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Britain mulls sending non-combat equipment to Libya

Britain mulls sending non-combat equipment to Libya

Britain is considering supplying Libyan rebels with non-lethal equipment, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday. “We are prepared to supply non-lethal equipment which will help with the protection of civilian lives and the delivery of humanitarian aid,” Hague told […]


Most US, EU policy-makers may accept nuclear Iran

Most US, EU policy-makers may accept nuclear Iran

A majority of European and US policy-makers would prefer a nuclear-armed Iran over taking military action if diplomatic efforts failed, a survey showed Tuesday. The survey of public officials from both sides of the Atlantic found that opinions diverged between […]


EU could end China arms embargo early 2011

EU could end China arms embargo early 2011

A European Union arms embargo clamped on China in 1989 following the Tiananmen crackdown could be lifted in early 2011, Brussels sources told Thursday’s edition of France’s Le Figaro daily. The lifting of the embargo on all lethal weapons “could […]


EU Seeks Talks with US Over Aid for Air Giants

EU Seeks Talks with US Over Aid for Air Giants

The European Union is seeking talks with the United States regarding a long-standing dispute over financial support for European aircraft maker Airbus and US firm Boeing, an EU trade official has said. The European Union says it is ready to […]


China urges EU to lift arms embargo

China urges EU to lift arms embargo

Beijing: China urged the European Union on Thursday to lift its arms embargo on the Asian nation to boost relations, after the bloc’s Spanish presidency said it was reconsidering the ban. “We demand the lifting of the arms embargo with […]


EU to extend anti-piracy mission off Somalia through 2010

EU to extend anti-piracy mission off Somalia through 2010

UNITED NATIONS: The European Union has decided to extend the mandate of its piracy mission off the coast of Somalia until the end of 2010, Sweden’s UN envoy has said. The European Union — through the naval Operation Atalanta — […]


EU lifts Uzbek arms embargo

EU lifts Uzbek arms embargo

Luxembourg: European Union foreign ministers on Tuesday lifted a four-year-old arms embargo on Uzbekistan, but issued a one-year deadline for progress on ending human rights abuses. According to conclusions issued following a meeting of member states in Luxembourg, the bloc […]


EU launches anti-bio weapons programme

Brussels: EU defence ministers on Monday launched a 100-million-euro (135-million-dollar) project to counter the threat against biological weapons. The programme baptised “Bio-Edep” is an initiative of five EU nations — the Czech Republic, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. “Other […]


 
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