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As Europe frets over foreign fighters displaced by the conflict in Iraq, soldiers waging battle with Islamic State say they are doing it "in the name of the whole world".
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Renzi wrong-footed Germany on Russia sanctions at the EU summit, but leaders have to grin and bear him due to a risky referendum.
Belgium's French-speaking region on Sunday rejected an EU Commission ultimatum to agree the deal by Monday, amid outstanding issues on an arbitration system that allows big firms to sue countries.
Canada said on Friday that the free-trade agreement with the EU had failed and that the bloc was "not capable" of concluding agreements.
Belgium prime minister Charles Michel said he was not able to sign Ceta because of a veto by Wallonia and other French-speaking entities. But an EU-Canada summit could still take place this week.
Poland is putting pressure on the European Commission to rule whether a new Russian gas pipeline conforms with EU law.
The Belgian region's parliament debated on Friday whether to back the EU-Canada trade agreement, while the region's leader says that difficulties remain.
Italy has shielded Russia and Syria from a threat of sanctions, amid warnings by some leaders that Russia was trying to “weaken” the EU.
While EU ambassadors gave their tacit apporoval for a new text based on wallonia's requests, the French-speaking Belgian region again rejected to sign off the Canada-EU trade deal.
EU leaders will threaten to blacklist more Russians if “atrocities” in Syria continue, according to new summit conclusions.
Talks with Putin in Berlin on the eve of an EU summit ended with threats of new sanctions over Syria and negligible progress on Ukraine.
Today’s summit between the German, French, Russian and Ukrainian leaders will not settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It could, however, shape the EU response to the broader Russia challenge.
Barack Obama urges Italians to back their leader's proposed reforms in the forthcoming referendum, saying they will create a more vibrant economy and more responsive political system.
Paul Magnette said it was "not reasonable" to ask him to back Ceta, which he said was "unravelling". He wants to reopen the negotiation.
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EU states have urged Belgium to get the French-speaking region of Wallonia to agree the Canada free-trade deal in time for Friday's summit.
A British bank’s decision to stop working with suppliers of a Kremlin media firm has put the spotlight on Russian propaganda in Europe.
Only words backed by force, such as Western air strikes on Syrian regime targets, can stop the Aleppo slaughter, a Syrian opposition leader has said.
EU security commissioner Julian King says around 2,500 Islamic State militants in the Mosul area are from Europe, and they could flee if the city falls.
The EU has named Russia as being partly responsible for a “massacre” of “historic” proportions in Syria, but ruled out extra sanctions or military force.
EU states should be "more vocal" with Turkey and play a more political role on reunification, Cyprus' EU ambassador told EUobserver.
US and UK said Russia might face new economic sanctions over its actions in Syria. France and Germany also indicating they're willing to take a tough line.
The European Commission said it was ready "in principle" to help Sudan guard its Libya border, despite the local regime's crimes against humanity record.
Israelis must be faced with the choice between ideological commitment to the settlement enterprise, or relations with the outside world, and in particular their European backyard.
The French speaking region of Belgium refused to authorise the federal government to sign the Canada-EU trade deal, wanting guarantees of further negotiation to sooth concerns.
The German constitutional court has cleared the way for the ratification of the Canada-EU trade deal for now, but Belgium's region of Wallonia is still an obstacle to its signature.
The four largest EU powers after Brexit aim to create a new military structure to conduct crisis missions in Africa and to deter Russia.
EU diplomats are in talks on whether to expand sanctions on Syria and Russia over the bombardment of Aleppo, but there is unlikely to be a quick decision.
The parliament of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels approved a resolution against Ceta. The Walloon parliament could do the same on Friday.
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