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British PM wants to trigger EU pull-out 'without parliament vote'

London - Prime Minister Theresa May wants to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union without a vote in parliament beforehand, a report said Saturday.

Eastern EU leaders call for joint army at summit with Germany

Varsovia - Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe's post-Brexit future.

Milk price rise fails to placate French users

Paris - Europe's biggest dairy group Lactalis told French farmers Friday it would raise milk prices in a bid to repair relations, but agricultural unions said the move fell short of their demands.

EU to map future minus Britain at upcoming summit: Merkel

Prague - EU leaders will tackle security and migration policy as well as economic growth at a key September summit in Slovakia to plot the bloc's future without Britain, Angela Merkel said Thursday.

Turkey recalls ambassador to Austria after rows

Ankara - Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Austria to review relations after a series of disputes with the European Union member state, the Turkish foreign minister said on Monday.

'Big Three' leaders insist EU not finished after Brexit

Ventotene - The leaders of Italy, France and Germany insisted Monday that Britain's shock decision to quit the European Union would not kill the bloc.

Big three tackle EU future on symbolic island

Naples - The leaders of Italy, France and Germany meet Monday to lay the groundwork for a summit aimed at salvaging the European project in the wake of Britain's shock vote to leave.

Europe-based N. Korea slush-fund operator flees: reports

Seoul - A European-based North Korean official involved in managing a foreign currency slush fund for the country's leadership has fled his post with a sizeable sum of money, South Korean media reports said Friday.

EU calls for 'immediate halt' to Aleppo fighting

Brussels - The European Union on Thursday urged an "immediate halt" to fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo to allow medical and humanitarian aid to reach an estimated 1.5 million trapped civilians."The EU and its member States call for...

EU's Tusk says Russia 'unreliable' on Ukraine

Brussels - EU president Donald Tusk on Wednesday said he and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko believed Russia's account of recent events in the strife-torn east of the country was "unreliable".

EU watchdog finetunes cockpit safety recommendations

Berlin - Europe's aviation watchdog issued new recommendations Tuesday to keep better tabs on crews following a deliberate crash in the French Alps last year caused by a depressed co-pilot.

Britons eye ancestry, love to secure post-Brexit rights

London - From looking up their European ancestry to seeking out a continental soulmate, some Britons are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to keep ties with Europe after the nation's vote to leave the union.

Europe is 'humiliating' Ankara: Turkish FM

Berlin - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the European Union of "humiliating" Ankara, and reiterated his government's demand for visa-free travel in exchange for stemming the migrant flow, in an interview with a German daily.

Crisis deepens as Poland's top court rejects contested reforms

Varsovia - Poland's Constitutional Court struck down more government reforms Thursday aimed at clipping its wings in a deepening constitutional crisis that has set Warsaw on a collision course with the EU.

Putin, May to meet in 'near future': Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed to meet in "the near future", the Kremlin said Tuesday.

EU court jails Kosovo ex-guerrilla for war crimes

Pristina - A panel of international judges Monday sentenced a former member of Kosovo's ethnic Albanian guerrilla group to eight years in prison for war crimes committed during the 1998-1999 conflict, a court statement said.

Austrian FM says against Turkey EU membership bid

Vienna - Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz opposes any steps that would bring Turkey closer to joining the European Union, he said in remarks released Saturday.

Fears mount that EU-Turkey migrant deal could collapse

Brussels - Fears are mounting in the European Union that its months-old pact with Turkey to curb migrant flows could collapse as a rift deepens over Ankara's crackdown following a failed coup.

Closing EU door to Turkey 'serious mistake': Juncker

Berlin - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday rejected Austria's call for the EU to end membership talks with Turkey, warning that it would be a grave error.

Austria pushes EU to end Turkey membership talks

Vienna - Austria's government said Thursday that Turkey is unfit to join the European Union in the wake of the recent post-coup crackdown, calling for the bloc to discuss ending membership talks.

Tremors from Turkey coup rattle US, EU

Istanbul - From the roads of Pennsylvania and corridors of power in Washington to the public squares of Cologne and EU offices in Brussels, the shockwaves from the July 15 failed coup have gone well beyond Turkey.

UK lawmakers criticise EU response to migrant crisis

London - The European Union's response to the surge in migrant arrivals has been "lamentable", a committee of British lawmakers said Wednesday, slamming the bloc as unprepared to deal with the crisis.Some 1.

Erdogan accuses Europe of failure to keep migrant deal promises

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday lashed out at the European Union for dragging its feet in releasing promised funds for Syrian refugees as well as providing visa-free travel for Turks into the passport-free Schengen zone.

Czech govt to buy out pig farm on Roma Holocaust site

Prague - The Czech government said Tuesday it was in talks to buy out a pig farm built on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp where hundreds of Roma prisoners died during World War II.

Germany rejects Turkish threat over EU migrants accord

Berlin - Germany on Tuesday dismissed a Turkish threat to renege on a controversial EU deal on stemming the flow of migrants if it is not granted visa-free travel by October.

Luxembourg appeals verdicts in LuxLeaks tax scandal

Luxembourg - Luxembourg has lodged an appeal against the verdicts handed down to three LuxLeaks whistleblowers who exposed the small duchy's huge tax breaks for giant multinationals, the justice department said Tuesday.

Austrian chancellor rejects Turkish 'intimidation'

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said he will not bow to "intimidation" from Turkey after receiving online death threats as tensions rise between the EU and Ankara, in comments published Tuesday.

EU's Juncker names Britain's Julian King as security commissioner

Brussels - EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday he wants his British nominee to the EU executive to serve as security commissioner tasked with fighting terrorism, organised crime and cyber crime.

New Greek bailout finds IMF in a political bind

Washington - Ever since the IMF participated in the first Greek bailout six years ago, the stinging suspicion has been that the Fund is under Europe's thumb.

Netanyahu criticises European 'support' for anti-Israel groups

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said his government was looking into support from European nations for groups engaged in what he described as anti-Israel activities, specifically mentioning France.
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