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Exclusive: EU to drop threat of Huawei ban but wants 5G risks monitored - sources

22 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS The European Commission will next week urge EU countries to share more data to tackle cybersecurity risks related to 5G networks but will ignore U.S. calls to ban Huawei Technologies, four people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

EU leaders call for end to 'naivety' in relations with China

22 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders called for an end to naivety on Friday in relations with Beijing and said China was a competitor whose markets were not sufficiently open, although they did not spell out specifically what they planned to do.

EU leaders debate more assertive response to China's rise

22 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS, March 22 EU leaders said on Friday the bloc must recognise that China is as much a competitor as a partner, after calls for a more assertive policy towards Beijing over the openness of Chinese markets and the role of state-led firms.

EU leaders to discuss stronger shield against Chinese influence

21 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union will weigh a more defensive strategy on China on Thursday, signalling a possible end to the unfettered access Chinese business has enjoyed in Europe but which Beijing has failed to reciprocate.

EU leaders to discuss ways to limit Chinese influence at summit dinner

21 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union will discuss a more defensive strategy on China on Thursday, potentially signalling an end to the unfettered access that Chinese business has enjoyed in Europe but which Beijing has failed to reciprocate.

EU leaders to discuss ways to limit Chinese influence at summit dinner

21 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS, March 21 The European Union will discuss a more defensive strategy on China on Thursday, potentially signalling an end to the unfettered access that Chinese business has enjoyed in Europe but which Beijing has failed to reciprocate.

Exclusive: China to invite European diplomats to Xinjiang in new diplomatic push

20 Mar 2019

BEIJING/BRUSSELS China will invite Beijing-based European diplomats to visit its far western region of Xinjiang, the foreign ministry told Reuters, furthering its outreach to fend off criticism about a de-radicalisation programme.

China rejects 'abnormal' U.S. spying concerns as EU pushes trade

18 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS China dismissed U.S. security warnings against its telecoms equipment maker Huawei as groundless and "abnormal" on Monday, as the Chinese government's top diplomat went to Brussels to cool growing European frustration over trade.

U.N. raises $7 billion for Syria from donors

14 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS The United Nations won almost $7 bln in aid pledges for Syria on Thursday, overcoming fatigue among donors after eight years of civil war and sidestepping divisions over how to deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

U.N. Palestinian aid faces funding battle without U.S. help: agency

14 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS The U.N. agency that supports Palestinian refugees said on Thursday it needed $1.2 billion in funding for 2019 as it faced its first full year without U.S. support.

World News

Israel, Hamas trade blows as Gaza tensions simmer

Gaza militants fired rockets into southern Israel and Israeli aircraft carried out strikes in the Hamas-ruled territory overnight Tuesday, though the level of violence appeared to abate after Palestinians said a ceasefire had been reached.