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British PM, London mayor bury hatchet for pro-EU rally

London - Prime Minister David Cameron put aside recent animosity with London Mayor Sadiq Khan to make a joint call Monday for Britain to stay in the European Union, as personal attacks from within his own party intensified.

Migrant deal off if no visa-free travel, Turkey warns EU

Antalya - Ankara will abandon a deal with the European Union to reduce migrant flows if its citizens are not granted visa-free travel to most of the bloc, Turkey's foreign minister has warned.

Gibraltar leader fears Spain sovereignty push over Brexit

London - Spain may try to force the issue of joint sovereignty with Britain over Gibraltar in the event of a Brexit, the territory's chief minister said in an interview aired Saturday.

British far-right burn EU flag as referendum looms

Dover - Far-right demonstrators burnt the EU flag on Saturday at a rally in Dover, Britain's closest town to continental Europe.

German economy minister blasts Merkel on EU-US trade treaty

Frankfurt - Germany's economy minister lashed out at Chancellor Angela Merkel for her "wrong" stance on a huge EU-US free trade pact in an interview to be published Monday, signalling a deepening rift within the government over the controversial accord.

German FM floats possible 'step by step' easing of Russia sanctions

Tallinn - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday floated the possibility of a "step by step" reduction of EU sanctions against Russia if there is headway on ending the conflict in Ukraine.

Russia to extend Western food ban to 2018: PM

Moscow - Russia plans to extend its embargo on Western food products by a year and a half, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday, as the European Union prepares to debate renewing sanctions against Moscow.

EU further tightens sanctions on North Korea

Brussels - The European Union on Friday further tightened sanctions against North Korea over nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.

EU to unveil miitary cooperation plan after Brexit vote

Brussels - The European Union said Friday it will unveil plans for closer military cooperation after Britain's referendum on whether to leave the bloc, but denied they were secret proposals for an EU army.

Brexit camp launches £50 mn competition doubling as poll

London - Campaigners for a "Leave" vote in Britain's EU referendum launched an online competition and poll Friday offering £50 million for anyone who correctly predicts the outcome of every Euro 2016 fixture.

EU spin doctor lobs Twitter bomb at Trump, populist politicians

Nihon - A leading aide to top European Union official Jean-Claude Juncker railed against Donald Trump and other populist politicians on Thursday, bemoaning the thought of them in power as a "horror scenario".

Up to 30 dead in shipwreck off Libya: EU naval force

Rome - Up to 30 people are feared dead after a shipwreck off Libya, while about 50 migrants have been rescued from the waves, the EU's naval force said Thursday.

Brexit camp seizes on near record migration figures

London - Campaigners wanting Britain to leave the European Union warned on Thursday that immigration had "spun out of control", as the new mayor of London launched his campaign for the country to stay in the bloc.

Putin says EU needs Russia to stay on global stage

Atenas - Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed in an article published Thursday that the EU would not be a global player without his country's help as he prepared for his first visit to the bloc this year.

Turkey 'threats' over migrant deal won't work: Juncker

Nihon - Turkey must uphold its side of a deal made with the European Union over stemming the flow of migrants, a top EU official said Thursday, warning "threats" against the bloc will not work.

EU faces 'difficult' talks on Russia sanctions: Germany

Riga - Germany said Thursday the EU was facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, and denied that a new Cold War was afoot.

Polls give UK 'Remain' camp boost, three weeks before EU vote

London - A series of recent polls suggest a widening lead for supporters of Britain's continued European Union membership, handing "Remain" campaigners a psychological boost three weeks before the country votes in a crucial in-out referendum.

G7 needs 'clear and tough stance' on territorial disputes: Tusk

Ise - The Group of Seven needs to take a "clear and tough stance" on China's controversial maritime claims and the Russian annexation of Crimea, European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday.

World needs to act together on refugees: Tusk

Nihon - The world needs to act together on the refugee crisis gripping Europe, and not leave the continent to battle the problem alone, European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday.

EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty

Nicosia - Amnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union's members of fuelling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday.

EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty

Nicosia - Amnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union's members of fuelling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday.

Greece in debt relief breakthrough with eurozone, IMF

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers reached a vital deal with Greece on Wednesday to start debt relief for Athens as demanded by the International Monetary Fund, and to unlock 10.3 billion euros ($12 billion) in bailout cash.

Erdogan says Turkey parliament will block EU migrant deal if no visa-free travel

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the European Union that the Turkish parliament would block laws related to the landmark deal to stem the flow of migrants to Europe if Ankara was not granted its key demand of visa-free travel.

Anxious Merkel warns Turkey over rights, visa-free travel

Istanbul - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday of her "deep concern" over the state of democracy in Turkey and voiced doubt that a plan to offer Turks visa-free travel to the EU would be implemented on time.

Greece to adopt more cuts, tax hikes for bailout cash

Atenas - Greece on Sunday was set to adopt fresh cuts and tax hikes ahead of a Eurogroup meeting that is expected to unlock desperately-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden nation.

Congo seeks to expel EU ambassador: Officials

Brazzaville - The Republic of Congo has called on the European Union to recall its ambassador to Brazzaville over EU criticism of President Denis Sassou Nguesso's controversial re-election in March, Congolese and EU officials said Saturday.

France to test air passenger data sharing

Paris - France will test an EU-wide passenger data sharing system aimed at helping to detect jihadists at two of its busiest airports later this month, a senior interior ministry official said Saturday.

EU ministers back emergency brake on Turkey visa-free travel

Brussels - EU interior ministers on Friday adopted a so-called emergency brake that would allow European nations to swiftly halt visa-free access to Europe for Turks and other nationalities if key conditions were violated.

Poland accuses EU of violating its sovereignty

Varsovia - Poland's rightwing Prime Minister Beata Szydlo vowed Friday that Warsaw would never bow to any EU ultimatum as her government pushed through a parliamentary resolution accusing Brussels of violating the country's sovereignty.

Brexit Britain would be treated as an outsider: Juncker

Paris - If Britain quits the European Union it will have to get used to being considered an outsider, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker told Le Monde newspaper in comments published Friday.
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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi
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The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
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