The bloc's ambassador to the Pacific Islands said the EU is looking to become an economic and strategic partner in the region.
The Russian defense ministry claimed the recent blasts in northern and central Crimea were done by saboteurs as Ukrainian officials laud the strikes on its ammunition depots.
The European Parliament will be cooperating with Greek authorities in its probe into the spying of Greek EU lawmaker and opposition party member Nikos Androulakis.
A top Russian official in the annexed Crimea region said the Russian security forces stopped a terrorist cell made up of members of an Islamist group.
Candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss both ruled out granting Scotland another independence referendum if elected.
The UK defense ministry said in its intelligence update, Russian forces are reorienting its positions in southern Ukraine as separatists continue to bombard the Donbas region.
US officials reported an increase in illegal weapons smuggling into Haiti and the Caribbean, amidst increasing cases of firearm-related violence in the region.
Ukraine and Russian-installed officials in occupied parts have traded accusations over the shelling near the Zaporizhzhia facility.
The German prosecutor-general's office confirmed reports that it dismissed a legal complaint against Scholz.
Russian fighter jets made an incursion over Finnish airspace for two minutes, according to its defense ministry.
The French foreign ministry condemned the six-year prison sentence given to ousted Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by the military court.
Iran's foreign ministry said Rushdie was deserving of the condemnation and no one has the right to accuse Tehran of the stabbing of the novelist.
In her meeting with a delegation of US lawmakers, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan remains committed to a stable Taiwan Strait.
The insurgent group declared Monday a 'day of victory' marking one year since the West withdrew from Afghanistan.
North Korea reportedly launched two cruise missiles from its western area of Onchon this week, according to the South Korean military.
Russia-Ukraine conflict: EU leaders set to approve Ukraine's candidacy
Leaders of countries part of the European Union are set to make a historic decision regarding Ukraine’s potential candidacy. Diplomats and ministers revealed that the bloc’s leaders are set to approve of Ukraine becoming a candidate for European Union membership.
Diplomats and ministers revealed Tuesday that leaders of the nations part of the European Union are set to sign off on Ukraine’s candidacy for membership into the bloc during the summit on Thursday. This follows the recommendation made by the European Commission last week to grant Ukraine candidacy status.
Following days of internal discussions, three diplomats told Reuters there was no opposition to Ukraine joining the European Union.
“We are working towards the point where we tell Putin that Ukraine belongs to Europe, that we will also defend the values that Ukraine defends,” Luxembourg foreign minister Jean Asselborn told reporters prior to meeting his EU counterparts.
Along with Ukraine, Moldova is also likely to be given candidate status. However, Georgia must fulfill its conditions, most especially breaking the political gridlock that the country is currently facing.
A French presidential official also told reporters during a briefing that he was confident there would be no opposition from the 27 countries for Ukraine and Moldova.
“We are forging consensus. At this moment I can’t say all 27 are agreed but there is reasonable hope to quickly get an agreement on Ukraine and Moldova at the EU Council,” said the official.
While northern European countries have some reservations about giving Ukraine candidacy status over certain issues, such as the rampant corruption, Denmark’s foreign minister said he was willing to give Ukraine candidacy status.
At the same time, several countries in the bloc are pushing to impose new sanctions on Russia and Belarus to increase pressure as the war moves into its fourth month.
One-third of the EU countries, led by the eastern and Nordic states, want the European Commission to start working on the seventh set of sanctions to punish Russia for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
However, according to diplomats, countries such as Germany prefer to focus on applying existing sanctions for now and closing loopholes in the sanctions rather than start work on new ones.