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EU boosts emergency response as climate change heightens fire risks

EU boosts emergency response as climate change heightens fire risks

European officials on Thursday unveiled the new RescEU emergency response system which will significantly increase the bloc's reserve of fire-fighting aircraft as climate change challenges continue to mount.

Pompeo in Brussels to talk Afghanistan with NATO

Pompeo in Brussels to talk Afghanistan with NATO

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to Brussels on Monday to discuss a proposed Afghan peace deal with the NATO chief and seek fresh engagement with new EU leaders after months of tensions.

EU mulls using disaster funds in 'no deal' Brexit

EU mulls using disaster funds in 'no deal' Brexit

Senior European officials are considering making an EU disaster contingency fund available to any member states hit by the economic fallout of an eventual ‘no deal’ Brexit.

EU says Britain must pay Brexit divorce bill even if no deal

EU says Britain must pay Brexit divorce bill even if no deal

Britain must pay its Brexit divorce bill even if it crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the EU said Monday, warning that future ties would be threatened if London failed to honour its commitments.

Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first foreign visit.

UK says to skip most EU meetings from Sept 1: government

UK says to skip most EU meetings from Sept 1: government

British officials will stop attending most EU meetings from September 1 except for those on ‘matters of ongoing national interest’ such as security, the government said on Tuesday.

UK may lack ships to police waters after Brexit: Govt leak

UK may lack ships to police waters after Brexit: Govt leak

Britain could struggle to stop European Union fishing boats illegally entering its waters after a no-deal Brexit due to a lack of enforcement vessels, according to a leaked government email.

EU condemns Israel's decision to build 2,300 settlement units

EU condemns Israel's decision to build 2,300 settlement units

The European Union condemned Israel for approving the construction of 2300 new settlement unit in the West Bank.

German foreign minister calls for EU observer mission in Gulf

German foreign minister calls for EU observer mission in Gulf

The German government is actively pushing for a European Union observer mission to protect shipping in the Gulf, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on a visit to the Polish border on Monday.

Johnson in Scotland as no-deal Brexit concerns grow

Johnson in Scotland as no-deal Brexit concerns grow

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday promised a bright future after Brexit on his first visit to Scotland but Britain's top business lobby said companies need to be on an ‘emergency footing’ ...

Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

An Italian coastguard vessel stranded in the Mediterranean with more than 130 migrants aboard has been allowed to dock in the eastern Sicilian port of Augusta but Rome on Sunday ...

Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity': PM Johnson

Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity': PM Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said Brexit was a ‘massive economic opportunity’ but had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as ‘an impending adverse weather event’.