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The European Union was urged by 26 ex-EU leaders to impose sanctions on Israel for continuing to build settlements on occupied Palestinian territory. (more…)

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In return of an international rescue package to get Greece out of its debt crisis, the country has revealed austerity measures that will have to be taken.

On Sunday, prime minister George Papandreou said in a cabinet meeting that Greeks would be called upon to make “great sacrifices” in return for aid. (photo from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Jerusalem (photo, from aljazeera.net) should be the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state, agreed European Union foreign ministers after two days of talks in Brussels. (more…)

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Herman van Rompuy, the Belgian Prime Minister, has been chosen by EU leaders to be the first permanent European Council President. (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

His job was created by the Lisbon Treaty, as well as foreign affairs supremo. The latter has gone to the EU Trade Commissioner, Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK. (more…)

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The European Union’s Lisbon Treaty is back on track, with the Irish voters who approved the 27-nation bloc’s plans for reform.

On Saturday, the electoral office said that 67.1 per cent of voters had said “yes”, reversing the win last year by the “no” campaign. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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All gas supplies to Ukraine from Russia have stopped after the collapse of talks to end a row over unpaid bills and prices.

The taps have been turned off at 0700 GMT, said Gazprom, Russia’s gas giant, when its contract to supply Ukraine ended. (more…)

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French president Nicolas Sarkozy has met the Dalai Lama in the Polish city of Gdansk, during a gathering of Nobel laureates.

The planned meeting angered Beijing, which has retaliated by cancelling a forthcoming China-EU summit in France. (more…)

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