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  • FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2010 aerial file photo, taken through the window of an airplane, the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel is seen. From 2014, Israeli authorities must guarantee that all EU funding and cooperation projects are conducted within Israel's pre-1967 border and not in east Jerusalem, the West Bank or Golan Heights. A senior Israeli official is condemned the European Union's new directive banning EU dealings with settlements as "worrying" and counterproductive to peace talks. (AP Photo/Ari

    Israel condemned new guidelines which ban E.U. funding and cooperation with Israeli institutions operating in the occupied territories. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 16, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT
  • EU Ambassador to Manila Guy Ledoux, left, and French Ambassador to the Philippines Gilles Garachon prepare to take their seats for a news conference Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Manila, Philippines. The European Union has partially lifted a ban on the entry of Philippine planes after aviation authorities in Manila addressed safety concerns, removing an obstacle to a robust flow of tourists and trade between Europe and the Southeast Asian nation, officials said Wednesday. Ledoux said that the decision, which

    The move comes after aviation authorities in Manila addressed safety concerns, allowing carriers to resume operations between Europe and the Philippines.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 10, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT