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Islamic State moves to Africa, all eyes on Europe

EU countries must monitor "very carefully" a growing threat from the Islamic State group in North Africa as jihadists relocate there from Iraq and Syria.

Austria set for rightward political turn?

Chancellor Christian Kern is vowing to take his center-left Social Democrats into the opposition if defeated and a handful of small parties are struggling to clear the 4 percent hurdle needed to get seats in parliament.

UEFA Nations League lineup has been confirmed

In order to counteract what many view as meaningless international friendlies, UEFA have established the Nations League, which will be played off between teams of similar standards.

Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem to stay on until January

Dutchman Jeroen Dijsselbloem will continue to be the president of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers until his term expires.

Say nay to the NRA, a European response to mass shootings in the USA

There's something going on in the world. A situation we cannot ignore any longer and we need to address it. Say nay to NRA (nonsensical rifle addiction).

Russia sanctions costs the EU €30 billion

New research – which was carried out by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) - showed EU exports to Russia declined annually by 15.7 percent since 2014 when the sanctions were put into place.

EU doesn’t know how to deal with Catalonia

The final results from Catalonia's independence referendum show that 90 per cent of voters backed secession from Spain, the region's government has said.

EU employment highest on record

Employment in the 28-nation European Union increased to the highest on record in the second quarter.

EU forces Amazon to pay back millions in taxes

Amazon has to pay €250 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered.


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