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Germany's Schaeuble wants creative ways to build stronger EU

Reuters - 2017-05-23 21:12
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should find ways to cooperate more closely on migration, security, foreign and economic policy, without waiting for a change to EU treaties, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday. ...

ECHO Donates Additional €3 Million in Humanitarian Response to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-05-23 20:34
BAGHDAD — Through a grant of €3 million, the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is funding the UN Migration Agency (IOM) to implement the fourth phase of its humanitarian response, supported by ECHO to IOM Iraq, to assist co ...

US Asks Iraq to Suspend 785 Iranian-affiliated Officials

BAS News - 2017-05-23 12:29
US says these officials are implementing Iran's agendas ERBIL — The United States has asked Iraq to suspend the work of 785 officers in the ministries of defense and interior who are following the Iranian agendas, Secretary General of the European Depart ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 16, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
Delegation from European Union visits Kurdistan Parliament, says MP A delegation from the European Union visited the now-closed Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Tuesday to discuss the reactivation of the region’s parliament, a Kurdish lawmaker said on Tuesd ...

France's Macron, Tusk begin work on European overhaul

Reuters - 2017-05-17 20:54
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would begin working immediately with European Council President Donald Tusk on the overhaul of the bloc, which needed a new and ambitious policy. ...

German Holocaust denier arrested in Hungary

Reuters - 2017-05-16 18:33
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - An 81-year-old German far-right activist has been arrested in Hungary on a European warrant for offences committed while serving a prison term for denying the Holocaust, Hungarian police said on Tuesday. ...

EU calls for elections in Venezuela

Reuters - 2017-05-15 15:08
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers urged Venezuelan authorities to hold elections and release political prisoners to help end six weeks of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro that have killed dozens of people. ...

Sadr: EU Countries Better Stop Putting Pressure on Muslims

BAS News - 2017-05-14 22:21
BAGHDAD — The powerful Iraqi Shi’ite cleric and leader of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, has warned the European countries to end pressuring the Muslim refugees as the move is likely to provoke violent acts in their countries. The remarks are app ...

Merkel says wants close cooperation with France's Macron

Reuters - 2017-05-13 14:24
AACHEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she wanted close cooperation with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and that their two countries would do everything to shape European policy. ...

EU urges U.S. not to cut U.N. funds, stay committed to climate deal

Reuters - 2017-05-09 18:34
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The European Union foreign policy chief urged the United States on Tuesday to keep funding U.N. agencies that deal with issues such as food aid, refugees and children, describing their work as sometimes more important to peace a ...

Kes Meets Gorran In Brussels

Kurdish-European Society - 2017-05-08 22:17
The President of the Kurdish-European Society (KES) Kahraman Evsen met a high-level delegation of... ...

Projections: Macron wins French presidency by a large margin

Rojikurd - 2017-05-08 00:03
PARIS (AP) — Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron will be France’s next president, pollsters projected Sunday night, delivering a resounding victory to an unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar ...

Kurdish Academician Awarded for Best Research in CEE e-Dem e-Gov Conf.

BAS News - 2017-05-06 21:42
ERBIL— The research by an instructor form the University of Raparin in Raniya (Sulaimaniya province) was selected as the best academic article in the Central and East European e-Democracy e-Government Days 2017. The work by Payman Ramadan was chosen from ...

EU Seeking to Deport Iraqi Asylum Seekers by Their Will

BAS News - 2017-05-05 08:43
ERBIL— European Union's Iraq Ambassador Patrick Simonnet said the EU is discussing the ways to deport Iraqi asylum seekers to their home country. In a press conference on Thursday in Baghdad, Simonnet stated the EU members are involved in talks with Bagh ...

Turkey’s EU dream is over, for now, top official says

Waar Media - 2017-05-02 15:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey under President Tayyip Erdogan has turned its back on joining the European Union, at least for now, the bloc’s top official dealing with Ankara said, offering economic cooperation instead if both sides can restore friendly ties. After ...

Impossible to speak to hungry people about independence: PUK official

KurdPress - 2017-05-02 10:57
A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) blamed ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Kurdistan Region for saving oil revenues in European banks on the pretext of dedicating it to the people of the region in the future, adding that ...

EU on course to renew Russia sanctions barring Le Pen election win

Reuters - 2017-04-28 12:26
VALLETTA (Reuters) - The European Union will seek to renew economic sanctions against Russia when they expire at the end of July, encouraged by U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpectedly frosty relations with Moscow, EU diplomats and officials said. ...

