The European Union

EU says new Israeli law risks undermining democracy

The European Union criticised a new Israeli law that increases regulation of many human rights organisations.

Jul 13, 2016, 09:51 AM IST
Don't turn your back on the EU: Obama tells Britons as 'a friend'

Don't turn your back on the EU: Obama tells Britons as 'a friend'

US President Barack Obama appealed directly to British voters on Friday to remain in the European Union, saying membership had magnified Britain`s place in the world and made the bloc stronger and more outward looking.

Apr 22, 2016, 23:03 PM IST

Turkey says next migrant transfer delayed, blames Greece

The next transfer of migrants to Turkey from Greece under a controversial deal with the EU has been postponed until later this week at Athens` request, a Turkish official said Tuesday.

Apr 05, 2016, 21:52 PM IST

Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be `trapped` next month

Some 6,500 people were stuck at the Idomeni camp on Greece`s northern border with Macedonia. 

Feb 28, 2016, 17:37 PM IST

EU warns Burundi of `measures` over violence

Security forces, rebels and the opposition all blame each other for the hundreds of killings since last year. 

Feb 15, 2016, 19:19 PM IST

EU demands 'immediate' halt to Russia strikes on Syrian rebels

The EU demanded on Monday the "immediate" halt of Russian air strikes against moderate Syrian rebel groups, adding that a lasting peace was impossible under Moscow-backed President Bashar al-Assad.

Oct 12, 2015, 21:58 PM IST

With tear gas and razor wire, Macedonia tries to stem refugee tide

Macedonian police fired tear gas and stun grenades to drive migrants and refugees back from its southern border from Greece on Friday but crowds continued to build up at a new bottleneck in an increasingly desperate flight to western Europe.

Aug 21, 2015, 23:18 PM IST

Burundi votes in boycott-hit poll, gunfire heard

Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunshots, and weeks of violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza`s decision to seek a third term in office.

Jun 29, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

EU calls for immediate withdrawal of heavy arms in Ukraine

The European Union on Tuesday called for the immediate pull-back of heavy weapons from the frontline in eastern Ukraine and voiced concern about the surge in fighting in a key flashpoint town.

Feb 17, 2015, 19:23 PM IST

EU lifts ban on import of Mangoes from India

The European Union on Tuesday decided to lift a ban on the import of mangoes from India after the country made improvements in plant health controls and certification system, clearing the way for them to return to the 28-member bloc.

Jan 20, 2015, 17:40 PM IST

EU to set up expert cell to fight jihadist propaganda: Report

The European Union plans to set up a cell of advisors in Belgium that member governments can tap to fight jihadist propaganda, a top EU official told a newspaper Saturday.

Jan 03, 2015, 21:01 PM IST

Putin says no one can 'intimidate or isolate' Russia

President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that no country can "intimidate" or "isolate" Russia, after the West imposed new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Dec 20, 2014, 21:52 PM IST

Colombia`s FARC kills 5 soldiers on eve of truce: Army

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas killed five soldiers Friday in an attack that came on the eve of a unilateral ceasefire hailed as a key step in peace negotiations, the army said.

Dec 19, 2014, 23:46 PM IST

EU court outlaws 'gay tests' for asylum seeker

The European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday that tests to prove claims of homosexuality by asylum seekers were unlawful.

Dec 03, 2014, 08:02 AM IST

EU unveils details of Juncker investment plan

The European Union unveiled details of an eagerly awaited 300-billion-euro investment plan to boost the continent`s flatlining economy on Tuesday on the eve of a formal announcement by new Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Nov 26, 2014, 10:35 AM IST

EU inks deal to support civil society in Ukraine

The European Union (EU) and Ukraine have inked a new agreement worth 10 million euros ($12.94 millon) to support civil society in Ukraine, according to a statement issued Monday.

Sep 15, 2014, 22:21 PM IST

Putin tells Merkel Ukraine needs constitutional reform

Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in talks by phone on Monday that Ukraine needs constitutional reform.

Mar 31, 2014, 23:23 PM IST

Russia, US set aside Ukraine crisis for Iran nuclear talk

Russia, the United States and other world powers put their sharp differences over Ukraine to one side on Tuesday as they held their latest nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna.

Mar 19, 2014, 01:02 AM IST

Nepal to introduce air crash investigation regulation

Nepal will introduce an air crash investigation regulation in May in a bid to minimise air crashes in future, officials said Monday.

Mar 11, 2014, 00:59 AM IST

Rebels seize major Syria oil field: Monitor

Syrian rebels, including from the al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, have seized a key eastern oil field, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Nov 23, 2013, 18:17 PM IST