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  • Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, offer autonomy to rebel regions

    Lawmakers in Ukraine endorsed an association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, making a decisive turn in favor of closer relations with Western neighbors in spite of the 10-month-old conflict that shift in alliance has ignited with Russia....
  • London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag

    London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag
    When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond. Four years later,...
  • Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped

    Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped
    BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday. Also Tuesday,...
  • Putin speaks on Ukraine; protesters rebuild barricades

    Putin speaks on Ukraine; protesters rebuild barricades
    KIEV, Ukraine -- As thousands of pro-European-integration protesters were rebuilding barricades in Kiev's Independence Square which were destroyed the previous day by police, Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained a focus Thursday on Ukraine....
  • The EU tortoise makes a move

    So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
  • Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize

    Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize
    LONDON -- In a possible preview of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement, the European Union awarded its top human rights prize Thursday to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls....
  • Amid NSA spying, European lawmakers vote to tighten data protection

    Amid NSA spying, European lawmakers vote to tighten data protection
    European lawmakers on Monday voted overwhelmingly to approve new data protections aimed at shielding citizens' private communications from the probing eyes of intelligence operatives and commercial snoopers. The first major upgrade in the continent's...
  • Hunger strike, Yemeni dilemma could spur Guantanamo closure plans

    Hunger strike, Yemeni dilemma could spur Guantanamo closure plans
    A 100-day-old hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists has agitated international human rights advocates anew, prompting fresh calls worldwide for closure of the detention center that President Obama vowed to shutter more than...
  • Europe's anger grows over alleged U.S. spying

    Europe's anger grows over alleged U.S. spying
    LONDON — European leaders united in outrage Thursday over reported U.S. spying, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel declaring that trust between her government and the Obama administration would need to be rebuilt after reports that U.S....
  • European officials unveil plan to deal with failing banks

    European officials unveil plan to deal with failing banks
    WASHINGTON -- European officials on Wednesday unveiled a plan to deal with banks on the brink of failure, proposing broad centralized powers to rescue or shut down financial institutions in order to limit the impact on individual nations and reduce...
  • McManus: Europe's continental drift

    McManus: Europe's continental drift
    RIMINI, Italy — You think we have it bad, caught between a stagnant economy and gridlocked politics? Then take a trip to Europe, where the economy is going not sideways but backward — and the politics are too. Europe's numbers should be...