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EU, Britain and Spain say significant progress made in talks on post-Brexit status of Gibraltar

Apr. 12, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — British and Spanish foreign ministers said a new round of talks held Friday over the status of the disputed territory of Gibraltar following Britain’s exit from the European Union were productive and significant progress was made. The meeting was between Spain's...

NATO weighs a plan to provide long-term military help to Ukraine as Russian troops assert control

Apr. 03, 2024 07:32 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is debating a plan to provide more predictable military support to Ukraine in coming years as better armed Russian troops assert control on the battlefield, the organization’s top civilian official said Wednesday. “We strongly believe that support to...

Spraying manure and throwing beets, farmers in tractors again block Brussels to protest EU policies

Mar. 27, 2024 03:20 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Farmers threw beets, sprayed manure at police and set hay alight on Tuesday as hundreds of tractors again sealed off streets close to the European Union headquarters, where agriculture ministers sought to ease a crisis that has led to months of protests across the 27-member bloc....

France's president pounds a punching bag on camera, and Europe notices

Mar. 21, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The teeth clench. The brow furrows. The bicep bulges. In moody black and white, photos of French President Emmanuel Macron pounding a punching bag arched eyebrows across Europe on Thursday after his official photographer posted them to social media in what was widely...

EU Commission proposes to impose tariffs on imports of grain from Russia

Mar. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, is proposing to member countries to impose tariffs on grain imports from Russia and Belarus, commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday. Speaking at the end of the opening day of a summit...

EU leaders agree on opening membership talks with Bosnia, but with many strings attached

Mar. 21, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed in principle Thursday to open membership negotiations with Bosnia-Herzegovina, even though the Western Balkan country must still do a lot of work before talks can begin. The 27 leaders gave the political green light at a summit in...

The EU's new import deal would support Ukraine while protecting the bloc's farmers

Mar. 20, 2024 05:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers agreed Wednesday to renew Ukraine’s import rates, which have been in place since shortly after Russia invaded, while adding protective measures for agricultural products such as grain and honey to address the concerns of farmers across the 27-nation...

European Union pushes ahead with a plan to buy weapons for Ukraine with frozen Russian asset profits

Mar. 19, 2024 09:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is pressing ahead with a plan to use the profits generated from billions of euros of Russian assets frozen in Europe to help provide weapons and other funds for Ukraine, a senior official said Tuesday. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell got a...

Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten says he will step down from his namesake brand at the end of June

Mar. 19, 2024 07:36 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten says he will step down from his namesake brand at the end of June.

Today in History: March 18, FDR signs executive order on internment of Japanese-Americans

Mar. 18, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, March 18, the 78th day of 2024. There are 288 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On March 18, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order authorizing the War Relocation Authority,...