BRUSSELS Hungary hopes to reach a NATO defense spending target in 2023, a year ahead of the deadline agreed by allies who are facing strong pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to invest more in European security.
BRUSSELS France and Germany each sought to claim European leadership within NATO on Wednesday in the first ministerial meeting since French President Emmanuel Macron warned that the U.S.-led military alliance was experiencing "brain death."
BRUSSELS NATO foreign ministers are set on Wednesday to make space a domain of warfare and agree to closely monitor China's growing military might in decisions that many allies say shows the alliance is not dying, as France has suggested.
* NATO holds first meeting since Macron 'brain dead'
BEIJING/BRUSSELS The European Union is discussing a visit for ambassadors to China's far western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing has been accused of oppressing ethnic Uighurs, but the trip is unlikely to happen unless certain conditions are met, diplomats said.
PARIS/BRUSSELS Europe's threat to trigger a mechanism that could reimpose United Nations sanctions on Iran marks a significant breakdown in diplomacy to try to save the 2015 nuclear deal and could presage its death knell, diplomats say.
BRUSSELS European Union governments gave the green light on Tuesday for 13 new defence projects in a step to develop more firepower independently of the United States.
BRUSSELS Germany, Britain and France should be ready to consider starting moves to reinstate international sanctions on Iran over breaches of its 2015 nuclear deal, Germany's foreign minister said on Monday.
BRUSSELS, Nov 11 Britain, France and Germany
must be ready to react to Iran's breaches of its 2015 nuclear
deal and this could mean reimposing international sanctions on
Tehran, though Europe still wants to save the accord, the German
foreign minister said on Monday.
BERLIN/PARIS France's president warned fellow European countries on Thursday that NATO was dying, citing a lack of coordination and U.S. unpredictability under President Donald Trump, comments quickly rejected as "drastic" by the German chancellor. | Video