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There can a diplomatic solution with China over Lithuania – Dombrovskis

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and China can find a diplomatic solution over their spat on Lithuania, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday, speaking shortly after…

China says EU should not allow Lithuania to hijack their ties

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said that the European Union should not allow Lithuania to hijack their relations, after the trading bloc launched a case against Beijing over what…

France working to de-escalate Ukraine crisis, Le Drian says

PARIS (Reuters) - France is working flat out with its European partners and the United States to find ways to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le…

Putin Drawing “Red Lines” Over Ukraine

Ukraine has become the main flashpoint in Moscow's relations with the West, with Russian troops massed near its border and NATO's forces on standby in case Russia attacks its neighbour. Here…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Mali asks Denmark to immediately withdraw troops deployed there

By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) -Mali's government said on Monday it had asked Denmark to immediately withdraw troops deployed to the West African nation as part of a French-led counter-terrorism…

Lufthansa reschedules some Ukraine flights amid Russia tensions

By Gabriela Baczynska KYIV (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa has rescheduled at least two flights to Ukraine this week, in one of the first changes to air traffic since the latest…

Biden to speak with European leaders to discuss Russia-Ukraine tensions

(Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will speak with European leaders on Monday to discuss the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, including Russia's military buildup on Ukraine’s borders, the…

EU sees N.Ireland resolution with UK if goodwill holds

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) -European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said on Monday discussions with Britain could resolve Northern Irish trading challenges if goodwill was maintained, after talks with British…

EU offers Ukraine 1.2 billion euro aid package

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union aims to help Ukraine with a 1.2 billion euro financial aid package to mitigate the effects of the conflict with Russia, which has amassed…

European Union re-establishes physical presence in Afghanistan -spokesman

KABUL/BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union said on Friday it was re-establishing a physical presence in Afghanistan for humanitarian purposes, but stressed it was not formally recognising the Taliban-led administration.…

Poland gets formal EU demand to pay fines over judicial regime

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Commission has sent Poland notice to pay some 70 million euros in fines for failing to reverse an illegal disciplinary regime for judges,…

EU seeks to resolve N. Ireland impasse with UK by end of Feb

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is seeking to resolve the impasse with Britain over Northern Ireland's trading arrangements by the end of February, aware that campaigning…