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Europe set for record-breaking space launch
Europe set for record-breaking space launch

Nearly 40 years ago, European countries worried by US and Soviet dominance of space gave the green light to the first Ariane rocket.

Europe set for record-breaking space launch
EU, IMF, praise Greek progress battling debt
EU, IMF, praise Greek progress battling debt

Greece on Friday received a vote of confidence from international creditors over progress in overhauling its stricken economy -- and a fresh injection of cash from the IMF.

EU, IMF, praise Greek progress battling debt
US supports EU easing of Syria arms embargo
US supports EU easing of Syria arms embargo

The United States said Tuesday it supports the European Union's decision to ease an arms embargo on Syria as a means of showing support for rebels despite America's own refusal to provide weapons.

US supports EU easing of Syria arms embargo
EU lifts embargo to arm Syria rebels: Hague
EU lifts embargo to arm Syria rebels: Hague

European Union foreign ministers Monday agreed to lift an arms embargo in order to be able to supply weapons to Syrian rebels.

EU lifts embargo to arm Syria rebels: Hague
Merkel pledges to avert EU-China trade war
Merkel pledges to avert EU-China trade war

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Sunday to take steps to avoid a brewing trade war between China and the EU during a first visit by China's new premier to Germany, with both leaders calling for dialogue.

Merkel pledges to avert EU-China trade war
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. ©REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
EU leaders look to energy for growth boost

EU leaders, desperate to give growth a boost, target energy policy Wednesday amid concerns a US-led revolution in shale oil and gas development will reshape the global economy and leave Europe far behind.

EU leaders look to energy for growth boost
Austria warns against arms shipments to Syrian rebels
Austria warns against arms shipments to Syrian rebels

Austria has warned its 26 European Union partners in a letter against providing weapons for rebel movements in the Syrian conflict.

Austria warns against arms shipments to Syrian rebels
Britain's Tories to propose EU referendum law
Britain's Tories to propose EU referendum law

Britain's Conservative Party will on Tuesday propose laws to force an in-out referendum on the country's membership of the European Union to be held by the end of 2017.

Britain's Tories to propose EU referendum law
Deadlock, demos loom after tight Bulgarian election
Deadlock, demos loom after tight Bulgarian election

The European Union's poorest country Bulgaria faced fresh political uncertainty Monday after inconclusive elections held three months after the biggest demonstrations in years forced the government to resign.

Deadlock, demos loom after tight Bulgarian election
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. ©REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Fresh round of Iran nuclear talks in Istanbul May 15

The EU's top diplomat Catherine Ashton will meet chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in Istanbul on May 15 in a fresh effort to defuse international concern over Tehran's disputed nuclear drive.

Fresh round of Iran nuclear talks in Istanbul May 15
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. ©REUTERS
EU foreign policy chief Ashton holds talks in China

European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton held talks Saturday with officials in China in the first visit by a top-ranking EU official to the country under its new leadership.

EU foreign policy chief Ashton holds talks in China
Spain begs time to fix finances, eyes growth
Spain begs time to fix finances, eyes growth

Spain forecast Friday it would climb out of its bitter recession in 2014 but needed two extra years to meet the European Union's target for reining in its public deficit.

Spain begs time to fix finances, eyes growth
EU tests Google's vows to provide fairer search results
EU tests Google's vows to provide fairer search results

EU anti-trust authorities are from Thursday testing for a month changes to Google's search results meant to respond to competitors' complaints that the US online giant was giving unfair prominence to its own links and ads.

EU tests Google's vows to provide fairer search results
EU gives oil boost to Syria rebels
EU gives oil boost to Syria rebels

Syrian rebels fighting President President Bashar al-Assad's troops won a fresh boost Monday when the European Union eased its oil embargo to let them exploit the resources they control.

EU gives oil boost to Syria rebels
EU set to help Syria's rebels by easing oil embargo
EU set to help Syria's rebels by easing oil embargo

The European Union is set Monday to ease its oil embargo against Syria in favour of rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's regime in its latest signal of support to the opposition.

EU set to help Syria's rebels by easing oil embargo
Britain launches legal challenge to EU finance tax
Britain launches legal challenge to EU finance tax

The British government has launched a legal challenge against plans for a European financial transactions tax to be adopted by 11 EU states.

Britain launches legal challenge to EU finance tax
Serbia, Kosovo talks fail once again
Serbia, Kosovo talks fail once again

Serbia and Kosovo again failed to clinch a deal to normalise ties and ease tension in the Balkans after lengthy talks brokered by the European Union.

Serbia, Kosovo talks fail once again
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EU lawmakers face close vote on pollution credit freeze

Controversial plans to revive the EU's faltering carbon cap-and-trade system so as to cut greenhouse gas emissions face a tough test in the European Parliament.

EU lawmakers face close vote on pollution credit freeze
Strong growth in Asia but overheating a risk: World Bank
Strong growth in Asia but overheating a risk: World Bank

East Asian and Pacific economies will grow 7.8 percent this year on robust domestic demand.

Strong growth in Asia but overheating a risk: World Bank
EU finance ministers tackle tax-fraud
EU finance ministers tackle tax-fraud

European Union finance ministers tackle tax fraud and money-laundering as they wrap up two days of talks on Saturday.

EU finance ministers tackle tax-fraud