December 11, 2013 Riot police have reportedly left the square in Kiev that they tried to clear of protesters Tuesday. But U.S. and European Union diplomats say the Ukrainian government needs to do much more to find a peaceful resolution to its crisis. Protesters are angry that their leaders don't want to join the EU.
December 10, 2013 Riot police in the capital dislodged protesters in Independence Square. Since last month, anti-government demonstrators have come out in force to oppose the president's move to back away from closer ties with the EU.
December 3, 2013 The government's thumbs down of the proposed trade agreement has sparked widespread anger and street protests that have threatened to topple President Viktor Yanukovych.
November 12, 2013 Like many former Soviet republics, Ukraine is considering saying goodbye to its Soviet past and signing an economic alignment with the European Union. But with the clock ticking on a free trade agreement, Ukraine is facing hardball tactics from Moscow and a demand from the EU to free its former prime minister.
October 25, 2013 At a summit in Brussels, European leaders issued a statement saying alleged snooping could damage relations with the U.S. and that "a lack of trust could prejudice the necessary cooperation in the field of intelligence-gathering."
October 10, 2013 The 16-year-old from Pakistan, who was shot by Taliban militants for advocating education for girls, is considered a contender for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
July 1, 2013 Allegations that the U.S. had spied on EU offices in Washington and New York emerged this weekend. European officials say the incident could endanger trade talks.
June 30, 2013 Germany's Der Spiegel says it has seen more documents obtained by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. They allegedly show the U.S. has been eavesdropping on European Union offices. The White House has declined to comment.
January 23, 2013 If his Conservative Party prevails in 2015 elections, the prime minister said, he will put the question to the British people: stay or go?
January 8, 2013 In the European Union, unemployment rates are at their highest ever, as a returned recession, falling income levels and persistent debt concerns trouble the region's economy, as its latest statistics show.
December 10, 2012 Honoring the European Union with the Peace Prize was controversial. Today, EU officials accepted the prize and made the case that their organization has helped countries on the continent rebuild after the devastation of World War II and set an example for other regions around the world.
November 15, 2012 Eurostat, the European Union's statistical agency, said Thursday that the bloc contracted 0.1 percent in the third quarter; it shrank 0.2 percent in the second quarter. The eurozone was last in recession in 2009.
August 17, 2011 The Swiss franc has emerged as a safe haven currency for investors spooked by economic uncertainty in the U.S. and the European Union's eurozone. In the past year, the franc's value has soared — and now Swiss shoppers are going bargain-hunting in Europe's malls and shops.