- The Latest: Greece says gap with creditors on deal is small Updated: Jul-03-15 8:07 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes and upcoming referendum (all times local):
- Ex-leader of populist party becomes Parliament speaker Updated: Jul-03-15 7:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's Parliament on Friday elected Pia Kjaersgaard, retired leader of the anti-immigration Danish People's Party, as its speaker, a largely ceremonial post.
- Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum Updated: Jul-03-15 6:37 am
ATHENS, Greece - The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote.
- EU leaders unlikely to attend Chinese military parade Updated: Jul-03-15 5:26 am
BEIJING - Top officials from the European Union probably won't attend a Chinese military parade marking the anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia, the organization's ambassador to Beijing said Friday, amid uneasiness about such displays of armed might in the tense region.
- Polish PM candidate vows no euro, more economic justice Updated: Jul-02-15 11:38 am
WARSAW, Poland - Beata Szydlo led a little-known politician to a surprise victory in Poland's recent presidential election. Now she hopes to repeat that winning formula for herself.
- What crisis? Stronger banks, economies ease fear over Greece Updated: Jul-02-15 3:13 am
The prospect of a Greek crackup isn't so terrifying anymore.
- Hungary: Fence on Serbia border forced step to stop migrants Updated: Jul-01-15 10:02 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - The fence Hungary wants to build on the Serbian border to stem the flow of illegal migrants is a "forced measure" not aimed at its southern neighbor, Hungary's prime minister said Wednesday.
- Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine amid pricing dispute Updated: Jul-01-15 8:53 am
MOSCOW - The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, a company official said - but an EU official said the dispute would not affect the flow of Russian gas to Europe.
- UN: migrant crossings to Europe jump 83 percent in 1st half Updated: Jul-01-15 5:26 am
BERLIN - The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to southern Europe was more than 80 percent higher in the first half of 2015 than a year earlier, with deaths initially soaring before dropping back as rescue efforts at sea were stepped up, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday.
- Romania Parliament approves new spy chief in blow to premier Updated: Jun-30-15 4:22 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's Parliament approved a new spy chief opposed by the prime minister on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the leader who faces increasing pressure to resign amid a corruption investigation.
- China announces climate target for Paris deal Updated: Jun-30-15 4:21 pm
PARIS - Top carbon polluter China confirmed it will try to cap its rising emissions before 2030 while the U.S. and Brazil pledged to boost renewable energy sources in a series of announcements Tuesday in anticipation of a global climate pact in Paris.
- UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists Updated: Jun-30-15 4:52 am
BANGKOK - The U.N. human rights office called Tuesday on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop the charges that were filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally.
- Chinese premier calls for deal to keep Greece in eurozone Updated: Jun-29-15 4:08 pm
BRUSSELS - The prime minister of China, the European Union's No. 2 trading partner, called Monday on Greece and its creditors to reach a last-minute deal that will allow Greece to remain in the eurozone.
- Hezbollah member pleads guilty to 8 charges in Cyprus Updated: Jun-29-15 11:05 am
LARNACA, Cyprus - A Cyprus criminal court on Tuesday sentenced a member of the militant group Hezbollah to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to all eight charges against him in connection with the seizure of 9 tons of a chemical compound that can be converted into an explosive.
- The Latest: British leader says Greek vote is a vote on euro Updated: Jun-29-15 8:04 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):
- Pro-European candidate leads in Moldova vote Updated: Jun-28-15 7:07 pm
CHISINAU, Moldova - Near-final results gave a pro-European Union candidate a comfortable lead in the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova's biggest city Sunday, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia.
- Head of new Polish political force stresses strong economy Updated: Jun-26-15 11:02 am
WARSAW, Poland - The leader of Poland's new, pro-business political movement said Friday that a strong economy in Poland would breathe new energy into the European Union and help it compete on the global level.
- British bid underway to revamp relationship with EU Updated: Jun-26-15 10:35 am
BRUSSELS - Britain's attempt to forge a new relationship with the European Union has officially started - with positive words but little detail, and months of tough negotiations ahead.
- EU refugee response exposes divisions, meagre ambitions Updated: Jun-26-15 8:19 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union decided Friday to share 40,000 of the refugees landing in Italy and Greece but foot-dragging and verbal sniping over the move exposed deep divisions about how to deal with Europe's massive migrant influx.
- EU leaders, NATO meet on how to cooperate better Updated: Jun-26-15 5:49 am
BRUSSELS - European Union leaders and NATO's secretary-general are meeting to discuss how their organizations can better cooperate to face new challenges to European security, including from Russia and from Islamic radicalism in North Africa and the Middle East.
- Spain PM changes education minister ahead of elections Updated: Jun-26-15 5:44 am
MADRID - Spain's prime minister has replaced unpopular Education Minister Jose Ignacio Wert in an apparent step to try to halt the government's slide in popularity ratings ahead of this year's general election.
- Europe seeks to counter Kremlin success pushing world view Updated: Jun-25-15 11:14 am
MOSCOW - Larry King's back on the air, beaming his high-octane brand of talk to households around the world. Where can you catch him? Kremlin-backed TV.
- Serbia denounces Hungary's 'new Berlin Wall' Updated: Jun-25-15 9:57 am
BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia has denounced Hungary's insistence on building a border fence to stop the flow of illegal migrants and urged the European Union to say whether it will tolerate new man-made divisions on its territory.
- Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens Updated: Jun-24-15 2:13 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world.
- Meet the protagonists in the Greek bailout drama Updated: Jun-24-15 11:45 am
BRUSSELS - Even if the policy talk can be deadening, the main protagonists in the Greek bailout drama have brought their big, sometimes oversized, personalities to the negotiating table.