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  • Now, EU President warns Don against Paris climate deal exit

    Brussels : The head of the European Council on Thursday urged the US President to not jeopardise climate change politics, ahead of an anticipated announcement from the White House on the Paris Accord to tackle global warming.

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    France’s Barnier to lead Brexit talks

    Brussels: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker today appointed veteran French politician and former EU commissioner Michel Barnier to lead the negotiations with Britain on its exit from the bloc. Britain’s June 23 vote to quit the 28-nation European Union shocked EU leaders who had bet on a vote to remain but they have since rallied, with France and the Commission leading demands that negotiations should begin as soon

  • Obama warns against ‘adversarial’ Brexit negotiations

     US President Barack Obama and leaders of 27 other NATO countries will take decisions in Warsaw on how to deal with a resurgent Russia, violent extremist organizations like Islamic State, attacks in cyberspace and other menaces to allies’ security during a summit described by many observers as NATO’s most crucial meeting since the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • European Parliament members boo Farage as he mocks EU

    Brussels: Nigel Farage of Britain on Tuesday was booed in the European Parliament after he insulted fellow members in an extraordinary exchange in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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    British PM heads to Brussels for summit over Brexit London

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron is heading to Brussels on Tuesday to address a summit on why the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) as a result of a historic referendum held last week.

  • Near-record UK immigration figures fuel raging EU debate

    London: Britain gained 333,000 people through immigration in 2015, a near-historic high, in figures that will fan the debate in Britain about newcomers ahead of a vote next month on whether the country should remain in the European Union. Campaigners for exit from the European Union say today’s Office for National Statistics figures prove that Britain can’t control immigration unless it quits the bloc. Citizens of the 28 EU nations can live

  • Polls open in key Austrian presidential runoff

    Vienna: Austrians began voting today in a key presidential runoff which could usher in the European Union’s first extreme right-wing leader amid the continent’s worst migrant crisis since World War II.

  • EU to implement existing agreements on migration

    Brussels: European Union (EU) leaders agreed early Friday to implement existing agreements on the ongoing migration crisis in Europe, especially cooperation with Turkey in handling the crisis. “The full and speedy implementation of the EU-Turkey Action Plan remains a priority, in order to stem migration flows and to tackle traffickers and smugglers networks,” Xinhua quoted the leaders as saying.

  • EU states ‘failed to deliver’ on migrants: Juncker

    Brussels: European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said EU member states have “failed to deliver” on efforts to resolve the migrant crisis, including on a deal to relocate thousands of asylum seekers from Italy and Greece. So far just 272 refugees have been moved to other countries out of the 160,000 that European Union nations agreed to relocate as the continent faced a wave of people fleeing conflict in Syria and elsewhere.

  • EU states ‘failed to deliver’ on migrants: Jean-Claude Juncker

    Brussels: European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said EU member states have “failed to deliver” on efforts to resolve the migrant crisis, including on a deal to relocate thousands of asylum seekers from Italy and Greece.

  • UK may take in 15,000 refugees

    London :  Britain may be considering taking in as many as 15,000 Syrian refugees as it draws up plans to launch air strikes within a month in the war-torn country where dreaded Islamic State militants have occupied large swathes of land.

  • Finland’s PM offers his home to refugees

    As EU leaders struggle to agree on policies to cope with a huge influx of migrants, many fleeing war in Syria, Sipila said his home in Kempele, northern Finland, was little used at the moment and would house asylum seekers from the start of next year, reports AFP.

  • Greek ruling party set to lose general election

    Athens :  The ruling Syriza party of former prime minister Alexis Tsipras is on course for a shock defeat in the Greek general election scheduled for September 20, a media report said on Saturday.

  • Drowned Syrian boy buried as Europe wrangles over refugees

    Suruc (Turkey) :  The father of a drowned Syrian toddler whose fate shocked the world returned home to bury his family as European ministers tried to thrash out differences on binding refugee quotas to ease the crisis.

  • EU says new Greek reform proposal insufficient

    Brussels :  The European Commission (EC) said on Wednesday that Greece’s new reform proposal was insufficient and “does not reflect” the result of discussions between EC President Jean-Claude Juncker and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a meeting last week.