Italy to boost Tunisia ties following Berlin attack

2017-01-20 11:29

Italy's foreign minister has pledged to strengthen cooperation with Tunisia to combat illegal migration and "terrorism", a month after a Tunisian failed asylum seeker allegedly killed 12 people in Berlin.

EU parliament in tense election for new president

2017-01-17 20:23

The European Parliament elects a new president on Tuesday in a vote that promises to be stormy after a coalition aimed at keeping eurosceptics out of power broke down.

Egypt slams EU, UK for criticising ruling on activists

2017-01-14 19:29

Egypt has blasted the EU and Britain for criticising a recent court decision to freeze the assets of three rights activists, accusing them of double standards and telling them to mind their own business

Only court can declare who's president, Gambia's Jammeh insists

2017-01-12 11:32

Gambia's outgoing president Yahya Jammeh is criticising foreign pressure for him to step down and calling on Gambians to wait for a Supreme Court decision to determine the credibility of the December 1 elections that he lost.

Greece to give migrants IDs, cash - minister

2016-12-29 07:28

Greece wants to give electronic ID cards and cash to thousands of refugees and migrants trapped on its soil, the migration minister says.

China's solar panels under the spotlight

2016-12-23 20:12

China is appealing to the EU to drop anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels after a recommendation that they be extended for two years.

EU to tighten screws on terror financing

2016-12-21 21:11

The European Union has proposed tighter checks on cash and gold transfers as part of a crackdown on terrorist financing across a bloc grappling with a wave of terrorism.

Dozens take part in gay parade in Montenegro

2016-12-17 21:02

Dozens of people have taken part in a gay pride event in conservative Montenegro where authorities are promising to boost gay rights as part of efforts to join the EU.

EU gives millions to Niger to help stop flow of migrants

2016-12-16 09:16

The European Union has earmarked hundreds of millions of euros for the northern African nation of Niger as part of its efforts to stop migrants from reaching Europe

EU seeks quick Brexit at dinner without UK PM

2016-12-13 13:10

British Prime Minister Theresa May will be left out in the cold as her European counterparts have dinner without her in Brussels this week to push for a quick Brexit.


Burundi drops threat to withdraw troops from AU Somalia mission

2017-01-19 22:07

Burundi has said it would not follow through on its planned withdrawal of troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) after reaching an agreement over the payment of wages.

Pound climbs as Theresa May outlines how Brexit will happen

2017-01-17 15:33

British Prime Minister Theresa May, says the country cannot “possibly” remain within the European Union’s single market, as that would mean the UK is not leaving the EU at all.

EU presidency calls for urgent migrant deal with Libya

2017-01-12 18:26

The leader of the European Union's presidency says that record numbers of migrants will try to cross the Mediterranean this spring and he is warning EU partners to reach out to Libya now to stem the flow

2017: Europe's leaders not expecting a smooth ride

2016-12-31 21:34

Europe's leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, terror attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia.

Soft is out! Putin, Trump force EU to harden its defence

2016-12-27 16:51

With an increasingly bellicose Russia on its doorstep and a capricious ally in US president-elect Donald Trump, the rest of the EU is being forced to acknowledge power needs real military hardware to back it up.

France may seek EU sanctions against DRC's Kabila

2016-12-22 08:17

France says DRC President Joseph Kabila may face EU sanctions over his refusal to step down at the end of his mandate.

EU court says Western Sahara can't apply to EU-Morocco deal

2016-12-21 19:01

The European Union's high court says that EU agreements on closer ties and trade with Morocco should not apply to the disputed Western Sahara region.

Burundi summons EU envoys for skipping meeting

2016-12-16 18:01

Burundi's foreign minister has summoned envoys for the EU and several European nations to rap them over the knuckles for skipping a diplomatic meeting he had invited them to, government sources says.

EU sanctions are 'illegal', says DRC

2016-12-14 06:02

DRC has Monday slammed as illegal a European Union decision to impose sanctions on seven of its top security officials for their role in deadly clashes with protesters.

EU, Cuba to normalise relations

2016-12-13 06:12

The EU and Cuba have signed a deal to normalise ties that had been blocked for decades by human rights concerns under revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.

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