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British voters would choose to quit EU: poll

Britain would vote to quit the European Union if Prime Minister David Cameron's promised referendum was held today.

British voters would choose to quit EU: poll
Global elite to confront British PM on EU plan
Global elite to confront British PM on EU plan

British Prime Minister David Cameron faces a frosty reception from the global elite at the annual Davos meeting on Thursday after his vow to hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU.

Global elite to confront British PM on EU plan
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh. ©REUTERS
Gambians stage anti-EU demonstration

Thousands of Gambians Friday marched in the capital, Banjul to show solidarity with President Yahya Jammeh in his row with the European Union.

Gambians stage anti-EU demonstration
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Britain's Cameron could make EU unravel: Van Rompuy

British Prime Minister David Cameron's attempts to win back powers from the European Union could cause the 27-nation bloc to fall apart.

Britain's Cameron could make EU unravel: Van Rompuy
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Alcohol causes a quarter of Europe road deaths

Alcohol abuse is responsible for around a quarter of the 30,000 people who die in road accidents across the European Union every year.

Alcohol causes a quarter of Europe road deaths
EU leaders end year on high with Greece, bank deals
EU leaders end year on high with Greece, bank deals

EU leaders put a crisis-hit year behind them at the last summit of 2012 Friday, trumpeting hard-fought deals on Greece and banks but seemed to row back on reforms to fix the euro's shortcomings.

EU leaders end year on high with Greece, bank deals
EU seals deal on banks watchdog, ahead of end-of-year summit
EU seals deal on banks watchdog, ahead of end-of-year summit

The European Union agreed early Thursday to create a bank supervisor to oversee lenders across the eurozone, following marathon talks which ended hours before the year's final EU summit.

EU seals deal on banks watchdog, ahead of end-of-year summit
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Peru approves free trade agreement with EU

Peru has approved a free trade agreement with the European Union and Colombia that will allow 75 percent of agricultural products and 100 percent of other goods to enter the eurozone duty-free.

Peru approves free trade agreement with EU
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Nobel-winners vow Europe will emerge stronger from crisis

The three European Union leaders in Norway to collect the Nobel peace prize moved Sunday to defuse criticism of the 2012 award, vowing the crisis-hit bloc would emerge strong and remain on a course of peace.

Nobel-winners vow Europe will emerge stronger from crisis
Kazakhstan President discussed regional security with Vice-President of European Commission
Kazakhstan President discussed regional security with Vice-President of European Commission

Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Vice-President of the European Commission Baroness Catherine Ashton.

Kazakhstan President discussed regional security with Vice-President of European Commission
South African Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Tutu. ©REUTERS
Desmond Tutu rejects Nobel Peace Prize for EU

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other Nobel Peace laureates have written to the foundation in protest at the decision to award the 2012 prize to the European Union.

Desmond Tutu rejects Nobel Peace Prize for EU
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Kazakhstan and EU to sign expanded cooperation program

A bilateral extended cooperation program for the nearest years will be signed during the visit of Catherine Ashton to Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan and EU to sign expanded cooperation program
EU leaders suspend budget talks until noon Friday
EU leaders suspend budget talks until noon Friday

European Union leaders on Friday called an overnight suspension of talks aimed at reaching a deal on a hotly contested long-term budget.

EU leaders suspend budget talks until noon Friday
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Record number back UN vote against death penalty

A record 110 countries on Monday backed a resolution voted every two years at a UN General Assembly committee calling for the abolition of the death penalty.

Record number back UN vote against death penalty
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EU budget talks collapse

The first round in two weeks of tough talks on the European Union budget collapsed Friday after austerity-minded states refused to plug a 2012 budget shortfall in funds destined for Europe's needy.

EU budget talks collapse
Ukraine ruling party ahead in election: early results
Ukraine ruling party ahead in election: early results

Ukraine's ruling party was set for victory in legislative polls, comfortably ahead of the party of ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko, whose jailing sparked Western concerns of foul play.

Ukraine ruling party ahead in election: early results
EU, US warn against political vacuum in Lebanon
EU, US warn against political vacuum in Lebanon

The United States and the European Union have expressed concern at the political situation in Lebanon, where the opposition has called for the premier to step down over a deadly blast blamed on Syria.

EU, US warn against political vacuum in Lebanon
Kazakhstan working on new cooperation agreement with EU: Nazarbayev
Kazakhstan working on new cooperation agreement with EU: Nazarbayev

Nursultan Nazarbayev met with members of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes during his official visit to Austria.

Kazakhstan working on new cooperation agreement with EU: Nazarbayev
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Kazakhstan and EU will jointly counter terrorist propaganda

We are working on a new agreement between Kazakhstan and the European Union to jointly counter propaganda of terrorism: deputy chairman of the National Security Commission of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan and EU will jointly counter terrorist propaganda
EU 'regrets' Israeli settlement plan
EU 'regrets' Israeli settlement plan

The European Union's foreign policy chief on Thursday criticised Israel's plan to build hundreds of homes in annexed east Jerusalem and called for it to hold fresh talks with the Palestinians.

EU 'regrets' Israeli settlement plan