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BRUSSELS | US warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact

BRUSSELS— The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe’s future security. At NATO talks in Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Russia of “cheating at its arms control obligations” under the 1987 … Continue reading BRUSSELS | US warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact

LONDON | British PM hails Brexit progress, but still no breakthrough

LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that she has made fresh progress in Brexit talks at a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as negotiators try to pin down an agreement that EU leaders can rubber-stamp this weekend. The U.K. and the European Union agreed last week on a 585-page document sealing … Continue reading LONDON | British PM hails Brexit progress, but still no breakthrough

BRUSSELS | NATO chief: Nuclear buildup unlikely despite missile dispute

BRUSSELS— NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that allies blame Russia for violating an important Cold War-era missile treaty but he does not expect them to deploy more nuclear warheads in Europe in response. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying Russia is violating it. The European … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO chief: Nuclear buildup unlikely despite missile dispute

EU moves to tighten borders, boost Africa ties on migrants

BRUSSELS  — European Union leaders are set Thursday to push ahead with plans to boost cooperation with North African countries and beef up the bloc’s borders in an effort to stop migrants entering Europe. A draft statement prepared for their summit emphasizes the need to step up cooperation with countries that people leave and transit … Continue reading EU moves to tighten borders, boost Africa ties on migrants

BRUSSELS | UK, EU agree to take more Brexit time after no-result summit

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders gave themselves several more weeks — perhaps until the end of the year — to clinch a friendly divorce with Britain before their separation, after a Brexit summit Wednesday avoided any friction but also produced no tangible results. British Prime Minister Theresa May provided none of the substantial new proposals … Continue reading BRUSSELS | UK, EU agree to take more Brexit time after no-result summit

BRUSSELS | Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

BRUSSELS — Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous Brexit-related deadlines Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal before their separation. But British Prime Minister Theresa May’s hotly anticipated speech to the 27 other EU leaders provided warm words but none of … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

BRUSSELS | WFP chief says agency preparing for wave of Idlib refugees

BRUSSELS— The U.N.’s World Food Program is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if a looming conflict breaks out in Syria’s flashpoint Idlib region, WFP Executive Director David Beasley said Friday. Beasley told The Associated Press that the agency is “pre-positioning rations for short term, middle range, along … Continue reading BRUSSELS | WFP chief says agency preparing for wave of Idlib refugees

SALZBURG, Austria | EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

SALZBURG, Austria — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives. Speaking to reporters after hosting talks between EU leaders in Salzburg, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian … Continue reading SALZBURG, Austria | EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge