Latest European Council News

The Latest: WHO chief says vaccine need outstrips G7 pledges

Jun. 12, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — The head of the World Health Organization has welcomed the vaccine-sharing announcements coming out of the Group of Seven summit but says “we need more, and we need them...

UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

Jun. 12, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Turbulence from the divorce between the U.K. and the European Union provided an unwanted distraction at the Group of Seven summit taking place in southwest England, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying Saturday that post-Brexit agreements will fail if...

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

Jun. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Britain’s royals mingled with some of the world’s most powerful politicians. ...

The Latest: Biden presents UK's Johnson with a US-made bike

Jun. 10, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England and the talks Thursday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden: FALMOUTH, England — President Joe Biden has given British Prime Minister...

18th-century villa in Geneva park to host Biden-Putin summit

Jun. 10, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An 18th-century manor house in the middle of a public park with lakeside views will host the summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva next week, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Geneva’s Parc de la...

EU vows a firm response as Brexit tensions rise anew

Jun. 10, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials vowed Thursday to use all measures available to ensure that the United Kingdom respects the terms of its Brexit agreement with the bloc as tensions rise over trade involving Northern Ireland. “It is paramount to implement...

Biden to get warm welcome from relieved but wary allies

Jun. 08, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When U.S. President Joe Biden flies to Europe this week, he will find his hosts welcoming but wary. His predecessor Donald Trump may be gone, but he leaves a long shadow. Biden’s first foreign trip as president starts Wednesday and includes a gathering...

EU leaders express support for holding Tokyo Olympics

May. 27, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s two top officials expressed support Thursday for holding the Tokyo Olympics despite growing opposition to the event in Japan because of the coronavirus pandemic. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European...

Kremlin tempers expectations for Putin-Biden summit in June

May. 26, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin sought Wednesday to temper expectations for next month's summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden but noted the meeting's importance amid soaring tensions between their countries. Putin spokesman Dmitry...

4th Czech health minister resigns since start of pandemic

May. 25, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic on Tuesday lost its fourth health minister since the coronavirus pandemic struck last year. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said that the current office-holder Petr Arenberger called him in Brussels, where Babis is attending a summit of...