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UN chief, Italy PM, EU's Mogherini visit navy ship in 'sea of misery'

Rome - UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the Mediterranean had become "a sea of tears" as he joined Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini aboard a navy ship Monday to highlight the plight of migrants risking their lives to...

Ukraine seeks EU help as shelling blazes in east

Kiev - European leaders on Monday resisted Ukraine's demands for peacekeepers to stabilise its war-torn east, as monitors reported a surge in shelling near a strategic government-held city.

Greek minister raises possibility of fresh election

Atenas - The interior minister of cash-strapped Greece has raised the possibility of fresh elections to give Greeks the last word on the government's economic policy."Those who imagine that the current government is an interlude ...

Europe's police crack massive horsemeat tracking ring

Den Haag - Police from seven European countries detained 26 people and seized hundreds of horse passports in a crackdown against a Europe-wide horsemeat trafficking ring, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday.

Europe pushes Greece in bogged down debt talks

Riga - European ministers heaped pressure on Greece to speed up negotiations to unblock critically needed bailout funds and avert a dangerous default, showing frustration after months of bogged down talks.

EU clears 19 genetically modified products

Brussels - The EU has cleared 19 controversial genetically modified products including human food, animal feed and cut flowers, the European Commission said Friday.

U.S. website Politico lands in Brussels with eye to 'disrupt' EU

Brussels - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker reeling in pain from a sudden bout of kidney stones or a shortage of hotel rooms in Brussels forcing critical Greek debt talks to Paris?

Mediterranean migrant deaths soar 'exponentially': IOM

Ginebra - Some 1,750 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the start of the year, a 30-fold increase over the same period last year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.

EU's Malmstroem pleads for support in US trade deal fight

Brussels - The EU's top trade official urged European governments to "do more" to defend a controversial free trade deal between the US and European Union that has faced fierce hostility in key countries, especially Germany.

Will latest migrant drama prod Europe into action?

Brussels - EU nations have long had the recipes for managing migrant flows and sharing out the burden of illegal migration but have lacked the political will for action despite multiple dramas in the Mediterranean, critics say.

'Callous' EU policies turn Med into 'vast cemetery': UN

Ginebra - The Mediterranean is turning into a "vast cemetery" because of soaring migrant deaths, the UN human rights chief said on Monday, as he strongly condemned "callous" EU migration policies.

EU Commission proposes 10-point migrant crisis action plan

Luxembourg - The EU unveiled a 10-point action plan Monday to stem the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean after the latest disastrous loss of life, promising to step up both control and rescue operations.

Operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean

Rome - Several operations have been launched to rescue migrants making the perilous journey to European shores from North Africa.The biggest was Mare Nostrum, which was scrapped by Italy in late 2014.

Under-pressure EU mulls emergency summit after migrant tragedy

Brussels - EU president Donald Tusk was considering Sunday an emergency summit on illegal immigration, as European leaders called for action after more than 700 were feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster yet.

Blacklisted Russian deputy PM angers Norway with Arctic visit

Oslo - Norway said Sunday it was angry that Russia's deputy prime minister visited its Arctic Svalbard archipelago this weekend even though he is banned from Norwegian territory over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict.

Italy calls for emergency EU summit on migrant crisis

Rome - Italy on Sunday called for an emergency summit of European Union leaders following the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean.

EU urges Spain to allow migrants to present asylum requests

Brussels - The EU urged Spain on Thursday to allow migrants trying to enter its north African enclaves to present their asylum requests without having to scale border fences.

Margrethe Vestager, nemesis of Google, inspiration for TV series

Brussels - Methodical and unyielding, Denmark's Margrethe Vestager inspired her country's hit television political drama Borgen well before she took on US Internet giant Google as the EU's powerful new competition commissioner.

Italy pleads for aid to cope with migrant influx

Reggio Calabria - Italy pleaded for more help Thursday to rescue migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean, and demanded a "clear answer" from the European Union about where the refugees should be sent.

