War-torn Ukraine to test sweeping new cease-fire

Dec 9, 2014

War-torn Ukraine to test sweeping new cease-fire

Ukraine and pro-Russian insurgents prepared to put to the test a comprehensive truce on Tuesday aimed at calming an upsurge of violence that has further eroded trust between Moscow and the West. Local authorities on Monday reported the deaths of at least 12 civilians ...

Dec 8, 2014

Japan, EU kick off eighth round of EPA talks

Japan and the European Union on Monday began five days of talks aimed at wrapping up an economic partnership agreement. Negotiators are expected to discuss issues including goods trade liberalization and the easing of nontariff trade barriers during the Tokyo talks, the eighth of ...

Dec 5, 2014

EU moves to let member states block GM crops

The European Union is taking a big step toward giving EU member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the food safety authority of the 28-nation bloc. The European Parliament and member states ...

Dec 4, 2014

Belgium lawmakers set stage to recognize Palestinian state

Belgian legislators from the ruling coalition are working on a nonbinding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, adding to the groundswell of support within the European Union. Even if such a legislative resolution from the government parties comes quickly, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders ...

Russia lashes out at NATO over Ukraine conflict

Dec 2, 2014

Russia lashes out at NATO over Ukraine conflict

Russia has lashed out at NATO, saying the alliance risked “destabilizing” Europe with military drills linked to a spike in tensions over the Ukraine crisis. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said Monday the U.S.-led military alliance was “trying to destabilize the world’s most ...