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13 people killed in Greece floods: new toll

The victims of the disaster in Greece were 13 people, torrential rains flooded the city in the metropolitan region of Attica, Athens news agency AMNA reports. Downpours hit the eastern part of Greece on Monday, November 13, on Tuesday, the authorities imposed a state of...

EU prepares sanctions against Venezuela

European Union foreign ministers endorsed economic sanctions for Venezuela, which include arms embargoes, saying that last month's regional elections were overshadowed by reports of violations that only aggravated the crisis in the country, Reuters reports. In an effort not to bring Caracas closer to economic...

EU warns against Saudi intervention in Lebanon: Reuters

The European Union called on outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return to Lebanon, warning Saudi Arabia to intervene in Lebanese affairs. "We appeal first and foremost to the Lebanese political forces to focus on Lebanon and what it can offer its citizens (as...

European Union sanctions Venezuela

The European Union approved sanctions against Venezuela on Monday, including a ban on arms sale. In a statement, the Foreign Affairs Council said that in light of the setting up of an “all-powerful Constituent Assembly” and the recent gubernatorial elections, which the EU claims were...

Europe needs to save its bees: scientists

European scientists believe that saving bees from the realities of modern agriculture is one of the main tasks of the EU. Scientists from year to year demand to stop speculation on the benefits of agriculture and make a bet on saving insects, despite any losses....

Turkish President criticizes EU countries for banning hijab

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan criticized European countries, where a ban on wearing the hijab by Muslims was imposed. "The biggest victims of the sad picture in the West are women.The prohibitions on wearing hijab are spreading more and more in European countries, thereby trying to...

Mogherini told about possible additional EU sanctions against Syria

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini expressed on behalf of the European Union the condemnation of the use of poisonous substances in Syria by the Islamic State and the Syrian authorities. "The appalling use of the nerve agent by the Syrian regime -...

Luxembourg near legalising medical marijuana

Luxembourg could be the next European country to legalise cannabis for medical purposes after their Prime Minister made comments seeming to promise reform. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel declared that cannabis can be used for medical reasons in “exceptional circumstances,” such as for patients suffering from...

Luxembourg the next EU country to legalise medical cannabis

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Luxembourg could be the next European country to legalise cannabis for medical purposes after their Prime Minister made comments seeming to promise reform. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel declared that cannabis can be used for medical reasons in “exceptional circumstances,” such as for patients suffering from...

Full implementation of Iran nuclear deal crucial for EU security — Mogherini

Full implementation of Iran nuclear deal crucial for EU security said Federica Mogherini, said on Tuesday High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission in the Juncker Commission. The US Congress made it clear that Washington is in...

The crisis is clearly behind — Eurozone out of the financial and economic crisis

The euro area, which is part of the European Union, has come out of the financial and economic crisis that lasted for several years, European Commissioner for Economics and Finance Pierre Moskosvici said. "The crisis is clearly behind, there is (economic) growth," he said at...

European Parliament warns about ‘small nations’ spread

The European Parliament's president warns the continent about the spread of small nations as pro-independence sentiments gain momentum in southern Europe. Speaking to an Italian daily, Antonio Tajani said Europe must “fear the phenomenon that degrades the sovereignty of nations”. He described the proliferation of small...

EU reaffirms bloc’s full commitment to Iran nuclear deal amid US threats

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has reaffirmed the bloc’s full commitment to the Iran nuclear deal amid the US threats to terminate the agreement. Mogherini made the remarks ahead of Thursday’s EU summit in Brussels. The EU foreign policy chief said she expects EU...

Israel must stop new building plans for settler homes in the West Bank — EU

Israel must halt new building plans for settler homes in the West Bank, the EU’s foreign service said on Wednesday. The EU has requested clarifications from Israeli authorities and conveyed the expectation that “they reconsider these decisions, which are detrimental to ongoing efforts towards meaningful...

UK minister: No plans to walk away from Brexit talks with the EU

British negotiators have no plans to walk away from Brexit talks with the EU, Brexit Minister David Davis said on Tuesday. The minister made the statement after some lawmakers suggested the talks should end if no progress is made at a key summit later this...

EU backing the Iran nuclear deal

Europe is gearing up for positive and sustained backing to the Iran nuclear deal after US president Donald Trump threatened to tear it up in an aggressive Friday’s speech. The top EU diplomat said she had spoken to IAEA chief Yukiya Amano, who has time...

Iran has never violated the agreement on the nuclear program — Mogherini

Iran has not allowed any violation of the agreement on the nuclear program, said the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini. "There was not a single breach of obligations under the...

British ‘have to pay’ — EU Commission chief Juncker

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that Britain must pay its financial commitments in order to start Brexit trade talks, AFP reports. The comments on Friday come a day after EU negotiator Michel Barnier said that there was a “deadlock” over the bill, and not...

EU sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear, missile programs

The European Union has extended sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its nuclear and missile programs. In a statement, Brussels said the punitive measures include a ban on the sale of natural gas to Pyongyang. The bloc will also limit the sale of crude...

EU not working on ‘no deal’ scenario for Brexit — Tusk

The EU is negotiating the terms of Britain’s exit from the bloc in good faith and is not working on a scenario where there is no agreement on the separation, Reuters quoted European Council President Donald Tusk as saying on Tuesday. The UK is ready...

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