Federica Mogherini: “The next months will be not only intense but also crucial to make sure that this historic and unique opportunity is seized.” Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The European Union has urged six Balkan states to seize their “historic” opportunity to join the bloc by overcoming major problems posed by crime and (...)

Left wing-backed independent Stavros Malas shakes hands with Nicos Anastasiades of the right wing Democratic Rally party in Nicosia, Cyprus. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou

Greek Cypriots go to the polls on Sunday in a tight run-off election between the conservative incumbent, Nicos Anastasiades, and an independent challe(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas deplored threats by the US administration to cut funding to the United Nations’ Palestinian relief agency, UNRWA. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has appealed to European Union member states “swiftly to recognise the state of Palestine”. Such a move, he said w(...)

Oliver Ivanovic: one of the chief interlocutors for Nato, United Nations and European Union officials based in Kosovo after the war. Photograph: Andrej Cukic/EPA

The European Union and United States have called for calm after a leading Kosovo Serb politician was shot dead in what Belgrade called an act of terro(...)

President Donald Trump during an event to honour Dr Martin Luther King jnr in the White House, on Friday. The White House on Friday warned this would be the last time the sanctions on Iran would be waivered. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

The Trump administration unveiled new sanctions on Iran on Friday, but extended a waiver on existing sanctions, effectively keeping the Iran nuclear d(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson speaks alongside  German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel and the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on the Iran nuclear deal, in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The EU’s top foreign ministers have warned Donald Trump there is “no alternative” to the teetering nuclear agreement with Iran on the eve of a US deci(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after their meeting in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, has urged the EU to reverse its criticism of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as his country’s capi(...)

Palestinian emergency services evacuate a protester who was wounded during clashes with Israeli troops on Thursday following a demonstration near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, beside the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The Middle East is braced for a second day of violence after tensions flared in the region on Thursday following the United States’ decision to recogn(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini: “A negotiated two-state solution is the only realistic way of bringing lasting peace.” Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed “serious concern” about US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s c(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers a statement on Jerusalem from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said the US embassy would be relocated from Tel Aviv to the(...)

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