- Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends Updated: Jun-30-15 6:40 am
ATHENS, Greece - It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans that it needs to pay its debts.
- The Latest: Spain's Rajoy in warning over Greek euro exit Updated: Jun-30-15 6:31 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes on a day a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund is due and the country's bailout program with European creditors ends (all times local):
- UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists Updated: Jun-30-15 4:52 am
BANGKOK - The U.N. human rights office called Tuesday on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop the charges that were filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally.
- Chinese premier calls for deal to keep Greece in eurozone Updated: Jun-29-15 4:08 pm
BRUSSELS - The prime minister of China, the European Union's No. 2 trading partner, called Monday on Greece and its creditors to reach a last-minute deal that will allow Greece to remain in the eurozone.
- Hezbollah member pleads guilty to 8 charges in Cyprus Updated: Jun-29-15 11:05 am
LARNACA, Cyprus - A Cyprus criminal court on Tuesday sentenced a member of the militant group Hezbollah to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to all eight charges against him in connection with the seizure of 9 tons of a chemical compound that can be converted into an explosive.
- The Latest: British leader says Greek vote is a vote on euro Updated: Jun-29-15 8:04 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):
- Pro-European candidate leads in Moldova vote Updated: Jun-28-15 7:07 pm
CHISINAU, Moldova - Near-final results gave a pro-European Union candidate a comfortable lead in the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova's biggest city Sunday, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia.
- Head of new Polish political force stresses strong economy Updated: Jun-26-15 11:02 am
WARSAW, Poland - The leader of Poland's new, pro-business political movement said Friday that a strong economy in Poland would breathe new energy into the European Union and help it compete on the global level.
- British bid underway to revamp relationship with EU Updated: Jun-26-15 10:35 am
BRUSSELS - Britain's attempt to forge a new relationship with the European Union has officially started - with positive words but little detail, and months of tough negotiations ahead.
- EU refugee response exposes divisions, meagre ambitions Updated: Jun-26-15 8:19 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union decided Friday to share 40,000 of the refugees landing in Italy and Greece but foot-dragging and verbal sniping over the move exposed deep divisions about how to deal with Europe's massive migrant influx.
- EU leaders, NATO meet on how to cooperate better Updated: Jun-26-15 5:49 am
BRUSSELS - European Union leaders and NATO's secretary-general are meeting to discuss how their organizations can better cooperate to face new challenges to European security, including from Russia and from Islamic radicalism in North Africa and the Middle East.
- Spain PM changes education minister ahead of elections Updated: Jun-26-15 5:44 am
MADRID - Spain's prime minister has replaced unpopular Education Minister Jose Ignacio Wert in an apparent step to try to halt the government's slide in popularity ratings ahead of this year's general election.
- Europe seeks to counter Kremlin success pushing world view Updated: Jun-25-15 11:14 am
MOSCOW - Larry King's back on the air, beaming his high-octane brand of talk to households around the world. Where can you catch him? Kremlin-backed TV.
- Serbia denounces Hungary's 'new Berlin Wall' Updated: Jun-25-15 9:57 am
BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia has denounced Hungary's insistence on building a border fence to stop the flow of illegal migrants and urged the European Union to say whether it will tolerate new man-made divisions on its territory.
- Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens Updated: Jun-24-15 2:13 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world.
- Meet the protagonists in the Greek bailout drama Updated: Jun-24-15 11:45 am
BRUSSELS - Even if the policy talk can be deadening, the main protagonists in the Greek bailout drama have brought their big, sometimes oversized, personalities to the negotiating table.
- Russia extends ban on Western food imports for a year Updated: Jun-24-15 10:16 am
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia's ban on the import of many agricultural products for another year.
- Macedonia and Greece agree to work on building confidence Updated: Jun-24-15 10:01 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia and neighboring Greece say they will work harder to build mutual confidence after a decade of coolness that has frustrated Macedonia's hopes of joining NATO and the European Union.
- Romanian premier's aide indicted for corruption charges Updated: Jun-24-15 9:46 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - An aide to Romania's prime minister was indicted on corruption charges, including being an accomplice to embezzling European Union funds and illegally offering incentives to voters in two elections, anti-corruption prosecutors said Wednesday.
- Lawyers claim win over UEFA in ongoing club finance case Updated: Jun-23-15 12:41 pm
BRUSSELS - Lawyers challenging UEFA's "Financial Fair Play" rules which curb club spending have won a first victory in a case that will now go to the European Union's supreme court.
- Cyprus economy forecast to begin recovery in 2015 Updated: Jun-23-15 12:25 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Bailed-out Cyprus' economy is projected to grow a modest 0.2 percent this year after contracting for three years, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.
- A shield against poverty, pensions are Greece's top priority Updated: Jun-23-15 12:10 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Looking tired and leaning on his cane, Fotis Theodorakopoulos watched quietly as other demonstrators gathered to discuss Greece's financial drama and chant defiant slogans outside the parliament.
- Spain proposes big fines for alleged Antarctic fish poachers Updated: Jun-23-15 10:01 am
MADRID - Authorities in Spain have accused a company there of running a lucrative international operation that illegally captured vast amounts of an Antarctic fish prized in top restaurants.
- Far-right surges in Croatia as EU disappointment spreads Updated: Jun-23-15 7:26 am
ZAGREB, Croatia - It was one of the biggest nights in Croatia's sporting calendar: a European Championship soccer qualifying match with Italy. Seconds after kick-off in a game beamed around the world, a gigantic swastika materialized on the pitch under the shocked gaze of European soccer officials.
- Europol to battle Islamic State social media propaganda Updated: Jun-22-15 11:58 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A new unit at the European Union's Europol police agency will start fighting Islamic State group propaganda and recruiters in cyberspace next month in a crackdown on the terror network's sophisticated use of social media.