German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is seeking to escalate pressure on Russia. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Today’s meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brussels may have been scheduled for months, but rarely has a gathering of the bloc’s 28 foreign po(...)

Asked if the possibility of further EU sanctions on Russia,  German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it “might be a debate to be continued at the next meeting of the European heads of state and government”. Photograph: Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk

EU leaders may consider imposing further sanctions on Russia at next week’s leaders’ summit in Brussels, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Stein(...)

 French president François Hollande holds a press conference after the G7 Summit, at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels yesterday.

The French may be famous for their haute cuisine, but President François Hollande held two working dinners yesterday evening in Paris as he hosted US (...)

US president Barack Obama speaks next to British prime minister David Cameron at a joint news conference after their meeting at the G7 summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

US president Barack Obama used the final press conference of the G7 summit to intervene in the debate over Britain’s membership of the European Uni(...)

Pro-Russian activists storm the regional government headquarters in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko

Russia reacted in anger to fresh sanctions imposed by the EU and US yesterday, as violence flared in the eastern Ukrainian town of Luhansk. Pro-Rus(...)

Gennady Kernes: shot in the back by an unidentified gunman. Photograph: Reuters

The west has imposed fresh sanctions on Russia as tensions in eastern Ukraine continued to mount and the mayo(...)

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (second from right) and EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy (right) exchange documents during the signing ceremony of political provisions of the Association Agreement with Ukraine at the second day of spring European head of states summit at the EU council headquaters in Brussels, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

The EU yesterday extended sanctions to close allies of Russian president Vladimir Putin, including the deputy prime minister a(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden condemned the Russian action as a “land-grab”, and confirmed that the US was considering sending forces to the Baltic region to conduct ground and naval exercises. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

The European Union is under pressure to intensify its response to the Russian incursion into Crimea when EU leaders gather in Brussels tomorrow(...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen described the situation in Ukraine as “dangerous”. Photograph: EPA/Julien Warnand

European foreign ministers will consider imposing targeted asset freezes on Russia at an emergency mee(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin visits Brussels today, less than two months after the European Union strongly criticised Russia for interfering in the affairs of Ukraine. Photograph: Aleksey Nikolskyi/Epa

Vladimir Putin visits Brussels today, less than two months after the European Union strongly criticised Russia for interfering in the affairs of Ukrai(...)