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Tunisian ex-fisherman buries migrants who drowned at sea

Zarzis - Armed with just a spade, Chamseddine Marzoug is determined to give a dignified burial to migrants who drowned in waters off his Tunisian hometown trying to reach Europe.

UK links trade to post-Brexit Irish border plans

London - Britain will on Wednesday set out its proposals for the Irish border after Brexit, seeking to use the issue to pressure the European Union into starting early trade negotiations.

UK to seek 'temporary customs union' after Brexit

London - Britain said on Tuesday it would seek a "temporary customs union" with the European Union after Brexit, in an opening gambit for trade negotiations that received a cool response from Brussels.

Progress on terms of Brexit first, before other issues: EU

Brussels - The European Union repeated Tuesday it would not address the issue of Britain's future partnership with the bloc post-Brexit until progress had first been made on the terms of withdrawal.

Migrants' fall in Italy has experts seeking answers

Rome - Italy has seen a sharp fall in the number of migrants arriving on its shores, a decline that has left experts scrambling for an explanation.

EU member Poland 'still' a democracy, says foreign minister

Varsovia - Poland's foreign minister denied Wednesday accusations his EU country is drifting towards authoritarianism amid a string of government reforms that have triggered mass protests at home and EU warnings about rule of law violations.

Google says it's 'committed' to keeping data 'safe and private'

Google has detailed how it intends to make its services compliant with Europe's incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy rules. The company said it is "committed" to ensuring its products meet the guidelines and offer safety assurances.

EU demands Polish 'reassurance' over ancient forest

Brussels - Top European Union officials have written to Poland's right-wing government seeking "reassurance" it will obey a ban on logging in Europe's last primeval woodland, sources said on Monday.

Macron mini tour to focus on temporary workers

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron will focus on the free movement of labour with a three-day mini tour of eastern EU states starting August 23, his office said Monday.

Spain won't seek to recover Gibraltar in Brexit talks: minister

Madrid - Spain will not make its recovery of Gibraltar a condition in the Brexit taks, its foreign minister said in an interview Sunday that could ease tensions over the disputed British territory.

UK prepared to pay 40bn-euro Brexit bill: report

London - Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47.1 billion) to the European Union to settle its accounts when it leaves the bloc, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.

EU slaps new sanctions on Russia over Crimea turbines

Brussels - The EU expanded its Russia sanctions blacklist Friday, targeting three people including the deputy energy minister and three companies involved in diverting gas turbines sold by German firm Siemens to Russian-annexed Crimea.

EU says all parties sticking to Iran nuclear deal

Brussels - All the parties to the Iran nuclear deal are abiding by its terms, the European Union said Thursday, despite Tehran's charges that new US sanctions breach the agreement.

EU warns Poland to obey logging ban in ancient forest

Brussels - The EU warned Poland Wednesday to obey a ban on logging in Europe's last primeval woodland, saying it would add any breach to a broader Brussels case against Warsaw over democratic standards.

EU mulling 'range of actions' on Venezuela

Brussels - The European Union is discussing a "whole range of actions" against Venezuela over its political crisis but is likely to stop short of sanctions, officials and sources said Wednesday.

EU says Venezuela arrests 'step in wrong direction'

Brussels - The European Union criticised the arrest of two Venezuelan opposition leaders Tuesday following a controversial vote on a new assembly, saying it was a "step in the wrong direction".

23 cities bid for London-based EU agencies after Brexit

Brussels - Twenty-three European cities have put themselves forward as candidates to host two London-based EU agencies after they are forced to leave the British capital because of Brexit, the EU said Tuesday.

Poland to keep logging in ancient forest: minister

Varsovia - Poland will keep logging in the ancient forest of Bialowieza despite an order from the EU's top court to halt the practice, the country's environment minister said Monday.

US says will work with allies after Russia sanctions anger EU

Washington - Washington vowed Saturday it would it "work closely with our friends and Allies" after US lawmakers passed sanctions on Russia that upset some European nations fearful that it could hit their businesses.

EU starts legal action against Poland over court reform

Brussels - The European Union announced Saturday it had launched legal action against Poland's rightwing government over a new law that it fears will erode judicial independence.

Macron's go-it-alone style raises eyebrows in Europe

Paris - France's Emmanuel Macron, a europhile who celebrated his election to the strains of the EU's anthem "Ode to Joy", has caused surprise by going it alone on migration and picking a protectionist fight with top ally Italy, observers say.

Romania blocks Russia minister plane to Moldova

Bucharest - Romania on Friday sparked fury in Moscow by blocking a Moldova-bound plane carrying a senior Russian minister entering its airspace because of an EU travel ban over the Ukraine crisis.

Irish PM rules out economic border after Brexit

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Ireland would not accept an economic border with Northern Ireland after Brexit and urged Britain to come up with alternatives in an unusually blunt statement.

EU court orders Poland to suspend logging in ancient forest

Brussels - The European Union's top court has ordered Poland's right-wing government to suspend logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest pending a final judgement, a spokesman said Friday.

Brexit transition could last until 2022: UK minister

London - Britain will try to keep as many aspects of its EU membership in place as possible during a transition period of up to three years after Brexit, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday.

Turkish Cypriots release anti-migrant Europe boat crew

Nicosia - Turkish Cypriot authorities on Thursday released the captain and crew of a boat hired by far-right activists to prevent would-be migrants from reaching Europe, local media reported.

Juncker press conference interrupted by wife... no, Merkel

Brussels - It's a problem many people will be familiar with: forgetting to turn your phone off during an important meeting, then it rings with a call from home.

EU Brexit chief warns of trade talks delay: diplomats

Brussels - EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned that the start of trade talks may be pushed back to December because Britain is stalling on its exit bill, diplomats said Thursday.

Food quality double standards 'unacceptable' in EU: Juncker

Brussels - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday promised Slovakia and other eastern European member states he would help stamp out the "totally unacceptable" sale of lower quality food products in their markets.

Greek PM hopeful new bond will open access to ECB funds

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday claimed that his country's first bond sale in three years would help convince the European Central Bank to provide additional liquidity to its struggling economy.
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