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Italy wants EU to distribute 135 rescued migrants in fresh showdown

Italy wants EU to distribute 135 rescued migrants in fresh showdown

Italy's government wants other European Union countries to commit to taking in some 135 migrants rescued overnight before it allows their disembarkation on Italian shores.

Al-Kaabi meets top official of European Commission

Al-Kaabi meets top official of European Commission

HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi, also president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, held talks in Brussels with Dominique Ristori

EU Commission says no-deal Brexit on April 12 "likely"

EU Commission says no-deal Brexit on April 12 "likely"

The European Commission on Friday said a no-deal Brexit on April 12 was now "likely" after UK parliament rejected for the third time British Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union.

EU nations urged to admit migrants stuck in Mediterranean

EU nations urged to admit migrants stuck in Mediterranean

The executive European Commission is calling on EU countries to admit nearly 50 migrants stranded on two rescue ships allowed to anchor temporarily off Malta, a spokesman said Thursday.

European Commission calls for Jordan to be involved in Syria's negotiations

European Commission calls for Jordan to be involved in Syria's negotiations

The European Commission called for Jordan to be involved in the negotiations to end the conflict in Syria.

Facebook, Google agree to tackle fake news – EU

Facebook, Google agree to tackle fake news – EU

Facebook, Google and others have agreed voluntary measures to tackle fake news due to concerns they can influence elections, the European Commission said on Wednesday, a move intended to stave off more heavy-handed legislation.

EU chief to meet Trump on July 25 for trade talks

EU chief to meet Trump on July 25 for trade talks

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will visit US President Donald Trump in Washington on July 25 to discuss strained trade ties.

European Parliament urges EU probe of Malta after journalist killed

European Parliament urges EU probe of Malta after journalist killed

EU lawmakers urged the European Commission on Wednesday to investigate Malta's adherence to the rule of law, in a move that could lead to sanctions following the murder of a campaigning journalist that has rocked the tiny Mediterranean island.

EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs

EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs

The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the ‘gig economy’, and others with non-standard contracts to try to tackle growing social inequality.

Ireland rejects EU's demand that it collect 13bn euros from Apple

Ireland rejects EU's demand that it collect 13bn euros from Apple

Ireland's finance minister rejected the European Commission's demand that it retroactively collect 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple, saying this was not Dublin's job in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) newspaper.

Hong Kong, Switzerland, 15 EU states hit by egg scandal

Hong Kong, Switzerland, 15 EU states hit by egg scandal

Insecticide-tainted eggs from European poultry farms have now been found in Hong Kong and Switzerland as well as 15 EU countries, the European Commission said on Friday.

EU to slap Google with record fine this week

EU to slap Google with record fine this week

The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will slap Google with a record fine as early as Tuesday in another European blow against a US tech giant, sources said.