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Merkel calls for flexibility in EU migrant quotas
Merkel calls for flexibility in EU migrant quotas

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a European Commission plan to relocate refugees from overstretched EU states was "an important first step".

Merkel calls for flexibility in EU migrant quotas
Cameron suffers defeat in Commons vote on EU referendum bill
Cameron suffers defeat in Commons vote on EU referendum bill

British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered an embarrassing defeat in parliament over how the referendum he has called on leaving the European Union will be conducted.

Cameron suffers defeat in Commons vote on EU referendum bill
EU's Tusk warns of long-term 'exodus' in migrant crisis
EU's Tusk warns of long-term 'exodus' in migrant crisis

EU President Donald Tusk warned that the migration crisis affecting Europe was part of an "exodus" from war-torn hotspots that could last years.

EU's Tusk warns of long-term 'exodus' in migrant crisis
Pope calls for every European parish to take in refugee family
Pope calls for every European parish to take in refugee family

Pope Francis called on every Catholic parish in Europe to take in a refugee family, saying the Vatican's two parishes would lead by example.

Pope calls for every European parish to take in refugee family
Turkish PM slams refugee policy of 'Christian fortress Europe'
Turkish PM slams refugee policy of 'Christian fortress Europe'

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu criticised the "ridiculously small" share of refugees the EU is accepting, labelling the continent the "Christian fortress Europe."

Turkish PM slams refugee policy of 'Christian fortress Europe'
EU officials booed by Greek island residents over migrant crisis
EU officials booed by Greek island residents over migrant crisis

Angry protesters greeted top EU officials visiting the Greek island of Kos on Friday to see the impact of the migrant crisis.

EU officials booed by Greek island residents over migrant crisis
UN calls for up to 200,000 refugees to be shared among EU states
UN calls for up to 200,000 refugees to be shared among EU states

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees called on the European Union to admit up to 200,000 refugees as part of a "mass relocation programme".

UN calls for up to 200,000 refugees to be shared among EU states
'Difficult' to finish EU-Cuba talks this year: EU official
'Difficult' to finish EU-Cuba talks this year: EU official

The EU and Cuba have made good progress in normalisation talks but getting an accord this year, the stated aim of both sides, may prove difficult.

'Difficult' to finish EU-Cuba talks this year: EU official
EU to step up action against Mediterranean people smugglers
EU to step up action against Mediterranean people smugglers

The EU is preparing to step up action against people smugglers in the Mediterranean, actively seizing the boats which carry thousands of hapless migrants to Europe.

EU to step up action against Mediterranean people smugglers
Migrants using fake Syrian passports to enter EU: Frontex
Migrants using fake Syrian passports to enter EU: Frontex

A market in fake Syrian passports has sprung up, particularly in Turkey, to help migrants and refugees enter the EU, the head of Europe's border agency Frontex said.

Migrants using fake Syrian passports to enter EU: Frontex
EU says deadly Kiev clashes 'very worrying'
EU says deadly Kiev clashes 'very worrying'

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed concern over "very worrying" deadly clashes in Kiev as Ukrainian lawmakers backed an autonomy plan for rebel regions.

EU says deadly Kiev clashes 'very worrying'
EU ministers to meet September 14 for urgent migrant talks
EU ministers to meet September 14 for urgent migrant talks

European Union home affairs ministers will hold emergency talks on September 14 in Brussels on the continent's escalating migration crisis.

EU ministers to meet September 14 for urgent migrant talks
UN chief urges stronger response to migration tragedies
UN chief urges stronger response to migration tragedies

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to governments to step up their response to Europe's migrant crisis.

UN chief urges stronger response to migration tragedies
Glastonbury sends abandoned rubber boots to Calais migrants
Glastonbury sends abandoned rubber boots to Calais migrants

Hundreds of pairs of rubber boots left behind by music fans who attended Britain's Glastonbury music festival have been donated to migrants in Calais.

Glastonbury sends abandoned rubber boots to Calais migrants
Greece vote set for Sept 20 as Syriza takes poll lead
Greece vote set for Sept 20 as Syriza takes poll lead

Greece geared up for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing the leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections over the country's massive new bailout.

Greece vote set for Sept 20 as Syriza takes poll lead
European Commissioner for economics, taxation and customs Pierre Moscovic. ©Reuters
Europe has 'means to resist' impact of China crisis: EU economics commissioner

EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said that Europe had the "means to resist" the impact of China's slowing economy.

Europe has 'means to resist' impact of China crisis: EU economics commissioner
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Kazakhstan proposes using nuclear energy in food and water industries

Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are considering use of nuclear energy in food and water industries.

Kazakhstan proposes using nuclear energy in food and water industries
Hungary migrant crisis escalates as police fire tear gas
Hungary migrant crisis escalates as police fire tear gas

Hungary's migrant crisis escalated as police fired tear gas at the EU country's main processing centre.

Hungary migrant crisis escalates as police fire tear gas
EU ministers to hold talks Saturday in Paris after train attack
EU ministers to hold talks Saturday in Paris after train attack

Interior and transport ministers from EU countries are to hold talks in Paris to discuss security measures following last week's attack on a high-speed train that was foiled by passengers.

EU ministers to hold talks Saturday in Paris after train attack
EU says Russia's jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker 'in breach of international law'
EU says Russia's jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker 'in breach of international law'

The EU sharply criticised Russia on Tuesday for the jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker and Kremlin critic Oleg Sentsov, calling it a violation of international law.

EU says Russia's jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker 'in breach of international law'