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France says no to modified maize

2014-04-16 08:35

France's has adopted a law prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment.

Russia, West lock horns at UN over Ukraine

2014-04-14 07:51

The UN Security Council has held emergency talks after Ukraine declared a "full-scale" military operation against pro-Russia forces, amid deadly clashes in its restive east.

Putin wants chaos, not invasion - analysts

2014-04-11 12:42

President Vladimir Putin is seeking to maintain influence in Ukraine by fomenting instability in its Russian-speaking eastern regions but will stop short of sending troops there, analysts say.

Russia warned against intervention in Ukraine

2014-04-08 14:59

Nato's chief has warned Russia it would be committing a "historic mistake" if it intervenes further in Ukraine.

Russia trying to dismember Ukraine - PM

2014-04-07 14:43

Ukraine's embattled prime minister accused Russia of trying to "dismember" his country by plotting seizures of government buildings in eastern regions that are seeking to break away from Kiev.

Ukraine blames Russia agents for Kiev carnage

2014-04-04 08:53

EU foreign ministers are preparing to meet over the Crimea crisis in Athens after Ukraine's leaders blamed the country's ousted president for organising bloodshed during February protests.

Europe 'needs Africa’s help'

2014-04-03 12:37

The 4th EU-Africa Summit has opened in Brussels with the president of the European Council saying Europe needs Africa’s help in many areas, according to a report.

Zuma skipping EU summit over invitation list

2014-04-03 08:23
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President Jacob Zuma is reportedly skipping the EU-Africa summit in Brussels because he didn't like the way the summit was set up, with the EU deciding on who was invited.

Europe's bumblebees may face extinction

2014-04-02 15:15

Almost a quarter of Europe's bumblebees are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitats and climate change, threatening pollination of crops worth billions of dollars, a study shows.

UK could begin fracking in 4 years

2014-04-02 13:14

Shale gas production in the UK could begin within four years if the current crisis in Ukraine escalates to such an extent that a national state of emergency is declared.

EU launches CAR military operation

2014-04-02 07:34

The EU has officially launched its delayed military mission to the CAR, seeking to bolster French and African forces that have failed to end months of Christian-Muslim violence.

Dire crisis for Rohingya in Myanmar - aid groups

2014-04-01 11:49

Relief organisations forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs say they cannot return unless diplomatic pressure makes the government depoliticise aid distribution.

Neo-colonialism 'not part of aid to Africa'

2014-04-01 09:21

The head of the EU's huge aid programme says linking investment in Africa to democratic reforms risks backfiring if viewed as a "colonial tool".

EU wants to divide Africa, says Sudan

2014-03-31 09:05

Sudan has accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the EU refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to a major summit this week.

Ukraine protesters 'watching' new leaders

2014-03-28 13:11

Time appears to have stood still in the weeks since protests turned Kiev's Independence Square into a battleground, the site almost perfectly preserved as a warning to Ukraine's new leaders.

IMF bails out Ukraine, UN rejects Crimea annex

2014-03-28 08:40

The IMF has announced a $14-$18bn bailout for Ukraine as the UN General Assembly refused to recognise Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula.

West must stand firm against 'brute force' - Obama

2014-03-27 12:35

US President Barack Obama has urged the West to stand firm in opposing Moscow's takeover of Crimea, saying that "with time" Russians will realise "brute force" cannot win.

Obama: Russia stands alone

2014-03-26 19:28

US President Barack Obama has said Russia stood "alone" on the Ukraine crisis as he paid his first ever visit to the European Union headquarters.

AU brands CAR militia 'terrorists'

2014-03-26 14:42

The AU has branded militia targeting Muslims in CAR as “terrorists” and said they would be treated as enemy combatants, a day after a Congolese peacekeeper was killed.

EU-AU summit: Mugabe's wife not invited

2014-03-25 14:53

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson has reportedly taken a swipe at the EU's "attempt to stop the first lady from travelling with her husband" who is set to attend an EU-AU summit in Belgium next week.

Zambia moves swiftly to save Kariba Dam

2014-03-24 08:51

The Zambian government has reportedly moved swiftly to try and mobilise funds to help prevent the imminent collapse of the Kariba Dam.

Kerry likens Crimea 'fervour' to WWII build-up

2014-03-19 07:07

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Russia against any military incursion into eastern Ukraine and likened the "nationalistic fervour" to the build-up before World War II.

We can’t westernise our values for aid - ACP

2014-03-18 14:25

ACP says it will discourage African heads of State from attending the EU-Africa summit scheduled for May should Western nations impose sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws, according to a report.

Obama imposes sanctions on 11 Russians

2014-03-18 07:02

US President Barack Obama has slapped sanctions on two top aides to President Vladimir Putin and nine other people linked to Russia's military incursion into Crimea.

EU backs sanctions on Uganda, Nigeria

2014-03-13 22:24
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The European Parliament has backed sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria in protest at their recent passing of anti-gay laws.

 

With Crimea won, Putin tries not to lose Ukraine

2014-04-14 13:14

Vladimir Putin looks likely to go down as the leader who won back Crimea, but he is fighting to avoid also being remembered as having let Ukraine escape from Moscow's sphere of influence.

