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NATO sends reinforcements and US puts troops on alert as Ukraine tensions rise

NATO said on Monday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, in what Russia denounced as Western "hysteria" in response to its build-...

COVID contact means Michel can't be at EU parliament session

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday became the second top-level European Union official who has had to pull out of the bloc’s parliament session because of contact w...

Malta legislator becomes 3rd female EU Parliament president

BRUSSELS (AP) — Roberta Metsola, a Christian Democrat from Malta, was elected president of the European Union’s parliament Tuesday, putting women in three of the four biggest jobs in the 27-nation blo...

EU flag drapes coffin of Sassoli, head of bloc's parliament

ROME (AP) — With a European Union flag draping the coffin, Italy conducted a state funeral Friday for David Sassoli, the EU parliament's president who died earlier in the week. Top ...

European Parliament President David Sassoli dies at age 65

BRUSSELS (AP) — David Sassoli, the Italian journalist who worked his way up in politics while defending the downtrodden and repressed to become president of the European Union’s parliament, died at a ...

Pro-Taiwan MEPs urge action from EU against China bullying Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Formosa Club of pro-Taiwanese legislators in Europe are calling attention from leaders of the European Council and European Commission to China's attempts to disru...

EU hopes to avoid Ukraine war with talks, sanctions threat

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders held a summit Thursday focused on preventing a Russian military invasion of neighboring Ukraine with threats of unprecedented sanctions for Moscow and the promis...

Olaf Scholz heads to first EU summit with fresh Russia tension in tow

Germany's newly inaugurated Chancellor Olaf Scholz was set to meet other European Union heads of state at his first Brussels summit on Thursday. Russian antagonism on the Ukraine border will like...

EU talks with former-Soviet republics with eye on Russia

European Union leaders met Wednesday with their counterparts from Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, but most of the politicians' attention was devoted to tension at the Russian-Uk...

Germany's Olaf Scholz eyes stronger EU in first trip abroad as chancellor

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz headed to Paris and Brussels on Friday for talks with French and European Union leaders, as the bloc faces a growing list of foreign policy crises. With the 27-member bl...

End of an era: Germany's Merkel bows out after 16 years

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel was assured of a place in the history books as soon as she became Germany's first female chancellor on Nov. 22, 2005. Over the next 16 years, she was cred...

End of an era: Germany's Merkel bows out after 16 years

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel was assured of a place in the history books as soon as she became Germany's first female chancellor on Nov. 22, 2005. Over the next 16 years, she was cred...

Asia-Europe summit: Is the EU gaining more ground in the Indo-Pacific?

European leaders are renewing calls to strengthen diplomatic relations with Indo-Pacific countries amid geopolitical challenges posed by China and changes to trans-Atlantic relations brought on during...

Ukraine leader alleges Russia-backed coup planned next week

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday claimed that his country's intelligence service has uncovered plans for a Russia-backed coup d'etat in the country set for next w...

EU urged not to forget Belarus as bloc prepares sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya appealed Wednesday to the European Union not to forget the plight of ordinary citizens and political prisoners in the former Soviet c...