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Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would seek a fourth term in elections next year to defend democratic principles.

Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor
EU warns eight nations on budget deficit
EU warns eight nations on budget deficit

The EU has warned that eight eurozone countries, including Italy, are at risk of breaking EU rules because of excessive budget deficits.

EU warns eight nations on budget deficit
More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA
More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA

The Gaia space probe, launched in December 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way.

More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA
15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks
15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks

British holidaymakers spent hours sweating in their cars as 15-hour queues snaked back from the port of Dover on Sunday.

15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks
EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal
EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal

The EU agreed a raft of anti-tax evasion measures to make it harder for multinationals to shift profits to countries with lower taxes.

EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal
Calin Popescu-Tariceanu. Photo courtesy of jurnalistii.ro
Romania's Senate speaker charged with lying in fraud probe

Popescu-Tariceanu is accused of making "declarations not in line with reality" concerning his links with several Romanian and Israeli businessmen who have already been charged, thus "hindering the course of justice".

Romania's Senate speaker charged with lying in fraud probe
An armed British police officer (L) holds his automatic weapon as he stands on duty whilst a member of the The Life Guards sits on his horse during the Changing the Guard ceremony on Horseguards Parad
After Brussels, spies debate security risks of Brexit

The Brussels attacks have pushed security to the forefront of Britain's EU referendum campaign this week, as intelligence experts came out of the shadows to press the benefits and disadvantages of membership.

After Brussels, spies debate security risks of Brexit
'Project Fear' stalks Britain's EU referendum campaign
'Project Fear' stalks Britain's EU referendum campaign

Prime Minister David Cameron stands accused of unleashing Project Fear to try and keep Britain in the EU at a June referendum.

'Project Fear' stalks Britain's EU referendum campaign
Brexit 'biggest domestic risk to financial stability': Carney
Brexit 'biggest domestic risk to financial stability': Carney

Britain voting to leave the European Union would create a domestic risk to British financial stability: Bank of England governor Mark Carney

Brexit 'biggest domestic risk to financial stability': Carney
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar

The EU postponed a decision to extend the approval of a key weedkiller for another 15 years amid an uproar that it may cause cancer.

EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar
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'Bad bank' deal could be option for several countries: EU banking resolution chief

A state-backed "bad bank" that would take over non-performing loans from a country's banks could also be an option for other countries.

'Bad bank' deal could be option for several countries: EU banking resolution chief
EU seals bad loans accord with Italy
EU seals bad loans accord with Italy

Italy and the European Union on Tuesday reached agreement on creating a guarantee vehicle to help Italian banks sell bad loans.

EU seals bad loans accord with Italy
EU, Turkey agree 3bn euro aid deal to stem migrant crisis: Tusk
EU, Turkey agree 3bn euro aid deal to stem migrant crisis: Tusk

The European Union and Turkey agreed on a deal to stem the migrant crisis, including a three-billion-euro ($3.2-billion) aid package for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

EU, Turkey agree 3bn euro aid deal to stem migrant crisis: Tusk
Eurogroup chief warns of 'mini-Schengen' if EU fails on migrant issue
Eurogroup chief warns of 'mini-Schengen' if EU fails on migrant issue

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned that a small group of EU countries may be forced to form a "mini-Schengen" if the bloc fails to resolve its migrant crisis.

Eurogroup chief warns of 'mini-Schengen' if EU fails on migrant issue
Dutch PM backs Ukraine-EU accord as key for stability
Dutch PM backs Ukraine-EU accord as key for stability

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte defended an EU cooperation deal with Ukraine as vital for European stability only months before a referendum Dutch eurosceptics have forced on the accord.

Dutch PM backs Ukraine-EU accord as key for stability
EU must limit migrant numbers: French PM
EU must limit migrant numbers: French PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday urged the European Union to limit the number of migrants it allows into the bloc.

EU must limit migrant numbers: French PM
EU's Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed
EU's Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed

European Union president Donald Tusk called for calm after Turkey, a candidate for membership of the bloc, shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border.

EU's Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed
Brussels to stay at highest security alert level on Monday: PM
Brussels to stay at highest security alert level on Monday: PM

Brussels will remain at the highest possible alert level on Monday with schools and metros closed over a "serious and imminent" security threat similar to the Paris attacks.

Brussels to stay at highest security alert level on Monday: PM
EU to overhaul passport-free zone after Paris attacks
EU to overhaul passport-free zone after Paris attacks

The European Union agreed to rush through reforms to the passport-free Schengen zone by the end of the year amid growing concerns about border security in the wake of the Paris attacks.

EU to overhaul passport-free zone after Paris attacks
'Brexit' is not going to happen, says EU's Juncker
'Brexit' is not going to happen, says EU's Juncker

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker insisted that Britain would not leave the EU, as leaders prepare to discuss David Cameron's reform demands at a summit next month.

'Brexit' is not going to happen, says EU's Juncker