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Turkey wants concrete date for European Union visa liberalisation

Turkey's foreign minister says a final proposal has been prepared regarding visa-free travel in Europe for Turkish citizens, an issue that has led to major tensions between Ankara and Brussels.

Scotland should remain in European Union's single market after Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland should remain in European Union's single market after Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister in the Scottish government, unveiled proposals on Tuesday for Scotland`s future relationship with Europe after Britain leaves the European Union (EU).

'No progress' as John Kerry, Sergei Lavrov meet on Syria: US

'No progress' as John Kerry, Sergei Lavrov meet on Syria: US

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov failed to make progress on a Syria truce in talks in Germany early Thursday, an American official said.

NATO confident of Trump leadership in alliance

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday, he was certain that Donald Trump as U.S. president will lead the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and he is hoping to speak to the president-elect soon.

Iran missile programme 'non-negotiable', tests to continue

Iran`s missile programme is "non-negotiable" and tests will continue, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said on Tuesday, following criticism from European Union diplomats.

ISIS high command ordered Paris, Brussels attacks: Belgian prosecutor

The jihadist cell that launched deadly attacks on Paris and Brussels received its orders from "very high" in the Islamic State group command, Belgium`s federal prosecutor said Wednesday.

EU calls on Turkey to save democracy, increasing criticism

EU calls on Turkey to save democracy, increasing criticism

The European Union issued a strong new call on Turkey on Tuesday to resume political dialogue with opposition groups and safeguard its democracy, describing recent developments as "extremely worrying". 

European Parliament awards Sakharov prize to Yazidi women, says Liberal group

The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought and expression to two women from Iraq`s Yazidi community who suffered attack and persecution by Islamic State, according to the Liberals group in the parliament.

Hollande, Merkel slam Russia over Aleppo, leave door open to sanctions

Hollande, Merkel slam Russia over Aleppo, leave door open to sanctions

Aleppo has come under heavy bombardment since the Russian-backed military announced an offensive in late September to regain control of the east.

Belgian police say Brussels hostage-taking over, no one injured

Belgian police said they detained a man who held about 15 people hostage in a supermarket on Tuesday evening in the Brussels suburb of Forest, adding that nobody was harmed.

Brussels police stabbing was 'terrorist attack': prosecutors

Brussels police stabbing was 'terrorist attack': prosecutors

“The suspect has been "charged with attempted murder in a terrorist context and participation in the activities of a terrorist group," the prosecutor's office said.

Two police officers stabbed in Brussels in suspected terror attack

Two police officers stabbed in Brussels in suspected terror attack

An attacker stabbed two police officers in Brussels on Wednesday in a possible terror incident, the latest attack in a city still reeling from bombings by the Islamic State group that killed 32 people in March.

Taliban launches major assault on Afghan city of Kunduz

The Taliban launched an assault on Kunduz, which was the scene of intense fighting on Monday, one year after the Islamist militia briefly took over the northern Afghan city following a lightning offensive.

$14.5 billion EU tax ruling on Apple total political crap: Tim Cook

$14.5 billion EU tax ruling on Apple total political crap: Tim Cook

Cook said he would fight closely with Ireland to overturn the ruling, which he said had "no basis in law or in fact".

US slams EU, but Apple tax demand first issued in Washington

US slams EU, but Apple tax demand first issued in Washington

The United States is furious at the European Union for handing Apple Inc a $14.5 billion tax demand on Tuesday but EU officials say it was Washington which put them on to the scheme in the first place.

EU hits Apple with 13 billion euro Irish tax demand

EU hits Apple with 13 billion euro Irish tax demand

The European Commission ordered Apple Inc to pay Ireland unpaid taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) on Tuesday as it ruled the firm had received illegal state aid.

Bomb explodes at Brussels criminology institute, no casualties

Bomb explodes at Brussels criminology institute, no casualties

Belgium has been on high alert since a March 22 attack on the Brussels airport and subway killed 32 people.

US mulls long-term, bomb-grade uranium exports to Belgium

The US nuclear regulator is considering long-term shipments of weapons-grade uranium to a medical research reactor in security-challenged Belgium, something critics say would set back global anti-proliferation efforts.

Belgium releases three held in anti-terror raids

Belgian authorities on Friday released three people who had been detained for questioning following anti-terror raids overnight in the capital Brussels, prosecutors said.

EU, Turkey can still save migrant deal: Turkish envoy

The European Union and Turkey have overcome strains in the past and can still save a crucial deal stemming migrant flows to Europe, Ankara's envoy to Brussels said Wednesday.