The end is nigh: EU parliament to approve UK exit from EU

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday is set to overwhelmingly approve the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union — the final major decision in the four-year Brexit sag...

With joy and sadness, UK lawmakers pack up in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union — cardboard boxes and Union Jack socks and all. With the Brexit moment set for Friday at midnight Brussels time ( 11...

Belgian ex-king Albert concedes claimant is his daughter

BRUSSELS (AP) — After years of court battles, Belgium’s former King Albert II is no longer fighting a claim that he is the father of artist and sculptor Delphine Boel, bringing a major breakthrough i...

EU comes to aid of Poland over WWII row with Russia

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Union executive has come to the aid of Poland, which is involved in a bitter dispute with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Poland's role in World War II. ...

Nigel Farage gets his way, and last laugh: Brexit is coming

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Nigel Farage, the self-declared “pantomime villain” of Brexit, is leaving his favorite theater — the European Union's parliament in Strasbourg — this week with a sense of mis...

Catalan Puigdemont, sought by Spain, to attend EU parliament

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont will attend his first session as a member of the European Parliament on Monday despite facing an arrest warrant against him in Spain. ...

Climate change, Brexit divorce: EU faces challenges in 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — December served up a warning of the massive challenges ahead for the European Union. Freak storms wreaked havoc on parts of southern Europe, showing...

75 years on, Battle of the Bulge memories bond people

THIMISTER-CLERMONT, Belgium (AP) — As a schoolboy three quarters of a century ago, Marcel Schmetz would regularly see open trucks rumble past to a makeshift American cemetery — filled with bodies, som...

"Nuts!" US troops thwarted Hitler's last gamble 75 years ago

BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. T...

Sondland’s style created tension in EU before impeachment

BRUSSELS (AP) — Gordon Sondland’s less-than-diplomatic style caused tension with the European Union long before the ambassador was drawn into the impeachment inquiry. That’s accordin...

EU moves toward an arms export ban against Turkey

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union nations are venting outrage at Turkey's offensive in northern Syria and are joining France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally...

EU watches Brexit saga in Britain with bewilderment

BRUSSELS (AP) — Three years later, and it looks like the Brexit tables have turned. Boris Johnson and fellow Brexiteers expected to negotiate the European Union ragged for a deal tha...

EU braces for Boris Johnson as UK leader _ and Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — Brussels is bracing for Boris and Brexit. Three decades ago, journalist Boris Johnson wrote stories for London's Daily Telegraph playing up stereotypes about bumbling...

Von der Leyen: pro-EU fixture in Merkel's Cabinets

BRUSSELS (AP) — For Ursula von der Leyen, becoming European Commission president and perhaps the most important official in the European Union felt like coming home. After she was co...

'Perfect gender balance' as EU leaders decide on top jobs

BRUSSELS (AP) — For the first time, European Union leaders nominated women for half of the top positions they filled Tuesday to lead the world's biggest trade bloc. And the women wer...