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  • BRUSSELS— The European Union is standing by its decision to put special labels on West Bank exports despite Israel's move to freeze contacts on Mideast peace issues with EU representatives. Israel has been up in arms since the EU announced that goods produced in Israeli settlements must have special labels and cannot say they were made in Israel.

  • VIENNA, Nov 30- The European Union and United States should reach agreement next month on a new framework to replace the Safe Harbour pact enabling data transfers from Europe to the United States, European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told a newspaper. Brussels and Washington are locked in negotiations to forge a new agreement for the transfer of data,...

  • *Europeans see Turkey as vital partner in holding back migrants. BRUSSELS, Nov 29- Turkey will help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbors. A key element is 3 billion euros in EU aid for the 2.2 million...

  • *Europeans see Turkey as vital partner in holding back migrants. *Turkey driving hard bargain, looking for closer ties with EU. BRUSSELS, Nov 29- Leaders of the European Union and Turkey were set to sign an agreement on Sunday offering Ankara cash and closer ties in return for help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, draft conclusions of their summit showed.

  • Cats used as bait to lure tourists back to Brussels Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | 4:48 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— After a five-day lockdown prompted by the maximum security alert, Brussels officials are attempting to entice back tourists who may have been scared away by images of soldiers armed with machine guns in the capital's deserted streets. Brussels shut down its subways and schools while the government asked people to stay away from public places...

  • EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    Despite Libyan rights abuses, Europe listened, and Italy signed a deal with the Gadhafi regime. At a high-profile summit in Brussels Sunday, Europe's leaders will offer Turkey 3 billion euros, an easing of visa restrictions and the fast-tracking of its EU membership process. More than 600,000 have entered through Greece, many after making the short sea crossing...

  • BRUSSELS— Greece and its creditors are close to sealing a deal on conditions that Athens must respect to obtain the next slice of rescue money. The country has already received this week approval for a 2 billion euro loan, and is negotiating on more economic measures needed to get another 1 billion euros. European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said...

  • Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 6:10 AM ET

    WARSAW, Poland— Armed attackers abducted five Polish seamen from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters, Poland's government said Friday. Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said the five, including the captain and three officers, were abducted Thursday night from the ship Szafir. Nigerian Navy vessels are bringing troops and navigators to the ship, which is...

  • Britain plans to hold a referendum within two years on continued EU membership and is pushing for reforms within the bloc that reduce the authority of institutions at EU headquarters in Brussels. Austria is a supporter of an EU with strong central authority, but like other nations, views Britain as an important member of the union and is prepared to compromise...

  • Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece? Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 2:21 AM ET

    It's not Greece, but another eurozone country: Portugal. Here's a look at whether Portugal's new government is likely to go the way of Greece. Led by the moderate Socialist Party, which took office Thursday, Portugal's new administration will be backed in Parliament by the Communist Party and the radical Left Bloc and Green Party.

  • Brussels lockdown ends but manhunt goes on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 9:56 PM ET

    Brussels has reopened after a four-day security lockdown but the hunt went on for militants police fear may mount a Paris-style attack.

  • As border checks return in Europe, economic costs loom Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 1:04 PM ET

    LONDON— Queues, bottlenecks and security checks— their return in Europe could have a sizeable economic impact if they become entrenched in the wake of the attacks in Paris and the unprecedented flow of refugees from conflict zones like Syria. The controls that have recently been put up by France, Germany and Hungary, among others, apply to people rather than to...

  • Brussels 'pretty grim' amid heightened terror alert Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    Belgian soldiers patrol in central Brussels as police search the area during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks, Belgium, November 24, 2015.

    Though schools and underground transportation reopened on Wednesday, businesses in the Belgian capital of Brussels are still hurting.

  • *Germany wants permanent quota system for sharing refugees. BRUSSELS/ IDOMENI, Greece, Nov 25- The European Union's chief executive warned on Wednesday that the survival of Europe's "partially comatose" open border travel zone and its single currency were both at risk if member nations continue erecting internal barriers to keep out refugees.

  • French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— As police armed with automatic weapons stood guard, schools and some subway stations in the Belgian capital reopened Wednesday for the first time since emergency measures were imposed four days ago in the wake of the Paris attacks. Belgian and French authorities continued a manhunt for at least two suspects believed to be directly linked to the...

  • *Ukraine says to stop buying Russian gas. KIEV/ MOSCOW, Nov 25- A clash over natural gas pricing between Russia and Ukraine escalated on Wednesday with Russian exporter Gazprom announcing it would halt deliveries and Kiev saying it could find cheaper supply from Europe. Moscow and Kiev have clashed over gas pricing repeatedly in recent years and Russia's...

  • Belgium hunts for ‘dangerous’ new Paris suspect Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 4:23 AM ET
    Rescue services personnel working near the covered bodies outside a restaurant following a shooting incident in Paris, France, November 13, 2015.

    An investigation into the November 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when Belgium issued a warrant for a "dangerous" new suspect.

  • Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas— hoping to rely on supplies from other countries— and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor. Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for separatist rebels in the east has brought relations between the...

  • Paris terror: Belgians rebuff French security sneers Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 2:26 AM ET
    Belgian soldiers patrol in central Brussels as police search the area during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks, Belgium, November 24, 2015.

    Did Belgian bungling over jihadists lead to the Paris attacks? Are French jibes at their small neighbor a tactic to disguise failings closer to home?

  • Belgium issues international arrest warrant Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 2:10 AM ET
    Belgium issues international arrest warrant

    Julia Chatterley, CNBC correspondent, reports from Belgium which has released a photo of a new suspect in connection to the Paris terror attacks and speaks to Belgian citizens about whether or not they feel safe.