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France has 'no concern' on EU budget deadline

Dublin - France has no concerns about the European Commission's decision to extend a deadline for Paris to meet public finance requirements despite possible sanctions, the country's finance minister said Friday.

Cameron urges migrant curbs, warns on British EU exit

London - Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised tough curbs on welfare for EU migrants to counter a surge in arrivals and warned European leaders that resistance could put Britain's EU membership in doubt.

EU gives France, Italy extra time to fix bloated budgets

Brussels - The EU on Friday gave France, Italy and Belgium an extra three months until March to fix their bloated budgets, but warned it would still enforce humiliating sanctions if they fail to curb spending.

EU parliament urges Serbia to crack down on war crimes suspect

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Thursday urged Belgrade, a candidate for EU membership, to crack down on Serb ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj who was released by a UN war crimes court for cancer treatment.

EU's Juncker survives confidence vote over Luxembourg tax breaks

Strasbourg - Jean-Claude Juncker sailed through a European Parliament no confidence vote over the "Luxleaks" tax scandal Thursday, but the European Commission chief still faces awkward questions just a month into his new job.

EU calls for 5,000 doctors to fight Ebola: Source

Brussels - The European Commission called for 5,000 doctors to be sent from EU states to combat west Africa's Ebola epidemic, a European source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

Juncker unveils giant plan to 'kickstart' Europe economy

Strasbourg - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker revealed a huge 315-billion euro investment plan Wednesday to "kickstart" the stalling economy, although critics lamented the lack of any new money.

Pope slams 'state terrorism' and 'haggard' Europe

- Pope Francis on Tuesday slammed "state terrorism" that "kills the innocent at the same time as terrorists", just hours after he had taken a swipe at the "haggard" state of Europe.

Italy welcomes 'strategic partner' Egypt in from the cold

Rome - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday hailed Egypt as a "strategic partner" of Italy and Europe in the latest sign of Cairo's rehabilitation on the international stage.

Britain's anti-EU UKIP take second seat in blow for Cameron

Rochester - Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) won its second seat in parliament on Friday, in a by-election that could signal major upheaval in a general election in six months' time.

EU sanctions separatists as Ukraine crisis deepens

Brussels - The EU agreed to blacklist more Ukrainian separatists Monday but stopped short of fresh sanctions against Russia, saying there was hope of restarting dialogue with Moscow to end the worst standoff since the Cold War.

Exclusive: Ukraine minister urges EU to send 'clear message' to Russia

Brussels - The EU must speak with one voice to Russia over Ukraine and be ready to send a "clear message" it will impose more sanctions if necessary, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told AFP in an interview Monday.

Russia expels diplomats as EU set for new Ukraine sanctions

Moscow - Russia expelled several Polish diplomats for spying on Monday, deepening the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War as the EU eyed fresh sanctions against Moscow over the violence in Ukraine.

Migrant surge across Med continues as Italy rescues 900

Rome - Italian authorities said Saturday that more than 900 people had been rescued at sea in 24 hours, in a blow to hopes that the approach of winter would stem the flow of migrants attempting perilous crossings of the Mediterranean.

EU's Juncker says no 'conflict of interest' over Luxembourg tax breaks

Brussels - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday he faced no conflict of interest in his new post over investigations into huge tax breaks agreed with top international firms when he was Luxembourg premier.

Iran, world powers fight to save nuclear deal

Muscat - Iran and world powers sought Tuesday to avoid a nuclear deal falling apart on November 24, with a top Russian official expressing optimism and urging key countries to "build bridges".

Top EU court rules against 'welfare tourism'

Luxembourg - The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that member states do not have to pay welfare to EU citizens coming solely to claim benefits, offering some welcome relief to governments under fire from anti-EU parties on immigration.

Merkel says EU not planning new sanctions against Russia

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the European Union was not planning new sanctions against Russia over a fresh spike in violence in Ukraine.

Iran, world powers meet as nuclear deal faces deadline

Muscat - Iran and world powers met in Muscat on Tuesday amid growing signs that a long-bargained deal on Tehran's nuclear programme will not be struck by a November 24 deadline.

U.S., Iran nuclear deal in balance as Kerry, Zarif meet

Muscat - Iran and the United States held a second day of talks Monday in Oman about a long hoped for nuclear deal, with key differences threatening to scupper a final agreement.

Obama warns of 'big gap' as US, Iran seek nuclear deal

Muscat - The United States and Iran held high-level talks in Oman Sunday ahead of a looming deadline for a nuclear deal, but President Barack Obama warned that a "big gap" remained.

EU foreign chief, in Gaza, calls for Palestinian state

Gaza - The European Union's new foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini on Saturday appealed for the establishment of a Palestinian state, saying the world "cannot afford" another war in Gaza.

EU ministers challenge Britain's victory claim on huge bill

Brussels - Britain declared victory after the EU agreed Friday to extend a deadline for a huge 2.1-billion-euro bill, but walked straight into a new row as other countries rejected its claims to have reduced the amount.

Global law enforcement strikes deep into 'Dark Web'

Den Haag - A global crackdown has shut down dozens of online "dark markets" selling illegal goods and services and masking their identities using the Tor encryption network, officials said Friday.

Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks

Brussels - EU finance ministers meet in Brussels Friday, with revelations about Luxembourg's tax breaks for big firms putting pressure on former premier Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Commission president.

ICIJ: blowing the whistle on corporate tax schemes

Washington - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which on Thursday revealed a massive tax avoidance system organised by Luxembourg, is a collective of journalists spanning more than 60 countries seeking to root out cross border crime, ...

France vows firm support to Serbia on path to EU membership

Belgrade - During a rare official visit to Serbia, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls vowed Thursday to provide firm support to the Balkan country on its path towards European Union membership."Today Serbia is a candidate to join the European Union.

Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks

Brussels - Luxembourg and its former premier Jean-Claude Juncker -- now head of the European commission -- came under fire Thursday after leaked documents showed the tiny nation gave hundreds of global firms huge tax breaks.

Salvini seeks to fill Berlusconi boots on Italy's right

Rome - Italy has a rising star: Matteo Salvini, head of the Euro-sceptic Northern League, is scoring high in the polls as he bids to fill the political vacuum on the right left by Silvio Berlusconi.

Russia's Putin, EU's Barroso burnt on British bonfires

Lewes - Russian President Vladimir Putin in nothing but green underwear and European leader Jose Manuel Barroso are among those being paraded and burned during traditional British bonfire celebrations this week.
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