Regions should have more powers - Ukraine PM

2014-04-11 13:47

Ukraine's prime minister has told leaders in the country's restive east that he is committed to allowing regions to have more powers.

56 leave offices seized by Ukraine separatists

2014-04-09 09:43

Ukraine's Security Service says that 56 people held inside an agency's headquarters in the city of Luhansk occupied by pro-Russian separatists have been allowed to leave the premises.

Pro-Russians declare Ukraine's Donetsk independent

2014-04-08 08:14

Ukraine is threatened with disintegration as pro-Kremlin militants seize government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk, declare independence and vow to vote on joining Russia.

SMS ban 'could undermine Afghan vote'

2014-04-05 19:00

The head of the EU's Afghan election observer mission has condemned the suspension of text messaging services across the country, saying it threatens the transparency of the poll.

Zim 'misses out on chance to address key issues'

2014-04-03 14:01

Zimbabwe has missed out on a chance to address key issues like sanctions after President Robert Mugabe boycotted an EU-Africa summit currently under way in Brussels, EU ambassador to Zimbabwe says.

Twitter still blocked in Turkey despite court order

2014-04-03 12:05

Turkey's government faces growing pressure to quickly implement a top court order to unblock Twitter, which it had banned after damaging leaks had spread on the social media site.

18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

2014-04-03 08:07

Eighteen countries, including five of the world's leading arms exporters, have ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade.

Palestinians will pay for UN move - Israel minister

2014-04-02 15:00

An Israeli minister has warned of punitive action if the Palestinians pursued efforts to join UN agencies, as hopes of a breakthrough in the US-led peace process faded rapidly.

Zim 'can't influence SA foreign policy'

2014-04-02 12:54

Zimbabwe's outspoken foreign affairs deputy minister says Zimbabwe should stop fooling itself to think that it could influence SA's foreign policy.

EU-Africa summit tackles migration, trade, peace

2014-04-01 21:16

Conflict, illegal migration and fears of more jihadist turmoil look set to dominate a mammoth summit gathering leaders of some 80 African and European Union states in Brussels.

Tension ahead of EU-Africa summit

2014-04-01 11:49

Ministers from the African continent have already gathered in Brussels for a two-day EU-AU summit scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, a report says.

Mugabe under fire over summit boycott

2014-03-31 10:11

Zimbabwe's president has reportedly come under fire from opposition parties following reports that he will boycott a crucial summit in Brussels because his wife was denied a visa to enter Europe.

Zimbabwe peeved over Mugabe's wife

2014-03-30 22:15

Zimbabwe has called on African leaders to boycott a European Union-Africa summit in Brussels because President Robert Mugabe's wife has not been granted a visa to travel with him.

Anti-gay law: Uganda, EU hold talks

2014-03-28 10:36

Ugandan officials are reportedly holding talks with the European Union over a controversial anti-gay bill signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni last month.

Farage: EU has blood on its hands

2014-03-27 21:16

British eurosceptic leader Nigel Farage has accused the EU of having "blood on its hands" by backing uprisings in Ukraine and Syria.

Africa calls for EU summit boycott – report

2014-03-27 09:37

An organ of the AU has reportedly urged a boycott of the EU-AU summit scheduled for next week in Brussels to protest what is seen as a "dictation" by the EU on who is eligible to attend the meeting.

No role for spouses at summit, EU tells Zim

2014-03-26 14:54

EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell’Ariccia has reportedly said that only those with a role to play in meetings at the forthcoming EU-Africa Summit in Belgium have been invited.

Mugabe to boycott summit if wife not invited

2014-03-26 13:18

Zimbabwe says it would boycott a summit between the EU and African Union in Brussels next week if President Robert Mugabe’s wife is not granted a visa to travel with him.

Ukraine fears Russia 'ready to attack'

2014-03-24 10:00

Ukraine's Western-backed leaders have voiced fears of an imminent Russian invasion of the industrial heartland, as Nato's top commander warned of a "very sizeable" Russia troop presence.

EU to set deadline for climate change goals

2014-03-20 09:58

European Union leaders are preparing to set an October deadline for agreeing on the bloc's 2030 climate and energy goals, a draft document shows.

Shut 'zombie' banks, warns EU watchdog

2014-03-18 17:16

Eurozone countries must prepare to shut their failing "zombie" banks and quickly pool the money to do it, the bloc's top regulator says.

Putin bold amid US opposition on Crimea

2014-03-18 08:23

In a bold challenge to Washington Russian President Vladimir Putin has recognised Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as an "independent and sovereign country".

Sanctions forced Mugabe to change, says EU

2014-03-17 15:09

The EU's ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell'Ariccia, has reportedly said that sanctions imposed against Harare over a decade ago helped trigger a “positive evolution” in the country.

Ukraine mobilises as Merkel warns Russia

2014-03-13 14:57

Ukraine has moved to mobilise a volunteer force to ward off Russia's expansionist threat as Berlin warns Moscow of long-term damage to its economy and EU relations over the Crimea crisis.

 
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