EU to back Mideast peace push with ‘unprecedented’ support

European Union Council President Donald Tusk, right, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin give a statement after their meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels June 21, 2016. (AFP/JOHN THYS)

European Union Council President Donald Tusk, right, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin give a statement after their meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels June 21, 2016. (AFP/JOHN THYS)

Bloc head Donald Tusk says deal remains a top priority; President Rivlin to address European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday

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Opinion: Groping incidents in Cologne exacerbate EU refugee crisis

Köln Pegida rechte Demonstranten

Cologne Pegida rights protesters

The violent New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne are grist to the mill for EU hardliners. Now, Brussels will be even more inhospitable towards Angela Merkel’s refugee policies, says DW’s Bernd Riegert

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‘We need a Palestinian state,’ says new EU foreign affairs chief

European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. (Photo credit: AFP PHOTO/JOHN THYS)

European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. (Photo credit: AFP PHOTO/JOHN THYS)

During Gaza visit, Federica Mogherini says establishment of state is ‘ultimate goal of all the European Union’

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EU open to working with Palestinian unity government

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) meets with ministers of the unity government, in the West Bank city of Ramallah June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Majdi Mohammed/Pool

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) meets with ministers of the unity government, in the West Bank city of Ramallah June 2, 2014.    REUTERS/Majdi Mohammed/Pool

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Videos: Ukraine protests get violent

An attempt to assault the Administration of the President

Ukraine protesters use a bulldozer against police

Published on Dec 2, 2013

Ukraine’s crisis is getting so serious that protesters used a bulldozer against police
Protests in Ukraine have been worsening, with thousands in the capital of Kiev calling for President Viktor Yanukovych to step down over his decision to reject a deal for closer ties with the European Union. Photos show protesters clashing violently with riot police. But this video drives home just how serious the crisis is getting.

On Sunday, protesters outside the president’s office in Kiev tried to break the line of riot police guarding the building by charging them with a front-end loader, a piece of construction equipment that is colloquially (if not quite accurately) referred to as a bulldozer. It’s not clear how they got the vehicle to the front lines of the protests. No one was hurt in the incident, reportedly because other protesters convinced the driver to back off. A short video, released by the government’s interior ministry, captured the vehicle twice pushing right into the line of police before pulling back.

Ukraine Protests: Up Close & Personal – BBC NEWS