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Exclusive: Bannon Delivered Anti-EU Message To Diplomat Before Pence Visit

In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America’s “steadfast and enduring” commitment to the European Union, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with a German diplomat and delivered a different message, according to people familiar with the talks.

February 21, 2017
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Outgoing Anti-EU Firebrand Farage Demands His Party Push For ‘Hard’ Brexit

Nigel Farage, the firebrand of Britain’s Brexit campaign, used his final speech as leader of the UK Independence Party on Friday to demand that his successor pushes for a “hard” EU exit that meets the demands of his party’s voters.

September 16, 2016
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Donald Trump Is A Problem For The Whole World, EU’s Schulz Says

“If a man who shows off by not having a clue and by saying that specialist knowledge is elitist rubbish ends up in the White House, a critical point will have been reached,” said Schulz, a German center-left Social Democrat.

September 15, 2016
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EU Grants 348 Million Euros In Aid For Syrian Refugees In Turkey

The European Union on Thursday announced it was contracting 348 million euros ($393 mln) to the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey, part of the bloc’s migration cooperation with Ankara.

September 8, 2016
A woman holds a sign in Westminster, in central London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble

To Brexit Or Regrexit? A Dis-United Kingdom Ponders Turmoil Of EU Divorce

European leaders, facing the biggest threat to European unity since World War Two, are divided over how swiftly divorce talks should start. Paris wants haste and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging patience. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he wanted to “start immediately”.

June 27, 2016
A British Union Jack flag and an European flag fly on the Amiens city hall during a a Franco-Britain summit in Amiens, northern France, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Britain Votes To Leave The European Union

Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum showed a 52-48 percent victory for the campaign to leave a bloc Britain joined more than 40 years ago.

June 23, 2016

EU, Turkey Agree On Deal To Stem Flow Of Migrants

The European Union agreed Sunday to give Turkey $3.2 billion in refugee aid and promised to boost relations with the long-standing membership candidate, in return for efforts to curb migration flows.

December 1, 2015

Migrants Scuffle With Hungary Police; Dead Toddler’s Image Shocks Europe

Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the 1990s has strained the European Union’s asylum system to the breaking point.

September 3, 2015
Syrian migrants sit in a bus to register in a camp after they crossed the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

‘The Wave Has Reached Us:’ EU Gropes For Answers To Migrant Surge

Migrants are a huge issue in many, many countries.

August 26, 2015

Greek PM Urges Greece To Vote ‘No’ As Support Slips Away

Many Greeks fear EU leaders’ warnings that a “no” vote could mean Greece’s exit from the euro — a Grexit.

July 3, 2015
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EU Declares War On People Smugglers, Commissioner Says

The EU finally shores up some responsibility by declaring a “war” against the shady migrant smuggling business in the Mediterranean.

May 21, 2015

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free In ‘Spectacular Success’

After a 42-day period of no new, confirmed cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the World Health Organization has declared the country Ebola-free.

October 20, 2014

Ukraine Leader Sees End To War, Eyes EU Membership By 2020

Ukrainian President is hopeful to end war and join EU, but new deadly clashes may put that on hold.

September 26, 2014

Ukraine Ratifies Landmark EU Pact, Offers Rebels Self-Rule

Kiev (AFP) — Ukrainian lawmakers ratified a landmark EU pact Tuesday that steers the ex-Soviet state closer to the West, and pledged autonomy for pro-Russian rebels waging war in the east. But Russia signaled it had no intention of backing down in the most serious East-West standoff since the Cold war, with the announcement it […]

September 16, 2014

World Powers, Iran To Meet In New York On September 18

Brussels (AFP) — Six world powers and Iran will hold new talks in New York on September 18, EU officials said Thursday, as efforts intensify toward clinching a nuclear deal ahead of a November deadline. The talks involving the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France, and Germany and led by EU foreign policy chief Catherine […]

September 4, 2014

EU Readying For A Fresh Round Of Sanctions Against Russia

dpa MOSCOW and MILAN — The European Union was mulling tougher sanctions against Russia on Friday, following reports that Moscow had sent hundreds of regular troops to eastern Ukraine to support the separatist militias there. EU leaders could task experts with drawing up new sanctions at a summit this Saturday in Brussels, diplomats said. Many […]

August 29, 2014

Ukraine, Russia Talks Begin As Kiev Holds ‘Russian’ Soldiers

By Anna Smolchenko with Nicolas Gaudichet in Novoazovsk, Ukraine Minsk (AFP) — The leaders of Russia and Ukraine held key talks Tuesday on the brutal conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels after the Kremlin admitted for the first time its troops had entered Ukrainian territory. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shook hands with his Russian counterpart […]

August 26, 2014

EU Readies New Russia Sanctions As Fighting Blocks MH17 Probe

Brussels (AFP) – The EU was set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, as fighting in the strife-torn east again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. For the third day running, an unarmed team of Dutch and Australian police ditched plans […]

July 29, 2014

Putin Igniting Dangerous Nationalist Fervor Says Top U.S. General

Washington (AFP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Ukraine is fanning nationalist sentiments that could spread across the region with dangerous, unpredictable consequences, the U.S. military’s top officer said. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Putin was pursuing an “aggressive” agenda that flouts sovereignty and seeks […]

July 25, 2014
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European Diplomats Weigh Harsher Sanctions On Russia

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — Europe’s top diplomats huddled behind closed doors Tuesday to try to agree on tougher action against Russia after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by a suspected Russian missile. Consensus on increased sanctions against Moscow could prove elusive given many European countries’ trading ties with Russia […]

July 22, 2014

Focus Shifts To Trainload Of Bodies From Plane Crash Site In Ukraine

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times The battle for control at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new chapter Sunday focused on the fate of victims’ bodies, and U.S. and British leaders pointed fingers at Russia for nurturing the separatists suspected of bringing down the airliner. “There’s a buildup of extraordinary […]

July 21, 2014

Europe May Face Pressure To Impose Tougher Sanctions, Experts Say

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — After being half a step behind the United States for months, Europe is likely to come under heavy pressure to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow if convincing evidence emerges of a Russian link to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Earlier this year, the European Union […]

July 18, 2014

Germany Can’t Require Language Skill For Family Visas, Court Rules

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Germany’s practice of imposing a language proficiency test on Turks applying for family reunification visas is contrary to European Union values and agreements, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday. The ruling directly applies only to the German government’s requirement that family members of German-resident Turks and other […]

July 10, 2014

Ukraine Seals EU Deal That Sparked Revolution And Crisis

Brussels (AFP) – Ukraine’s new leader on Friday signed a landmark EU pact that drew immediate threats of retaliation by Russia in its standoff over the ex-Soviet country’s future with the West. President Petro Poroshenko hailed the Association Agreement — a 1,200-page document defining the political and trade terms under which Kiev will slip from […]

June 27, 2014

European Security Monitors Held 32 Days By Ukraine Militants Freed

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Four monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe who were taken hostage by pro-Russia militants in eastern Ukraine more than a month ago were freed late Thursday, the Vienna-based organization reported. The four Europeans taken captive while patrolling the volatile Donetsk region on May 26 […]

June 27, 2014