New round of Iran nuclear talks April 22-23 in Vienna: EU

Brussels - Major world powers and Iran will hold fresh talks in Vienna on April 22-23 to build on the framework accord reached on Tehran's contested nuclear programme, the EU announced Thursday.

Buying a Paris to Berlin ticket: What Google really offers

Paris - When typing "airline ticket Paris Berlin" into Google's search engine, users may think they will get a pertinent selection of offers from airline companies, but in reality the results are ranked by Google -- something for which it is now being pursued ...

Podemos leader gives Spanish king 'Game of Thrones' DVD

Brussels - The leader of the Podemos party that has shaken up Spanish politics gave Spain's King Felipe VI a DVD from the cult television series "Game of Thrones" when the two met in Brussels on Wednesday.

EU parliament urges Turkey to recognise 'Armenian genocide'

Brussels - The European Parliament on Wednesday urged Turkey to use the centenary of Ottoman-era massacres to "recognise the Armenian genocide" and help promote reconciliation between the two peoples.

EU charges Google with market abuse, to probe Android

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday formally charged US Internet giant Google with abusing its search engine's dominance and launched a sensitive probe into its omnipresent Android mobile phone operating system.

Turkey vows to ignore any EU parliament genocide resolution

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday warned the European Parliament it would ignore any resolution calling on Ankara to recognise the 1915 killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide.

EU urges more Mediterranean cooperation to tackle terrorism

Barcelona - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called Monday for stepped up cooperation and dialogue between Europe and its Mediterranean neighbours in North Africa and the Middle East to fight terrorism.

More than 6,000 European jihadists in Syria: EU official

Paris - The number of Europeans fighting with jihadist groups in Syria could exceed 6,000, a top EU official told a French newspaper Monday.

EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks

Brussels - Health conscious tipplers may be closer to finding out just how many calories they are imbibing as consumer advocates push for EU nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks in the face of strong industry resistance.

Aid workers to rescue Mediterranean seaborne migrants

Paris - Two international aid groups said Friday they would run a "life-saving" operation in the Mediterranean this summer, as thousands of desperate migrants and refugees try to reach Europe.

Czech leader to skip military parade during Moscow trip

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman will skip a military parade when he travels to Moscow in May for a World War II victory anniversary largely snubbed by Western leaders, his spokesman said Friday.
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The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
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These days the world changes prompt...
European Ukrainian. The country bargains for a dialogue with EU These days the world changes promptly and new economic tendencies force to look for new trade areas, labour, as well as perspective directions of strengthening of the European Community. This circumstance explains why Europeans turn more to EU eastern frontiers, and one can hear more persistent discussions on necessity of expansion. However traditionally conservative Europe isn't intended to pass hasty decisions and to extend at th
The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
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On 29 April the US administration announced an initiation of the third round of economic sanctions a...
On 29 April the US administration announced an initiation of the third round of economic sanctions against Russia. It’s anticipated they hit the major sectors of Russian economy after the most influential Russian top-managers and business owners have been banned from doing business in the U.S. It is also expected that the EU will join its Western ally in punishing Russia for building up a fire of the civil confrontation in Ukraine
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Aid was promised, but where is the money? At the end of February of this year the EU leaders in reply to changing of State power in Ukraine promised to give financial help, aimed at financial system stabilization and different investment projects realization directed on development of the country economy. Then Elmar Brok, chairman of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs announced a sum in 20 billion Euros, which will be received by Ukraine for the reform implementation as soon as a new governme
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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi
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PUTIN’S FAWNERS AMONG EUROPEAN POLITICIANS Political situation development in the early XXI century in Eurasia witnesses to naked aspiration of Russia to restore its geopolitical positions and former power creating new empire with former Soviet Union countries led by Moscow. Now the central aim is to involve Ukraine under influence of the Kremlin. As former US National Security Advisor of US president Zbigniew Brzezinski has noted, for new empire creation and former power restoring it’