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UK's May ignores doubts on historic Brexit mission

UK's May ignores doubts on historic Brexit mission

Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe -- a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held.

EU drops plan for 10,000 border guards by 2020: officials

EU drops plan for 10,000 border guards by 2020: officials

The European Union's flagship plan for a 10,000-strong bloc-wide border and coastguard force in two years exceeds ‘what is feasible,’ the EU's Austrian presidency said Thursday.

UK migrant rescues spike as 14 picked up in Channel

UK migrant rescues spike as 14 picked up in Channel

Britain on Thursday rescued 14 suspected migrants on board two dinghies in the English Channel, bringing the total number to 78 in the last two weeks, according to the interior ministry.

May warns of 'grave uncertainty'

May warns of 'grave uncertainty'

Embattled Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Thursday that Britain will embark on a "path of deep and grave uncertainty" if it abandons a hard-won deal for leaving the European Union.

Nine dead in Italy as storms cause chaos in Europe

Nine dead in Italy as storms cause chaos in Europe

Violent gales and heavy rains have pummelled swaths of Europe, leaving at least nine people dead in Italy and cutting off roads and electricity, officials said Tuesday.

EU air quality slowly improving but still deadly: report

EU air quality slowly improving but still deadly: report

Air pollution is slowly easing in EU countries but still causes nearly half a million early deaths each year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in its annual report published Monday.

EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in an effort to clear up ocean pollution.

Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk

Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk

Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunisation rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up, according to an expert report on Tuesday.

One dead as 200 migrants reach Spain's Melilla enclave

One dead as 200 migrants reach Spain's Melilla enclave

A migrant died Sunday and 19 others were hurt after around 200 people scaled a fence to enter Spain's Melilla enclave from northern Morocco, local Spanish authorities said.

QFC firms to get access to EU markets as 21 MoUs signed with regulators

QFC firms to get access to EU markets as 21 MoUs signed with regulators

The Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) has signed 21 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with securities regulators across the European Union ...

Portugal to take in migrants from France-bound Aquarius ship

Portugal to take in migrants from France-bound Aquarius ship

Portugal said Tuesday that it would take in 10 migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship, as European countries battled to defuse a fresh row over asylum seekers picked up in the Mediterranean.

Aquarius migrant ship calls on Europe for help, sails to Marseille

Aquarius migrant ship calls on Europe for help, sails to Marseille

Charities operating the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius on Monday urged European governments to help the vessel find a new flag to sail under after Panama revoked its registration ...