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EU urges Trump to protect world order, dismisses foe claim

Jul 16, 2018 - 8:01 PM

'America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news,' EU Council President Donald Tusk says late Sunday from Beijing, without naming Trump directly

DONALD TUSK. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk (2nd L) meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 16, 2018. Photo by Ng Han Guan/AFP

Greece, Macedonia sign historic deal to end name row

Jun 17, 2018 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Officials in Athens insist that the deal will help stabilize the historically volatile Balkan region, permitting Greece to focus on other regional challenges

EU's Mogherini 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi

Nov 20, 2017 - 2:33 PM

But Federica Mogherini's optimistic tone appears sharply at odds with the realities on the ground in a crisis that has seen 620,000 Rohingya flee rape, murder and arson

TALKS. Myanmar's State Councellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi (L) speaks with EU Foreign Policy Representative Federica Mogherini (R) after a family photo during the 13th Asia-Europe (ASEM) foreign ministers' meeting in Naypyidaw on November 20, 2017. Aung Htet/AFP

EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:56 PM

'Our approach is always and will be to offer a negotiation space,' says EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, after visiting refugee camps along Bangladesh's border with Myanmar

VISIT. EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini (R) talks to the press after her visit to the Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi distrcit of Ukhia on November 19, 2017. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

EU sends chief diplomat to fight for Iran deal in Washington

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:46 PM

EU foreign ministers join a chorus of international support for the landmark 2015 accord, warning that Trump's hardline stance jeopardizes efforts to find a peaceful solution to the nuclear crisis with North Korea

TO WASHINGTON. In this file photo, European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in a meeting in Paris, on August 28, 2017. Photo by ludovic Marin/ AFP

U.S., Iran meet as Trump threat looms over nuke deal

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:24 AM

(UPDATED) European ministers called the meeting to examine ways to save a deal that US President Trump is poised to denounce, but Tehran and Washington remain far apart

The flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran (center) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York, July 2016. Loey Felipe/UN Photo

EU slams North Korea missile launch as 'serious threat'

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:43 PM

The DPRK must comply without delay fully and unconditionally with its obligations under all relevant UN Security Council resolutions and refrain from any further provocative action that could increase regional and global tensions EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says

FEDERICA MOGHERINI. European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini attends a meeting with EU and African leaders to discuss how to ease the European Union's migrant crisis, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on August 28, 2017. Photo by ludovic Marin/ AFP

The week in photos: August 5-11, 2017

Aug 12, 2017 - 7:17 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SAVING THE ELEPHANTS. An Indian volunteer for animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal poses for a photograph wearing a costume depicting an elephant during a protest in New Delhi on August 9, 2017. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Iran papers slam MP 'selfies of humiliation' with EU diplomat

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Images of the lawmakers perched on desks and lining up with their smartphones in front of EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini triggers a storm of anger and ridicule on Iranian social media

CENTER OF ATTENTION. Former Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Ghashghavi (R) uses a cell phone to take a picture of EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (C) standing together with Iranian MPs after the conclusion of the swearing in ceremony of the Iranian president before parliament in Tehran on August 5, 2017. Atta Kenare/AFP

Ukrainians cheer on first day of visa-free EU travel

Jun 11, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The visa free regime for Ukraine has started Glory to Europe Glory to Ukraine tweets Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

A handout picture released by the Ukrainian presidential press service shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (back C-R) posing for a picture with people during a ceremony on the Slovak-Ukrainian border not far from Ukrainian city of Uzhgorod to mark the first day of visa-free travel to Europe on June 11, 2017. Ukrainians celebrated the first day of visa-free access to the European Union, with hundreds crossing the border as Poroshenko proclaimed a dramatic "breakaway" from Moscow. / AFP PHOTO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / Mykhailo PALINCHAK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / MYKHAILO PALINCHAK" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

EU, Cuba normalize ties after decades-long rift

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Monday s accord is signed by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and representatives from the EU member states at a Brussels ceremony capping years of difficult negotiations

CUBA-EU RELATIONS. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini (R) welcomes Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla at the start of an EU-Cuba political dialogue and cooperation agreement in Brussels on December 12, 2016.  Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/ AFP

EU ministers seek 'strong partnership' with Trump

Nov 14, 2016 - 7:47 AM

The ministers say they want more details about Donald Trump s plans following his shock election win which has sparked anxiety in Europe due to his campaign trail rhetoric questioning US commitment to the continent

