Under the plan, companies including Google and Facebook with significant digital revenues in Europe will pay a 3 percent tax of their turnover on various online services in the EU, generating an estimated $6.1 billion a year.
The draft EU guidelines call for "unilateral" European Union control over whether and how British banks can function in the economic bloc after Brexit.
During the transition phase, the UK will no longer participate in EU decisions but will still be part of the single market and customs union until December 2020.
Can the European Union ever move beyond an elite-driven project that ignores the citizens that make up the EU?
The European Commission promises extra funding to compensate Turkey for accommodating more than 3 million Syrian refugees, including those who initially planned to use Turkey as a staging post for onward travel but decided to stay back.
European Union due to approve second tranche of $3.72 billion for projects supporting Syrian refugees in Turkey, whose number exceeds three million.
The firing of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was inevitable but Trump's leadership style of running the administration as his personal fiefdom likely means that the US State Department is just getting a change of face, not a change of culture.
Russia says it won't respond to Britain's calls to explain its role in the UK spy poisoning attack until it receives samples of the chemical at the centre of the incident.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also criticised the Global Coalition Against Daesh as it has started to work with another terrorist organisation to defeat the group in Syria.
The explosion went off shortly after the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah entered Gaza through a crossing with Israel. Hamdallah is reported to be unharmed after the blast.
German newspaper "Die Welt" reports the European Commission plans legislation that would use the threat of visa cuts to force countries outside the bloc to co-operate on repatriating failed asylum seekers.
German security agencies on alert for signs of violence against Turkish facilities in Berlin, Stuttgart and other cities as Ankara warns Berlin over recent upsurge in PKK violence against Turkish mosques in Germany.
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