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  • Buffeted by economic and political divisions, 28-nation EU still looks in hope at 2015

    Beset by critics and buffeted by economic woes, European Union chiefs might have been forgiven for thinking that at least Pope Francis would apply some balm for the New Year in his address to the EU parliament.
  • EU leaders rebuff U.S. concern about a 'lost decade' for Europe

    EU leaders rebuff U.S. concern about a 'lost decade' for Europe
    European Union leaders pushed back against the Obama administration’s criticisms that Europe had failed to take decisive action to revive growth, insisting that the continent was not headed toward a “lost decade.” At an opening press...

    New sanctions against Russia to take effect on Friday

    New sanctions against Russia to take effect on Friday
    European Union governments agreed on Thursday that new economic sanctions on Russia will take effect on Friday but held out the prospect of canceling some or all of them next month if they believe a peace plan is working. EU ambassadors agreed in...

    Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU threatens more sanctions

    Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU threatens more sanctions
    European Union officials will draw up proposals for new sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine within a week, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on Sunday. EU leaders decided at a Brussels summit to ask the EU's executive...

    Ukraine signs political accord with European Union

    LONDON — Ukraine was tugged in opposite directions Friday in a reminder of the Cold War past, with the government in Kiev pushing westward through closer ties to the European Union and Russia pulling Crimea eastward by formally annexing it....