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EU launches legal case against Britain over commission post

Apo - The EU on Thursday launched a legal case against Britain for failing to nominate a commissioner, in the midst of a British election campaign already dominated by Brexit.

Hungary EU nominee insists he will not be Orban's man

Apo - Hungary's nominee to the European Commission insisted Wednesday he would not follow the line of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, seeking to allay concerns about Budapest's ties to Russia and Turkey.

Asylum-seekers in Greece, Italy face years of limbo: EU audit

Apo - Asylum-seekers crowded into "hotspots" in Greece and Italy face limbo that can drag on for years because of legal bottlenecks and poorly performing EU schemes, a report said Wednesday.

EU changes title for migration commissioner after outcry

Apo - The incoming European Commission chief has changed the title of her migration commissioner from "Protecting our European Way of Life" following criticism it had far-right connotations, an EU official said Wednesday.

EU must boost spending in space or be squeezed out: experts

Apo - The EU needs to boost space funding and improve its strategy to compete with military superpowers and smaller upstarts, a panel of experts told MEPs on Tuesday.

EU court says Israel settlement goods must be labelled

Apo - The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that food products from occupied Palestinian territories must be labelled as such, drawing an angry response from Israel which slammed a "double standard".

Belarus leader defends rights record during Austria visit

Vienna - Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko defended his isolated country's human rights during a visit to Austria Tuesday, as he seeks closer ties with the European Union amid tensions with Russia.

A Brexit threat in Labour's heartlands?

Hartlepool - In places like eurosceptic Hartlepool in northeast England, long-held party allegiances being reshaped by Brexit could trigger a political earthquake at next month's election.

EU embarrassed by incoming foreign policy chief's Twitter gaffe

Apo - The European Commission fielded questions Friday over a Twitter gaffe by its next foreign policy chief, current Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, who posted a sensitive extradition-related document from UK authorities on his feed.

EU establishes standalone border force

Apo - The EU on Friday formally established its first standalone border force, boosting the Frontex service with a new permanent corps that will number 10,000 officers by 2027.

EU sees 'short window' to decide IS repatriations from Syria

Apo - EU countries have a "short window" to decide whether to repatriate their nationals -- including hundreds of very young children -- held in camps in Syria after the defeat of the Islamic State group, MEPs heard Thursday.

Britain's Labour hit by internal strife at campaign start

London - A resignation and a defection are forcing Jeremy Corbyn to confront two scourges hounding his Labour Party as it tries to unseat UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: anti-Semitism and Brexit.

Workington Man: The swing voter in Britain's Brexit election?

Hot on the heels of Mondeo Man and Worcester Woman comes Workington Man -- the swing voter who British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to convince to win next month's election.

EU urges faster Greece vetting of migrants as arrivals soar

Apo - The European Commission on Wednesday urged Greece to speed up the processing of asylum-seekers as a jump in new arrivals in its already overcrowded island camps pushed the situation to "unbearable" levels.

Britain's Johnson launches election campaign on opposition turf

Birmingham - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday launched the Conservatives' election campaign in a traditional stronghold of the Labour opposition he hopes to win over by vowing to "get Brexit done".

Russia calls for closing UN office in Bosnia

New York - Russia called Tuesday for closing the office of the UN High Representative in Bosnia, claiming the senior UN official there is biased.

UK govt denies suppressing Russia meddling probe ahead of polls

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government on Tuesday rejected claims it was suppressing a parliamentary report about possible Russian interference in British politics to avoid a scandal ahead of next month's snap election.

Poland broke EU law by trying to lower judges' retirement age

Luxembourg - An attempt by Poland to change the retirement age of its judges broke EU law, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday, prompting Brussels to demand Warsaw quickly fix the damage it caused to the ranks of its judiciary.

Poland 'broke EU law' by trying to change judges' retirement age

Luxembourg - An attempt by Poland to change the retirement age of its judges broke EU law, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday, intensifying a showdown between Brussels and the conservative government in Warsaw over democratic standards.

EU foe Farage takes Brexit poll challenge to Johnson

London - Anti-EU populist leader Nigel Farage said Monday he will field hardline Brexit candidates across Britain despite fears he could deny Prime Minister Boris Johnson a majority in next month's election.

UK's Johnson 'sorry' for Brexit delay

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday apologised for not taking Britain out of the European Union by October 31, while Brexit figurehead Nigel Farage said he will not stand in next month's general election.

UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump warned it would make it impossible for the two nations to strike a future trade agreement.

UK Brexit accord rules out trade deal with US: Trump

London - President Donald Trump on Thursday criticised British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit divorce deal, saying it made it impossible to strike a future commercial agreement with the United States."This deal... you can't do it, you can't trade.

Eastern members breached EU law by refusing refugees: court advisor

Apo - The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday.

Eastern members breached EU law by refusing refugees: court advisor

Apo - The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday.

Trump wades into UK election with attack on opposition leader and Brexit warning

London - US President Donald Trump waded into the British election campaign on Thursday, launching a stinging attack on the country's main opposition leader and warning Prime Minister Boris Johnson that his EU divorce deal could imperil a future US-UK trade agr...

Migrants on Greek islands 'on edge of catastrophe': Council of Europe

Athens - The situation for migrants in camps on Greek islands is "explosive" and "on the edge of catastrophe", the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday.

Migrants on Greek islands 'on edge of catastrophe': Council of Europe

Athens - The situation for migrants in camps on Greek islands is "explosive" and "on the edge of catastrophe", the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday.

Brexit translates to challenge for EU interpreters

Apo - English as a common language has in recent years scaled the heights of the European Union's 24-floor Tower of Babel, but will Brexit loosen its grip?

UK 'Remainers' hope tactical voting can stop Brexit

London - While Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants an election to "get Brexit done", his opponents see it as a chance to keep Britain in the European Union -- but it will require tactical voting.
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