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  • Hungary's opposition asks EU to protect democracy

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An opposition group said Tuesday it would ask the European Union to step up its oversight of democracy in Hungary after the prime minster said he wants to transform the country from a liberal democracy into an "illiberal state." Viktor Szigetvari, co-chairman of the...

  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia...

  • VIDEO: More Russia sanctions could come this week

    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in the skies over Ukraine, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken says it's time for Russia to "play by the rules."

  • Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month. Poland's Radek Sikorski said the responsibility for the downing...

  • EU, US seek Vladimir Putin's Achilles' heel on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. Targeted economic sanctions and threats of tougher ones have...

  • Study: Arms embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    LONDON (AP) — An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday. European Union countries exported $583 million of military equipment to Russia last year, less than 1 percent of the...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. Yatsenyuk, a supporter...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.

  • European Central Bank in database security breach

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Central Bank says contact data have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it's stressing that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised. The Frankfurt-based central bank for the 18 nations that share the euro said...

  • Penalize Vladimir Putin and his culpable Kremlin

    Ultimate responsibility for the massacre of the 298 people aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 begins and ends in the Kremlin office of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

  • Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    PARIS (AP) — France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. Western powers say Russia is supporting the...

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic demos

    BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it in their countries. "Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks on...

  • Is Russia funding Europe's anti-fracking Green protests?

    If you were thinking that the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 and the death of 298 innocent people including Europeans, will finally force NATO to get tough with Russia's Vladimir Putin, think again.

  • German Jewish leader condemns anti-Semitism

    BERLIN (AP) — The leader of Germany's Jewish community says he is shocked by an "explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews" shown by protesters at pro-Gaza demonstrations across the country. The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, said Monday that "we would...

  • Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A distraught, grieving mother summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands on Sunday at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, appealing directly to Russian President...



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