Josep Borrell

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Josep Borrell, the high representative of the union for foreign affairs and security policy, during a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Pool/EPA

The European Union must expect a further deterioration in relations with Russia even though ties have already sunk to their “lowest level”, EU foreign(...)

 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko: Due to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday. Photograph:  Siarhei Leskiec/AFP via Getty Images

The European Union and other western powers have pledged to ramp up pressure on Belarus after it forced a Ryanair plane to land so that an opposition (...)

A policeman stands on rubble from a building housing the Associated Press office and other media in Gaza City that was destroyed after Israeli warplanes demolished it on Saturday. Photograph: Hatem Moussa/AP

With the death toll in Gaza from Israeli air strikes approaching 200, including more than 50 children, Israeli prime minster Binyamin Netanyahu has do(...)

An Israeli air strike on Gaza City. Prime minister  Binyamin Netanyahu says  Israel has no plans on relenting in its attacks against Hamas in Gaza. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

With apartment buildings falling like houses of cards in Gaza, rockets striking Israeli towns and sectarian violence spreading across the Jewish state(...)

The treatment of Russian Opposition activist Alexei Navalny in Russia has been the subject of angry exchanges between Moscow and other western capitals.  Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

The escalation in tit-for-tat expulsions of “diplomats” by the Czech Republic and Russia has all the hallmarks of a return to the days of the Cold War(...)

 EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell. Photograph: François Walschaerts/Pool/EPA

The European Union has warned that 150,000 Russian troops have massed at the borders of Ukraine and that it would hold Moscow responsible for the fate(...)

Supporters of detained Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny stage a demonstration outside Downing Street in London on April 13th. File photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Russia’s prison authority said on Monday it had decided to transfer hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to a hospital for prisoners. The pr(...)

Clearly caught off guard, Dr von der Leyen could be heard saying ‘ehm...’ and gesturing towards the seats, before taking her place on a sofa off to the side of the scene. Photograph: AFP via Getty

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen was left without a chair in a meeting with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in an incident s(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: Turkish president press office/Handout/EPA

“Turkey has always done things its own way: building bridges one moment, bridgeheads the next,” a recent International Crisis Group paper observed. An(...)

China has already retaliated over the latest sanctions by imposing restrictions, largely travel bans, on several thinktanks, EU foreign policy ambassadors, and some MEPs. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/ AFP via Getty Images

The decision by the US, EU, UK, and Canada to impose sanctions on a number of senior Chinese officials over the brutal treatment and imprisonment of u(...)

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