Government And Politics

The Latest: Trump says threats led to carrier deployment

May 9, 2019

President Donald Trump says the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier group to the Persian Gulf because the Iranians 'were threatening,' telling reporters coyly: 'We have information that you don't want to know about'

Croatia president points to EU lack of interest in Balkans

May 9, 2019

Croatia's president has criticized the EU of not taking enough of an interest in what is going on in the Balkans.

EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, regrets US sanctions

May 9, 2019

EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, says it aims to continue trading with Islamic Republic despite US sanctions

Amanda Knox to return to Italy for 1st time since acquittal

May 8, 2019

Amanda Knox says she is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted, but ultimately acquitted, for the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate

Sweden says Russia expels 2 diplomats in reprisal

May 8, 2019

Sweden says Russia has expelled two of its diplomats in response to Stockholm denying visa extension to one Russian diplomat

Italian PM sacks junior minister under probe for corruption

May 8, 2019

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has sacked a junior minister from the right-wing League party in his uneasy coalition government, who is under investigation in a corruption probe

Cyprus seeks EU backing to counter Turkey's gas drilling bid

May 8, 2019

Cyprus says it will rally support from fellow European Union countries and others to counter Turkey's bid to drill in waters where the east Mediterranean island nation has exclusive economic rights

Cyprus' new police chief apologizes over serial killer case

May 7, 2019

Cyprus' new police chief has apologized over the handling of the country's serial killer case amid accusations of negligent police work that may have allowed the suspect to claim more victims

Kosovo's president to boycott summit in Bosnia

May 7, 2019

Kosovo's president says he will boycott a summit in Bosnia over that government's stance on his country

EU chief urges people to vote carefully in Europe-wide polls

May 7, 2019

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is urging people to carefully weigh their votes in the upcoming EU elections as polls show that populist and nationalist parties could gain ground

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