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Sabine Siebold

From Bundeswehr to Brussels: EU nominee Von der Leyen has steep learning curve

02 Jul 2019

BERLIN Polyglot Ursula von der Leyen's nomination as European Commission chief aims to prevent the European Union from splintering, but her patchy record in Germany's cabinet may yet raise questions about her suitability for the EU executive post.

UPDATE 1-From Bundeswehr to Brussels: EU nominee Von der Leyen has steep learning curve

02 Jul 2019

* She has had a tough time as German defence minister (Recasts with von der Leyen's nomination)

U.S. defense chief tries to rally NATO allies on Iran as tensions simmer

27 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies on Thursday to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in a still-evolving plan to better safeguard strategic waterways around the Strait of Hormuz.

U.S. defence chief tries to rally NATO allies on Iran as tensions simmer

27 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS Acting U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies on Thursday to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in a still-evolving plan to better safeguard strategic waterways around the Strait of Hormuz.

U.S. defense chief tries to rally NATO allies on Iran as tensions simmer

27 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies on Thursday to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in a still-evolving plan to better safeguard strategic waterways around the Strait of Hormuz.

UPDATE 1-U.S. defense chief tries to rally NATO allies on Iran as tensions simmer

27 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS, June 27 Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies on Thursday to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in a still-evolving plan to better safeguard strategic waterways around the Strait of Hormuz.

EU leaders scramble for consensus on 2050 carbon neutral target

20 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS, June 20 EU nations hoping to help lead the fight against global warming by agreeing to go carbon neutral by 2050 at a summit on Thursday engaged in last-ditch diplomacy to ease fears among central and eastern states that such a commitment could cost jobs.

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

11 Jun 2019

TEHRAN/VIENNA Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension.

Maas ruft in Teheran zu Deeskalation zwischen USA und Iran auf

11 Jun 2019

Teheran Bundesaußenminister Heiko Maas hat bei einem Besuch in Teheran im Namen der Europäer ein Bekenntnis zum Iran-Atomabkommen abgelegt und alle Seiten zum Dialog als Mittel gegen eine militärische Eskalation aufgerufen.

German minister upbeat on Iran trade vehicle before Rouhani talks

10 Jun 2019

TEHRAN Instex, a European payment system for barter-based trade with Iran designed to circumvent U.S. sanctions, is expected to be ready soon, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday, ahead of talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.

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