EU cannot rule out Irish border points in no-deal Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — Just eight days before Britain is to leave the European Union, senior EU officials still cannot rule out the possibility that customs checkpoints might have to be rebuilt along the vol...

EU, Arab leaders vow to boost security, migration ties

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries pledged Sunday to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to tackle unauthorized migration at a first-e...

EU chief, British PM May to hold Brexit talks in Egypt

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to hold Brexit talks with European Council President Donald Tusk ahead of a potentially pivotal week for her plans to lead her c...

EU cool on Arab League summit over Syria, Saudi concerns

BRUSSELS (AP) — A month after European Union leaders prepared for a summit with Arab League nations, enthusiasm for the Feb. 24-25 meeting in Egypt is waning. EU diplomats expressed ...

EU could snub US-Mideast meeting over Iran concerns

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran. ...

EU set to prolong sanctions against Congo election candidate

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is set next week to prolong sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Cen...

Irish border issued entangled with questions of identity

CARRICKCARNAN, Ireland (AP) — The land around the small Irish town of Carrickcarnan is the kind of place where Britain's plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall — an invisible one that...

Irish border riddle confounds EU, UK as Brexit end nears

CARRICKCARNAN, Ireland (AP) — The land around the small town of Carrickcarnan, Ireland is the kind of place where Britain's plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall — an invisible one t...

WFP chief says agency preparing for wave of Idlib refugees

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.N.'s World Food Program is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if a looming conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region, WFP Executive D...

Russian intel agency GRU accused of 'brazen' cybercrimes

BRUSSELS (AP) — Western nations accused Russia's secretive military intelligence unit of new cybercrimes on Thursday, with Dutch and British officials labeling the GRU "brazen" for allegedly targeting...

Purged NATO officer speaks out after escaping jail in Turkey

BRUSSELS (AP) — In his sixth week of detention, Cafer Topkaya stopped counting the days in his prison diary, realizing he wouldn't be going home anytime soon. Like many caught up in ...

US, EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union said Tuesday that they are seeking details about the arrest of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia, but they sidestepped a sensitive diplo...

EU leaders to hold mini-migration summit as crisis festers

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Sunday will try to find common ground for tackling migrants arriving on Europe's shores in search of better lives — a growing political crisis threatening to ...

EU countries prepare mini-summit as migration row festers

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from a group of European Union countries, led by Germany and France, will meet Sunday to thrash out possible solutions to a divisive row over migrants. German...

Disputed policies on migrants are the top threat to EU unity

BRUSSELS (AP) — Forget Brexit or a looming trans-Atlantic trade war. The diplomatic spat this week between Italy, Malta and France over who should take responsibility for more than 600 people rescued ...