EU recalls Moscow envoy after blaming Russia over spy attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk, center, during a round table meeting at an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo)

BRUSSELS — The European Union is recalling its ambassador from Moscow for consultations over the nerve gas attack against a former spy in Britain earlier this month, reinforcing a united stand with Prime Minister Theresa May against Russia.