Ireland's gay citizens woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, narrowly beating Russia and Italy in the international talent show.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, on a working visit in Riga, has discussed the European integration of Ukraine and reforms in the country with Austrian Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann and European Parliament President Martin Schulz.
RIGA, Latvia — Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain showed up hours late, but the absentee who really mattered — and haunted all discussion during a two-day meeting of leaders from Europe and former Soviet lands — was President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who had not even been invited.
Looking over their shoulders at Russia, the European Union and six former Soviet neighbors patched up their differences to renew vows of cooperation in the interests of peace and security at a summit on May 22.
RIGA - Tensions among Europe's eastern neighbors broke to the surface on May 22, casting doubts about the European Union's flagship initiative to deepen economic and political ties with six former Soviet republics.
European leaders pledged Ukraine 1.8 billion euro and the vague prospect of visa-free travel at an EU summit in Riga where the Kremlin's newly assertive policy in eastern Europe was the elephant in the room.
RIGA, Latvia - The last time European leaders gathered to discuss the future of the nations that lie between E.U. borders and Russia, the talks sparked a biting Russian response and the crisis in Ukraine. This time, they are treading lightly.
RIGA - The free trade area between Ukraine and the European Union will launch from Jan. 1, 2016, according to a final statement issued by the attendees of the Eastern Partnership summit.
RIGA, Latvia - The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations on May 22 but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis.
RIGA - The discussion on the Easter Partnership summit's final statement was very difficult, President of European Council Donald Tusk has said.
The participants of the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga have confirmed the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the members of the Eastern Partnership initiative.
RIGA - Leaders of the European Union and six former Soviet republics concluded a summit in Riga on May 22 by issuing a joint declaration on maintaining their "Eastern Partnership", despite differences on key issues.
RIGA - The European Union acknowledges the European choice and aspirations of the Eastern Partnership nations that have signed association agreements, according to a final statement of the Riga summit, issued on May 22.
RIGA - The European Union (EU) has expressed its willingness to grant visa-free travel to Ukraine and Georgia in the event that the European Commission (EC) issues a favorable report at the end of 2015 regarding these countries' meeting of the necessary criteria, according to a joint statement released at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga on May 22.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes there is a prospect of Ukraine being granted visa-free travel to the EU if Kyiv meets the required conditions, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said.
RIGA, LATVIA - European Union leaders will keep their cooperation with Ukraine and five other ex-Soviet republics, but membership looks far off.
RIGA - European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn has promised Ukraine and Georgia visa-free travel to the EU provided that they comply fully with the criteria.
RIGA – The Eastern Partnership countries are not ready to get a membership prospect from the European Union, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said.
RIGA, Latvia - Ukraine will need more European Union and international assistance, and the bloc may have to start discussing this before the end of the year, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU, said May 21.