Japan says maritime spat with China over
BRUSSELS — Japan declared an end Tuesday to a dispute with China over a high-seas collision last month and the two countries agreed to resume exchanges and projects that had been stopped because of the incident.
Chinese, Japanese leaders meet in Europe amid spat
Euro ministers delay talks on new debt rules
Euro ministers discussing new debt rules
BRUSSELS — The finance ministers of the 16 countries that use the euro gathered Thursday to debate new rules that would crack down on overspending governments — but disagreements over key elements meant quick consensus seemed unlikely.
France defies EU criticism on Gypsy expulsions
France hits back at criticism on Gypsy roundups
Sarkozy’s office hits back at criticism on Gypsies
EU calls France’s Gypsy expulsions ‘a disgrace’
Iranian defector applies for asylum in Norway
3rd Iranian diplomat defects in Europe, group says
Iranian diplomats defect in Finland, Belgium
EU ministers discuss relationship with Turkey
King orders coalition talks to continue in Belgium
US special ops use new Belgian rifle in Afghan war
Soccer club language ban symbol of Belgian divide
After 12 years, EU license plate gets traction
Spain debates plan to ban burqas in public spaces
50 years on, Congo still battered by violence
Court: same-sex marriage is not universal right
Belgians vote on future, united country in doubt
EU-US talks on privacy may take up to 2 years
Biggest peacekeeping force at crossroads in Congo
Biden: US committed to missile defense in Europe
Lower house OK’s Belgium burqa ban; hurdle remains
Belgian leader steps aside, early election ahead
King accept resignation of government
BRUSSELS — Belgium King Albert II accepted the government’s resignation Monday after negotiations failed to resolve a long-simmering dispute between Dutch- and French-speaking politicians over a bilingual voting district in and around Brussels, the country’s capital.
Belgium’s king accept government’s resignation
Language spat splits Belgian government
BRUSSELS — Belgian Premier Yves Leterme’s government collapsed Thursday after negotiations broke down to resolve a long-simmering dispute between Dutch- and French-speaking politicians over a bilingual voting district.
Parliament panel in Belgium approves banning burqa
NATO: Dutch Afghan pullout won’t spark big pullout
Officials tell AP Briton will be NATO Afghan boss
Europe, Mideast protest tighter airline security
EU nations divided on use of airport body scanners
EU members divided on use of airport body scanners
Karzai says new Afghan Cabinet will be accountable
First new EU summit shows old indecision
BRUSSELS — The European Union was supposed to make a decisive show of unity at its first summit since sweeping reforms streamlined its decision-making procession.