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Weak U.S. hiring report sends stocks lower

U.S. and global stock indexes moved lower a second day Wednesday following a dismal report on job creation that gave investors concern over the state of the economy. The data …


Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky

It’s been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis. The 19-country currency union, which as …


Euro jobless rate drops to 10.3 percent, lowest since 2011

The unemployment rate inched down to 10.3 percent in February in the 19 countries that use the euro.


President Obama says NATO alliance remains key to collective security

President Barack Obama says NATO continues to be the cornerstone of collective defense for the U.S. and Europe.


U.S. to beef up military presence in Eastern Europe

The Pentagon plans to deploy an armored brigade combat team to Eastern Europe next February as part of the ongoing effort to rotate troops in and out of the region …


Eurozone economic confidence falls to 13-month low

Even before a potential knock to economic sentiment from the Brussels attacks, confidence across the 19-country eurozone was already on the wane.


Pope Francis presides over Good Friday Colosseum procession

Pope Francis is presiding over a Good Friday procession at Rome’s Colosseum. It is his first major Holy Week religious service drawing a large outdoor crowd since the Brussels attacks …


European, Russian space agencies launch mission to Mars

Europe and Russia have launched a joint mission to explore the atmosphere of Mars and hunt for signs of life on the red planet.


Cuba and Europe sign deal normalizing relations

Cuba and the European Union have signed a deal normalizing their relations after years of tensions spawned by disagreement over human rights on the island.


European Central Bank surprises with strong stimulus action

The European Central Bank cut all its main interest rates, expanded its bond-buying stimulus program, and offered new cheap loans to banks, making an unexpectedly aggressive effort to boost inflation …


EU ratchets up sanctions on North Korea

The European Union has boosted sanctions against North Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution imposing new measures over Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch.


Geneva Auto Show: Carmakers bet on SUVs, new technology

Automakers looking to support sales in the face of global economic uncertainty are betting on new SUVs and the promise of high-tech as they try to outshine each other at …


British PM Cameron faces off with 27 EU leaders in ‘battle for Britain’

Prime Minister David Cameron faced off Thursday against the 27 other European Union leaders, telling them to grant his country a new deal to settle the festering issue of their …


NATO ministers approve new reinforcements for eastern Europe

NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved new multinational reinforcements to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance’s secretary-general announced.


Russian troops on high alert as part of massive drills

Russian President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops’ readiness amid continuing tensions with …


UK’s Cameron: Still plenty of work to do at EU reform talks

British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Friday that his nation and the European Union still have serious hurdles to overcome ahead of a mid-February summit at which he hopes to …


Discarded cell phone led to Paris attacks ringleader

French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week’s Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn’t in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. …


Paris attacks provoke fresh migrant fears in Europe

BERLIN – The news that one of the assailants in the Paris attacks may have crossed into Europe with refugees fleeing Syria is raising the fierce debate over Europe’s immigration …


‘Love locks’ starting to appear on Spokane bridge

The 60 or so metal padlocks hang from the cables strung between the supports of the Sandifur Bridge near Peaceful Valley. They offer a visual juxtaposition – the moving water …


Eurozone unemployment heading for 20 million

LONDON — Unemployment across the 17 EU countries that use the euro hit another record high in April — and appears to be on course to hit 20 million this …


European leaders pledge finance changes

BERLIN – European leaders on Sunday pledged to establish global oversight of hedge funds, crack down on tax havens and beef up other rules as part of a reformation of …