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 Migration boosts EU population by 1.5 million

The population of the European Union grew by 1.5 million in 2016, thanks in part to an influx of refugees, according to figures from the EU out Monday. As of January 1, the EU’s total population stood at 511.8 million, up from …

US slams North Korea 'provocation'

US Defense Secretary James Mattis slammed North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile as a "provocation". "We (are) right now dealing with this very serious escalation, …

EU parliament sets against Turkish accession

The European Parliament asked for Turkey's European Union accession talks to be suspended if Ankara implements a constitutional overhaul, backed by a referendum in April, which expands the powers of President Recep Tayyip …

 Russian embargo extended to end of 2018

The Russian government extended the embargo on certain types of food from countries that had imposed sanctions on Russia in line with the presidential decree, according to a document, published on the Russian government’s website. …

Merkel: EU united more than ever

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the European Union is united more than ever. "The EU's unity is greater than some heated debates might suggest. The remaining EU-27 are well prepared for the Brexit …

 Societe Generale withdraws from Georgia - media

Societe Generale has sold on June 28 its entire 5.3% equity stake in TBC Bank Group PLC. France- based financial services company Societe Generale sold approximately 2.8 million ordinary shares in TBC Bank Group via an accelerated …