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Explainer: Why the UK's Brexit proposal falls short for the European Union

Britain`s latest proposal for an agreement on the terms of its divorce from the European Union has been widely rebuffed in Brussels because it does not meet the objectives of the so-called Irish border backstop.

Oct 04, 2019, 17:28 PM IST

UK's Theresa May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes

In her talks with EU leaders and European Commission President Jean-Claude .Juncker she will be seeking to change the Irish backstop

Feb 17, 2019, 20:43 PM IST

NATO announces December summit in London

The choice of location has added symbolism, as Britain prepares to leave the European Union next month while asserting that it will retain a key role in the continent`s security.

Feb 06, 2019, 16:28 PM IST

EU is waiting to hear Prime Minister May's Brexit plan: Commission

Theresa May is due to meet European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker.

Feb 05, 2019, 17:30 PM IST

EU concerned by Iran missile work, regional security role

Iran has expanded its missile programme, particularly its ballistic missiles, in defiance of opposition from the United States and expressions of concern by European countries.

Feb 05, 2019, 12:01 PM IST

No deal yet after flurry of Brexit diplomacy in Brussels: Officials

Britain`s Brexit minister Dominic Raab met EU negotiator Michel Barnier and the ambassadors of the 27 other member states were separately summoned to a meeting.

Oct 14, 2018, 23:47 PM IST

Brussels metro plays French soccer anthem after losing World Cup bet

Brussels public transport authority lost a be with its Parisian counterpart due to which metro commuters in Brussels had to listen to the French soccer anthem.

Jul 11, 2018, 17:25 PM IST

EU tells Poland to reverse judicial reforms or face sanctions

The EU executive launched an unprecedented action against Poland on Wednesday, calling on other member states to prepare to sanction Warsaw if it fails to reverse judicial reforms that Brussels says pose a threat to democracy.

Dec 20, 2017, 23:46 PM IST

Romanians stage anti-corruption protests to denounce left-wing government

More than 10,000 people on Monday braved biting cold to stage protests across Romania to denounce the left-wing government for backtracking on efforts to fight corruption.

Dec 11, 2017, 06:36 AM IST

45,000 protesters supporting Catalan process in Brussels: Police

Belgian police said 45,000 protesters gathered in Brussels on Thursday to show support for Catalonia`s deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont and to seek EU support for the region`s independence drive.

Dec 07, 2017, 18:15 PM IST

Trump's Jerusalem move could 'send us back to even darker times': Mogherini

US President Donald Trump's decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital could take the region "backwards to even darker times", the EU`s diplomatic chief warned on Thursday.

Dec 07, 2017, 17:01 PM IST

EU angers Israel over involvement in occupation exhibition

Israel on Monday harshly criticised the European Union over a plan for its ambassador to participate in an event marking 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank.

Dec 05, 2017, 00:36 AM IST

Theresa May heads for Brussels as last-minute Brexit talks go on

British negotiators were locked in last-minute talks with their European Union and Irish counterparts on Monday, trying to put together a Brexit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May might agree over lunch in Brussels.

Dec 04, 2017, 15:34 PM IST

Europe will not pause during German crisis: European Union

The EU will push ahead with plans for post-Brexit reforms of the euro later this month despite the collapse of German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s coalition talks, the European Commission said Tuesday.

Nov 21, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

European Union countries pledge to take 34,000 refugees

EU states have pledged to take 34,000 refugees directly from Africa and the Middle East, officials said on Wednesday a day after the UN slammed the bloc's "inhuman" cooperation with Libya to stop migrant boats.

Nov 15, 2017, 23:57 PM IST

NATO looks to seize momentum in Afghanistan conflict

Defence ministers from across the NATO alliance meet in Brussels on Thursday to review next steps in the Afghanistan conflict and brainstorm ways to deal with the 16-year-old security crisis.

Nov 09, 2017, 09:43 AM IST

Spain court summons Catalan's axed separatist leader

Spain`s top criminal court on Tuesday summoned Catalonia`s axed separatist leader for questioning, hours after he appeared in Brussels insisting he remained the "legitimate president" of a region now under direct rule from Madrid.

Nov 01, 2017, 08:20 AM IST

Hillary Clinton warns Britain on potential trade deal with Donald Trump

Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump after it leaves the European Union.

Oct 15, 2017, 19:24 PM IST

Theresa May asks for transition deal after Brexit

In a major speech in Florence, May promised to meet Britain's existing EU budget commitments until 2020 and outlined new legal guarantees for the rights of around three million Europeans living in the UK.

Sep 22, 2017, 22:55 PM IST

Man arrested after Belgian mayor`s throat slashed

Belgian police arrested a suspect after a local mayor had his throat slashed in a graveyard, authorities said Tuesday as they probed a murder that shocked the country.

Sep 12, 2017, 14:17 PM IST