- For virtual reality pioneers, no rush to succeed in 2016 Updated: Feb-10-16 5:03 pm
LOS ANGELES - Palmer Luckey doesn't just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day.
- NATO ministers approve new reinforcements for eastern Europe Updated: Feb-10-16 3:41 pm
BRUSSELS - NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved new multinational reinforcements to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's secretary-general announced.
- 6 founding EU nations commit to the original unity goals Updated: Feb-09-16 5:54 pm
BRUSSELS - The six founding nations of the European Union on Tuesday stressed their commitment to seek an "ever closer union" ahead of next week's summit where Britain is expected to seek a new agreement to help convince a skeptical public to remain part of the EU.
- UN chief: Leaders must stop conflicts that drive aid crises Updated: Feb-09-16 4:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Over 80 percent of humanitarian funding requested by the United Nations is going toward life-saving needs in a growing number of global conflicts, and urgent action is needed to shift away from perpetual crisis management, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.
- Call for responsive governments at Dubai summit amid turmoil Updated: Feb-08-16 8:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders called on governments to be responsive to and inclusive of their citizens at a conference in Dubai on Monday, as the unrest of the Arab Spring reverberates across the Middle East.
- Central Europe guardedly welcomes US military spending boost Updated: Feb-03-16 12:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are welcoming a U.S. plan to quadruple military spending in Europe in reaction to Russia's military resurgence, yet the tone from several governments appears guarded as it remains unclear how much of the spending will translate into a real and lasting presence of troops and weapons on NATO's nervous eastern flank.
- The Latest: Hungary accepts UK efforts to stop benefit abuse Updated: Feb-02-16 10:17 am
BRUSSELS - The Latest on negotiations on changes to EU law aimed at keeping Britain in the bloc (all times local):
- Croatian, Polish presidents discusses migrants, security Updated: Jan-28-16 11:15 am
WARSAW, Poland - The European Union should agree on criteria for accepting migrants and on how to secure the Greek border, where most of them arrive in Europe, Croatia's president said Thursday.
- Leaders of Cyprus, Greece, Israel meet to boost cooperation Updated: Jan-28-16 9:34 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel pledged on Thursday to work together to seize opportunities emerging from newly found offshore gas reserves in order to bolster stability and security in a region wracked by conflict.
- Dartmouth College to host summit on rebuilding Nepal Updated: Jan-25-16 3:43 pm
HANOVER, New Hampshire - Dartmouth College plans to host a summit next month on the rebuilding of Nepal after an earthquake last year.
- Laos assures US it will help counter Chinese assertiveness Updated: Jan-25-16 9:56 am
VIENTIANE, Laos - The prime minister of communist Laos assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday that his small nation will help counter China's assertiveness in the South China Sea.
- Governor's tapping of college endowments raises alumni ire Updated: Jan-24-16 11:33 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is tapping college endowments to advance her policy agenda without taxpayers having to foot the bill, but the unconventional practice is raising the ire of some alumni, donors and lawmakers.
- Obama calls Germany's Merkel to talk Syrian refugee crisis Updated: Jan-21-16 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is trying to round up support for his plans to host a high-level summit on refugees at the United Nations later this year.
- Polish president calls for beefed-up NATO presence Updated: Jan-18-16 11:43 am
BRUSSELS - Polish President Andrzej Duda called on NATO Monday to make its presence "as permanent as possible" in Poland to safeguard his country and region from an aggressive Russia.
- Poland's defense chief: We want constant NATO, US presence Updated: Jan-16-16 12:35 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's defense minister says his country wants to have permanent NATO and U.S. troops' presence to ward off security threats.