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EU: No strategy yet if China halts critical exports in US...

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom says the EU has no 'clear strategy' on ensuring a continuous supply of China's rare earth materials.

Google struggles to give android users choice of apps, says EU

Android phone users will have the option of picking alternatives to Google's search app and Chrome web browser.

May’s successor must ditch her EU deal and leave on Oct...

Conservative lawmakers say Theresa May's successor must take Britain out of the European Union by Oct 31.

Prosecute top EU officials for migrant deaths, lawyers say

The lawyers alleges that the EU resorted to a 'deterrence-based migration policy, intended to sacrifice the lives of migrants in distress at sea'.

Political novice wins Lithuania presidential race

Nauseda also hints he wants to soften Lithuania's often sharp rhetoric towards Russia, but insist that relations could only be improved if Moscow changes its policy towards Ukraine.

Polls open in Ireland for Brexit-dominated vote

Voters is Ireland are now casting their votes for Friday's European elections as Britain fails to leave the EU amidst the controversial Brexit plan.

Italy’s Salvini says all EU budget constraints should be removed

Matteo Salvini calls the European Union to free each of its member states bloc'c economies from budget rules limiting budget constraints.

Le Pen seeks Macron’s downfall in French European polls

Polls show Le Pen's party, now named the National Rally, winning about 22-24% the election, a slight edge over the centrist alliance that includes Macron's party.

Europe rejects Iran ‘ultimatum’ but stands by nuke deal

'We reject any ultimatums and we will assess Iran's compliance on the basis of Iran's performance regarding its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA.'

Palm oil titan warns EU limits on biofuel use will backfire

The world needs palm oil as supplies from alternative oilseeds just won’t be enough to meet rising demand for food and fuel.

EU fine on Google weighs on parent Alphabet profit

Google is separately working to satisfy EU regulators investigating its hugely popular Android devices following a US$5 billion fine last year.

Visa, MasterCard finalise EU card probe with fee cut pledge

Monday’s settlement sees the Visa and MasterCard reduce levies for non-European card-holders charged on purchases in the European Union.

Macron and Merkel: A relationship on the rocks?

With the impending European elections, Merkel and Macron's risk straining their ties as they both have different political priorities.

New name, old worries: North Macedonia holds presidential vote

Even among those who have accepted the name change, many have done so reluctantly, convinced by the promises of rapprochement with the EU .

EU adopts controversial copyright reforms

The new rules would protect authors and artists while opening possibilities for accessing and sharing copyright-protected content throughout the EU.

IMF chief says Brexit delay avoids ‘terrible outcome’

The three years since the June 2016 UK referendum to leave the EU have weighed most heavily on Britain.

Malaysia, Indonesia head to Brussels to protest palm oil biofuel curbs

The two nations will send teams to Brussels on April 8 to object to the European Union’s move to restrict use of palm oil in biofuels.

EU is split over response to May’s Brexit extension request

European Union governments hope a delay would allow time for post-Brexit relationship the UK would want with EU nations.

EU to probe allegations of aid diverted to Philippine rebels

The Philippine government wants the European Union (EU) to launch an investigation into alleged funds used by the EU to help Philippine communist guerrillas. 

Hungary could resume anti-EU campaigns, says PM Orban

Nationalist Viktor Orban has often clashed with the EU over his anti-immigration campaigns and judicial reforms.

Brexit up in the air as May faces possible plot, parliament...

British politics was at fever pitch and, nearly three years since the 2016 referendum, it was still unclear how, when or if Brexit will ever take place.

EU leaders call for end to ‘naivety’ in relations with China

The bloc has sought to avoid taking sides in a multi-billion dollar trade war between Washington and Beijing.

Britain’s May accepted Brexit delay plan, says EU’s Tusk

Theresa May accepted an offer of two options for short delays to the date of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union

French politicians admit campaign against palm oil baseless, says DPM

Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says French MPs were also shocked to learn that Malaysia still has more than 53% forest area.