France warns Russia as EU prepares sanctions on Belarus

France warns Russia as EU prepares sanctions on Belarus

By Sabine Siebold, Andrius Sytas and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS/WARSAW/MOSCOW (Reuters) – France told Russia on Monday NATO would be prepared to defend the sovereignty of Ukraine, near where NATO says Moscow has been staging a troop buildup, while Western...
EU court rules against Poland over judicial appointments

EU court rules against Poland over judicial appointments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Polish rules allowing the justice minister to assign judges to higher criminal courts or to remove them without stating reasons violated EU law. The case arose after a Polish court asked whether...
Kabul passport office suspends work as demand crashes system

Kabul passport office suspends work as demand crashes system

KABUL (Reuters) – The Kabul passport office has been forced to suspend operations after equipment used for issuing biometric documents broke down under the pressure of processing thousands of applications a day, the head of the office said. Worries about the...