece, officials said.

EU watchdog urges expanded pilot mental health checks

Brussels - Europe's aviation watchdog on Friday recommended expanded mental health and medical checks of pilots after a rogue airman apparently deliberately crashed a Germanwings jet in March, killing all 150 people on board.

EU approves emergency loan to Greece  

Brussels - The EU approved a short-term loan of 7.16 billion euros ($7.8 billion) to Greece allowing it to meet a huge payment to the ECB and repay the IMF while a new bailout is still being ratified, the EU's top official for the euro said Friday.

Greek parliament vote satisfies bailout deal terms: EU

Brussels - A Greek parliament vote satisfies the initial terms of a reforms-for-bailout deal between Greece and its EU creditors agreed at a 17-hour summit earlier this week, an EU spokeswoman said Thursday.

EU lawmakers agree air passenger data collection

Brussels - European lawmakers approved Wednesday plans to collect EU passenger data, a measure sought by the United States after years of controversy over how to protect personal information while fighting terrorism and serious crime.

Europe in new fight over Greece cash crunch

Brussels - European governments clashed on Tuesday over options to help debt-laden Greece meet a cash crunch in coming weeks while it waits for a tough eurozone bailout deal to be finalised.

Greece debt drama averted with deal from overnight talks

Brussels - Dawn was breaking over Brussels and after 14 hours of talks, Europe's two most powerful leaders were ready to call it a night. Greece would get no bailout and the nightmare of a euro exit would come true.

Greece seals new bailout deal to avoid euro exit

Brussels - Greece reached a desperately-needed bailout deal with the eurozone on Monday after marathon overnight talks, in a historic agreement to prevent the country crashing out of the European single currency.

Eurozone leaders thrash out Greece bailout deal

Brussels - Eurozone leaders tried to thrash out a Greek bailout deal in marathon overnight talks Monday after giving Athens an ultimatum to accept harsh economic reforms or become the first country to tumble out of the single currency.

European leaders agree tough Greek bailout deal

Brussels - Eurozone leaders struck a deal Monday on a bailout to prevent debt-stricken Greece from crashing out of the euro but that forces Athens to push through draconian reforms in a matter of days.

Greece gets ultimatum to avoid euro exit

Brussels - Eurozone leaders set Greece a brutal ultimatum for a desperately needed bailout deal at a last-ditch summit on Sunday as an exit from the single currency loomed ever larger.

EU says green light 'unlikely' Sunday for talks on new Greek bailout

Brussels - The EU said it is "relatively unlikely" it will get the green light Sunday to start talks for a new bailout for cash-strapped Greece.

EU summit on Greece cancelled as eurozone talks continue: Tusk

Brussels - The EU said Sunday it had cancelled a full 28-nation summit to decide Greece's fate in the single European currency as eurozone finance ministers continue "difficult" reform-for-bailout talks with Athens.
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