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EU defence ambitions stuck in no-man’s land

EU defence ambitions stuck in no-man’s land

Europe’s grand defence project, already wounded by divisions over Libya, is stuck in a political no-man’s land as Polish ambitions to revive it face indifference among allies. Poland had signaled for months that breathing new life into European Union defence […]


Germany, France and Poland form EU battlegroup

Germany, France and Poland form EU battlegroup

Germany, France and Poland joined forces Tuesday to form a joint European combat group that will be ready to deploy in crisis zones from 2013. The three European Union military powers signed an agreement in Brussels to put together a […]


Russia may take action over US missile shield

Russia may take action over US missile shield

Russia’s deputy defense minister has said action could be taken if the United States deploys its new missile defense system near Russia’s borders. In a news conference on Friday, deputy defense minister Anatoly Antonov said the Russian military was looking […]


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 — […]


 
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