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Macron backs sanctions on EU states that refuse migrants

Macron backs sanctions on EU states that refuse migrants

French President Emmanuel Macron came out Saturday in support of financial sanctions against EU countries which refuse to accept migrants.

Macron, Merkel urge 'European response' to migrant crisis

Macron, Merkel urge 'European response' to migrant crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for a joint European response to the EU's flashpoint challenge of immigration amid deep divisions in the bloc.

Red Cross urges Europe to follow Spain and show migrant 'solidarity'

Red Cross urges Europe to follow Spain and show migrant 'solidarity'

The head of the Red Cross urged European Union member states Sunday to follow Spain's example of welcoming a rejected migrant ship and ‘put into practice’ the humanitarian values promoted by the bloc.

Aquarius migrants finally land in Spain after odyssey

Aquarius migrants finally land in Spain after odyssey

The first of three ships transporting the group, an Italian coast guard vessel called the Datillo, pulled into Valencia harbour.

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its ‘human cargo’ at an Italian port.

Brexit law faces crucial UK parliament vote

Brexit law faces crucial UK parliament vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a knife-edge vote in parliament Tuesday on her centrepiece Brexit legislation, despite her last-minute warning that defeat risks undermining her negotiations with Brussels.

Migrants on Aquarius to be transferred to Italian ships and taken to Spain: NGO

Migrants on Aquarius to be transferred to Italian ships and taken to Spain: NGO

Hundreds of migrants stranded on board the Aquarius rescue vessel in the Mediterranean will be transferred to Italian ships and taken to Spain, French charity SOS Mediterranee said Tuesday.

Merkel reaches out to Macron on Europe reform

Merkel reaches out to Macron on Europe reform

The German chancellor gave an extensive newspaper interview on Sunday that touched on reform of the euro zone as well as defence and asylum policy.

Azerbaijan inaugurates $40 bn European gas pipeline

Azerbaijan inaugurates $40 bn European gas pipeline

Azerbaijan inaugurated on Tuesday part of an ambitious $40-billion pipeline complex that will create the first direct route to transport gas from one of the world's largest fields to Europe bypassing Russia.

Italy sparks fears of new European crisis

Italy sparks fears of new European crisis

Fears of a new European crisis grew Tuesday over Italy's incoming eurosceptic government, which has vowed to reject the Brussels austerity diet and to crack down on immigrants.

Italy's two maverick parties to boost spending, seek review of EU rules

Italy's two maverick parties to boost spending, seek review of EU rules

Italy's two anti-establishment parties on Friday promised to ramp up spending in a programme for a new coalition government, putting them on a collision course with the European Union ...

European economies try to protect interests in Iran

European economies try to protect interests in Iran

Europe's heavyweight economies took steps on Friday to safeguard their interests in Iran, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and said sanctions would follow.