- Scottish leader warns of backlash from British EU referendum Updated: Jun-02-15 9:47 am
BRUSSELS - Scotland's top politician warned Tuesday that a future United Kingdom referendum on leaving the European Union could spark a new drive for independence in pro-EU Scotland.
- Deflation fears ease as eurozone inflation returns Updated: Jun-02-15 9:46 am
LONDON - For the first time this year, consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone are rising, easing fears that the region is set for a prolonged Japan-style era of debilitating deflation.
- Greek uncertainty continues to weigh on global markets Updated: Jun-02-15 9:46 am
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are opening lower as investors fret over Greece's shaky finances.
- Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough Updated: Jun-02-15 7:42 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece has submitted a proposal for an agreement with its bailout creditors, the prime minister said Tuesday, as the country seeks a deal that will unlock desperately needed rescue money.
- French minister: 2015 climate deal must avoid US Congress Updated: Jun-01-15 1:11 pm
BONN, Germany - The global climate agreement being negotiated this year must be worded in such a way that it doesn't require approval by the U.S. Congress, the French foreign minister said Monday.
- Germany, France demand changes to EU refugee-sharing plan Updated: Jun-01-15 8:22 am
BRUSSELS - France and Germany have come out against new proposals to share out refugees arriving in Italy and Greece with the rest of the European Union, insisting on Monday that the plan doesn't take fair account of the number of refugees they already take on.
- EU's Juncker skeptical over planned German car toll Updated: Jun-01-15 2:47 am
BERLIN - The head of the European Union's executive Commission says it has "significant doubts" as to whether Germany's plan for a highway car toll to raise money from foreign drivers complies with EU law.
- Russian lawmaker asks for EU blacklist to be made public Updated: May-31-15 1:26 pm
MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov needs to explain why 89 politicians from 17 European countries have been banned from entering Russia and confirm their names, an opposition lawmaker said Sunday in a formal inquiry.
- Post-election sniping continues at UKIP as Farage criticized Updated: May-31-15 11:28 am
LONDON - The U.K. Independence Party's only member of the British Parliament has criticized party leader Nigel Farage for harsh comments about immigrants during the recent campaign.
- Croatian war vets end protest after PM promises to meet them Updated: May-29-15 2:01 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia - A dramatic two-day protest by over 100 Croatian war veterans ended Friday after Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic promised he would meet with them and hear their demands for more rights.
- Hungary's Orban reaffirms country's EU and NATO membership Updated: May-29-15 10:13 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's prime minister said Friday that despite differences of opinion, the country must remain a member of the European Union and NATO.
- Japan, EU agree to step up defense, economic ties Updated: May-29-15 9:08 am
TOKYO - Japanese and European leaders agreed Friday to step up defense and economic ties, and expressed concern about rising tensions in the South China Sea.
- Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls" Updated: May-29-15 7:37 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world.
- Rocky road: Britain's troubled ties to European Union Updated: May-29-15 5:47 am
LONDON - The British people will get another chance to decide on their European future by the end of 2017 - marking one more milestone in a long-troubled relationship.
- Ireland's parliament votes in favor of Aer Lingus share sale Updated: May-28-15 2:02 pm
LONDON - Ireland's parliament on Thursday voted in favor of selling off the country's share in the Aer Lingus airline as part of a 1.4 billion euro (US$1.53 billion) takeover bid by International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways.
- Cyprus leaders look to open 2 more crossings across divide Updated: May-28-15 9:35 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Thursday agreed to open two more crossing points across the island's north-south divide as reunification negotiations ramped up.
- Serbian prime minister makes landmark visit to Albania Updated: May-27-15 2:37 pm
TIRANA, Albania - The leaders of Serbia and Albania sought to mend their thorny relations Wednesday during the first visit to Albania by a Serb prime minister.
- EU migration plans under fire from UN chief, member states Updated: May-27-15 1:26 pm
BRUSSELS - European Union plans to destroy the boats of smugglers bringing desperate migrants across the Mediterranean and share the refugee burden more evenly came under fresh fire Wednesday from within and outside the EU.
- Spain seeks revamp of EU financial powers, new ECB mandate Updated: May-27-15 12:56 pm
MADRID - Spain's government is calling for an overhaul of the European Union's common economic policy and for the European Central Bank to play a greater role in avoiding future crises.
- Ethiopia: Partial results show ruling coalition in huge win Updated: May-27-15 11:53 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopia's ruling coalition won a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections, according to partial results released Wednesday. Western countries said the vote was peaceful but criticized what they described as restrictions on civil liberties.
- UK's Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen's Speech Updated: May-27-15 11:22 am
LONDON - Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain's new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union.
- Irish government agrees to sell its Aer Lingus stake to IAG Updated: May-26-15 6:51 pm
DUBLIN - Ireland intends to sell its 25 percent stake in the Aer Lingus airline to IAG after receiving guarantees that the parent company of British Airways will increase employment and air links with the United States, the government announced Tuesday.
- A guide to Greece's debt crisis and what's at stake Updated: May-26-15 1:41 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece is out of cash to repay debts due as soon as next week.
- Enraged voters reject political status quo in Spain, Poland Updated: May-26-15 11:10 am
MADRID - Reeling from punishment at the polls, Spain's major parties prepared Tuesday for negotiations with anti-establishment newcomer groups while Poland's governing party assessed how to reconnect with voters who ousted the president.
- French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use Updated: May-26-15 10:44 am
PARIS - France's lower house of parliament is to vote on a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.