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Hungary aims to reach NATO defense spending goal in 2023

20 Nov 2019

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.

Germany and France vie for European leadership at NATO

20 Nov 2019

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."

NATO says death 'greatly exaggerated'; to adopt new strategies on space, China

20 Nov 2019

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 says death 'greatly exaggerated'; to adopt new strategies on space, China

20 Nov 2019

* NATO holds first meeting since Macron 'brain dead' comments

EU's proposed ambassadorial visit to Xinjiang seen unlikely to happen

14 Nov 2019

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.

European concerns raise prospect of renewed U.N. sanctions on Iran

12 Nov 2019

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.

Europe agrees to develop more weapons independently of U.S.

12 Nov 2019

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.

Europe should consider renewed sanctions on Iran, Germany suggests

11 Nov 2019

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.

Europe should mull renewed sanctions on Iran over nuclear breaches, Germany suggests

11 Nov 2019

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.

NATO experiencing 'brain death', France's Macron says

08 Nov 2019

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

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