European leaders have sounded the alarm after the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of imposing fresh sanctions on Russia. They say the new measures could disadvantage European companies working on Russian pipelines.
EU leaders agreed to continue economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. Meeting at a summit in Brussels, the bloc's top politicians also discussed migration and security, revealing national differences.
At a time when the United States is calling for more restrictions on fuel exports to North Korea, Russia may be attempting to avoid the total collapse of the regime in Pyongyang. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The EU has given the formal green light for a second phase of negotiations on Britain's departure from the bloc. The talks will now focus on a transition period and the future trading relationship between the two sides.
The White House and Tillerson had differing accounts of which country was being helpful on North Korea. Meanwhile North Korea's UN ambassador has insisted its nuclear ambitions were in self-defense against the US.
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