US President-elect Donald Trump (C) talks to the media with his wife Melania Trump after a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R) R-KY on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on November 10, 2016.Yuri Gripas/AFP

World leaders take stock of shock Trump win

Nov 09, 2016 - 5:55 PM

UPDATED Politicians from around the world offer both praise and cautious welcome to the new President elect Donald Trump

TRUMP. Republican presidential elect Donald Trump arrives for an election night party at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

Rebels in Aleppo attack, Putin cautious on new Russian raids

Oct 29, 2016 - 1:03 PM

The rebel assault on Friday October 28 comes more than 3 months into a government siege of eastern Aleppo where more than 250 000 people live

WAR. A Rebel fighter from the Jaish al-Fatah (or Army of Conquest) brigades takes cover while firing a mortar launcher during a major assault on Syrian government forces West of Aleppo city on October 28, 2016. Photo by Omar haj kadour/AFP

Turkey, EU agree to ease tensions after failed coup

Sep 09, 2016 - 8:33 PM

Several Turkish and EU officials had engaged in a war of words after the attempted putsch

FAILED COUP. People take to the street in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan July 16, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey. Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images/AFP

EU chiefs urge 'swift return' to constitution in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:10 AM

UPDATED Turkey will now likely dominate an EU foreign ministers meeting on Monday July 18 which will also be attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry

COUP ATTEMPT. A man approaches Turkish military with his hands up at the entrance to the partially shut down Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Photo by Gurcan Ozturk/AFP

EU urges 'peaceful' resolution to South China Sea row

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:16 PM

The EU foreign policy chief says the bloc s member states acknowledge the ruling but says the EU does not take a position on sovereignty rows

SEA DISPUTE. The South China Sea (C) is seen on a globe for sale at a bookstore in Beijing on June 15, 2016. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

EU foreign policy chief admits Iran deal difficulties

Apr 16, 2016 - 2:57 PM

UPDATED Federica Mogherini s comments underscore tension in Tehran over Iran s recent nuclear deal with world powers

IRAN VISIT. Iran's Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini give a joint press conference after a meeting on April 16, 2016 in the capital Tehran. Atta Kenare/AFP

Is Italy ready for the next wave of migrants?

Mar 26, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Italy may have to accommodate more migrants in 2016 than in 2015 Will they be able to manage?

EU, Cuba sign deal to normalize ties

Mar 12, 2016 - 12:15 AM

EU and Cuban officials sign the agreement in Havana during a visit by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini the culmination of nearly two years of intense negotiations

The Cuban flag, on October 18, 2012 in Havana. Stringer/AFP

Iran nuclear deal goes into force, sanctions lifted

Jan 17, 2016 - 8:35 AM

Implementation Day for the accord comes after the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA says its inspectors on the ground verified that Iran has carried out all measures agreed under the deal

NEW DAY. Iranian women walk in a street of the capital of Tehran, Iran, January 16, 2016. Abedin Takehenareh/EPA

Paris attacks give 'new meaning' to Syria talks

Nov 14, 2015 - 6:48 PM

This tells us very clearly we are all together in this Europeans Arabs East and West we are all affected by terrorism and those that try and divide us says EU foreign policy chief

WAR. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says a spate of bloody attacks in Paris had given new meaning to global efforts to solve the war in Syria. File Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

EU urges peaceful settlement in South China Sea

Nov 06, 2015 - 10:47 PM

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says the European Union is an interested party in a dispute pitting China against Taiwan Vietnam the Philippines Brunei and Malaysia over control of a crucial seaway

SOUTH CHINA SEA. A file picture dated May 11, 2015 shows an areal view of alleged artificial islands built by China in disputed waters in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines. File Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Croatia, Serbia calm migrant border tensions after EU wades in

Sep 26, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Over the past week the two neighbors have been locked in their worst spat since the 1990s Yugoslavian conflict imposing tit for tat border restrictions over the human exodus seeking passage through the Balkans to northern Europe

SHARED BORDER. Refugees wait to enter Croatia at the Serbia-Croatia border town of Berkasovo, Serbia, September 25, 2015. Photo by Antonio Bat/EPA

How the EU plans to tackle the migrant crisis

Sep 25, 2015 - 2:42 PM

There are plans to set up reception centers to separate genuine refugees fleeing war from economic migrants who will be sent back home

MIGRANT CRISIS. A migrant holds his child and looks for relatives in front of the train heading for the Serbian border, near the city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, September 23, 2015. File photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Putin, Obama to meet as Syria diplomatic drive quickens

