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  • Nigel Farage leader of Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP) celebrates as he hears the results of the south east region European Parliamentary Election vote at the Guildhall in Southampton, England, Monday, May 26, 2014. From Portugal to Finland, voters of 21 nations cast ballots Sunday to decide the makeup of the next European Parliament and help determine the European Union’s future leaders and course. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Political 'earthquake' creates fractures in EU

    Right-wing and Euroskeptic parties made sweeping gains in European Parliament elections Sunday — triggering what one prime minister called a political "earthquake" by those who want to slash the powers of the European Union or abolish it altogether.

  • Forensic experts examine the site of a shooting at the Jewish museum in Brussels, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Belgian officials say that at least three people have been killed in gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, in a post on Twitter, said he was "shocked by the murders committed at the Jewish Museum" on Saturday afternoon. He said he had seen the bodies of the victims. At least three persons were killed in the incident, and a Brussels fire department spokesman said one person was wounded. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    3 killed, 1 injured at Brussels Jewish Museum

    Three people were shot dead and a fourth seriously wounded in an armed attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday, officials said. Police detained one suspect and were looking for a second.

  • Claudia Breidbach, right, demonstrates a  bionic hand that is steerable by a mobile phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron, center,  during the opening day of the computer fair CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, Monday, March 10, 2014. Great Britain is the partner country at this year's CeBIT which runs through March 14.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Germany rejects Snowden claim it bowed to NSA

    Germany on Monday dismissed a claim by NSA leaker Edward Snowden that it had bowed to U.S. demands to water down privacy rights for German citizens.

  • Vidal-Quadras

    Embassy Row: 'Excuse for attack'

    A vice president of the European Parliament is complaining that comments by two State Department officials are being used for propaganda by Iran as it tries to crush exiled dissidents in Iraqi refugee camps.

  • Alejo Vidal-Quadras of Spain, a vice president of the European Parliament. (Associated Press)

    Leftist European Parliament members hope to sway Iran

    Left-wing members of the European Parliament are pressing ahead with plans to visit Iran while the European Union prepares to impose tough new sanctions on the theocratic regime over its suspected nuclear weapons program.

  • EU Parliament rejects ACTA anti-piracy treaty

    The European Parliament overwhelmingly defeated an international anti-piracy trade agreement Wednesday after concern that it would limit Internet freedom sparked street protests in cities across Europe.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, in his capacity as head of the European Systemic Risk Board, reports to the European Parliament's Economic Committee in Brussels on Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    Euro setup is unsustainable, ECB chief warns

    The setup of the 17-country euro currency union is unsustainable, the head of the European Central Bank has told European Union leaders, warning that they quickly must come up with a broad vision for the future to get the bloc through the current financial crisis.

  • Embassy Row

    Two Republican senators are pressing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to guarantee the safety of thousands of Iranian dissidents in Iraq, where the government is planning to evict them from a former military camp by the end of the year and possibly deport them to Iran, where they would be killed as terrorists.

  • Embassy Row

    A leading member of the European Parliament on Tuesday appealed to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to disavow remarks by a U.S. diplomat dealing with imperiled Iranian dissidents in Iraq.

  • World Briefs

    A European Parliament official warned Tuesday that members of the Iranian opposition living in Iraq remain in danger, and he will propose that they all be relocated to other countries.

  • Embassy Row

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will give "a gift to the mullahs" who oppress the Iranian people, if she fails to remove the Iranian resistance from the U.S. blacklist of terrorist groups, a visiting member of the European Parliament said Tuesday.

  • **FILE** German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Embassy Row

    After only five months in Berlin, the U.S. ambassador to Germany was "astonished" at the depth of "paranoia" among German politicians over suspected U.S. foreign policies, even conservative allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • EU wants tighter online privacy

    The European Union wants companies such as Google Inc. or Facebook Inc. to give people more control over how their online habits are tracked, requirements that could crimp Internet firms' ability to target advertising.

  • **FILE** President Barack Obama (Associated Press)

    Embassy Row

    European lawmakers are warning President Obama that his failure to remove an exiled Iranian opposition group from the U.S. terrorist blacklist gives the brutal Iranian regime an excuse to execute domestic dissidents and pursue nuclear weapons.

  • **FILE** Tony Blair

    Blair's ties to Libya drawing scrutiny

    British and European leaders are questioning Tony Blair's role as Middle East peace envoy following reports about the former British prime minister's business links to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and the Middle East.

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