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EXPLAINER: Why Yemen's war has spilled into the Emirates

CAIRO (AP) — Twice in the past week, Yemen’s rebels have launched attacks with missiles and drones on the United Arab Emirates, a major escalation for one of the world’s most protracted conflicts. ...

What would a Russian invasion of Ukraine trigger for the EU?

Warnings from the West are becoming ever clearer, with many seeing a Russian invasion of Ukraine as a growing possibility. Russia has amassed 100,000 troops on its border with Ukraine and NATO is sen...

A young woman's fight to tackle revenge porn in the EU

Inês Marinho, was wrapping up her work shift at a cafe in Lisbon, Portugal, when her phone beeped. She'd received a fretful text message, alerting her about a video containing her intimate images...

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...

Foreign ministry highlights close Taiwan-Slovenia relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Close ties between Taiwan and Slovenia were highlighted by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Joanne Ou (歐江安) during an online press conference Tuesday morning (Jan. 18), follo...

Russia sanctions: How to punish Moscow over Ukraine threat?

Diplomats from the United States and Europe continue to threaten Russia with new sanctions in an attempt to stop a feared invasion of Ukraine. But confusion remains over which penalties could be levie...

Who is Roberta Metsola, the new president of the European Parliament?

Roberta Metsola has always made it clear that, for her, the European Union is not a complex bureaucratic institution but rather a real passion. It's not a bloc that is rattled by crisis, instead a...

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 ...

Ukraine crisis: A geopolitical chance for the EU?

You could say that this week has not reflected well on the European Union's political power. As the Russian troop buildup on the eastern Ukrainian border continues to stoke fears of a Russian inv...

NATO-Russia talks: Starting point or standoff?

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tempered hopes for progress in this week's spate of meetings with Russia by describing the situation as "talking in an atmosphere of escalation with a gun...

Austria's former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz joins anti-racism NGO

Conservative politician Sebastian Kurz, who stepped as Austrian chancellor down amid a corruption scandal last year, was announced on Sunday as the new co-chairman of the European Council on Tolerance...

France aims at Big Tech as it kicks off EU presidency

The first weekly meeting of 2022 of the 27 EU Commissioners is being held in the French capital, Paris, despite high case numbers of COVID-19 in Europe and particularly in France. French President Em...

Tusk says hacking marks crisis of democracy in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland's main opposition party, called Tuesday for the creation of a parliamentary commission to investigate surveillance after reports that powerful s...

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...