Sep 25, 2015 - 12:06 PM

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says Moscow and Washington could find ways to cooperate in the Syrian conflict

UN TALKS. In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with US President Barack Obama (C) during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summi in Beijing, China, 11 November 2014. File photo by Russian Presidential Press Service/EPA

EU to arrest people traffickers on high seas from October 7

Sep 25, 2015 - 8:24 AM

The EU has recently approved the use of military force against migrant traffickers including the seizure of vessels used to ship people across the Mediterranean many of which set off from Libya

ARRESTS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS. High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini during a press conference at the headquarters of EU NAVFOR MED in Rome, Italy, September 24, 2015. The European Union's operation against migrant traffickers will start October 7. File photo by Massimo Percossi

Failure to contain Burundi crisis risks regional war: UN

Sep 15, 2015 - 10:42 PM

A UN expert says failure by the international community to immediately intervene in Burundi can result in new mass atrocities and spark a wider regional war the proportions of which are impossible to predict

A Burundian protester wearing a gas mask and holding a sign that reads "Stop the third mandate" chants near a burning barricade in the Mugasa neighbourhood of Bujumbura on May 6, 2015. Government and opposition rivals are meeting in Burundi in a bid to end deadly demonstrations against a third term bid by the president, as regional foreign ministers arrived to add pressure. AFP PHOTO / PHIL MOORE

Burundi president wins controversial third term

Jul 25, 2015 - 9:47 AM

But President Pierre Nkurunziza s victory could trigger donor sanctions against the already impoverished nation

THIRD TERM. Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is re-elected after winning the controversial elections. File photo by Christophe Karaba/AFP

EU backs naval mission to end migrant crisis

May 19, 2015 - 10:41 AM

But the EU is still waiting for a UN resolution that will allow it to destroy boats that belong to people smugglers in Libyan waters where political turmoil has created safe harbor for traffickers

RESCUED. A landing craft prepares to dock onto HMS Bulwark after rescuing around 100 migrants from an inflatable boat around 40 miles off the coast of Libya on May 13, 2015. Crown Copyright 2015/AFP

EU to back unprecedented naval force to fight people smugglers

May 18, 2015 - 12:24 PM

The unprecedented mission starting in June will involve the deployment of warships and surveillance aircraft off the coast of Libya

RESCUE. A handout image made available by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on May 13, 2015 of Royal Marines leading migrants to safety on a Landing Craft of HMS Bulwark from an inflatable boat on the Mediterranean. Carl Osmond/UK MOD/Handout/EPA

EU urges UN to back migrant crisis plan

May 12, 2015 - 11:42 AM

The EU plan due to be finalized at a Brussels meeting on May 18 has run into resistance from Russia and African countries that see it as too heavily focused on military action

Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, addresses the Security Council meeting on cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security, 11 May 2015, United Nations, New York. Loey Felipe/UN Photo

UN chief, Italy PM, EU's Mogherini visit navy ship in 'sea of misery'

Apr 28, 2015 - 9:38 AM

The symbolic visit to Italy s San Giusto vessel off the coast of Sicily comes just over a week after more than 750 people drowned in the Mediterranean s worst migrant shipwreck yet

'SEA OF MISERY' A handout photograph made available by the Palazzo Chigi press office showing Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (R), the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2-L), and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (2-R), being briefed by an Italian naval officer (L) on board a helicopter heading to the Italian Navy ship San Giusto, in the Strait of Sicily, Italy, April 27, 2015. Toberio Barchielli/Press Office Palazzo Chigi/Handout/EPA

Under-fire EU to consider military action at migrant summit

Apr 23, 2015 - 8:44 AM

In the draft statement for the summit leaders will commit to undertake systematic efforts to identify capture and destroy vessels before they are used by traffickers

WECOME TO EUROPE? Some 545 migrants arrive in Salerno aboard the Italian navy 'Chimera' vessel, Italy, April 22, 2015. Ciro Fusco/EPA

EU under pressure as details of migrant disaster emerge

Apr 22, 2015 - 11:51 PM

Only 28 survivors and 24 bodies are recovered The lucky few who survived say there were hundreds on board capsized boat carrying migrants

Boat skipper facing charges over migrant disaster

Apr 21, 2015 - 12:52 PM

UPDATED Italian prosecutors say the collision was caused by steering mistakes by the captain and the panicked movements of the hundreds of passengers

