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  • EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

    PRAGUE (AP) — Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states gathered Thursday in Prague to save a project to boost their ties. Launched in the Czech capital in 2009, the Eastern Partnership was supposed to inspire democratic change in six...

  • EU institutions vulnerable to corruption: report

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Official complacency, complex rules and spotty oversight have left the European Union's leading institutions vulnerable to corruption, an independent report says. The report, from the non-governmental watchdog organization Transparency International, claims to be the first...

  • Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo cleared the way Wednesday for the creation of a European Union-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the country's 1998-99 war of independence from Serbia. The move, in an 89-22 vote, follows years of...

  • Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum. Analysts say Wednesday's positive data could take some of the pressure...

  • British anti-EU party focuses on immigrant threat

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's U.K. Independence Party launched its European election campaign Tuesday with a series of billboards carrying a stark message: They are coming to take your job. "They" are workers from other European Union countries, who have the right to live in Britain. One billboard...

  • EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

    BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies. Russia is a major European gas supplier, and mounting tensions over Ukraine have raised concerns about possible disruption....

  • US senators support Moldova in EU bid

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Four U.S. senators visited Moldova Thursday to lend support to the former Soviet republic's move toward the European Union, while Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine to end a blockade of the country's separatist province Trans-Dniester. U.S. Sens. John...

  • Obama and the myth of appeasement

    Hawks in the wild tend to be solitary creatures. But those in Washington often appear in noisy flocks.

  • EU warns Russia against using gas for politics

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in a letter on behalf of the...

  • Obama must defend NATO's real red lines from Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine

    Last week masked men, in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in eastern Ukraine. They appeared to be working in tandem with local militias in defying the...

  • 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...



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