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Europe hopes to stall migration at meeting with Africa

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Leaders of the European Union meet African counterparts on Malta on Wednesday, hoping pledges of cash and other aid can slow the...

EU mulls mission to disarm Libyan factions if unity government in...

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The European Union is considering helping Libya strengthen its borders and disarm militias if a government of national unity is formed in...

EU, battling migrant crisis, urges Eritrea to respect human rights

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Tuesday for greater respect for human rights in Eritrea, a major source country...

EU migrant arrivals 170,000 in Sept

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Some 170,000 irregular migrants entered the European Union in September, the bloc's border agency Frontex said on Tuesday, taking the total for...

EU wants new aid for Eritrea soon to help stem migrant...

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The European Union aims to agree on 200 million euros (145.65 million pounds) in development aid for Eritrea by year-end to help...

Europe to hit Libyans with sanctions over peace impasse

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The European Union is preparing sanctions against five Libyans accused of blocking a U.N.-backed peace deal, Western diplomats told Reuters on Monday,...

EU to launch counter-terrorism training programme across east Africa

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The European Union said it will offer counter-terrorism training to help east African security agencies improve cross-border investigations and prosecutions in a...

EU warns of sanctions over violence in Burundi crisis

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The EU warned Burundi on Monday it might impose sanctions on those responsible for violence and consider other steps against the aid-reliant...

EU to use drones, submarines in operation against migrant smugglers

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The European Union will use submarines, warships, drones and helicopters in an operation to gather intelligence on gangs who smuggle thousands of...

EU to launch limited naval operation against migrant-smugglers

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The EU is set to launch a naval mission on Monday against gangs smuggling migrants from Libya but it will be limited...

U.N., EU, Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after politician’s killing

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The United Nations, the European Union and African nations urged Burundi's government and the opposition on Sunday not to let violence derail...

EU agrees Mediterranean naval mission to tackle people smugglers

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The European Union agreed a naval mission on Monday to target gangs smuggling migrants from Libya but parts of a broader plan...

EU seeks UN approval to seize migrant boats, Russia against destruction

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Europe is seeking United Nations Security Council approval to seize boats used to traffic migrants across the Mediterranean from Libya, though diplomats...

ISS: South Africa joins the EU in the dogbox for abusing...

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The European Union (EU) has been widely condemned for its neglect of the growing number of people trying to cross the Mediterranean...

Italy says 200,000 migrants may arrive by sea this year

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As many as 5,000 migrants a week could arrive in Italy by sea from North African ports in the next five months...

Italian PM urges united EU action in face of migrant crisis

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The European Union must take a collective stand to tackle migrant trafficking at its source in African countries, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo...

Migrants’ bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort

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The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday as the first bodies were brought...

EU frets naval mission off Libya could draw more migrants to...

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The EU is considering sending warships to the Libyan coast to combat oil and arms smugglers but fears that could encourage more...

EU sea mission braces for record year of Mediterranean migrants

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With migration across the Mediterranean surging, the European Union's largest border operation is bracing for a record year of arrivals by sea,...

EU leaders pledge security cooperation, aid for Tunisia

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European Union leaders agreed on Friday to increase cooperation with Tunisia following an Islamist attack on tourists in the capital this week,...

EU launches new military advisory mission in CAR

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The European Union on 16 March launched a military advisory mission in the Central African Republic (EUMAM RCA), after its establishment on...

European Union extends Somali training mission

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The European Union has extended the EU training mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) until 31 December 2016 as it continues to providing...

EU considers bigger naval presence to tackle Libya security issues

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The European Union is discussing with the United Nations ways to bolster security in Libya, including a naval presence, if U.N.-backed peace...

EU sea rescue mission off Italy extended until at least end-2015

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The European Commission extended its rescue mission off Italy until at least the end of the year, it said on Thursday, and...

EU threatens sanctions against ‘spoilers’ of Libyan peace talks

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European Union foreign ministers threatened sanctions on Monday against "spoilers" who obstruct efforts by the United Nations to halt fighting in Libya. Libya...

EU resumes aid to Mali, halted over suspected irregularities

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The European Union has resumed aid to Mali which it suspended in June due to suspected irregularities in government spending, including the...