EU ponders stronger social protection as populist wave rises

Reuters - 2017-04-26 15:00
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to strengthen social protection across the bloc as the European Union struggles with a wave of populism triggered by globalization and a migration crisis. ...

EU lawmaker: Turkey can’t join EU with new constitution

Waar Media - 2017-04-26 14:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey will close the door on joining the European Union if it adopts constitutional changes backed at a referendum last week, a leading member of the EU parliament responsible for dealings with Ankara said on Wednesday. Kati Piri’s comments ...

Member of security watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

Reuters - 2017-04-23 14:41
(Reuters) - One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. ...

D.E.S.I. Confirms and Russia Denies Arrestment of ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi

Waar Media - 2017-04-18 21:23
WAAR-DUHOK: According to the Information Office of the Secretary General of the DESI European Department of Security and Information which announced today that “the office had received accurate information indicating that the leader of al-Qaeda [ISIS] “A ...

IS Leader Baghdadi Arrested: Report

BAS News - 2017-04-18 18:54
He was arrested in early April in Syria ERBIL— The leader of the Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been arrested by the Russian and Syrian joint forces, according to a report by Russia Today (RT). RT cited a press release by the European Depart ...

British PM Theresa May announces snap general election

Waar Media - 2017-04-18 14:41
WAAR-DUHOK: British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early general election on June 8 in a surprise announcement on Tuesday as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union. “We need a general election and we need one n ...

Turkey referendum: EU leaders urge Ankara to move slowly post-vote

Waar Media - 2017-04-17 12:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The European Union’s top officials have responded cautiously to the outcome of Turkey’s constitutional referendum and are calling on the government to seek a broad consensus as changes to the country’s system of government are implemented. EU ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – April 8, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-09 15:27
Europe has yet to officially show support for Kurdistan independence referendum: KRG envoy European countries have not yet officially expressed support for Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s referendum officials say has been set to be held this year, a Kurdish rep ...

Syria crisis has no military solution: EU diplomat

KurdPress - 2017-04-08 11:23
The European Union on Friday said that the union has been informed of the US missile strikes on a Syrian airbase but stressed that a negotiate solution was the only way out of the conflict. ...

Ji Hevgirtina Hur a Ewrûpayê biryara HDPê

Sputnik - 2017-04-07 12:26
Desteya Gelemper a Hevgirtina Hur a Ewrûpayê (European Free Alliance-EFA) biryara "hevgirtina bi Tirkiye û HDPê" da û xwest ku pêvajoya endamtiya Yekîtiya Ewrûpayê (YE) a Tirkiyeyê bê rawestandin. ...

EU ambassador denounces Israel's West Bank demolitions policy

Reuters - 2017-04-04 14:39
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The European Union has expressed frustration with Israel over its demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, with the EU ambassador taking the unusual step of reading out a joint statement denouncing the practice. ...

Donors seek more funds for Syria, EU presses for peace

Reuters - 2017-04-04 02:33
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - International donors are set to pledge billions more dollars for Syrian refugees at a two-day conference from Tuesday that the European Union says must also help prepare for an eventual end to more than six years of war in Syria. ...

Britain not threatening Europe over security cooperation-Davis

Reuters - 2017-03-30 10:33
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was in not seeking to threaten Europe when it said cooperation in fighting terrorism would be weakened if it left the European Union without a comprehensive deal, Brexit minister David Davis said on Thursday. ...

Anarchy in the European Union?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-03-30 06:31
This is a historic week for Europe, for better or worse. On March 25, the members of the European Union gathered in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. That historic document created the European Economic Communit ...

UK prime minister signs formal Brexit letter to Brussels

Waar Media - 2017-03-29 17:03
WAAR-DUHOK: UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a formal letter to notify the European Union leadership that London was formally launching the procedure of quitting the organization, according to a photo released late Tuesday by the UK media. The im ...

A YPG American fighter: YPG is a good chance to eliminate IS

ANHA - 2017-03-29 12:40
In coincidence with the beginning of Rojava revolution, many youths around the world particularly from European and American states joined YPG, those youths have joined the ranks of YPG aiming to support Rojava revolution. ...

EU peacekeepers ready to intervene in Bosnia in case of new strife

Reuters - 2017-03-28 16:52
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The European Union peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia warned its political leaders on Tuesday it was prepared to intervene at short notice should violence resume two decades after the end of its ethnic war that killed 100,000 people ...

Turkish diasporans begin voting in referendum

Waar Media - 2017-03-27 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Absentee voting for Turkish citizens living in several western European countries on the referendum for constitutional changes that is seen as increasing presidential powers begins on Monday, while Turks in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq can b ...
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