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Lithuania lauds trade boost with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania hailed the considerable growth of trade with Taiwan after efforts to boost bilateral relations as it published data for the first quarter of 2022 on Wednesday (M...

EU's Russia sanctions effort slows over oil dependency

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s efforts to impose a new round of sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine appeared to bog down on Monday, as a small group of countries continued to oppos...

Live updates | US official: Russia targets training center

WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. defense official said Monday that Russian long-range strikes near Lviv appeared to target the Ukrainian military training center in Yavoriv, which is less than 15 miles (25 ...

Ukraine: EU struggles to reach consensus over Russia oil embargo

European Union members are struggling to agree on a sixth package of sanctions against Russia, as a small group led by Hungary oppose including an oil embargo. The European Commission had proposed th...

US, Western Europe fret over uncertain Ukraine war endgame

WASHINGTON (AP) — An interminable and unwinnable war in Europe? That’s what NATO leaders fear and are bracing for as Russia’s war in Ukraine grinds into its third month with little sign of a decisive ...

AP Interview: Lithuania FM calls for regime change in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lithuania’s top diplomat said Monday that removing Russian President Vladimir Putin from power is the only way to protect the West and its allies from future threats from Moscow, urg...

Germany's Baerbock calls for stronger NATO strategy in Baltics

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Friday said Germany was open to sending more troops to NATO's eastern flank, if the alliance agreed to this at a summer summit in Madrid. As the forei...

EXPLAINER: A look at West's escalating sanctions on Russia

The United States and European allies are again escalating sanctions on Russia after the discovery of evidence that Russian troops executed civilians in a town near Kyiv. New penalt...

Live updates | 1,550 civilians evacuated from Mariupol

LVIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk says more than 1,550 civilians were evacuated on Monday from the besieged port of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine. V...

EU slams 'war crimes' in Ukraine, mulls fresh sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries on Monday accused Russia's military of committing war crimes in Ukraine, but appeared unlikely to target the country's energy sector with sanctions soon despit...

Ukraine: EU foreign ministers discuss more Russia sanctions

EU foreign and defense ministers are meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss potential further measures they could take to force Moscow to change course in Ukraine. Ahead of the meeting, EU minis...

Blinken reaffirms US support for Lithuania-Taiwan ties during Baltics trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Monday (March 7) reiterated Washington’s support for Lithuania to engage with Taiwan during a visit to the Baltic states f...

US assures nervous Baltics of NATO protection against Russia

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday assured Lithuania and Latvia of NATO protection and American support as he made quick visits to two of the three Baltic states that...

Ukraine attack leaves Baltics wondering: Are we next?

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Viewed from Paris, London and Washington, the events unfolding in Ukraine may seem like a new Cold War taking shape in Europe. From the Baltic countries, it...

US defense chief: Russia 'uncoiling and poised to strike'

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin assured the three Baltic nations Saturday that they would not be on their own if faced with security threats from Russia, but he stoppe...