Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to civilian EU mission alongside border

BRUSSELS - The European Council on Friday said Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a civilian EU mission alongside the countries' border, where the worst fighting between the two ex-Soviet...

Factbox-Who is at the EPC summit in Prague, and what are they discussing?

By John Chalmers - The inaugural meeting of the European Political Community (EPC) takes place in Prague on Thursday, bringing together leaders from 44 nations of the continent, including the 27...

France's Macron against building new Iberia gas pipeline

PRAGUE (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said his government does not support the idea of building a new pipeline to pump natural gas between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe...

Europe's leaders gather in Prague but Russia isn't invited

PRAGUE (AP) — Leaders from around 44 countries are gathering Thursday to launch a “European Political Community” aimed at boosting security and economic prosperity across the continent, with...

With division at home, UK's Truss seeks to thaw EU relations

LONDON (AP) — After an acrimonious divorce and years of bickering, Britain’s government looks like it wants to make up with the European Union. The tax-cutting economic plans of the country's new...

Big question at new European club's first summit: what is it for?

By Michel Rose and Sabine Siebold PRAGUE - Leaders of 44 European countries gather on Thursday for the inaugural summit of the European Political Community (EPC), a grand show of solidarity for a...

As Europe's leaders meet, some fear for EU membership hopes

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from more than 40 countries meeting in the Czech capital Thursday are set to launch a “European Political Community” aimed at boosting security and prosperity across the...

Truss's 'yes' boosts Macron's new European forum initiative

By Michel Rose and John Irish PARIS - UK Prime Minister Liz Truss's decision to join the inaugural summit of a pan-European grouping this week has given a boost to the initiative, a brainchild of...

3 questions that will determine the future of Ukraine’s fight against Russia

A Ukrainian serviceman is seen through a window of a door with a “Z” spray-painted on it as he inspects a kindergarten classroom that was used by Russian forces in Kapitolivka, Ukraine, on...

France could deliver up to 12 more Caesar howitzers to Ukraine -report

PARIS - France could deliver six to 12 new Caesar howitzers, originally destined for Denmark, to Ukraine, French newspaper Le Monde reported on Saturday. A French Defence Ministry spokesperson...

EU Lawmakers Attack Amazon’s Involvement in Digital Euro Project

Cross-party coalition of members of the European Parliament turn their fire on the European Central Bank for picking U.S. retail giant Amazon to help develop a digital euro. “We know that the...

Indonesia's parliament approves 2023 fiscal budget

JAKARTA - Indonesia's parliament on Thursday approved President Joko Widodo's 3,061.2 trillion rupiah ($200.73 billion) budget for next year, with a fiscal deficit of 2.84% of gross domestic...

UK's Truss breaks silence on markets slump, defends her tax cuts

By Muvija M and Kate Holton LONDON - British Prime Minister Liz Truss broke her silence on Thursday following nearly a week of chaos in financial markets triggered by her plans for tax cuts,...

Swedish rate-setters say quick action key to fight inflation spiral

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's central bank must act robustly to get inflation under control or rising prices could become entrenched, rate-setters said in the minutes of the central bank's most recent...

China may extend refined fuel export quota into next year

By Chen Aizhu and Jing Xu SINGAPORE/BEIJING -China may tweak a proposed sharp increase in refined fuel export quotas for this year by extending the plan into next year, as it weighs the benefits...

Oil prices fall amid strong dollar, economic concerns

By Laura Sanicola - Oil prices fell in early Asian trade on Thursday as a strong dollar and economic woes outweighed optimism over consumer demand. Brent crude futures fell 59 cents, or 0.7%, to...

France's Macron wants pension reform bill drafted by Christmas

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron will press ahead with reforming the country's unwieldy pension system and his government will draft legislation by Christmas, a source present at a dinner...

Some French unions call strike in test of Macron mettle on pension reform

PARIS - Several hard-left trade unions in France are calling for a nationwide strike on Thursday to demand pay increases to cope with soaring inflation, threatening disruption to transport,...

Iran deal's fate comes down to "one huge obstacle"

Iran's demand that the International Atomic Energy Agency close its investigations into its alleged past undeclared nuclear activity is the last "huge obstacle" to restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear...

Biden to host France's Macron in White House on Dec. 1

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden will host French President Emmanuel Macron at the White house for a state visit on Dec. 1, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. “We work closely with...

Global Citizen Festival generates $2.4 billion in pledges

NEW YORK (AP) — The 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival, which included performances from Metallica, Mariah Carey and Usher, generated more than $2.4 billion in commitments to fight...

Europe's energy crisis, explained

The aftermath of COVID-19, soaring inflation, climate change, and the war on Ukraine have caused an unprecedented energy crisis in Europe. How did we get here, and what's to be done? Here's...

German leader continues Gulf tour with stops in UAE, Qatar

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz planted a tree at a mangrove park in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, a token nod to environmentalism during a two-day visit to the Gulf region...

Analysis: A Meloni election win could shift Europe's balance of power

By Michel Rose, Andreas Rinke and Krisztina Than PARIS/BERLIN/BUDAPEST - The European Union's powerhouses will have to tread carefully around Giorgia Meloni if the nationalist candidate's...

Russia moves to formally annex swathes of Ukraine

By Guy Faulconbridge and Felix Light LONDON -Russia on Tuesday paved the way for the formal annexation of swathes of Ukrainian territory, backing referendum plans in areas of Ukraine its soldiers...

France wants to boost renewable energy, now lagging behind

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron was set to unveil a plan on Thursday to boost renewable energy in France, including offshore wind farms and solar power, as the country is...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly:European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is promising new sanctions against Russia after an escalation of its war in...

Malaria and diseases spreading fast in flood-hit Pakistan

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan -The death toll from malaria and other diseases tearing through Pakistan's flood-ravaged regions reached 324, authorities said on Wednesday, and actress...

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces an expansion of the Christchurch Call anti-online hate project, including...

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com WELLINGTON, Sept 21 - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday announced a new research initiative under a global project...

French Finance Minister: hopes worst will be over in terms of inflation by spring 2023

PARIS - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he hoped the worst would be over by spring 2023 in terms of inflation, and reaffirmed that France would have positive economic growth in...

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