- Finnish report highlights Russian threat of NATO membership Updated: Apr-29-16 8:55 am
HELSINKI - Finland could expect "harsh" reactions from Russia if it decided to join NATO, but would be better off doing so together with neighboring Sweden, an expert panel told the Finnish government on Friday.
- Lavrov: Baltics show no gratitude for Moscow letting them go Updated: Apr-29-16 8:52 am
STOCKHOLM - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Baltic countries have shown no gratitude to Moscow for letting them "go in peace" after the Soviet Union collapsed.
- Trump struggles to explain 'America first' foreign policy Updated: Apr-27-16 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump strained to lay out a clear vision of his "America first" foreign policy on Wednesday, vowing to substitute hard-headed realism for what he called a post-Cold War era replete with U.S. national security failures.
- AP Interview: Georgia prime minister vows course toward West Updated: Apr-25-16 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON - The prime minister of Georgia vowed that his country would continue moving on a pro-Western course and pledged to hold an honest parliamentary election this fall.
- Merkel hints at further military effort in Libya after talks Updated: Apr-25-16 1:47 pm
HANNOVER, Germany - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she, U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of France, Britain and Italy discussed ways of supporting the fragile unity government in Libya and the possibility of expanding military efforts to stop the smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean.
- The Latest: Obama meeting with European leaders Updated: Apr-25-16 8:51 am
HANNOVER, Germany - The Latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Germany (all times local):
- Critics of Trump in GOP Senate fact check his foreign policy Updated: Apr-25-16 3:51 am
WASHINGTON - The Senate's leading Republican voices on national security are assembling an indictment of Donald Trump's worldview by soliciting rebuttals from U.S. military leaders that challenge the accuracy and legality of the GOP presidential front-runner's most provocative foreign policy positions.
- Greek PM criticizes Turkey over Aegean violations Updated: Apr-22-16 9:46 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras criticized neighboring Turkey Friday for preventing a NATO force in the Aegean Sea from expanding its activities further south along the two countries' borders as a part of its deployment to help tackle the refugee crisis.
- Aid reaches besieged Syria town amid concerns for truce Updated: Apr-22-16 2:18 am
BEIRUT - The U.N. special envoy for Syria said there was "real but modest" progress in the country's humanitarian situation despite a stumbling cease-fire, as one of the largest international aid convoys made it into a government-besieged opposition stronghold.
- Protests, political turmoil over pardons issued in Macedonia Updated: Apr-20-16 1:12 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Thousands of people have been protesting almost nightly in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, since President Gjorge Ivanov announced a decision last week to grant presidential pardons that halted criminal proceedings against dozens of people, including high-ranking politicians, accused in a wiretapping scandal that has roiled Macedonia for months.
- NATO, Russia meeting fails to bridge differences Updated: Apr-20-16 12:27 pm
BRUSSELS - The first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in nearly two years ran over schedule Wednesday but failed to do much to improve relations between Moscow and the U.S.-led alliance, at their lowest ebb since the Cold War.
- Serbia's choice ahead of key vote: Russia or the West Updated: Apr-19-16 8:02 am
JAGODINA, Serbia - His fists are clenched, his legs slightly apart, expressing firmness and leadership. His head is turned slightly to the side, blue eyes looking into the distance with an air of calm determination.
- Albania told to fight corruption, crime more before EU talks Updated: Apr-15-16 6:27 am
- Obama says NATO alliance remains key to collective security Updated: Apr-04-16 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday called NATO "the linchpin" of U.S. security policy and a critical ally in the fight against terrorism, indirectly countering Republican Donald Trump's recent claims that the 67-year-old alliance is obsolete.
- UN court acquits Serb nationalist Seselj; Croatia shocked Updated: Mar-31-16 11:36 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - In a rare courtroom victory for a Serb defendant, a U.N. war crimes tribunal on Thursday acquitted ultranationalist politician Vojislav Seselj of atrocities and pronounced him a free man. The decision inflamed simmering tensions in the Balkans, sparking joy in Serbia and horror and deep anger in Bosnia and Croatia.