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  • US Senator McCain mocks EU's Russia sanctions

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries. Speaking in Estonia on Tuesday, McCain said the EU's sanctions against Russian individuals were...

  • EU agrees to work more closely with NATO

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen came to Luxembourg to...

  • EU lawmakers complete financial system overhaul

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks. Lawmakers signed off on the creation of a European authority...

  • EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers decided Monday to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of the trade bloc's outrage over Moscow's ongoing interference in Ukraine, a high-ranking EU official announced. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton...

  • EU to sanction more Russians over Ukraine policy

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A high-ranking official of the European Union says foreign ministers have decided to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of opposition to Moscow's policy toward Ukraine. EU policy chief Catherine Ashton declined Monday to make public the number...

  • Merkel, in Athens, praises Greek reform progress

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel — the lead advocate of eurozone austerity — for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets. But Merkel added a polite reminder that the bailed-out country still wasn't out of the...

  • EU to weigh broadening sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A senior European Union official says the 28-nation bloc's foreign ministers will consider broadening the list of people sanctioned because of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. The official said Friday some EU governments want to beef up the sanctions to...

  • If you think the sky is falling, check out the prophecies of the 1970s

    Forty years is roughly the length of a working lifetime—and long enough for history to have taken some unexpected turns. And to have proved that long-term forecasts based on extrapolations of existing trends usually end up wide of the mark. The list of failed prophecies from the 1970s is...

  • French Greens bickering, divided as EU vote looms

    PARIS (AP) — France's Greens could well be upbeat: They tallied record results in recent municipal elections. They got an unprecedented offer for the No. 2 post in a Socialist-led Cabinet. They champion environmental issues that many French have been contemplating ever since Paris skies were...

  • AP Exclusive: EU to set up court for Kosovo crimes

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union plans to set up an international tribunal focusing exclusively on crimes allegedly committed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels during their war with Serbia, The Associated Press has learned. Plans for an independent tribunal amount to an admission...

  • Hague: EU must ready tougher Russia sanctions

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union must have stronger sanctions ready to impose against Russia if they "become necessary," British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Friday, as he arrived for a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Athens. The crisis in Ukraine tops the agenda at the...

  • EU to fund court for Kosovo organ harvesting probe

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A senior European Union official says the 28-member bloc plans to set up an international tribunal in the Netherlands that would focus exclusively on crimes allegedly committed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels during their war with Serbia in 1998-1999. The official...

  • Eurozone inflation drop adds pressure on ECB

    BRUSSELS (AP) — After breaking out of recession and taming its financial crisis, Europe now faces a new kind of economic threat — deflation, a protracted drop in prices that can snuff out growth for years. New data released Monday showed the inflation rate fell in March to its lowest level...

  • China's leader Xi in first visit to European Union

    BRUSSELS (AP) — China's president is meeting with the top officials of the European Union to discuss the two sides' close business ties and their wider diplomatic relations. Xi Jinping on Monday became the first Chinese leader to visit the headquarters of the 28-country EU in Brussels. The...

  • Obama defends U.S.-Europe trade talks

    President Obama on Wednesday downplayed criticism of U.S.-European trade talks and insisted that he would not sign any deal that weakened consumer or environmental protections.



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