EU extends CAR mission

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The European Union (EU) has extended its military mission in the Central Africa Republic (EUFOR RCA) until 15 March 2015 in an...

Diplomats discuss EU military coordination against Ebola

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European Union diplomats will discuss a plan to give the EU a coordinating role for European military missions countering the spread of...

EU airlift to Ebola affected West Africa underway

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The first of three Boeing 747 cargo aircraft, arranged by European Union (EU) funding, will today take off from Amsterdam carrying 100...

EU opts to extend Central African Republic mission

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European Union envoys have agreed in principle to extend the mandate of an EU peacekeeping force in Central African Republic by three...

EU imposes sanctions on unnamed South Sudanese military leaders

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The events of December last year and beyond, which precipitated South Sudan into armed conflict only two and a half years after...

EU names two South Sudan military officials it sanctioned

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The European Union said on Friday it was imposing sanctions on Peter Gadet, a South Sudanese rebel leader who commanded an ethnic...

EU imposes sanctions on South Sudanese military leaders

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The European Union on Thursday imposed travel bans and asset freezes on two South Sudanese military leaders it said were violating ceasefire...

European force in Central African Republic fully operational

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The European Union Force in the Central African Republic (EUFOR RCA) has become fully operational and it continues to provide security to...

Italy to push EU to lead sea mission to rescue migrants

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Italy will ask the European Union next week to take over responsibility for rescuing migrants crossing the Mediterranean in crowded boats from...

EU declares Boko Haram a terrorist organisation

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A day after the United Nations designated Boko Haram a terrorist organisation the European Union followed suit condemning its unacceptable violent crimes. "The...

EUCAP Nestor concludes first basic training course for Somali Coast Guards...

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The European Union maritime capacity building mission in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean, EUCAP Nestor, has completed the first...

New EU force in Central African Republic sets stability as top...

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The top priority of a new European Union peacekeeping force in Central African Republic is to restore stability in the capital, the...

EU peacekeepers take charge at main CAR airport

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European Union (EU) peacekeepers have taken charge of security at Central African Republic's (CAR) main airport in their first major operation to...

EU agrees to train Mali police, extends army training mission

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The European Union agreed on Tuesday to send civilian advisers to train and advise Mali's poilce while extending by two years a...

Zuma, Mugabe stay home as EU and African leaders meet in...

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Presidents and prime ministers from Europe and Africa gathered in Brussels on Wednesday for an EU-Africa summit designed to promote peace and...

EU Naval Force and Chinese Navy warships joint forces in Gulf...

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Ahead of Chinese President Xi's visit to the European Union in Brussels, a significant naval exercise has took place in the Gulf...

New help puts EU Central African Republic mission back on track

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The commander of a planned European Union peacekeeping force for Central African Republic has decided he now has enough soldiers and equipment...

EU hopes to launch delayed Central African Republic mission soon

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European Union governments are expected to pledge soldiers and equipment on Friday allowing the EU to launch its delayed peacekeeping mission to...

Ukraine crisis hampers EU’s Central African Republic mission

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The Ukraine crisis is hampering the European Union's plans to send a peacekeeping force to Central African Republic because nervous eastern European...

EUCAP Nestor provides training and equipment to Seychelles, Djibouti and Tanzania

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The European Union's EUCAP Nestor capacity building mission has provided equipment and training to the naval forces and judiciaries of the Seychelles,...

EU eases Zimbabwe sanctions, keeps them on Mugabe

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The European Union suspended sanctions on eight of Zimbabwe's most powerful military and political figures on Monday, but kept them on President...

EU force to create ‘safe haven’ in Central African Republic

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The small military force the European Union plans to send to violence-torn Central African Republic will focus on swiftly creating a safe...

EU to ease sanctions on Zimbabwe, but not on Mugabe

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The European Union is to further ease sanctions on Zimbabwe next week, but will keep a travel ban and asset freeze on...

More engaged Germany preparing to send troops to Somalia

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Germany is preparing to contribute troops to a European Union training mission in Mogadishu, less than a year after security concerns led...