EU paymaster Germany criticised the Greek proposal as "not a substantial solution" as it failed to fulfil bailout conditions.
President Vladimir Putin said Russia would rather focus on strengthening its domestic market, but if he wanted, he could invade Kiev in just two days.
A "Yes" vote to Scotland's independence will pose baffling questions for the EU, and could see Scotland clamouring to join while England leaves.
China says the EU's proposed additional sanctions on its key ally Russia will not solve the current problems in Ukraine.
Pro-Russian separatists are preparing a fresh offensive in Ukraine as EU leaders give Moscow one week to curb support for rebels or face sanctions.
Sufficient political will is all we need to get the 58-million children not in school into classrooms by the end of next year, says Andris Piebalgs.
Major EU member states vote on Sunday to elect the 751 deputies to sit in the European Parliament until 2019.
A lack of trust in the mainstream leadership is driving EU voters to look at more radical options in this week's polls.
The European Union has expressed concern after armed groups attacked Libya's Parliament in Tripoli and an air base in the east.
The department of agriculture has brushed off claims that the EU proposed dropping a ban on importing SA citrus fruit - saying that there isn't a ban.
The European Union has unveiled a tougher bank test for the continent's money lenders in a bid to draw a line under the eurozone crisis.
Syria's governement says a presidential election will take place on June 3, but Western leaders say the vote is a "parody of democracy".
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe will boycott this week's EU-Africa summit after his wife was denied a visa to enter Europe, says a foreign ministry official.
The US and EU have imposed sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, on a small group of officials from Russia and Ukraine.
A referendum result shows that 96.77% of voters in Ukraine's Crimea region have voted to join Russia, according to a government commission.
EU leaders have frozen assets belonging to deposed Ukraine leaders, and have warned Russia of sanctions if they do not pull troops out of Crimea.
The US and Russia have stepped up diplomatic efforts to defuse the Ukraine crisis amid heightened tensions in Crimea.
If the situation in Ukraine has not been addressed appropriately, EU leaders say the organisation might place resctrictions on Russia.
SA has met international conditions to recover its foot-and-mouth disease-free status, paving the way for meat export bans to be lifted.