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EU, Japan press for war crimes probes in North Korea 09 October 2014, 22:02 CET
The European Union and Japan are asking the United Nations to press for war crimes prosecutions in North Korea following a report that laid bare Pyongyang's brutality, according to a draft resolution circulating Thursday.

EU proposes October 21 for Ukraine-Russia gas talks 09 October 2014, 16:27 CET
The European Union has proposed fresh talks on October 21 with Russia and Ukraine to settle their ongoing dispute over gas deliveries, an EU official said on Thursday.

Europe enlists Internet giants in fight against online extremism 09 October 2014, 23:04 CET
The European Union and US Internet giants including Facebook and Twitter will work together to combat online extremism and have discussed steps to block gruesome beheading videos, officials said Thursday.

EU top court sees no fault in 'medical tourism' 10 October 2014, 16:54 CET
The EU's top court, ruling on a so-called "medical tourism" case, said patients seeking treatment in another member state should have the cost covered by their home authorities if local care is not available in "good time."

Juncker warns of delay over rejected Commissioner 09 October 2014, 14:28 CET
The EU's incoming leader Jean-Claude Juncker set up a high-stakes fight with the European Parliament Thursday, warning that the start of his team's five-year mandate may be delayed if Euro-MPs reject one of his Commissioners.

Bosnia holds vote amid mounting discontent and economic woes 09 October 2014, 11:05 CET
Bosnia holds general elections Sunday against the backdrop of mounting social discontent as well as ethnic disputes and rampant corruption that are blocking its entry into the European Union.

EU well armed to prevent an Ebola epidemic: experts 09 October 2014, 11:03 CET
The European Union must fill gaps to stop the spread of Ebola now that an infected nurse in Spain has exposed these failings, but it is well armed to prevent an epidemic, EU officials and experts said.

Finance chiefs meet under cloud of Euro-stagnation, Ebola 09 October 2014, 03:52 CET
Stagnation in the eurozone, geopolitical crises, and a menacing health disaster in West Africa confront the world's leading finance officials as they meet in Washington beginning Thursday.

Slovenia to propose new Commissioner in 2-3 days 08 October 2014, 22:30 CET
Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar on Wednesday said the government was disappointed by the European Parliament's rejection of Commissioner-designate Alenka Bratusek but would propose a new candidate "in two or three days".

EU Parliament rejects Commissioner in blow to Juncker 08 October 2014, 22:52 CET
The European Parliament overwhelmingly rejected Slovenia's EU Commission nominee in a blow to Jean-Claude Juncker Wednesday, but the incoming president managed to push through divisive candidates from France, Britain and Spain.

Belgium Islamist 'no different to Pussy Riot', trial hears 08 October 2014, 21:10 CET
A hardline Islamist accused of inspiring dozens of young Belgians to fight jihad in Syria is no different from feminist activists Femen and Pussy Riot, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

EU wants Turkey as anti-IS ally despite rights concerns 09 October 2014, 13:23 CET
Brussels needs Turkey as a strategic ally against the Islamic State group and should carry on membership talks with Ankara despite concerns over human rights, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

France challenges Germany to blink first in euro showdown 08 October 2014, 23:29 CET
France on Wednesday stepped up its fight for a relaxation of the budget rules for members of the eurozone, setting the stage for a clash with Germany.

Conchita sings for peace, love and understanding at the EU 08 October 2014, 17:22 CET
Tranvestite Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst won over the crowd Wednesday in front of the normally staid European Parliament, with her message of peace, love and an end to discrimination.

EU to press Internet giants over online extremism 08 October 2014, 21:14 CET
The European Union will ask major US technology companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter to help tackle online extremism at a meeting on Wednesday, officials said.

EU approves UK's first nuclear plant for a generation 09 October 2014, 18:18 CET
The EU on Wednesday approved Britain's ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant for a generation, with French and Chinese help, marking a major victory for nuclear energy three years after the Fukushima disaster.

EU's deficit divisions on show at jobs summit 08 October 2014, 12:13 CET
European Union leaders headed to Milan Wednesday for an emergency jobs summit that was set to be overshadowed by a deepening split over the rules governing the euro.

US, Euro banks near deals on Libor, forex rigging: source 08 October 2014, 10:56 CET
Large American and European banks are nearing settlement deals with British regulators over rigging interest rates and manipulating the foreign exchange market, sources said on Tuesday.

North Korea seeks to defuse UN rights criticism 07 October 2014, 22:52 CET
North Korea on Tuesday sought to defuse criticism of its human rights record, as the European Union and Japan prepared a UN resolution harshly condemning Pyongyang's brutality.

EU sends Ebola airlift to West Africa 08 October 2014, 00:37 CET
The European Union said Tuesday it is urgently airlifting relief goods to west Africa to combat the Ebola crisis, as the disease threatened its shores with an infection in Spain.

Kurds burst into EU Parliament to protest Islamic State 07 October 2014, 21:38 CET
Dozens of Kurdish demonstrators burst into the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday to protest the Islamic State group's attack on the town of Kobane on Syria's border with Turkey.

EU to support but not replace Italy migrant sea patrols 08 October 2014, 00:37 CET
The EU said on Tuesday it will launch a new sea mission in November to save migrants in the Mediterranean but insisted Italy must continue its own patrols.

New Brussels No. 2 promises a less intrusive EU 07 October 2014, 18:30 CET
Dutch politician Frans Timmermans, the right-hand man of incoming EU head Jean-Claude Juncker, on Tuesday promised to restore confidence in Brussels by making it simpler and less intrusive.

Danish PM pledges referendum on EU opt-outs 07 October 2014, 16:24 CET
Denmark intends to hold a referendum on whether to keep its opt-outs of the European Union's justice and home affairs rules, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said on Tuesday.

Uneven recovery in E Europe over euro risks: IMF 07 October 2014, 16:28 CET
Economic recovery is expected to remain uneven in eastern Europe this year and next, with risks mainly coming from the eurozone, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.