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  • NATO-member countries delivering weapons to Ukraine

    "I have no right to disclose any specific country we reached that agreement with. But the fact is that those weapons are already on the way to us," Ukraine's defense minister said.

  • Obama: Combating Islamic State not US fight alone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the new fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists....

  • European states struggle with Draghi's challenge

    MILAN (AP) — Eurozone finance ministers on Friday said they were willing to help the European Central Bank in its plan to save the economy. How much they can do in practice, however, remains unclear. The ministers met for the first time since ECB President Mario Draghi sketched out this month...

  • European countries condemn Estonian's abduction

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Nine European countries demanded on Friday that Russia immediately release an Estonian security service officer who was abducted by unknown gunmen a week ago and taken across the Russian border. At a scheduled meeting in Tallinn, the capital, eight Nordic and Baltic...

  • EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

    BRUSSELS (AP) — New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms makers and its biggest oil company, to punish Moscow for what the West sees as efforts to destabilize Ukraine. The EU measures, details of which were released...

  • Russia cuts gas supplies to Poland

    Russia's natural gas supplies to Poland have dropped by 45 percent this week, Poland's state gas company told the BBC, a move many analysts saw as punishment for Poland sending gas to Ukraine.

  • Examiner Q&A with Devin Nunes: 'It might already be too late' for Ukraine

    That Rep. Devin Nunes is critical of President Obama’s strategy for confronting Russia and the Islamic State is hardly surprising. The California Republican is more hawkish than Obama, and more inclined to advocate for the U.S. playing a central leadership role in confronting international...

  • Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Leaders in most Eastern European nations are just short of jubilant after NATO created a rapid-reaction "spearhead" force to protect the region from Russian bullying. They have long sought a commitment to allay their fears, especially following Russia's recent aggression in...

  • Obama in Europe: Brief glimpse of good old days

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it was a brief glimpse of his good old days in Europe when the continent cheered his ascent to the White House. Obama received an enthusiastic welcome in Estonia from Baltic leaders who see American military power as the best safeguard of their own...

  • NATO creates 'spearhead' to deter Russia

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — NATO's creation of a rapid-reaction "spearhead" force to protect Eastern Europe from Russian bullying reflects a cool-eyed calculation that Vladimir Putin and his generals won't risk head-to-head confrontation with the U.S. and its nuclear-capable Western European allies....

  • ECB surprises with rate cuts, new stimulus plan

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European economy needs help. Most people didn't expect it would arrive quite this quickly. The European Central Bank cut interest rates Thursday and announced a program to pump money into the economy and stimulate lending by buying bundles of bank loans. The...

  • Ukraine's leader: Careful optimism on peace talks

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Ukraine's president expressed "careful optimism" Thursday that a peace deal could be reached with Russian-backed separatists at their upcoming talks, even as he and NATO leaders agreed that Moscow should be punished for its role in the insurgency. President Petro...

  • NATO exercise puts U.S. troops in Ukraine

    The Rapid Trident exercise is an annual event, and this year's was scheduled before reports surfaced that Russians were fighting alongside the separatists in southeastern Ukraine.

  • Europeans ramp up stimulus

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the bank's governing council was "unanimous in its commitment to using additional unconventional instruments within its mandate" if they became necessary to prevent inflation from falling too low.

  • Iranian nuclear talks return

    In an effort to reach a nuclear deal, talks between Iran and six other world powers will resume later this month in New York, the European Union announced Thursday.



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