Turkey calls 10 western ambassadors 'persona non grata' over civil rights criticism

Turkey calls 10 western ambassadors 'persona non grata' over civil rights criticism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday that he had instructed the country’s foreign ministry to declare ten ambassadors from Western countries “persona non … Read more

German defense minister warns Europeans: Don’t detach from NATO

German defense minister warns Europeans: Don’t detach from NATO

BERLIN – The German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has a clear message for her European counterparts: Forget your grandiose ideas about defending the continent and … Read more

European Union fears losing clout as vaccine donations lag

European Union fears losing clout as vaccine donations lag

Press Play to listen to this article Senior officials warn that the EU will fall far short of its promised coronavirus vaccine donations to poorer … Read more

EU, U.S. try to lure Iran back to nuclear talks as hopes fade

EU, U.S. try to lure Iran back to nuclear talks as hopes fade

VIENNA – A sensitive EU mission in Iran this week, according to EU officials, failed to secure a commitment from Tehran’s new hard-line administration to … Read more

China’s Xi set to talk with European Council president

China’s Xi set to talk with European Council president

European Council President Charles Michel is expected to focus on human rights and trade issues during a phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on … Read more

How little Lithuania dragged the EU into its showdown with China

How little Lithuania dragged the EU into its showdown with China

Press Play to listen to this article VILNIUS – The diplomatic showdown between Lithuania and the world’s second largest economy began with just one word. … Read more

Iran plays for time as pessimism grows over nuclear talks

Iran plays for time as pessimism grows over nuclear talks

Press Play to listen to this article VIENNA – Iran is stalling. A new hardline regime in Tehran has insisted that it return to the … Read more

European Union leaders accuse Biden of disloyalty to allies

European Union leaders accuse Biden of disloyalty to allies

Press Play to listen to this article NEW YORK – EU leaders bluntly accused US President Joe Biden on Monday of disloyalty to the transatlantic … Read more

Social Democrats in strong position as German campaign enters final week

Social Democrats in strong position as German campaign enters final week

BERLIN – With the end of the election campaign in Germany, it is becoming more and more likely that Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats will leave … Read more

Jilted France cancels events over lost submarine deal

Jilted France cancels events over lost submarine deal

PARIS – Apoplectic. Blind side. Lost. Paris was a flurry of angry adjectives on Thursday after Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. announced they were … Read more