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  • EU claims headway on climate, Ebola
    October 25, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European leaders agreed Friday to a billion-dollar funding boost for the fight against Ebola in West Africa, as they wrapped up a summit marked by a key agreement over climate […]

  • Emissions, economy, Ebola on EU agenda
    October 24, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European Union leaders hope to agree on tough cuts for carbon emissions during a two-day summit that ends Friday. The talks in Brussels promise to be difficult – and they […]

  • Europe hoping for Russia-Ukraine gas deal next week
    October 23, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Russia and Ukraine failed to strike an interim gas deal in Brussels on Tuesday, with both sides holding out for guarantees on payment and price. European Union negotiators, however, are […]

  • EU calls for stimulus spending to spur economy
    October 15, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Europe’s largest economy, Germany, slashed its growth forecast and France faces growing calls to cut spending, amid fears Europe may sink back into recession. EU finance ministers are calling for […]

  • EU tightens sanctions against Russia
    September 9, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    The European Union is expanding sanctions against Russia as reports of new fighting in Ukraine threaten a fragile cease-fire agreement. The new measures are expected to go into effect in […]

  • Africa’s M-Pesa mobile payment method debuts in Romania
    August 15, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    In a trend reversal, African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch in Romania of Kenya’s popular M-Pesa mobile money transfer system. Mobile payments have changed the way many […]

  • EU increases aid to displaced Iraqis
    August 13, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    The European Union announced Tuesday it is increasing humanitarian assistance to Iraqis trapped by the fighting in their homeland, but pressure is mounting on Brussels to do more. France and […]

  • Europe marks centennial of WW1
    August 5, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Former foes have gathered in the Belgium city of Liege to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1, one of the grimmest episodes of Europe’s history. […]