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EU to mull post-Brexit membership for 'united Ireland': sources

Brussels - EU leaders will discuss at a summit this weekend whether to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said on Friday.

Merkel, May draw Brexit battle lines

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday accused the other 27 EU countries of lining up to oppose Britain over Brexit after Germany's Angela Merkel said the UK should have no "illusions" over the exit process.

EU defence cooperation speeding up: Mogherini

Valletta - EU defence integration is advancing faster than in other areas and could see key decisions made this year to boost cooperation, diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday.

EU parliament slams 'brutal repression' in Venezuela

Brussels - EU lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly condemned "brutal repression" in Venezuela, where anti-government unrest has left 28 people dead this month.

EU Parliament says lost 5 mn euros to alleged Le Pen jobs fraud

Paris - The European Parliament accuses French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's party of defrauding it of nearly five million euros ($5.5 million) in expenses, more than twice an initial estimate, a French legal source said Thursday.

EU-Turkey ties 'severely hit' by Ankara developments: Merkel

Berlin - EU-Turkey relations have been severely hit by actions taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.

NATO chief says Turkey must show 'full respect' for rule of law

Valletta - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Turkey on Thursday it must fully respect legal due process, as Ankara continues to make mass arrests after last July's failed coup.

Britain fears Brexit impact of Macron win in France

London - Marine Le Pen's performance in France's presidential race cheered Brexit supporters, but many fear the likely winner Emmanuel Macron will play hardball in Britain's negotiations on leaving the European Union.

Exiled Turkish journalist urges EU to confront Erdogan

Brussels - The exiled former editor-in-chief of Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet urged EU leaders Wednesday to stand up for their principles and confront President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Pro-EU campaigner launches Brexit vote drive

London - A businesswoman who took the British government to court to force a parliamentary vote on the UK's split from the EU launched a campaign Tuesday to oppose an "extreme Brexit".

May hosts EU leaders as Brexit positions harden

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday holds her first talks with key EU Brexit negotiators, as the bloc hardens its position ahead of a summit to lay down its "red lines".

Rajoy pushes for EU-Mercosur deal by end of year

S - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called Tuesday for the European Union to sign a free trade deal by the end of the year with South American bloc Mercosur.

EU could rethink Turkey ties: commissioner

Brussels - The EU warned membership candidate Turkey on Monday of a review and possible "redefinition" of ties after a referendum granted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extra powers.

Jittery EU relieved, for now, after French vote

Brussels - Brussels heaved a sigh of relief Monday after pro-EU Emmanuel Macron led far-right Marine Le Pen in France's presidential vote, hoping for some respite after the Brexit shock and the rise of eurosceptics across the bloc.

In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote

Paris - Such is Marine Le Pen's aversion to the European Union that the French far-right leader demanded the removal of its star-spangled flag from a TV studio before agreeing to a recent interview.

Dutch PM stresses EU unity over Brexit with Danish, Irish leaders

Den Haag - The leaders of the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark stressed the need for "unity" Friday as the three northern European countries seek to minimise the impact of Britain's divorce from the EU.

Trump says 'strong Europe' is important for US

Washington - US President Donald Trump, who once celebrated Britain's decision to leave the European Union, insisted Thursday that he wants the bloc to remain strong.

Argentina says EU may rethink Falklands stance post-Brexit

Brussels - The EU could re-evaluate its position on the disputed Falkland Islands after Britain leaves the bloc, Argentina's foreign minister said Thursday.

Dutch bid to be new home for EU medicine agency

Den Haag - The Netherlands on Thursday made a formal bid to become the new home of the European Medicines Agency which will likely have to relocate from London after Britain leaves the EU.

Council of Europe warns on rising media self-censorship

Strasbourg - Journalists are increasingly resorting to self-censorship to avoid falling foul of the authorities in the face of physical and psychological intimidation, the Council of Europe said Thursday.

Erdogan revives spectre of death penalty in Turkey

Istanbul - "What George, Hans or Helga say does not interest us!" roars Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "What counts for us is what Ayse, Murat, Mehmet, Hatice say! What Allah says!".

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

London - British lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election, paving the way for a June vote she hopes will give her a "mandate to complete Brexit".

Tusk testifies for hours in Warsaw as witness in spy case

Varsovia - EU president Donald Tusk on Wednesday testified for eight hours in Warsaw as a witness in an investigation of two former military counter-intelligence chiefs accused of overstepping their duties.

UK parliament votes on snap election in Brexit's shadow

London - Britain's parliament votes Wednesday on holding a snap election in June, as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to make strong gains against the opposition before gruelling Brexit negotiations.

Germany hopes UK vote will bring 'clarity' to Brexit talks

Berlin - Germany said Tuesday that it hoped new elections in Britain on June 8 would bring "clarity and predictability" to talks with the European Union on Britain's exit from the bloc.

Erdogan's narrow win will quickly test EU relationship

Brussels - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's narrow victory in a referendum to strengthen his powers is likely to swiftly test his already worsening relations with the European Union.

Erdogan says Turkey could hold referendum on EU membership bid

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said Turkey could hold a referendum on its long-stalled EU membership bid after Turks voted to approve expanding his powers in a plebiscite."For 54 years, what did they make us do at the EU's door? Wait!

Turkish vote on death penalty would 'break with European values': France

Paris - A referendum on restoring the death penalty in Turkey would constitute a break with European values, the French president's office warned on Monday.

Child among seven migrant bodies found off Libya

Rome - The bodies of seven migrants, including a small boy, were found during the latest rescue operations off Libya, a Maltese NGO and the Italian coastguard said Sunday.

PM says Britain uniting around Brexit

London - Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain was beginning to unite behind Brexit, 10 months after the divisive referendum that saw the country narrowly vote to leave the European Union.
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