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  • EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. Instead, the 28-nation bloc's heads of state and government tasked their executive body to...

  • EU leaders pick Italian as bloc's new top diplomat

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Saturday picked Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, to become the 28-nation bloc's top diplomat for the next five years. The decision comes as the crisis at the EU's eastern border pitting Ukraine against Russia poses one of the biggest foreign...

  • EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    MILAN (AP) — Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions. The meeting of the 28-nation bloc's top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000...

  • EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics. EU leaders meet on Saturday to divide top jobs for the next half decade, and after years of...

  • EU to beef up border agency to deal with migrants

    ROME (AP) — The European Commission agreed Wednesday to Italian demands to replace Rome's politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project. The European commissioner for home affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, announced plans...

  • Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

  • EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc. It said Monday the funds will help those selling products like tomatoes, carrots, peppers, apples and pears....

  • Italy's troubles weigh on eurozone

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Italy is standing out as the European economy's problem child. Again. Other countries that used to be the bearers of bad news — Spain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal — are slowly healing from the debt crisis that ravaged the currency union for much of the past five years....

  • EU airline shares drop on Russian airspace report

    MOSCOW (AP) — Shares in European airlines fell Tuesday on a report that Russia is considering cutting off the country's airspace for European flights to Asia, a move that would force long and costly detours. A report published by the Russian business paper Vedomosti quotes anonymous Russian...

  • East Ukraine city dying under siege

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Residents say the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk is dying. The power grid was completely down Monday, the city government said, and fuel is running dry. Store shelves are emptying fast, and those who haven't managed to flee must drink untreated tap water. With little...

  • Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region. Defying authorities in Ukraine, Russia is incorporating three Crimean teams into its own leagues — a move that could strain relations between the host country of the...

  • Italy, Poland vie for top EU foreign policy job

    BRUSSELS (AP) — As the European Union struggles to respond to what it perceives as Russia's aggressive meddling in Ukraine, Italy and Poland are staking their claims to provide the bloc's new foreign-policy chief — kicking off a race in which the candidates' views of Moscow will likely be...

  • EU identifies 5 Russian banks it is sanctioning

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday revealed the details of its broad economic sanctions against Russia, including the names of five major banks which will see their access to the 28-nation bloc's capital market curtailed. The banks, in which the Russian state holds a majority stake,...

  • Poles protest Russian ban on their food with humor

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles are posting photos of themselves with apples online along with mocking comments to protest a Russian ban on Polish food. Russia will begin banning imports of most fruit and vegetables from Poland on Friday for what it says are violations of health regulations and...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 30

    Lawmakers will hold a host of congressional hearings today, as the August recess is nearing. IRS targeting, EPA regulations and the Violence Against Women Act will be discussed.



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