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Leaders of Germany, France urge vigilance over virus variant

Jun. 18, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France called for vigilance Friday to prevent the spread of a coronavirus variant that this week prompted Britain to delay the planned relaxation of pandemic restrictions in England. Chancellor Angela Merkel said that while...

Bulgaria, North Macedonia seek ways to iron out EU dispute

Jun. 17, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Days before a European Union summit that could clear the way for his country to start accession talks with the bloc, North Macedonia's prime minister, Zoran Zaev, is visiting neighboring Bulgaria to try to settle a dispute that might derail the project. ...

EU urges members to stay united as ties worsen with Russia

Jun. 16, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s testy relations with Russia are likely to get worse and the bloc’s 27 member countries must ensure that Moscow does not divide them, the EU’s top diplomat warned Wednesday. Unveiling a report on ways to deal with what the...

The Latest: Pro-Navalny protest in Geneva on eve of summit

Jun. 15, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to Europe: GENEVA — A few dozen supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny have staged a colorful, cheeky rally in Geneva, in the hope of sending a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of his...

Some US allies near Russia are wary of Biden-Putin summit

Jun. 14, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Central and Eastern European nations are anxious about the coming summit meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, wary of what they see as hostile intentions from the Kremlin. Some in the countries that once...

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...