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EU in final push for difficult 'Brexit' deal

Brussels - The quest to prevent Britain crashing out of the European Union faces its moment of truth this week, with EU chief Donald Tusk touring key capitals in a final push for a deal at a crucial Brussels summit.

US wants 'strong UK staying in a strong EU': Kerry

Munich - The United States strongly backs Britain staying in the European Union as it gears up for a referendum on its membership, US Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Germany on Saturday.

Cameron confident of reaching EU deal to avoid Brexit

Hamburg - Prime Minister David Cameron expressed confidence Friday that a deal could be reached allowing Britain to remain in the European Union and avoid a so-called "Brexit".

What would Thatcher do? Iron Lady EU debate divides Tories

London - Would the late Margaret Thatcher have voted for or against Britain's EU membership? The Iron Lady is pitting Conservatives against each other from beyond the grave ahead of a referendum expected this year.

EU 'gives Greece three months' to strengthen border against migrants

Belgique - EU member states on Friday gave Greece a three-month ultimatum to remedy "deficiencies" in controlling the influx of migrants or effectively face suspension from the Schengen passport-free zone.

EU 'gives Greece three months' to tighten border against migrants

Belgique - EU member states on Friday gave Greece a three-month ultimatum to remedy "deficiencies" in controlling the influx of migrants or effectively face suspension from the Schengen passport-free zone.

Key 'Brexit' decisions must wait until EU summit

Brussels - Talks on a deal to keep Britain in the EU will go down to the wire at a leaders summit next week after negotiators failed to reach a breakthrough on the key issues on Thursday, European sources said.

Erdogan threatens to send refugees to EU as NATO steps in

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to EU member states, as NATO pledged to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis.

EU pushes Greece to improve conditions for migrants

Brussels - The EU piled pressure on Greece over Europe's migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees and to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc's passport-free zone.

Tusk to hold EU talks on 'very fragile' Brexit deal

Brussels - EU president Donald Tusk said Wednesday he had cleared his schedule to hold urgent meetings with leaders including Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande to push for a deal to keep Britain in the bloc at a summit next week.

EU pushes Greece on migrant crisis

Brussels - The EU piled pressure on Greece on Wednesday over the migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc's passport-free zone.

Italian PM Renzi compares EU to sinking ship

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has stepped up his war of words with Brussels by comparing the European Union to the orchestra that kept on playing as the Titanic sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic.

EU tells member states to speed up refugee relocation

Brussels - EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Wednesday he has written letters to member states with a "clear and strong message" to accelerate the relocation of refugees from overstretched Greece and Italy.

EU tells Greece to improve conditions for refugees

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday told Athens to improve conditions for refugees so that other overstretched member states can send some of them back to Greece if they first entered the bloc there.

EU's founding members back two-speed Europe

Rome - The six founding members of the European Union on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to "ever closer union", even it means leaving less enthusiastic partners like Britain behind.

France, Germany press Brussels on terror funding crackdown

Paris - France and Germany pressed the European Union on Tuesday to speed up plans designed to crack down on the funding of terrorist groups.

Varoufakis back in Germany to launch EU grassroots movement

Berlin - Greece's far-left former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis came to Berlin Tuesday to launch a pan-European grassroots political movement, saying its goal was to "democratise" the 28-member bloc.

EU reluctance sinking refugee relocation plan

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's flagship plan to stem Europe's migration crisis by redistributing refugees around the bloc risks crumbling as EU states balk at sharing the burden, diplomats, officials and experts have told AFP.

UK warns EU exit could mean migrant camps on south coast

London - A British EU exit could mean thousands of migrants landing on Britain's shores "overnight", the government said, stepping up the rhetoric in the campaign ahead of a referendum on membership.

N. Korea rocket launch an 'outright and grave violation': EU

Brussels - The European Union on Sunday lashed North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket as "yet another outright and grave violation" of its obligations and urged Pyongyang to engage in dialogue with the international community.

Thatcher would have backed UK staying in EU: Advisor

London - Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher would have supported David Cameron's draft renegotiation of Britain's EU terms of membership, her closest advisor said Sunday.

Europe to crack down on Bitcoin anonymity

In the aftermath of the horrific Paris attacks, The European Union is poised to roll out legislation that would make virtual currency platforms perform tighter due diligence during exchanges while concurrently enforcing EU’s anti-money laundering laws.

Cameron woos Polish, Danish leaders as clock ticks to avert 'Brexit'

Copenhagen - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday appeared to have come a step closer to sealing a contentious EU-wide deal on reforms to prevent a "Brexit" after making headway in talks with Danish and Polish leaders.

Cameron fights for his place in history with EU vote

London - Prime Minister David Cameron is playing a high-stakes game which will decide his place in political history with negotiations aimed at preventing Britain from leaving the EU in a looming referendum, experts say.

Rise in support for 'Brexit' after EU draft deal

London - Support for Britain leaving the European Union has risen since Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled proposals for a deal to keep the country in the bloc, according to a poll published on Friday.

Syrian cancer kid first to use new Italy humanitarian corridor

Rome - A Syrian child with eye cancer was flown into Italy for treatment Thursday, becoming the first to benefit from a new humanitarian corridor hoping to stop desperate refugees from attempting an often deadly Mediterranean crossing to Europe.

Portugal government adopts 2016 draft budget without EU's approval

Lisbon - The Portuguese cabinet on Thursday adopted its 2016 draft budget without waiting for EU Commission approval, a government spokesman said.

EU warns migrant crisis could disrupt growth

Brussels - The EU warned on Thursday that any suspension of the bloc's Schengen passport-free zone due to Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II could disrupt the eurozone's sluggish recovery.

EU approves Turkey refugee fund after Italy row solved

Brussels - The EU said Wednesday it had agreed on how to finance a three billion euro ($3.3 billion) deal to aid Syrian refugees in Turkey, in exchange for Ankara's help stemming the flow of migrants, after resolving a dispute with Italy.

Cameron urges unity on EU as eurosceptic attacks begin

London - Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday fended off attacks from eurosceptics and a hostile press over proposed reforms to keep Britain in the EU that Brussels defended as a "fair" deal for all.
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