Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A Japanese engineer on the notorious World War II "Death Railway" and a British soldier forced to build the line clasped each other's hands tightly Monday as they met in reconciliation.
The U.S. will pre-position heavy weapons, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and artillery in central and eastern Europe for the first time, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday in Estonia's capital Tallinn.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
ATHENS, Greece -- A day ahead of a crucial emergency eurozone summit, European leaders renewed efforts to reach a deal between Greece and its creditors that would allow the debt-ridden country to avoid a default and a potentially disastrous exit from the euro.
Greece's international creditors poured cold water on the chances of a breakthrough at an emergency summit on Monday aimed at finding a deal to save Athens from default and a possible exit from the euro.
EU foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to prolong to January 2016 damaging economic sanctions against Russia to ensure it fully implements Ukraine peace accords, officials said.
Germany said on Monday it was "far" from a decision on extraditing a detained Al-Jazeera journalist to his native Egypt, voicing concern about the rule of law and human rights there.
EU foreign ministers formally approved Monday the launch of the first phase of a military operation to target people smugglers in the Mediterranean, officials said.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled new proposals to European leaders Sunday aimed at ending his country's debt crisis, on the eve of a summit that could determine whether Greece crashes out of the eurozone.