- NATO: EU leaders must cooperate more on defense Updated: Dec-19-13 8:00 pm
- EU praises new bank body, but analysts skeptical Updated: Dec-19-13 7:17 pm
- Putin to pardon jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky Updated: Dec-19-13 5:22 pm
- Polish, Russian foreign ministers hold talks Updated: Dec-19-13 2:10 pm
- Ukrainian leader slams West, tilts toward Russia Updated: Dec-19-13 2:01 pm
- Spanish officials angry over EU football probe Updated: Dec-19-13 7:38 am
- France pushing EU for military help in Africa Updated: Dec-19-13 4:40 am
- East Timor files world court case vs. Australia Updated: Dec-18-13 2:34 pm
- Information battle in Ukraine amid mass protests Updated: Dec-18-13 11:32 am
- Germany, EU clash over electricity discounts Updated: Dec-18-13 11:28 am
- Germany proposes Bundesbank official for ECB job Updated: Dec-18-13 8:16 am
- Merkel pushes for binding European reforms Updated: Dec-18-13 5:14 am
- Italy denounced for hosing down migrants in cold Updated: Dec-17-13 4:41 pm
- Germany's Merkel starts 3rd term with new allies Updated: Dec-17-13 2:40 pm
- Putin: Russia to buy $15 billion in Ukraine bonds Updated: Dec-17-13 2:35 pm
- Moscow: missiles in western Russia legitimate Updated: Dec-16-13 5:18 pm
- Spain: EU to launch probe into Spanish football Updated: Dec-16-13 4:31 pm
- France pushing EU to fund military interventions Updated: Dec-16-13 1:37 pm
- Eurozone survey points to pick-up despite France Updated: Dec-16-13 11:49 am
- EU pledges $620 million for railroad technology Updated: Dec-16-13 10:46 am
- Who has the power in Ukraine's crisis? Updated: Dec-16-13 9:01 am
- Greece to get EU aid to build highways Updated: Dec-16-13 7:58 am
- US lawmakers ask trade czar to stem data threats Updated: Dec-16-13 7:04 am
- Turkey, EU sign deal for talks on visa-free travel Updated: Dec-16-13 5:17 am
- Ukrainian opposition presses with massive rally Updated: Dec-15-13 10:28 am
BRUSSELS - NATO called on European Union leaders Thursday to improve their cooperation on defense in the face of dwindling military budgets or face American disengagement from Europe.
BRUSSELS - European Union leaders gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up Thursday to a new mechanism agreed on to handle ailing banks, but analysts likened it to a band aid that falls short of what is needed to stabilize the bloc's financial system.
MOSCOW - In a surprise decision, President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned, a move that will see his top foe and Russia's onetime richest man freed after more than a decade in prison.
WARSAW, Poland - The Polish and Russian foreign ministers have held a round of cooperation talks that also included discussion of Ukraine, which has intensified ties with Russia and shelved a key deal with the European Union.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's embattled president slammed the West on Thursday for supporting the massive street protests calling for his ouster and announced plans to partially join a Moscow-led economic union - a move likely to deepen Ukraine's political crisis.
PARIS - France's defense minister says he's hoping European partners will pitch in as many troops as possible to help French forces disarm religious militias in the chaotic Central African Republic.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - East Timor has launched legal action claiming that Australian agents illegally seized documents from a lawyer who represents the impoverished Asian nation in a dispute over a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas deal, the International Court of Justice announced Wednesday.
KIEV, Ukraine - Since the mass anti-government protests started in Ukraine about a month ago, authorities and the opposition have waged an information battle. Both sides have an interest in demonizing each other, and the opposition is also eager to keep up the protest spirit.
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to defend German jobs as the European Union's executive launched an investigation Wednesday into whether German companies that use large amounts of electricity get unfair discounts.
BERLIN - Germany is to nominate a top Bundesbank official to fill a vacant seat on the European Central Bank's executive board, an appointment that would make her the only woman at the top table.
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel is renewing a push for European countries to make binding agreements to carry out economic reforms as she underlines continuity in her new government's approach to the continent's debt crisis.
ROME - Italy's government on Tuesday promised an investigation into the treatment of migrants after a video was taken of naked refugees being hosed down and disinfected in cold weather at a holding center on the southern island of Lampedusa.
BERLIN - Angela Merkel has won over Germans once again.
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened his wallet in the battle with the European Union over Ukraine's future, saying Moscow will buy $15 billion worth of Ukrainian government bonds and sharply cut the price of natural gas for its economically struggling neighbor.
MOSCOW - Lithuania and Poland expressed concern on Monday about signals that Russia has deployed state-of-the-art missiles in a territory that borders the NATO countries.
BRUSSELS - Spain's foreign minister said Monday that the European Union will open legal proceedings this week into financial support for Real Madrid, Barcelona and several other top Spanish clubs to see if it meets EU state aid standards.
PARIS - France is pushing its European partners this week to create a fund to pay for overseas military interventions, like the operation France is leading in the Central African Republic. Other European governments aren't too excited about the idea.
LONDON - Fears that the recovery in the 17-country eurozone has stalled eased Monday after a survey showed business sentiment across the region rising for the first time in three months despite renewed weakness in the French economy.
AMSTERDAM - The executive arm of the European Union says it will give 450 million euros ($620 million) to a research program trying to develop new railroad technologies by 2020.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's opposition appears confident and shows no sign of relenting in its standoff with the government. The government has made some gestures toward the opposition, rejected some of its main demands and is opaque on another. In the fourth week of the crisis, a look at each side's strengths and weaknesses as the dispute extends into the depths of winter.
WASHINGTON - Members of Congress want the Obama administration to demand that U.S. allies back away from proposed restrictions on international data transmissions, saying those actions could hurt U.S. companies.
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey and the European Union on Monday signed agreements starting talks for a possible deal that would lift visa restrictions for Turkish citizens traveling to Europe and which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called a 'milestone' in relations between his country and the 28-member bloc.
KIEV, Ukraine - About 200,000 anti-government protesters converged on the central square of Ukraine's capital Sunday in a dramatic show of morale after nearly four weeks of daily protests, but the rally was shadowed by suggestions that their goal of closer ties with Europe may be imperiled.