11 die as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast

2017-03-24 18:49

Media reports say 11 people have drowned and five are missing after a migrant boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast.

EU: We can make members accept refugees

2017-03-21 22:38

The EU's commissioner for migration says there are tools, means and power to make all members states comply with the relocation of migrants.

EU gives extra €165m to combat East Africa drought

2017-03-20 13:32

The European Union says it’s giving an extra €165m to battle humanitarian crises in East Africa, including a famine in South Sudan and drought in Somalia.

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

2017-03-18 06:47

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turks staying in Europe to have five children, telling the millions-strong diaspora they were the continent's "future" as a bitter dispute festered between Ankara and Brussels.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Cameroon

2017-03-15 21:00

Joice Mujuru says she knew about Zimbabwean government Gukurahundi atrocities that took place in the early 1980s, and President Robert Mugabe has donated biscuits,chips and water to flood victims.

EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

2017-03-14 11:44

European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols, including the Islamic headscarf, the EU's top court has ruled in a landmark case.

Scotland's leader seeks new independence referendum

2017-03-13 14:40

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Monday she will move quickly to give Scottish voters a chance to make Scotland an independent country.

Turkey warns 'fascist' Netherlands will pay in rally row

2017-03-13 06:52

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Netherlands would pay for blocking his ministers from holding rallies to win support in a referendum on expanding his powers, as a crisis escalated with Turkey's key EU partners.

EU has to control euro clearing after Brexit

2017-03-10 10:21

European Union law should be changed to ensure that the clearing and supervision of euro-denominated derivatives trades is controlled by EU institutions after Brexit.

EU court rules states not obliged to grant visas to refugees

2017-03-07 18:28

Europe's top court has ruled that European Union member states aren't obliged to grant humanitarian visas to people who want to enter their territory to apply for asylum.


UK's non-financial services at risk after Brexit

2017-03-22 09:31

UK Prime Minister should seek a free-trade deal with the EU or risk damaging industries that aren’t covered by World Trade Organisation rules, says a panel.

Britain to trigger Brexit process next week

2017-03-20 14:24

Britain's government says it will trigger Article 50, signalling Britain's departure from the European Union, on March 29.

UK must face 'huge burden' of 15 new Brexit bills

2017-03-20 09:02

Even before the UK leaves the European Union, its Parliament may need to pass as many as 15 new bills covering immigration, trade and agriculture to name but a few.

Families plead for Somali pirates to release ship's crew

2017-03-15 21:01

Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker have tearfully pleaded for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom.

EU won't be intimidated by threats on Brexit: Tusk

2017-03-15 18:29

The European Union will not bow to "threats" from Britain that it is prepared to walk away from Brexit talks without a deal, the bloc's president, Donald Tusk, says.

Parliament backs Brexit bill as Scotland bids to break away

2017-03-14 06:29

Parliament gave its approval for Prime Minister Theresa May to start Britain's withdrawal from the EU, even as Scotland signalled its opposition by announcing plans for a fresh independence vote.

Immigration and EU - buzzwords in three key elections

2017-03-13 08:26

Dutch elections have set the stage for others in France and Germany that come against a background of eurosceptic or anti-immigrant sentiments boosted by Brexit.

Tusk wins second term as EU chief despite Polish fury

2017-03-10 13:26

European Union leaders re-elect Donald Tusk as president despite opposition from his native Poland

ECB keeps rates unchanged amid inflation flare-up

2017-03-09 15:30

The European Central Bank has kept its quantitative-easing programme unchanged as policy makers gauge whether a recent jump in inflation will endure.

Hungary approves detention of all asylum-seekers

2017-03-07 16:33

Hungary's parliament has approved the automatic detention of all asylum-seekers in container camps at the country's southern borders, brushing off concerns from rights groups.

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