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Britain seeks Europe-led naval mission in Gulf

Britain seeks Europe-led naval mission in Gulf

Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of "state piracy".

European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

European powers urged Iran on Saturday to release a British-flagged tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz in what Britain called a "dangerous" move, warning its ships to avoid the strategic waterway.

Europe urges Iran to stick to troubled nuclear deal

Europe urges Iran to stick to troubled nuclear deal

European powers urged Iran on Tuesday to reverse its move to increase uranium enrichment, as a French envoy arrived in Tehran to boost efforts to save a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran says incentives to stick to nuclear deal are still 'not enough'

Iran says incentives to stick to nuclear deal are still 'not enough'

European proposals to boost business with Iran are a step forward but will likely be insufficient to stop Tehran from exiting its nuclear deal with major powers, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqhchi said Friday.

Germany breaks temperature record for June as heatwave grips Europe

Germany breaks temperature record for June as heatwave grips Europe

A new temperature record for the month of June was set in Germany on Wednesday, as France and Italy also sweltered in a heatwave affecting large swathes of Europe.

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants -- many fleeing Syria's war -- who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe.

EU raises heat on Italy over high debt, deficit

EU raises heat on Italy over high debt, deficit

The European Commission formally put Italy on notice Wednesday about its deteriorating deficit and snowballing debt, re-opening a political battle with populist-led Rome.

EU votes as far right seeks blow to Macron

EU votes as far right seeks blow to Macron

Slovaks and Latvians cast their ballots in EU elections on Saturday as the far right hoped to clinch major gains and deny a pro-Europe victory to French President Emmanuel Macron.

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral reached some 700 million euros (790 million dollars) on Tuesday amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe's most iconic monuments.

No-deal Brexit 'day after day more likely': EU's Barnier

No-deal Brexit 'day after day more likely': EU's Barnier

The European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned Tuesday it is ‘day after day more likely’ that Britain will crash out of the bloc next week without an orderly withdrawal agreement.

French anti-pollution activists unimpressed by EU's green record

French anti-pollution activists unimpressed by EU's green record

Outside the French Mediterranean port of Marseille, at Fos-sur-Mer, one of the largest industrial and port zones in Europe has been spewing a noxious cocktail of fumes for years.

Five arrested after Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Five arrested after Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Five men were arrested Thursday after Maltese armed forces took control of a tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya and the ship docked in Malta.