- Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS Updated: Nov-26-15 4:59 pm
MOSCOW - The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.
- The Latest: Belgium says likely Paris fugitive gets help Updated: Nov-26-15 1:57 pm
PARIS - The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:
- With US off, global stocks buoyed by Europe stimulus hopes Updated: Nov-26-15 12:29 pm
LONDON - With Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and tensions between Russia and Turkey fading, European stock markets were buoyed Thursday by expectations that the European Central Bank will back further stimulus for the ailing 19-country eurozone economy next week.
- Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions Updated: Nov-26-15 11:59 am
MOSCOW - Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects.
- Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece? Updated: Nov-26-15 11:43 am
LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.
- French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS Updated: Nov-25-15 4:18 pm
PARIS - French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group.
- As border checks return in Europe, economic costs loom Updated: Nov-25-15 1:48 pm
LONDON - Queues, bottlenecks and security checks - their return in Europe could have a sizeable economic impact if they become entrenched in the wake of the attacks in Paris and the unprecedented flow of refugees from conflict zones like Syria.
- Polish minister: Country against further gas emission cuts Updated: Nov-25-15 12:20 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new environment minister said Wednesday he is against further cuts in carbon gas emissions, a key topic during climate talks next week in Paris.
- Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace Updated: Nov-25-15 11:41 am
MOSCOW - Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas - hoping to rely on supplies from other countries - and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.
- Portugal's Socialists to take power, backed by radicals Updated: Nov-24-15 9:40 am
LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance led by the moderate Socialist Party and including the Communist Party and radical left Bloc is taking power in Portugal after the eurozone country's president on Tuesday set aside fears about those parties' economic and foreign policies.
- European Council: Turkey summit set for Sunday Updated: Nov-23-15 3:48 pm
BRUSSELS - European Council President Donald Tusk says he has called for a summit with Turkey this Sunday to "re-energize relations and stem migration flow."
- Cameron pledges to outline strategy against IS this week Updated: Nov-23-15 1:43 pm
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, something he has been eager to do but feared being blocked by Parliament.
- EU launches state aid probe into Hungarian nuclear reactors Updated: Nov-23-15 11:45 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union said Monday it has opened a probe to establish whether Hungary's financing of two new nuclear reactors constitutes illegal state aid.
- French economy already hurting from attacks, survey finds Updated: Nov-23-15 6:43 am
LONDON - The attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more are hurting the French economy at a time when the wider 19-country eurozone appears to be growing at the fastest pace in four and a half years, a survey showed Monday.
- SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.
- Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping Updated: Nov-21-15 7:21 am
BERLIN - Angela Merkel marks her 10th anniversary at the helm of Germany on Sunday, becoming only the third post-World War II chancellor to hit that milestone. Over Merkel's decade in charge, she has presided over Germany's strong re-emergence on the world scene - showing leadership in the European financial crisis, pioneering the use of renewable energies and embracing a role as a key negotiator in the Ukraine conflict and a moral authority in Europe's migrant crisis.
- In Sweden, 22-year-old accused of planning attack Updated: Nov-20-15 10:16 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A man arrested in Arctic Sweden is suspected of preparing "terrorist" attacks against unknown targets, a prosecutor said Friday.
- Merkel: Solution to refugee crisis at EU's exterior borders Updated: Nov-19-15 7:33 am
BERLIN - Europe's migrant crisis will be resolved at the EU's exterior border and beyond, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart said Thursday.
- Former EU ambassador, FCC chief speaks in Charleston Updated: Nov-19-15 4:02 am
- As US prepares to hike rates, Europe could reap benefits Updated: Nov-18-15 7:03 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - In a high-stakes juncture for the global economy, the central banks of Europe and the United States are set to take opposing actions in December: the European Central Bank to cut rates, the Federal Reserve to raise them.
- Talks under way for UN rights chief to visit North Korea Updated: Nov-17-15 7:44 pm
UNITED NATIONS - North Korea and the United Nations both confirmed Tuesday that discussions are under way for what would be the first visit to the reclusive north Asian country by a U.N. human rights chief.
- Over 1,200 European jihadis have returned in past 2 years Updated: Nov-17-15 2:29 pm
PARIS - More than 1,200 Europeans who joined Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq have returned home in the past two years, an Associated Press count shows. Many have been jailed but others - absorbed into the underbelly of some of the continent's biggest cities - have thrived with impunity.
- France demands EU support in Syria, Iraq and other missions Updated: Nov-17-15 11:25 am
- EU warns 3 countries over budget and indicates French leeway Updated: Nov-17-15 10:26 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union warned Tuesday another three of the 19 countries that use the euro, including Italy, risk breaking the currency bloc's budget rules and hinted it could give France some leeway in the wake of the attacks in Paris.
- Romanian Parliament approves govt of technocrats Updated: Nov-17-15 9:00 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - The Romanian parliament has approved a government of technocrats headed by an ex-European Union agriculture commissioner, after the previous government collapsed amid mass protests in the wake of a nightclub fire in which at least 56 died.