Gabriela Baczynska
Rescuers work at a site of a residential building heavily damaged during a Russian missile attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Jan. 23.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 15, 2024
U.S. and EU talk Russia sanctions ahead of Ukraine war anniversary
A senior U.S. official said Washington and its allies are prepared to mark the war anniversary with "robust" sanctions.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel during an EU summit in Kyiv on Feb. 3.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 15, 2023
EU grants Ukraine membership talks but can't agree on financial aid
The move comes at a critical time for Ukraine, with its counteroffensive against Russian forces having failed to make major gains.
Police officers work after a operation against a deadly shooting suspect, in Schaerbeek, Brussels, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Oct 18, 2023
Brussels attack underlines challenges for new EU migration pact
Monday's shooting came at a time of heightened concerns across Europe linked to the Israel-Hamas war and alarm over increasing arrivals of migrants.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on the day of the annual State of the European Union address to the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday
WORLD / Politics
Sep 14, 2023
Hungary seen as stumbling block to Ukraine's EU membership
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban cultivates warmer ties with Moscow than many of his EU peers and has repeatedly locked horns with Kyiv.
Japan Times
Sep 19, 2022
EU moves to cut money for Hungary over damaging democracy
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has subdued courts, media, NGOs and academia, and has restricted the rights of migrants, gays and women during more than a decade in power.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2018
How Britain's Dominic Raab tripped on 'Barnier's staircase' during British exit negotiations
Dominic Raab tripped up on Michel Barnier's Brexit staircase — that is how EU negotiators see how the reworking of a draft deal reached a month ago led to new demands on Britain that prompted him and other ministers to resign.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world