NATO eyes boosting Iraq army training, still needs Iraq's OK

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is ready to expand its military training effort in Iraq, the alliance’s top civilian official said Wednesday, but the Iraqi government is not yet ready to approve the move. ...

NATO chief seeks beefed-up training role in Iraq

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance must beef up its military training operation in Iraq to ensure that its members are not drawn back into combat there against I...

EU to revamp anti-smuggler mission for UN Libya arms embargo

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries have agreed to “refocus” the mission of the bloc’s anti-migrant smuggler naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea so that it concentrates on upholding the U.N....

EU hopeful Albania, N. Macedonia membership talks in sight

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — After years of setbacks and disappointment, two Balkan countries' hopes for launching European Union membership talks could be realized in coming weeks, according to the prime m...

EU regrets Iran nuclear moves but hopes to keep deal alive

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed regret on Monday over Iran’s announcement that it will no longer be bound by all its nuclear obligations, but remains determined to keep alive an internati...

Catalan separatist politicians win new EU legal victory

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court said Friday that it wants a lower court to re-consider its decision to prevent fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont from taking a seat in the...

EU leaders meet on Brexit as UK election indicates a way out

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain’s departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured a parliamentary majority that wi...

EU to debate Mideast policy as 2-state solution hopes fade

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers will discuss next month whether the 28-nation bloc should modify its Middle East policy amid growing concern that Israeli settlement activity and U.S. ...

A brief look at the NATO summit declaration

Watford, England (AP) — NATO leaders played down their differences on Wednesday, issuing a communique after a short summit near London underlining their commitment to defend each other in times of tro...

Defense budgets set to dominate yet another NATO summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite pleas to set aside bickering over military spending so the issue doesn’t dominate a third NATO summit in a row, the United States is almost certain to demand again this week th...

NATO under friendly fire as leaders ready for London summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders will gather in London on Tuesday as the world’s biggest military alliance, marking its 70th birthday, battles with one of the most confounding of adversaries: Itself. ...

A glance at NATO’s aims for Dec. summit, as tensions simmer

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels Wednesday to make final preparations for an imminent summit of the military alliance’s leaders amid deep political tensions between the allies. ...

No agreement among EU leaders on launching membership talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders broke off off talks without agreement early Friday on whether to launch membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia, despite warnings that turning t...

Turkish invasion sparks NATO crisis but eviction is unlikely

BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey's invasion of northern Syria — along with the criticism and threats of sanctions brandished by fellow NATO members at Ankara over the offensive — is close to sparking a crisis a...

Irish border riddle still confounds the Brexit experts

BRUSSELS (AP) — In announcing Monday that he hopes to break the Brexit deadlock by next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to solve in a matter of weeks a puzzle that has troubled European...