ARRIVAL. Surviving wreckship migrants aboard Italian coastguard ship Bruno Gregoretti arrive at Catania's port early Tuesday, Italy, April 21, 2015. Alessandro di Meo/EPA

EU unveils migrant action plan as more boats in distress

Apr 21, 2015 - 9:23 AM

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says member states have no more excuses not to act as fresh distress calls rang out in the Mediterranean

RESCUED. Migrants after being rescued aboard Italian coastguard ship Bruno Gregoretti in Valletta's Grand Harbour, Malta, April 21, 2015. Ivan Consiglio/EPA

'Worst ever' migrant shipwreck prompts calls for EU action

Apr 20, 2015 - 9:31 AM

UPDATED EU ministers head into crisis talks under pressure to confront people smuggling gangs

SEA RESCUE. A handout picture provided by Guardia di Finanza shows a Ifra-red camera screen shot during an operation to rescue migrants after their wreckship in Strait of Sicily, 19 April 2015. Guardia di Finanza/Handout/EPA

Fury as 700 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Apr 19, 2015 - 4:27 PM

UPDATED An overcrowded boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsizes off Libya prompting a UN official to call it the worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean ; Amnesty says it is a predictable man made tragedy

RESCUED. A migrant is carried on a stretcher as a group of migrants who were rescued at sea disembark from the 'Zeran' cargo ship at the harbor of Palermo, Italy, 18 April 2015. Mike Pallazzotto/EPA

Iran, global powers agree on 'key parameters' of nuclear deal

Apr 03, 2015 - 1:46 AM

UPDATED Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the drafting of an agreement would begin immediately after marathon talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne

NUCLEAR DEAL. A file photograph showing an general view of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, on 20 August 2010. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Ukraine, Russia start new talks to supply gas to Kiev

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:37 AM

A deal to ensure supplies for the current winter expires at the end of this month and that agreement was only agreed after tense negotiations against the backdrop of the war in eastern Ukraine

NEW TALKS. In this file photo, Minister of Energy of Russia, Alexander Novak speaks during a press conference on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine. File photo by Bernd Von Jutrczenka/EPA

EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit

Feb 10, 2015 - 9:33 AM

EU foreign ministers postpone new sanctions against Russia for a week to boost the chances of success at a 4 way Ukraine peace summit Wednesday

Servicemen of volunteers battalion Azov in action during their military training near Mariupol of Donetsk area, Ukraine, 06 February 2015. Ivan Boberskyy/EPA

EU tells Moscow to 'assume its responsibility' in Ukraine war

Jan 24, 2015 - 9:14 AM

But Russia denies arming or fighting alongside the rebels in eastern Ukraine

DESTRUCTION. A general view of the kindergarten No9 which was shelled in Debaltseve, Donetsk area, Ukraine, January 22, 2015. The violence in eastern Ukraine surged again amid reports that government troops had given up Donetsk airport after months of fighting against pro-Russian separatists. File photo by Anastasia Vlasova/EPA

EU 'united' on Ukraine despite split over Russia sanctions

Dec 17, 2014 - 9:02 AM

Federica Mogherini comes to Kiev ahead of a tough decision in Brussels on whether to re engage Russia or step up sanctions against it

WELCOME TO UKRAINE. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) shakes hands with Federica Mogherini (L), the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in Kiev, Ukraine, 16 December 2014. Roman Pilipey/EPA

EU, US confirm new Iran nuclear talks on Dec 17

Dec 13, 2014 - 12:46 PM

A final agreement is aimed at ensuring Tehran will never develop nuclear weapons under the guise of its civilian activities

EU urges two-state capital in Jerusalem as tensions soar

Nov 09, 2014 - 8:16 AM

The status of Jerusalem is a sensitive issue that has blocked peace efforts for decades

EU decision on Russia sanctions by Friday

Sep 02, 2014 - 9:22 PM

Leaders of the 28 member EU decided at a summit on Saturday to impose new sanctions against Russia after alleging that Moscow had deployed troops and weapons to back a rebel counter offensive in southeast Ukraine

WOUNDS. A wounded Ukrainian soldier is farewelled at a military hospital in Kiev, Ukraine, 02 September 2014, before being transported to Germany. Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get EU top jobs

Aug 31, 2014 - 11:11 AM

The new team faces three major challenges: the stagnating European economy the crisis in Ukraine and Britain s place in the EU

NEW LEADERS. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (R) and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini after they were elected to the EU top jobs during the European leaders extraordinary summit at EU council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 30 August 2014. Olivier Hoslet/EPA