Turkey will not 'abandon Syrian refugees'

2016-02-07 20:05

Turkey will continue to let in Syrian refugees instead of "abandoning them to their deaths", says the country's deputy premier.

EU wants to see Gazprom contracts with European clients

2016-02-03 13:15

The EU wants to examine the contracts which Gazprom has signed with European firms, amid suspicions that the Russian state energy giant has imposed unfair prices.

EU urges Greece to tighten bloc's external border

2016-02-02 22:47

The EU has urged Greece to take specific steps to remedy failures to check the flow of asylum seekers to its shores and protect the 28-nation bloc's external border.

France wants to end CAR operation this year

2016-01-31 17:32

France wants to end its military operation in the Central African Republic this year, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says.

EU warns Pakistan over migrant co-operation

2016-01-26 22:42

The European Union has complained about difficulties in deporting migrants to Pakistan, warning it could take steps against Islamabad if it fails to comply with a deal on repatriations.

Greek farmers, sailors begin wave of protests

2016-01-24 12:10

Greek farmers and sailors have kicked off a wave of protests against a disputed pension reform mooted by the prime minister.

EU chief gives migrant plan 2 months to work

2016-01-19 20:56

The European Union's top official has warned that the bloc has just two months to get its migration strategy in order.

Poland to be target of unprecedented EU probe

2016-01-13 20:00

The European Commission has decided to investigate Poland over concerns that recent constitutional court reforms are in breach of fundamental EU values.

Cameron talks to Germany over EU changes

2016-01-07 18:59

British Prime Minister is trying to push forward his campaign for changes to the EU during a visit to Germany.

Which Grinch is stealing Europe's Xmas?

2015-12-22 10:53

In a season traditionally associated with ice-skating, snowball fights and mulled wine in wintry Europe, birds are chirping, flowers blooming and fake snow covering Alpine ski slopes in one of the warmest Decembers on record.


EU appeals for Libyan unity government, warns of chaos

2016-02-04 08:23

The EU is urging Libya's factions to support a broad-based unity government or face the prospect of more chaos.

EU chief unveils plans to avoid 'Brexit'

2016-02-03 09:45

EU president Donald Tusk has unveiled proposals to keep Britain in the 28-nation club, firing the starting gun for two weeks of tense negotiations to reach a deal at a summit later this month.

Over 10 000 migrant children missing: Europol

2016-01-31 19:22

Over 10 000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol has said, adding that it fears many have been whisked away into sex trafficking rings.

Israel: Palestinian hunger striker to stay in jail

2016-01-27 20:41

A hunger-striking Palestinian journalist will remain in jail despite warnings over his deteriorating health, Israel's top court has ruled.

Greece angered by threat of migrants threat

2016-01-26 16:58

Greece has pushed back at a Belgian proposal that Athens should set up camps for hundreds of thousands of migrants on its soil.

EU plans to collect fingerprints of convicted foreigners

2016-01-20 07:07

The European Union wants to collect fingerprints and information about all foreigners convicted of crimes in the 28-nation bloc to help fight terrorism and cross-border crime.

MSF condemns attempts to deter migrants

2016-01-19 18:47

The aid group MSF says attempts by various European Union nations to deter migrants have put thousands of people in danger and created more business for smugglers

Western sanctions 'severely' harming Russia

2016-01-11 17:58

President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged in an interview with German daily Bild that Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis are affecting Russia.

Japan sends planes to collect radioactive material

2016-01-06 13:01

Japan's defence ministry has deployed three planes to collect possible radioactive material in the air following North Korea's claimed hydrogen bomb test.

EU adopts new plane tracking rules

2015-12-17 09:04

The European Union has adopted new rules on plane tracking, which could prove key to preventing a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370 in March 2014.

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