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Greek lawmakers pass fresh reforms sought by creditors

Atenas - The Greek parliament on Tuesday adopted fresh austerity measures sought by its international creditors, including expediting privatisation of utility companies.

'No contradiction' between EU defence plan and NATO: Stoltenberg

Bratislava - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insisted Tuesday that EU plans for increased defence cooperation after Britain's departure would not undermine the transatlantic military alliance.

Britain 'will oppose any idea of an EU army': defence minister

Bratislava - Britain will oppose all EU plans for increased military cooperation that could interfere with NATO, despite being about to leave the union, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said Tuesday.

EU to 'suspend' Colombia's FARC from terror list

Brussels - The European Union has decided to "suspend" Colombia's FARC rebel group from its terror group list, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced on Monday.

EU launches debit cards for refugees in Turkey

Ankara - The European Union on Monday launched a scheme worth almost 350 million euros providing mainly Syrian refugees in Turkey with pre-paid debit cards, the biggest project yet under a landmark deal between the bloc and Ankara.

EU to halt sanctions against Colombia's FARC: sources

Brussels - The EU is preparing to suspend sanctions against Colombia's FARC rebel group as soon as it signs a historic peace deal with the government later Monday, European sources said.

EU warns Switzerland after region's vote on migrant curbs

Brussels - The EU warned Switzerland on Monday over a vote by one of its cantons backing curbs on migrants, an issue being closely watched in London as a possible template for Brexit negotiations.

Brussels, Rome voice exasperation at Swiss region vote on migrant curbs

Geneva - The European Union and Rome voiced exasperation Monday after the southern Swiss canton of Ticino voted to curb job access for workers living across the border in Italy.

Divided UK Labour struggles with Brexit

Liverpool - Distracted by a bitter leadership contest, Britain's main opposition Labour party has struggled to present a vision of Brexit to challenge the ruling Conservatives -- and many fear the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn will do little to change this.

EU looks beyond Obama to clinch free trade deal

Bratislava - A last-gasp push to seal a landmark free trade deal between the European Union and the United States before the end of Barack Obama's presidency has failed, EU ministers agreed on Friday.

EU ministers scramble to salvage US trade deal

Bratislava - European trade ministers scramble Friday to salvage talks on a massive free trade deal with the US amid growing calls in key powers France and Germany to abandon negotiations.

UK plans to trigger EU exit process early 2017: Johnson

London - Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday that Britain plans to trigger Article 50, the formal process for leaving the European Union, early next year.

Deport migrants to camps outside EU: Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday that migrants who have entered the EU illegally should be deported to camps outside the bloc, such as on an island, or on the north African coast.

EU submits Cuba normalisation accord for approval

Brussels - The European Commission on Thursday submitted for approval an accord to normalise ties with Cuba, long strained by the EU's backing of human rights activists in one of the world's last communist states.

EU seeks 'clarification' from top ex-official over Bahamas link

Brussels - The EU on Thursday said it was seeking answers from Neelie Kroes, a former top competition regulator, as to why she had failed to declare an interest in a Bahamas-based firm when in office.

Philippines' Duterte invites UN chief to probe killings

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday invited the United Nations' chief and international human rights experts to investigate allegations of widespread extrajudicial killings, but insisted they also face him in a public debate.

EU scraps time limits on free mobile roaming plan

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday scrapped a controversial plan to limit its landmark free mobile phone roaming policy to 90 days a year, after an outcry from angry consumer groups.

Philippines' Duterte gives middle finger to EU

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-filled tirade against the European Union, in his latest riposte to international criticism of the rising death toll in his brutal crackdown on crime.

Philippines' Duterte gives middle finger to EU

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-filled tirade against the European Union, in his latest riposte to international criticism of the rising death toll in his brutal crackdown on crime.

Philippines' Duterte gives middle finger to EU

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-filled tirade against the European Union, in his latest riposte to international criticism of the rising death toll in his brutal crackdown on crime.

French woman claims YouTube tried to 'soften' questions for Juncker

Paris - A French woman who interviewed European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker claims she came under pressure from YouTube not to ask difficult questions.

Slovak PM wants EU border guards deployed by year end

Prague - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico on Sunday said he hoped a new border and coastguard force would be deployed on the European Union's outer frontiers by the end of 2016.

Italy PM fumes over EU summit

Rome - Italy is not ready to pretend everything is alright when Europe is not functioning properly, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Saturday, the day after a key EU gathering.

Protesters rally across Germany against TTIP trade deal

Berlin - More than 160,000 demonstrators thronged seven major cities across Germany on Saturday in protest over a massive transatlantic trade deal, dealing a new blow to the disputed accord.

Portugal seeks assurances over EU's treatment of Barroso

Lisbon - Portugal's prime minister on Friday said he had called for "clarifications" from European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker that there would be no "discriminatory treatment" of his EC predecessor Jose Manuel Barroso, whose decision to work for Goldma...

EU vows post-Brexit 'vision' in six months

Bratislava - European Union leaders agreed at a post-Brexit summit Friday to forge a new "vision" within six months to restore faith and unity in the bloc as it plans a future without Britain.

Greece says adopting new credit measures for EU, IMF

Atenas - Cash-strapped Greece will adopt before month's end a new package of measures designed to mollify EU and IMF creditors, Athens' finance ministry said Friday.

Diane James replaces Farage as leader of Britain's UKIP

Bournemouth - Nigel Farage on Friday said UKIP had "changed the course of British history" with Brexit as he handed over leadership of the eurosceptic party, which faces an uncertain future without its charismatic chief.

Bulgaria: New end of the road on the migrant trail

Sofia - Until recently, most migrants entering Bulgaria from Turkey would not hang around, seeking to continue their journeys towards western Europe. But now they are finding themselves stranded in the EU's poorest country.

Merkel says EU in 'critical situation'

Bratislava - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that the European Union faces a "critical situation", as she arrived in Bratislava for a summit to chart a post-Brexit future."We are in a critical situation.
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