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  • EU leaders order tougher sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders ordered tougher sanctions against Russia on Wednesday because of its actions in Ukraine, asking the European Investment Bank to sign no new financing agreements with Moscow. The leaders, meeting in Brussels, also agreed to act together to suspend...

  • Swedish court upholds detention order on Assange

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder which has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years. One of Assange's defense lawyers, Per...

  • Euro healing, but still distant No. 2 to US dollar

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — International investors are regaining their appetite for euros as the shared currency recovers from a debt crisis that threatened to break it up. But the euro, which is shared by 18 countries, fell further behind the U.S. dollar last year in another key measure of...

  • Biden to Ukraine: US, Europe weighing Russia costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is telling Ukraine's leader that the U.S. and Europe are talking about imposing new costs on Russia for continuing to escalate the conflict in Ukraine. Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone on Tuesday. The White House says...

  • World still warm toward US but sees rising power of China

    Many people around the world think China will soon replace the U.S. as the world's leading superpower, as the U.S. economy struggles to recover from the financial meltdown of 2007, and as the Obama administration continues to draw sharp criticism for its underwhelming response to crises around...

  • Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country's eastern border with Russia but all eight people aboard managed to bail out safely, the defense ministry said. Separatist rebels in conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine claimed responsibility for...

  • Eastern Ukrainians flee as army suffers losses

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president vowed vengeance in blood after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in large numbers for fear of a government siege. The barrage of rocket fire just before sunrise...

  • Markets steady after Portuguese bank scare

    LONDON (AP) — Global stocks steadied somewhat Friday after slumping on worries about the soundness of a bank in Portugal, while trading in Asia was muted over the specter of more financial turmoil in Europe. Markets worldwide had fallen Thursday because of jitters about the financial...

  • Germany kicks out top US spy over espionage claims

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Thursday demanded Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies. The immediate trigger was the emergence of two new cases of alleged American spying. They inflamed a furor...

  • Rifts appear among Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Deep strains emerged Thursday in the ranks of Ukraine's pro-Moscow insurgents as dozens turned in their weapons in disgust at Russian inaction and bickering broke out between rebel factions. In the past two weeks, Ukrainian government troops have halved the amount of...

  • EU court rules against German language tests

    BERLIN (AP) — A European Union court ruled Thursday that Germany can't require the spouses of Turkish immigrants to show basic knowledge of the German language as a condition for being granted a visa. Since 2007, Berlin has required spouses of long-term immigrants from outside the EU who want...

  • Senators press for more sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican senators exasperated with the Obama administration's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine threatened on Wednesday that Congress will act unilaterally on new sanctions. "What are we waiting for?" Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., chairman of the...

  • $580 million EU antitrust fine for drug makers

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust body is imposing a fine of 428 million euros ($580 million) on France's pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines for distorting competition. The 28-nation bloc's executive Commission on Wednesday said Servier struck...

  • Holder: Threat from Syria endangers Europe, US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder called on European nations Tuesday to deal more aggressively with the threat posed by the thousands of Westerners who have traveled to Syria to join the fighting there. In a speech for Norwegian diplomats in Oslo, Holder encouraged European...

  • Slovyansk struggles back after rebels are routed

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — For the first time in three months, Alla Grebenkova says she can go out on the streets of this city in eastern Ukraine without fear of being recognized as Ukrainian. "I lived in hell. It was complete chaos and lawlessness," the 68-year-old teacher said of life in...



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