David Cameron has urged other EU leaders to support his "reasonable" proposals for far-reaching curbs on welfare benefits for migrants.
France warned it would recognise a Palestinian state if an international effort to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians failed, and proposed a two-year timeframe to end the conflict through a U.N.-backed resolution.
NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises.
The two poisoned letters were intercepted before reaching the addressees and no one was hurt.
Hollande, who heads to Senegal on Friday for a summit of French-speaking nations is trying to balance managing Paris' regional interests, its colonial past, but also its desire to push for greater democracy.
Demands for an independent investigation into 'Lux Leaks' tax avoidance affair remain after censure vote
More than 25 charity and aid agencies across Britain call for action
A Party for Freedom MP earlier urged the Netherlands to close all mosques
Ukrainian president says non-aligned status cannot guarantee its security and territorial integrity
Foreign ministers of German-speaking countries mull restricting use of veto by UN Security Council members in situations of grave human rights violations
British Foreign Secretary, Italian Foreign Minister say no military solution in Libya, but UN initiative for dialogue must be relaunched
Cabinet set to be selected after Arseniy Yatsenyuk wins support of majority of lawmakers
The departure of the UDMR party, which joined the government in early 2014, will weaken Ponta but still leaves his centre-left alliance with a 60 percent majority in parliament
The Minister for Internal Affairs, De Mizier, said that Muslims who are suspected of fighting in Syria or Iraq will have their ID cards taken away within 18 months.
The decision swells an EU sanctions list over Ukraine that already covers 119 people and 23 entities.
One of the draft laws presented by the conservative prime minister covers financing of political parties and the other aims to improve transparency and prevention of conflict of interests in government roles.
European Parliament MEPs voted on a motion filed against European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his commission over the so-called LuxLeaks affair.
Doctors earlier boarded the ship to examine the migrants, who included about 200 women and children. Most of the migrants were believed to be from Afghanistan and Syria
The proposals include giving Scotland the power to set income tax rates, some influence over welfare spending, and powers to decide how the Scottish parliament and other devolved political structures are selected and run.
Europe has been swept lately by a wave of support for Palestinian statehood, as peace process remains deadlocked.
The Netherlands' far-right Party for Freedom has urged the closure of all mosques in the country during a debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.