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The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. Committed to regional integration, the EU was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the European Communities.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech
Russia Beefs Up Gold Reserves To Offset Heat of Sanctions And Undercut Dollar

By IBTimes AU

The plan to boost gold reserves also fits in with Russia's plan to play down the power of U.S. dollar. (2:28 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, IMF, GERMANY, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow
Germany Softens Stand On Russia: Putin Arrives In Italy For EU-Asia Summit

By IBTimes AU

Both Russia and the West need to pursue a pragmatic line to defuse tensions which are only sinking their economies. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, RUSSIA, ELECTIONS, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media
UKIP Rising As Significant Political Force: Britain’s Mainstream Political Parties In Distress

By IBTimes AU

UKIP has to add more to its popular agenda of Euroscepticism to position itself as the most viable alternative to bigger parties. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM

A rocket is fired during a drill of drone planes assaulting targets and a firing drill of self-propelled flak rocket destroying "enemy" cruise missiles coming in attack in low altitude, conducted by the air force and air defence artillery units
Drone Makers Hate the Name “Drone” And Looking To Change It

By IBTimes AU

Beyond the name, the functionally of drones makes it superb in various applications. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, U.S. NAVY, CONGRESS

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Holding A BlackBerry Smartphone.
Germany To Send Troops To Ukraine To Monitor Ceasefire: France May Send Drones

By IBTimes AU

Taking a leaf from Russia, the EU is also injecting troops into Ukraine in the guise of monitoring ceasefire. (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, RUSSIA, ELECTIONS, UKRAINE

Regiolis regional train at Strasbourg's railway station
Germany Wants To End Borderless Travel in Europe To Stop Islamic Fighters From Crossing Borders Undetected

By IBTimes AU

This is a valid suggestion and how far alternate mechanisms can track down travelling jihadis need to be highlighted. (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, GERMANY

A man is silhouetted against a video screen with a Facebook logo
Leaked: Mobile Payments Can be Made Through Facebook Messenger

By IBTimes AU

Facebook is pushing for mobile payments and the global market for digital money transfer is estimated at around $5 trillion to $10 trillion. (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, BARCLAYS, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, SMARTPHONE

Britain's Prince William
Cameron Wants To Shut The Door For Poor EU Workers Searching Jobs In UK: Rising Migration Rates Hurting Politically

By IBTimes AU

The UK seems to be sending out strong signals of its desire for an early divorce with the European Union. (Oct 03)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT, GERMANY, GDP

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron With EU Leaders In Brussels
David Cameron Promises Huge Tax Cuts: Hopes To Overturn Labour Edge In UK Polls Next Year

By IBTimes AU

It is a calaculated gambit and excite voters only when the economy is in the pink of health. (Oct 02)

Pope Francis
Pope Francis Schedules Unusual Meeting With Middle East Envoys

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis has called on the Middle East envoys to a rare meeting. (Oct 01)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, ISRAEL, UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, UKRAINE