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The arrest in Italy of a terror suspect posing as a boat migrant has fuelled nightmare scenarios of jihadist infiltration of Europe, but experts say the threat is overblown and attacks by homegrown extremists are more likely.
Prime Minister David Cameron will start face-to-face discussions at a summit Friday with European partners on renegotiating Britain's position in the European Union ahead of an in-out referendum by 2017.
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has warned European Union leaders against letting Russian aggression in Ukraine undermine the bloc's project of building closer links with ex-Soviet nations.
The hulking P-3C Orion aircraft prepares to take off from a military base in the Horn of African nation of Djibouti, on the latest mission hunting pirates off Somalia's coast.
Germany's banking sector proved its strength during the financial crisis, but needs to examine its business model to increase stability in the future, Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret told AFP in an interview.
Europe will consider this week whether to follow the United States by bringing in tighter controls on "conflict minerals" from war zones, but critics say the measures risk being watered down.
The EU unveiled a plan Wednesday for dealing with an unprecedented wave of migrants, including controversial plans for binding quotas across Member States.
Uncertainty over Britain's future in Europe is unsettling Asian investors, analysts say, warning if voters opt in a referendum to leave the EU, the United Kingdom would lose a major drawcard for attracting foreign money.
David Cameron could bring forward a referendum on Britain's EU membership to next year instead of 2017 to cut short an impending battle on two fronts -- in Brussels and against Eurosceptics in his own camp.
Struggling Greece, which goes into another crucial eurozone meeting on Monday hoping for a loan breakthrough from its international creditors, faces a daunting debt repayment schedule to August.
Prime Minister David Cameron had barely toasted his surprise election victory before attention turned to Britain's future in Europe and the onerous task of quelling rebellious eurosceptics within party ranks.
Francois Hollande will become the first French president to visit Cuba in more than a century on Monday, cementing Paris's leading role in the European Union's rapprochement with the communist island.
It promised to turn the page on five years of austerity that brought Greece to its knees, but the first 100 days of the radical government of Alexis Tsipras has seen that hope disappear into the yawning gulf between it and the country's creditors.
Western powers are getting set to counter an expertly crafted Russian disinformation campaign over Ukraine which has left them wrong-footed too many times for comfort.
European countries must prioritise which jihadists to pursue in court if they are to avoid being overwhelmed by the case-load, the EU's counter-terrorism chief told AFP in an interview.
With elections looming in Britain, the Irish government has taken the unusual step of beginning a campaign to warn its biggest trading partner against leaving the European Union.
The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is under investigation in France for amassing a 90-million-euro fortune, including a stud farm and luxury apartments, despite being kicked out of Syria "with nothing" 30 years ago.
Out of the 283,000 migrants caught illegally entering the European Union in 2014, more than 220,000 arrived via the Mediterranean Sea, according to EU officials.
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker reeling in pain from a sudden bout of kidney stones or a shortage of hotel rooms in Brussels forcing critical Greek debt talks to Paris?
EU nations have long had the recipes for managing migrant flows and sharing out the burden of illegal migration but have lacked the political will for action despite multiple dramas in the Mediterranean, critics say.