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Almaty - Warsaw direct flights may be established in 2014

A direct flight between Almaty and Warsaw is going to be established in Q1 2014, Jacek Kluczkowski, Poland’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan says.

Almaty - Warsaw direct flights may be established in 2014
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Anti-Semitism on rise in Europe: survey

Anti-Semitism has worsened in Europe in the past few years with abuse increasingly widespread on the Internet, a survey by the European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) showed Friday.

Anti-Semitism on rise in Europe: survey
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EU countries resist extradition of fugitive Kazakhstan tycoons

Some of the EU countries are resisting extradition of fugitive Kazakhstan tycoon.

EU countries resist extradition of fugitive Kazakhstan tycoons
No more fingerprintless visas for Kazakhstan
No more fingerprintless visas for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan applicants for Schengen visas will have to provide fingerprints starting from mid November.

No more fingerprintless visas for Kazakhstan
EU's Ashton urges Palestinian reconciliation in talks with Abbas
EU's Ashton urges Palestinian reconciliation in talks with Abbas

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Thursday called for the end of divisions between Palestinians, in talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

EU's Ashton urges Palestinian reconciliation in talks with Abbas
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. ©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
Immigration and US spying row gatecrash EU summit

European immigration and a row over US eavesdropping are set to dominate an EU leaders' summit beginning in Brussels, after a deadly shipwreck off Italy shocked the continent.

Immigration and US spying row gatecrash EU summit
Cancer costs EU $170 bln annually: study
Cancer costs EU $170 bln annually: study

Cancer cost the then 27 countries of the European Union 126 billion euros ($170.1 billion) in 2009.

Cancer costs EU $170 bln annually: study
Shutdown forces EU, US to cancel trade deal talks
Shutdown forces EU, US to cancel trade deal talks

The second round of scheduled talks between top European Union and American officials to clinch the world's largest trade deal have been cancelled because of the US government shutdown.

Shutdown forces EU, US to cancel trade deal talks
Romania gets 2 bn euro IMF standby aid
Romania gets 2 bn euro IMF standby aid

The International Monetary Fund approved Friday a standby loan of nearly two billion euros ($2.7 billion) to match a backup loan of the same size requested from the EU.

Romania gets 2 bn euro IMF standby aid
Britain gives $160 million to Syria aid
Britain gives $160 million to Syria aid

Britain on Wednesday gave an extra $160 million to help Syrian refugees as the European Union urged the UN Security Council to do more to ensure humanitarian access.

Britain gives $160 million to Syria aid
German Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen, German Chancellor and leader of the CDU Angela Merkel and CDU party secretary general Hermann Groehe. ©Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
European leaders hail Merkel win as 'good result for EU'

Congratulations poured in from France and Angela Merkel's other European partners on Sunday after the German chancellor clinched her third term in a convincing election victory.

European leaders hail Merkel win as 'good result for EU'
British PM to challenge Brussels over welfare powers
British PM to challenge Brussels over welfare powers

Prime Minister David Cameron will push the EU to curb migrants' access to British welfare payments during talks ahead of the country's membership referendum.

British PM to challenge Brussels over welfare powers
Syria at heart of EU talks in Vilnius
Syria at heart of EU talks in Vilnius

EU foreign ministers gather Friday in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius seeking a joint position on Syria as France stands alone in the 28-nation bloc in favour of military intervention.

Syria at heart of EU talks in Vilnius
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Armenia-EU free trade deal blocked: Lithuania

Armenia has blocked its chances of signing a free trade deal with the European Union by choosing to join the Russia-led customs union.

Armenia-EU free trade deal blocked: Lithuania
EU commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard. ©REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad
EU climate chief says Pacific threat shows action needed

The threat that climate change poses to Pacific Island nations shows that international action on the issue is overdue.

EU climate chief says Pacific threat shows action needed
Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. ©REUTERS
Egypt army warns on violence as EU prepares crisis talks

Egypt's hardline military leader pledged a "forceful" response to violence rocking the country, as top EU officials prepared Monday to hold emergency talks on the crisis that has claimed nearly 800 lives in five days.

Egypt army warns on violence as EU prepares crisis talks
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Russia worried as Ukraine creeps closer to EU

Ukraine is moving closer to finally agreeing a key first step towards joining the European Union, sparking concern from Russia that Kiev is decisively shifting away from the Kremlin.

Russia worried as Ukraine creeps closer to EU
US,EU urge return to democracy in Egypt
US,EU urge return to democracy in Egypt

The United States and the European Union on Wednesday urged Egypt's battling political factions and dominant military to agree a path for a return to democratic rule.

US,EU urge return to democracy in Egypt
US, EU spearhead fresh drive to defuse Egypt crisis
US, EU spearhead fresh drive to defuse Egypt crisis

A fresh round of intense diplomatic efforts was underway in Egypt to broker a peaceful end to the crisis sparked by the military's overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

US, EU spearhead fresh drive to defuse Egypt crisis
Egypt cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-in
Egypt cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-in

Egypt's cabinet Wednesday ordered a police crackdown on protests by ousted president Mohamed Morsi's loyalists.

Egypt cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-in