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EU warns Britain heading for a no-deal Brexit

19 Sep 2019

STRASBOURG/BRUSSELS The European Union warned on Wednesday that Britain was headed for a damaging no-deal Brexit, with London's ideas for solving the contentious issue of the Irish border still unlikely to unlock a deal just six weeks before Britain is due to leave. | Video

France's Macron embraces high-risk diplomacy at EU's expense

17 Sep 2019

PARIS/BRUSSELS Just as the United States is seeking less frosty ties with the new leaders of the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron has seized the helm of European diplomacy, filling a vacuum left by a distracted Britain and a weakened Germany.

Britain's move to join U.S. Gulf mission frustrates European plans

13 Sep 2019

BRUSSELS/PARIS Britain's decision to join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Gulf has delayed European efforts to set up a maritime force to ensure safe shipping in the Strait of Hormuz separate from American patrols, EU diplomats say.

EU creates defence and space branch 'to complement NATO'

10 Sep 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union will create a new defence and space arm to help fund, develop and deploy armed forces, the bloc's incoming chief executive said on Tuesday, naming an ally of French President Emmanuel Macron for the role.

EU creates defence and space branch 'to complement NATO'

10 Sep 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union will create a new defence and space arm to help fund, develop and deploy armed forces, the bloc's incoming chief executive said on Tuesday, naming an ally of French President Emmanuel Macron for the role.

UPDATE 1-EU creates defence and space branch "to complement NATO"

10 Sep 2019

* Commission seeking to help joint EU weapons development (Recasts with announcement, details)

With Trump's blessing, Pompeo sought 'reset' with new EU leaders - envoy

03 Sep 2019

BRUSSELS U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought on Tuesday to re-establish friendlier ties with the incoming leaders of the European Union and mark an end to troubled relations since President Donald Trump took office, a senior U.S. diplomat said.

Exclusive: Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission

24 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, proposed after Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE-Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission

23 Jul 2019

* Tensions rising after Iran's tanker seizure (Updates with quotes, details)

China's intelligence law looms over EU 5G safeguards - official

19 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union cannot ignore China's National Intelligence Law, which requires Chinese citizens to support state information-gathering, as Brussels seeks rules for super-fast mobile networks, a senior EU official said on Friday.

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Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.