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World Jul 02German minister nominated to become first woman in top European Union post
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been tapped to become the new president of the bloc's powerful executive arm, the European Commission.
World Jul 02EU leaders in a deadlock over top posts
The leaders are looking to name a new president of the EU's powerful executive arm, the European Commission, a president of the European Council and a foreign policy chief.
World Jun 26NATO weighs boosting air defenses over Russia missile system
NATO is considering beefing up European air and missile defenses and ramping up its war games plans should Russia fail to respect a Cold War-era nuclear missile treaty by August, alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Wednesday.
World Jun 13Europe’s populists rebrand but policies remain the same
Europe's far-right and populist parties sought to rebrand themselves Thursday, launching a new group dubbed Identity and Democracy in the European Parliament but with many of the same faces and most of the old policies.
World May 13EU calls for calm between U.S. and Iran amid fears of conflict ‘by accident’
The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany, joined by the European Union's foreign policy chief, made the appeal after Saudi Arabia said two oil tankers were sabotaged Sunday off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, one as it…
World May 09EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal despite U.S. sanctions
The EU statement comes a day after a new deadline from Tehran on finding a solution to make up for last year's unilateral U.S. withdrawal from the accord and re-imposed U.S. sanctions on Iran.
World Apr 17EU threatens to tax $20 billion of U.S. goods over Boeing aid
The European Union has drawn up a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. products it could tax in an escalating feud over plane industry subsidies, the EU's executive commission said Wednesday.
World Mar 21EU leaders open to Brexit delay if May can push through deal
The British prime minister has a tough road ahead because Parliament has already rejected her deal twice.
World Mar 20Prime Minister Theresa May asks EU for Brexit delay
May has asked the European Union to delay Britain's departure from the European Union until June 30.
World Mar 19As UK aims to salvage Brexit deal, EU says it needs a decision
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union.