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China's Xi urges Ukraine talks in meeting with EU's Michel

Dec. 01, 2022 08:50 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged negotiations on a political solution to the Ukraine conflict in talks with visiting European Council President Charles Michel in Beijing Thursday, state broadcaster CCTV said. Xi was quoted as saying that “solving the Ukrainian...

G-20 leaders end summit condemning Russia despite divisions

Nov. 16, 2022 20:54 PM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Members of the Group of 20 leading economies ended their summit Wednesday with a declaration of firm condemnation of the war in Ukraine and a warning that the conflict is making an already delicate world economy worse. The summit's closing statement was...

European leader calls on world, China to pressure Russia

Nov. 14, 2022 21:47 PM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The European Council president urged global powers Tuesday to intensify pressure on Russia over its war against Ukraine, including Moscow's biggest supporter, China, saying that this week's meeting of the world's largest economies was crucial to stopping Moscow's push...

Italy's far-right leader visits EU: "We are not Martians"

Nov. 03, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — New far-right Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni used her first visit to European Union headquarters in Brussels Thursday to declare that Italy will be a force to reckon with in EU affairs, leaving it unclear whether that was a promise or a threat from one of the bloc's powerful...

Germany's Scholz makes difficult visit to assertive China

Nov. 03, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz is making his first visit to China as German leader this week, a diplomatically delicate trip while Germany and the European Union work on their strategy toward an increasingly assertive and authoritarian Beijing. Scholz's messages will face...

White House invites dozens of nations for ransomware summit

Oct. 31, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bringing together three dozen nations, the European Union and a slew of private-sector companies for a two-day summit starting Monday that looks at how best to combat ransomware attacks. The second International Counter Ransomware Summit will...

EU leaders avoid deep rift on gas price cap at energy summit

Oct. 21, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders struggled to find immediate practical solutions on how to deal with an energy crisis but avoided an open rift between Germany and France on Friday that would have exposed a divided bloc as it confronts Russian President Vladimir Putin over his war in...

EU to boost Ukraine funds amid refugee exodus concerns

Oct. 21, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday gave the green light to a plan to provide Ukraine with 18 billion euros (dollars) in financial support over the next year, after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russia is trying to spark a refugee exodus by destroying his country’s...

EU leaders divided on gas price cap at energy crisis summit

Oct. 20, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders struggled to find immediate practical solutions at their summit Thursday called to grapple with the energy crisis fueled by the war in Ukraine and maintain a united front in the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin coercion. After lengthy...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 20, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine says the “humanitarian catastrophe” in the country has new dimensions. That includes dealing with the acute needs of people as winter approaches, getting to newly accessible areas in the Kharkiv and Kherson regions...