- The Latest: 6 asylum seekers arrive in Latvia Updated: Feb-06-16 7:03 am
AMSTERDAM - The Latest on the movement of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):
- EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem migrant flow Updated: Feb-06-16 6:13 am
AMSTERDAM - European Union foreign ministers anxious to stem the flow of migrants coming through the Balkans on Saturday sought with their counterparts from the region better ways to protect borders.
- Anti-austerity Portuguese government gets EU's OK for budget Updated: Feb-05-16 1:09 pm
LISBON, Portugal - In a tug of war over budgets, the European Commission approved Portugal's so-called anti-austerity spending plan on Friday, but only after extracting a promise for almost $1 billion in additional cost cuts.
- Italian banks hit by concerns over bad loans Updated: Feb-05-16 12:31 pm
MILAN - Italian banking shares are getting battered this year as the government tries to bundle and dispose of billions of euros in bad loans while attempting to reform and consolidate the ailing sector.
- Poland says it wins protection for Poles in British EU deal Updated: Feb-05-16 11:44 am
WARSAW, Poland - British Prime Minister David Cameron found support Friday for a renegotiated deal with the European Union from Poland and Denmark, marking a positive start to a two-week tour of European capitals aimed at winning over European partners to his plans for a looser union with the bloc.
- NATO chief meets EU defense ministers to discuss cooperation Updated: Feb-05-16 10:34 am
AMSTERDAM - European Union defense ministers huddled Friday with NATO's secretary general to discuss closer cooperation between the military alliance and the 28-nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region.
- Protests, EU demands add pressure on Greece's Tsipras Updated: Feb-04-16 3:51 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Tens of thousands joined anti-government protests across Greece Thursday as the country was crippled by a general strike against painful pension reforms demanded by bailout lenders.
- Poland reopens probe into 2010 crash that killed president Updated: Feb-04-16 12:22 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's government opened a new investigation Thursday into the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski, with the defense minister saying that evidence pointing to Russian involvement was covered up in an earlier probe.
- Europe's top economic authorities warn of risks to growth Updated: Feb-04-16 7:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Europe's top economic authorities warned Thursday of the dangers to the region from the slowdown in China, weak inflation and heightened geopolitical uncertainties.
- UN panel: Too often only half of aid money get to the needy Updated: Feb-03-16 10:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Too often only half of the money from donors is getting to the millions of people devastated by conflicts and natural disasters who desperately need humanitarian aid, the co-chair of a U.N.-appointed panel said Wednesday.
- EU appeals for Libyan unity government, warns of chaos Updated: Feb-03-16 2:02 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union is urging Libya's factions to support a broad-based unity government or face the prospect of more chaos.
- Irish face Feb. 26 election; premier lauds economic rebound Updated: Feb-03-16 6:29 am
DUBLIN - Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has announced a Feb. 26 election that will pit his 5-year-old government's record of restoring economic health against critics who accuse him of rescuing banks at the expense of the poor.
- Brussels proposals to keep Britain in the EU under scrutiny Updated: Feb-02-16 2:27 pm
LONDON - A pivotal "in or out" referendum on Britain's future in the European Union moved one step closer Tuesday as British and European leaders presented new draft proposals aimed at keeping the 28-nation EU intact.
- Cheap oil buoys consumers, shakes up global governments Updated: Feb-02-16 12:02 pm
Cheap oil will be sticking around for a while.
- EU unveils plan to curb funding to extremists Updated: Feb-02-16 11:33 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union unveiled new measures to curb the financing of extremist groups Tuesday amid calls for more action following last year's attacks in Paris.
- The Latest: Hungary accepts UK efforts to stop benefit abuse Updated: Feb-02-16 10:17 am
BRUSSELS - The Latest on negotiations on changes to EU law aimed at keeping Britain in the bloc (all times local):
- As Europe grapples with migrant influx, benefits limited Updated: Feb-02-16 9:38 am
BERLIN - Germany is mulling taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate; Denmark has just approved a measure to let police seize valuables from migrants to help cover their housing and food costs; and an Austrian province this week is expected to more than halve payments to many refugees.
- Germany's Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists Updated: Feb-02-16 5:46 am
BERLIN - The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged President Vladimir Putin to use Russia's influence with separatists in eastern Ukraine to help secure progress toward a political solution.
- Source: Cyprus blocks 18 Syria-bound foreigners, 15 succeed Updated: Feb-02-16 4:51 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Authorities in Cyprus have in the last two years prevented 18 foreign nationals from heading to Syria and possibly joining the Islamic State Group through the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north, an official said Tuesday.
- Scholarships, tutoring to save 'lost generation' of Syrians Updated: Feb-02-16 1:59 am
ZARQA, Jordan - Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options.
- Belgians, French meet to improve counterterrorism efforts Updated: Feb-01-16 3:27 pm
BRUSSELS - The prime ministers of Belgium and France vowed Monday to reinforce counterterrorism cooperation, with French Premier Manuel Valls warning it is only a matter of time before the next attack by violent extremists against Europeans occurs.
- Chechen leader posts video of opposition chief in crosshairs Updated: Feb-01-16 2:30 pm
MOSCOW - Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the leader of Russia's Chechnya republic posted a video Monday that appears to show Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister who now heads an opposition party, in the crosshairs of a rifle's scope.
- Car-making deals, protests greet Iranian president in Paris Updated: Jan-28-16 3:09 pm
PARIS - France's government welcomed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday with promises of a new beginning in an old relationship, starting with investments to boost Iran's flagging economy that has been crippled by decades of sanctions.
- Croatian, Polish presidents discusses migrants, security Updated: Jan-28-16 11:15 am
WARSAW, Poland - The European Union should agree on criteria for accepting migrants and on how to secure the Greek border, where most of them arrive in Europe, Croatia's president said Thursday.
- EU considering probe of Google tax deal in UK Updated: Jan-28-16 10:34 am
LONDON - The European Union could investigate the 130 million-pound ($186 million) deal for back taxes struck between Britain and Google, after furious opposition lawmakers suggested the Internet company should have paid more.