Oct 17, 2014

EU hopeful of Ukraine progress after Putin talks

European Union leaders expressed optimism on the chances of progress toward a resolution of the deadly crisis in Ukraine after talks in Milan with Vladimir Putin on Friday. “In general, I am really positive after this meeting,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told reporters ...

Oct 17, 2014

NATO sees no sign of major Russian pullback from Ukraine border

NATO said Thursday it saw no sign of any significant Russian pullback from Ukraine’s border, despite President Vladimir Putin ordering thousands of troops to withdraw ahead of truce talks. “We would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, as this ...

EU vows to beef up Ebola exit tests in West Africa

Oct 16, 2014

EU vows to beef up Ebola exit tests in West Africa

European Union nations are promising to reinforce passenger screening for Ebola at the airports in the hardest-hit West African nations and coordinate a common approach to the deadly virus at EU entry points. EU health chief Tonio Borg said Thursday the World Health Organization ...

Oct 16, 2014

EU, China agree to step up cooperation against terrorism

Leaders from China and the European Union agreed to step up cooperation to counter extremism and terrorism in the Middle East and Africa, the EU said on Thursday. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council ...

Oct 16, 2014

North Korea praises its rights record in draft resolution

North Korea on Wednesday circulated a draft U.N. resolution praising its own human rights record in a rare effort to counter the international community’s growing condemnation of the way it treats its people. In a closed meeting, dozens of diplomats sat in silence after ...

EU considers airport screening for Ebola

Oct 14, 2014

EU considers airport screening for Ebola

France and other European countries are considering following the lead of the U.S. and Britain to start screening passengers arriving on flights from the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. The French presidency said in a statement Monday that Francois Hollande ...