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UN chief heads to Arab summit after row over Israel 'apartheid' report

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres travels to Jordan next week to attend an Arab summit following a row over the release of a UN report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state.

EU to hold first Brexit summit on April 29

Brussels - EU leaders will hold a special summit on April 29 to adopt Brexit talks guidelines aimed at making the split the "least painful" for the bloc, President Donald Tusk said Tuesday.

EU to vow 'common future' after Brexit body blow: draft

Brussels - The EU is set to re-commit itself to "our common future" at a summit marking its 60th anniversary, defying Brexit and growing euroscepticism, according to a draft declaration.

G20 ministers struggle to find consensus on trade, climate

Baden-baden - Finance ministers and central bankers from top economies are battling Saturday to find common ground on world trade in the face of US President Donald Trump's "Buy American" drive.

G20 ministers struggle to find consensus on trade, climate

Baden-baden - Finance ministers and central bankers from top economies are battling Saturday to find common ground on world trade in the face of US President Donald Trump's "Buy American" drive.

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'

Brussels - The EU has ditched the traditional "family photo" of leaders at Brussels summits as it seeks a more modern image for the bloc, European sources said.

Poland risks EU isolation in wake of Tusk debacle

Varsovia - Poland risks isolation in the European Union after its rightwing government failed in its bitter campaign to derail the re-election of its own citizen Donald Tusk as the bloc's president.

EU's Juncker says hopes Britain will one day 're-enter the boat'

Brussels - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday voiced hope that Britain will one day return to the EU fold despite voting to leave."I do not like Brexit because I would like to be in the same boat as the British.

What is 'multi-speed' Europe?

Brussels - The idea of a so-called multi-speed European Union is not new, and some might argue that it already describes the bloc in its current form.

EU leaders seek unity after Tusk row

Brussels - EU leaders sought Friday to patch up deep divisions over the bloc's post-Brexit future, a day after an unseemly spat with Warsaw over President Donald Tusk's re-election underscored a lack of unity.

EU leaders seek unity after Tusk row

Brussels - EU leaders sought Friday to patch up deep divisions over the bloc's post-Brexit future, a day after an unseemly spat with Warsaw over President Donald Tusk's re-election underscored a lack of unity.

EU leaders seek unity after Tusk row

Brussels - EU leaders sought Friday to patch up deep divisions over the bloc's post-Brexit future, a day after an unseemly spat with Warsaw over President Donald Tusk's re-election underscored a lack of unity.

Poland 'alone' in the EU after Tusk re-election: media

Varsovia - Polish media on Friday underscored their country's isolation in the European Union after the bloc's leaders re-elected liberal Donald Tusk as president despite strident opposition from the rightwing government in his native Poland.

EU concerned over Russian meddling in W Balkans

Brussels - The EU voiced concern Thursday about "external influences" fueling division in the western Balkans, as Britain announced a summit to focus efforts on stabilising a key region vulnerable to Russian meddling.

'Hooligan' Tusk faces new EU fight

Brussels - Once a self-confessed football "hooligan", Poland's Donald Tusk now faces a fight with his own country to remain European Council president.

Polish fury over re-election of EU's Tusk

Brussels - EU leaders re-elected Donald Tusk as president Thursday despite opposition from his native Poland, prompting an angry Warsaw to warn that it set a dangerous pattern for bullying by a German-dominated union.

EU's Tusk rejects Polish criticism over new term

Brussels - EU President Donald Tusk on Wednesday rejected charges from Poland's rightwing government that he has sought to undermine it, on the eve of a vote on his leadership.

Poland urges EU to reject Tusk presidency

Varsovia - Poland's prime minister on Wednesday stressed her opposition to compatriot Donald Tusk's re-election as EU president on the eve of a European summit overshadowed by the row.

EU's Tusk is 'Germany's candidate': Polish powerbroker

Varsovia - The head of Poland's ruling rightwing party on Tuesday called EU President Donald Tusk, a fellow Pole vying for a second term, "Germany's candidate" whose re-election would sow crisis.

Tusk row overshadows EU summit's bid for unity

Brussels - A row over Poland's attempt to oust European Union President Donald Tusk threatens to overshadow a summit this week that was meant to focus on post-Brexit unity.

Tusk row overshadows EU summit's bid for unity

Brussels - A row over Poland's attempt to oust European Union President Donald Tusk threatens to overshadow a summit this week that was meant to focus on post-Brexit unity.

Tusk row overshadows EU summit's bid for unity

Brussels - A row over Poland's attempt to oust European Union President Donald Tusk threatens to overshadow a summit this week that was meant to focus on post-Brexit unity.

France's Hollande warns of fewer jobs if populists take power

M - European countries that vote populists into power will experience a fall in jobs, investment and exports as they pull out of the EU, French President Francois Hollande warned Monday.

China says ready to engage US as envoys meet

Bejing - Foreign Minister Wang Yi of China told his US counterpart Rex Tillerson that Beijing was ready to work with the Trump administration, according to a Chinese account of their meeting in Bonn.

All eyes on Tillerson's debut at G20 in Germany

Bonn - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his diplomatic debut at a G20 gathering in Germany on Thursday as Russia pressed the Trump administration to keep its promises of improved relations.

All eyes on Tillerson's debut at G20 in Germany

Bonn - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his diplomatic debut at a G20 gathering in Germany on Thursday as Russia pressed the Trump administration to keep its promises of improved relations.

Trump's lieutenants descend on jittery Europe

Washington - US President Donald Trump's most senior representatives will descend on Europe this week to convince allies that his putting America first does not mean they will be left behind.

Merkel says Europe's future could be two-speed

Valletta - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said European leaders may commit to a union of "different speeds" when they make a major declaration on its future at a summit in Rome next month.

EU to enlist Libyan tribes to stem migrant flow

Valletta - The European Union is to enlist the help of nomadic tribes in southern Libya to stem the flow of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean, Malta's premier said Friday.

EU leaders unite over Trump concerns

Valletta - European Union leaders voiced concerns about US President Donald Trump at a summit in Malta on Friday, saying they needed to stick together to face an increasingly uncertain global future.
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