- Cameron: Tough times for EU ahead of UK membership vote Updated: May-22-15 12:41 pm
RIGA, Latvia - British Prime Minister David Cameron set off Friday on a whirlwind campaign to change the way the European Union is run, warning of a rough road ahead to achieve the reform needed to keep his country from leaving.
- EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm Updated: May-22-15 10:32 am
RIGA, Latvia - The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations Friday but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis.
- Merkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks Updated: May-22-15 6:49 am
RIGA, Latvia - With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks between the country and its international creditors, warning that "very, very intensive work is still needed."
- For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection Updated: May-20-15 10:25 am
PARIS - Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and - in at least one case - a searing debate on how much the American government should be allowed to spy on their own citizens.
- Merkel, Hollande commit to global climate protection Updated: May-19-15 7:17 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference.
- Kerry heads to Russia in first visit since Ukraine crisis Updated: May-11-15 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry departed Monday for Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin, on his first visit to the country since relations between Washington and Moscow plummeted to post-Cold War lows amid disagreements over Ukraine and Syria.
- Germany urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukraine rebels Updated: May-10-15 12:04 pm
MOSCOW - Russia must do more to persuade separatists in eastern Ukraine to abide by a cease-fire that has been strained in recent weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday during a visit to Moscow.
- Germany's Schaeuble reaffirms will to keep Greece in euro Updated: May-10-15 8:47 am
BERLIN - Germany's finance minister says his country will do everything it can to keep Greece in the eurozone under "justifiable conditions."
- Putin takes swipe at US in Victory Day speech Updated: May-09-15 10:28 am
MOSCOW - Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military parade through Red Square that marks the surrender of Nazi Germany and the Red Army's key role in the defeat.
- Germany: official backed demand to probe leaks about rifle Updated: May-07-15 11:58 am
BERLIN - Germany's defense minister said Thursday that a senior official supported an arms manufacturer's bid to get the country's military intelligence service to probe leaks about alleged shortcomings of its assault rifle - a weapon that she has since ordered replaced.
- Germans today see Nazi defeat as liberation Updated: May-07-15 11:49 am
BERLIN - Millions of Germans experienced the fall of Nazi Germany 70 years ago Friday as total defeat. Today, most Germans view it as liberation from 12 years of tyranny.
- Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election Updated: May-03-15 9:50 am
LONDON - Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease.
- Kremlin: North Korean leader not coming to Moscow on May 9 Updated: Apr-30-15 8:34 am
MOSCOW - The reclusive leader of North Korea won't be coming to Moscow next month for the Victory Day celebration, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman announced Thursday.
- World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet Updated: Apr-25-15 11:06 pm
LONDON - As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.