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No national fix for migrant crisis, Merkel warns EU

Berlin (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday warned European partners against resorting to national action to deal with the current migrant crisis, rather than working towards a usual solution….

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Cameron wins Merkel boost before facing EU leaders

By Alastair Macdonald & Paul Carrel BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) – David Cameron won encouragement from Europe's powerbroker Angela Merkel as he prepared for a summit on Thursday that could set Britain…

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EU migrants feel like scapegoats as Britain seeks benefit curbs

By Elizabeth Piper CHAFFORD HUNDRED, England (Reuters) – Ella Vine no longer speaks her native Polish at bus stops & train stations in Britain because there have been times she…

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Juncker stakes leadership on Schengen, new EU border controls

Strasbourg (France) (AFP) – European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday staked his leadership on preserving the EU's passport-free Schengen zone, saying member states had to adopt controversial plans for…

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EU adopts tougher rules on tracking jetliners

By Julia Fioretti & Tim Hepher BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union on Wednesday adopted new rules to make it easier to track jetliners, stepping up international efforts to prevent…

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EU plans rapid-reaction border force to stem migration

By Alissa de Carbonnel & Gabriela Baczynska STRASBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will nearly treble its spending on frontier defense & create a new 1,500-strong rapid reaction force under…

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Angry shepherds — thousands of them — storm Romanian parliament

Nearly 4,000 shepherds stormed Romania's parliament on Tuesday, furious over a new law that limits the number of dogs they can keep to protect their flocks. One riot officer fired…

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EU refuses to back down over Israel label protest

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is refusing to back down on its decision to put special labels on exports from the West Bank even though Israel has frozen some…

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With change of tone, EU warms to Turkey, Serbia membership bids

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union revived Turkey's membership bid on Monday & opened accession talks with Serbia, showing how a migration crisis & Russia's presence in…

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Serbia, EU launch accession talks

Brussels (AFP) – EU hopeful Serbia & Brussels on Monday opened the first two of the 35 stages in negotiations for Belgrade to join the bloc. The conference on Monday…

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