Irish voters Friday overwhelmingly approved the Lisbon Treaty -- a set of European Union reforms, including the creation of a new position of president, aimed at elevating the EU's global profile.

Jan 06

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Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute Escalates

The ongoing struggle between Ukraine and Russia over energy has sharply escalated, with Turkey and European countries now reporting sharp cutoffs of Russian gas shipped to Europe through pipelines across Ukraine.

Jun 23

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European Union nations agreed on Monday to impose new sanctions against Iran, including an assets freeze of the country's biggest bank, which is suspected of providing services to Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

China agreed Friday to hold talks with an envoy of exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama, a move that follows weeks of calls for dialogue after a wave of anti-government protests have rocked Tibet and disrupted the worldwide Olympic torch…

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