In a sign of rising tensions, Beijing deployed 28 Chinese fighter jets and other aircraft over waters south of Taiwan hours after a U.S. carrier group sailed into the South China Sea.
After the Trump trauma, Europe will welcome Biden’s warm words, but tough topics remain, from China and Russia to trade disputes, Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy and transitions to carbon-neutral economies.
The head of the European Commission said the E.U. would consider proposals regarding waiving intellectual property rights following the Biden administration’s reversal of U.S. policy.
In indirect talks in Vienna, the U.S. and Iran agreed to try to synchronize Washington’s lifting of sanctions and Iran’s limiting of uranium enrichment.
While Washington went into business with the drug companies, Europe was more fiscally conservative and trusted the free market.
Brussels says Britain has broken its legal agreement governing trade with Northern Ireland. Britain has denied breaking the deal, saying its move is a temporary measure to relieve bottlenecks.
The bloc is a major producer of shots but has struggled with its rollout, fueling disputes with Britain and other allies. In a sign of the frustration, Italy recently blocked a shipment to Australia.
Under a proposed law, companies in Europe could be punished if they fail to pay women and men the same salaries.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary withdrew his party from the center-right grouping in the European Parliament, heading off a move to expel them over democratic backsliding at home.
As trade disputes pile up, the blame game evident in the early months of the split suits domestic political needs on both sides.
The Brexit pact preserves crucial E.U. principles like the single market, and lets the bloc look ahead to its future without Britain.
With a deadline closing in fast, negotiators were racing to strike a deal, with an agreement said to be imminent.
Beijing and Brussels were on the brink of an agreement to roll back restrictions on investment. But the deal’s fate is uncertain amid growing animosity toward China and increasingly vocal opposition.
Leaders of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn party were convicted of running a criminal group. But one is living free in Brussels, immune from extradition as a European Parliament member.
The agreement calls for European Union countries to cut their collective greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent from 1990 levels, a more substantial reduction than previously proposed.
As a newspaper reporter decades ago, he made plenty of enemies there with his inflammatory articles. Now, those officials may determine his political fate.
Jozsef Szajer, a top politician with the conservative Fidesz party, will leave the European Parliament after attending a gathering in Brussels that violated coronavirus restrictions.
Simon Gronowski escaped the Nazis as a child and went on to write and speak widely about his experiences. In April, he began brightening lives by playing jazz tunes from his apartment window.
At 24, the songwriter, singer and rapper has fled one war and lived through the aftermath of another. Now, bridging continents, she tells an autobiographical story with her debut album.
A senior State Department official who tested positive for the coronavirus after a trip to Europe has angered other diplomats and irritated foreign officials whom he could have infected.
Paul Rusesabagina went from the world’s most famous Rwandan to a prisoner of his political nemesis, President Paul Kagame, whose government accuses the coolheaded hotelier of murder, arson and terrorism.
Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.
This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.
As some restrictions are lifted on who can enter, unmarried couples are calling on European countries to make it possible for them to be together again.
The first acknowledgment by the royal family of the European country’s brutal actions in central Africa stopped short of an outright apology. It comes as Belgium begins to publicly reckon with the abuses.
The British prime minister held talks with European Union leaders and agreed to accelerate negotiations on a future trading relationship to try to avoid a brutal break at the end of December.
A revised report shows how Beijing reacts swiftly and effectively to tamp down Western criticism of its pandemic response.