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As euro-tension eases, EU summit mulls eurozone redesign
As euro-tension eases, EU summit mulls eurozone redesign

EU leaders will go into a brainstorming session Thursday in the first of three summits being held before Christmas in the hope of ending the year with a deal on a stronger economic and monetary union.

As euro-tension eases, EU summit mulls eurozone redesign
US tipped again for Nobel Economics Prize, as Europe lags
US tipped again for Nobel Economics Prize, as Europe lags

Americans top the list of favourites for Monday's Nobel Economics Prize, an award that increasingly rarely seems to go to a European.

US tipped again for Nobel Economics Prize, as Europe lags
EU's Van Rompuy details eurozone budget rationale
EU's Van Rompuy details eurozone budget rationale

EU President Herman Van Rompuy argued Friday that the 17-state eurozone could have a central 'Treasury' with a shared budget and raise funds on commercial bond markets.

EU's Van Rompuy details eurozone budget rationale
Nobel for EU praised in European, not British, press
Nobel for EU praised in European, not British, press

European newspapers on Saturday praised the decision to award this year's Nobel Peace prize to the EU, with the notable exception of the British press, most of which poured scorn on the decision.

Nobel for EU praised in European, not British, press
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EU to sanction states in bid to streamline air traffic

The European Commission plans to sanction EU members to nudge them into action on efforts to create a pan-European airspace that would cut costs and delays.

EU to sanction states in bid to streamline air traffic
Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times
Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times

Global giants the European Union and China meet at a Brussels summit on Thursday under pressure to bolster slowing economic growth and tackle tough international dilemmas.

Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times
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EU calls for halting Pennsylvania man's execution

The European Union made an appeal Thursday to stay the execution of a Pennsylvania man subjected to childhood abuse who is due to be put to death next month for killing two of his abusers.

EU calls for halting Pennsylvania man's execution
EU chief urges Bosnia to abolish political discrimination
EU chief urges Bosnia to abolish political discrimination

EU president Herman Van Rompuy urged Bosnian leaders on Sunday to undertake reforms needed for the country's approach to the bloc, notably those abolishing political discrimination of Romas and Jews.

EU chief urges Bosnia to abolish political discrimination
West seeks to pressure Iran at IAEA
West seeks to pressure Iran at IAEA

Western countries will seek to turn the screw further on Iran at a meeting of UN atomic agency board of governors from Monday following the watchdog's latest damning report on Tehran's nuclear programme.

West seeks to pressure Iran at IAEA
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
EU ministers explore fresh help to Syria opposition

EU foreign ministers gather in Cyprus some 100 kilometres from the Syrian coast Friday to explore how to best assist its opposition while defusing a humanitarian crisis looming in Europe's backyard.

EU ministers explore fresh help to Syria opposition
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Moody's downgrades EU rating outlook to 'negative'

Moody's on Monday lowered the European Union's long-term issuer rating outlook from stable to negative, saying the move reflected credit risks of the bloc's key budget contributors.

Moody's downgrades EU rating outlook to 'negative'
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S. Korea firms in talks to resume Iran oil imports

South Korean oil refiners are in talks with Iran to resume oil imports, officials said Thursday, potentially by using Iranian tankers as a way to circumvent EU sanctions.

S. Korea firms in talks to resume Iran oil imports
Merkel pushes EU, Southeast Asia free trade pact
Merkel pushes EU, Southeast Asia free trade pact

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said Europe must step up its efforts to establish a free trade pact with booming Southeast Asia.

Merkel pushes EU, Southeast Asia free trade pact
Landless Cambodians see nothing sweet in EU sugar deal
Landless Cambodians see nothing sweet in EU sugar deal

An EU scheme to boost trade with developing nations is fuelling land grabs in Cambodia, activists say, with thousands evicted from their property to make way for a booming sugar industry.

Landless Cambodians see nothing sweet in EU sugar deal
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Expanstion of cooperation between Kazakhstan and EU to be discussed in Astana

The third round of negotiations with the European Commission will be held in Astana on July 10-11.

Expanstion of cooperation between Kazakhstan and EU to be discussed in Astana
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World stocks, euro, oil jump as EU summit delivers

World stock markets surged Friday, the euro jumped against the dollar, and oil prices rocketed after a key EU summit delivered surprise emergency measures to fight the eurozone debt crisis.

World stocks, euro, oil jump as EU summit delivers
Carbon tax row may spark trade war: Airbus boss
Carbon tax row may spark trade war: Airbus boss

A widening split in the global aviation industry over an unpopular European carbon tax may trigger a trade war.

Carbon tax row may spark trade war: Airbus boss
Air Astana against EU carbon charges
Air Astana against EU carbon charges

The European Union has imposed a charge on carbon emissions from January 1.

Air Astana against EU carbon charges
Karim Massimov met with the head of EU representative office in Kazakhstan Norbert Justine. Photo courtesy of flickr.com
Massimov met with head of EU representative office in Kazakhstan

Karim Massimov met with the head of EU representative office in Kazakhstan Norbert Justine.

Massimov met with head of EU representative office in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan and EU agreed on access to services market upon entering WTO
Kazakhstan and EU agreed on access to services market upon entering WTO

Negotiations on access to services market upon Kazakhstan's ascent into the WTO completed between Kazakhstan and the European Union on October 12 in Brussels.

Kazakhstan and EU agreed on access to services market upon entering WTO