EU chief struggles to sell job winners to hostile lawmakers

Jul 4, 2019

European Council President Donald Tusk struggled to convince hostile lawmakers to endorse nominees for the EU's most coveted senior posts amid accusations that he and the bloc's leaders picked the candidates in shady back-room deals

Putin meets pope, Italian leaders on one-day visit to Rome

Jul 4, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin is emphasizing historically strong ties with Italy ahead of a one-day visit to Rome that will include a meeting with Pope Francis

Chernobyl nuclear confinement shelter has media preview

Jul 2, 2019

A new structure built to confine the Chernobyl reactor at the center of the world's worst nuclear disaster has been previewed for the media Tuesday

OPEC extends oil production cuts amid weaker demand outlook

Jul 1, 2019

The oil producers' cartel, OPEC, is considering a six- to nine-month extension of its current deal to cut production amid weakening demand due to slowing global economic growth

The Latest: EU official: Summit suspended over Georgieva

Jul 1, 2019

European Union leaders have suspended their top jobs summit without result and plan to meet again Tuesday morning to try to break the deadlock

Tusk spokesman says EU summit suspended, to reconvene Tuesday morning

Jul 1, 2019

Tusk spokesman says EU summit suspended, to reconvene Tuesday morning

Iran, European partners meet with nuclear accord threatened

Jun 28, 2019

Senior officials from Iran and the remaining signatories to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have met in Vienna as Tehran is poised to surpass a uranium stockpile threshold

4 Ukrainians released from separatist captivity

Jun 28, 2019

Four Ukrainian nationals have been released from separatist captivity and handed over to the Ukrainian government

NATO weighs boost to air defenses over Russia missile system

Jun 26, 2019

NATO is considering beefing up European air and missile defenses and ramping up its war games plans should Russia fail to respect a key Cold War-era nuclear missile treaty by August, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Wednesday

Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US

Jun 25, 2019

Austria's Supreme Court of Justice has ruled that a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, can be extradited to the United States in a bribery case

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