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British PM urges `robust, united` EU response to Russia over Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday called for a "robust and united" European approach to Russian "atrocities" in Syria, as she arrived for her first EU summit in Brussels.

EU leaders meet without Cameron over Brexit vote

EU leaders meet without Cameron over Brexit vote

The 27 other member states will discuss plans for Britain`s likely EU exit, with the UK absent from negotiations for the first time in 40 years.

EU leaders hold make-or-break `Brexit` summit

EU leaders go into a make-or-break summit on Thursday facing difficult compromises to keep Britain in the bloc and wrangling with Europe`s worst migrant crisis since World War II.

Ankara blast forces cancellation of EU-Turkey mini-summit on refugees: EU sources

A mini-summit on Europe`s refugee crisis gathering 11 EU countries and Turkey, due to take place on Thursday, has been cancelled because of the bomb attack in Ankara, diplomats said Wednesday.

Hollande says will ask EU summit to `work with Turkey` on refugee crisis

 French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that he will urge a special EU summit next week to ask Turkey to keep Syrian refugees on its soil until the neighbouring country`s war ends.

Anger as Hungary seals borders, Germany`s Angela Merkel demands refugee summit

 Hundreds of desperate migrants were Tuesday trapped behind a razor-wire fence erected by Hungary, as Germany`s Angela Merkel called for an EU summit on the refugee crisis.

Factbox: Summary of Eurogroup proposal on Greece

Eurozone leaders at a summit in Brussels were reviewing a draft proposal from their finance ministers that sets out conditions for Greece to open negotiations on a bailout.

Europe demands new Greek debt plan at crisis summit

European leaders warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to submit new bailout proposals at an emergency summit on Tuesday or risk leaving the euro, after Greeks defiantly voted `No` to further austerity.

China's premier offers Europe investment, wants Greece in eurozone

China used an EU summit on Monday to promise to invest in the bloc`s new infrastructure fund, call for a global climate deal and warn it did not want to see Greece leave the eurozone.

Eurogroup talks end with no deal, likely to meet again Saturday

Eurozone finance ministers` talks broke up without an agreement on a Greek debt deal on Thursday, Finland`s Alexander Stubb said, with sources saying they were likely to meet again on Saturday.

EU leaders warn David Cameron on reform drive

British Prime Minister David Cameron found his reform agenda sidelined at a tense EU summit Thursday as leaders warned he faces a tough negotiation ahead of a referendum on whether to leave the bloc.

David Cameron's EU reform drive sidelined at tense summit

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived at an EU summit in Brussels Thursday to find his referendum reform push sidelined by twin crises over Greece and migration.

EU defends Jean-Claude Juncker's 'cool style'

At the opening of the Riga summit on Friday, a light-hearted and tactile Juncker kissed leaders on the head, fiddled with their ties, saluted, and slapped them not just on the back but also on the stomach, chest and face.

Must prevent Greece running out of cash before deal: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday everything must be done to prevent Greece running out of money before it reaches a cash-for-reform deal with its international creditors, amid heightened concern that Athens is nearing the brink.

Greece's Tsipras to meet Merkel in Brussels as cash squeeze tightens

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, the eve of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers to assess progress made by Athens in its reform pledges.

Greece's Tsipras to meet Merkel in Brussels as cash squeeze tightens

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, the eve of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers to assess progress made by Athens in its reform pledges.

Merkel rules out Greece breakthrough at EU summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel squashed hopes of a breakthrough on Greece`s debt troubles at a European summit in Brussels on Thursday despite pleas from Athens for bold action to end the crisis.

Merkel sees no reason to despair over Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was no reason to despair over Greece, although she warned that a solution to the country`s debt crisis would not be found at Thursday`s EU summit.

Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit

Greece`s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will plead with European counterparts at a summit in Brussels Thursday to release vital funds to help his debt-laden country stave off a looming cash crunch.

Merkel eyes no sanctions decisions against Moscow at EU summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that EU leaders would not decide on new economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis at their summit this week, but could do so in June.