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Europe shares credit for Obama's Iran vote victory

Washington - White House arm-twisting may have secured the votes to force the Iran nuclear deal through a hostile Congress, but European ambassadors in Washington are getting credit for playing an outsized role.

France, Germany agree binding migrant quotas needed: Merkel

Bern - Germany and France have agreed that the European Union, facing an unprecedented influx of migrants, should impose binding quotas on the numbers member states take in, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.

Erdogan slams EU over Mediterranean 'migrant cemetery'

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday lashed out at EU states for turning the Mediterranean into a "cemetery" for migrants, accusing Europe of being responsible for the death of every single victim.

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.

Greek opposition conservatives nudge ahead of Syriza: Poll

Atenas - Eighteen days ahead of snap elections, Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party has for the first time taken a slender lead over the ruling left-wing Syriza, an opinion poll showed Wednesday.New Democracy has 25.

France, Germany and Italy call for reform of asylum rules

Rome - Germany, France and Italy called for an overhaul of laws on the right of asylum and a fairer distribution of migrants throughout the European Union, Italy's foreign minister said Wednesday.

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.

EU's Tusk condemns racism, xenophobia against migrants

Zagreb - EU President Donald Tusk condemned Tuesday xenophobic reactions to a record influx of refugees and migrants pouring into Europe.

Tsipras still has the edge in pro-euro Greece, say analysts

Atenas - With just three weeks to go before Greece's snap elections, analysts say charismatic ex-premier Alexis Tsipras remains popular with an electorate determined to stay in the euro -- even if it means more painful austerity.

EU ministers to meet September 14 for urgent migrant talks

Luxembourg - European Union home affairs ministers will hold emergency talks on September 14 in Brussels on the continent's escalating migration crisis, the Luxembourg government said on Sunday.

France: Stance of some E. Europe nations on migration is 'scandalous'

Paris - The attitude of a number of eastern European countries towards the migrant crisis facing the EU is "scandalous", French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday, pointing in particular to an anti-migrant barrier in Hungary.

Europe ministers call for more train patrols, named tickets after France attack

Paris - European ministers called on Saturday for more multinational patrols and tickets marked with passengers' names on major continental trains in the wake of last week's foiled jihadist attack.

EU ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

Paris - European ministers gathered in Paris on Saturday to discuss beefing up security on public transport following last week's foiled jihadist attack on a high-speed train.

Greece vote set for Sept 20 as Syriza takes poll lead

Atenas - Greece geared up Friday for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing the leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections over the country's massive new bailout.

Poll shows Tsipras in lead as Greece gears up for vote

Atenas - Greece geared up for its fifth election in six years with an opinion poll Friday showing leftist leader Alexis Tsipras ahead despite a wave of defections from his Syriza party over the terms of the country's massive new bailout"Today the great electora...

Greece's top judge takes over as caretaker PM ahead of snap vote

Atenas - Greece's top judge on Thursday became the country's first female prime minister, taking over a caretaker administration to organise early elections next month, the fifth in the crisis-hit country in six years.

Greece's Tsipras rules out forming national unity govt

Atenas - Outgoing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday ruled out forming a national unity government should he fail to win a outright majority in snap elections triggered after he resigned last week.

Serbia and Kosovo hail 'landmark' agreements

Belgrade - Serbia and Kosovo voiced satisfaction Wednesday with an EU-brokered deal that marked a major step forward in normalising ties between the former foes, and boosted hopes of faster accession to the European Union.

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.

Syriza plans programme to ease 'negative' impact of Greek bailout

Atenas - Greece's ruling radical left Syriza party is preparing a "parallel" programme to help ease the "negative consequences" of the tough austerity reforms that were required to obtain its latest international bailout, the government said Tuesday.

Migrant crisis set to hijack western Balkans summit

Vienna - Europe's raging migrant crisis is set to hijack a summit in Vienna of leaders from the western Balkans region on Thursday that will also be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

New blow for Greece's Syriza as rebels try to form govt

Atenas - Greece's embattled ruling Syriza party suffered another blow Monday when its secretary quit, as eurosceptic rebels were given a mandate to try to form a government.

Google ordered to remove links to stores on right to be forgotten

In a request that has been widely criticised online, the UK has ordered that Google remove links to online news stories that are about it removing links to stories because of right to be forgotten requests. The confusing ruling has not pleased Google.

Greek eurosceptics to take government mandate amid early election row

Atenas - A breakaway eurosceptic faction of Greece's Syriza party was to attempt to form a government Monday as the country headed for a likely September 20 snap ballot.

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.

Denmark to hold referendum on Europol in December

Copenhage - Denmark will hold a referendum December 3 on whether to keep its opt-out to the EU's justice and home affairs rules, it said Friday.
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