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John Irish

Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum

Feb 17 2019

MUNICH In 2009, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden came to Munich to "press the reset button" with Russia. A decade later he came again to offer the world better relations, this time with his own country.

Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, U.S. of seeking war

Feb 17 2019

MUNICH Iran's foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the region.

Top French officer raps West's tactics against IS in Syria, faces punishment

Feb 16 2019

MUNICH A senior French officer involved in the fight against Islamic State in Syria faces punishment after launching a scathing attack on the U.S.-led coalition's methods to defeat the group in its remaining stronghold of Hajin, the army said on Saturday.

Top French officer raps West's tactics against IS in Syria, faces punishment

Feb 16 2019

MUNICH A senior French officer involved in the fight against Islamic State in Syria faces punishment after launching a scathing attack on the U.S.-led coalition's methods to defeat the group in its remaining stronghold of Hajin, the army said on Saturday.

Sahel instability spreading to coastal West Africa - Burkina Faso

Feb 16 2019

MUNICH, Germany Islamist militants are increasing their activity in West Africa despite the establishment of a regional force to combat them in the Sahel region, and they are now threatening coastal countries, Burkina Faso's foreign minister said on Saturday.

Sahel instability spreading to coastal West Africa: Burkina Faso

Feb 16 2019

MUNICH, Germany Islamist militants are increasing their activity in West Africa despite the establishment of a regional force to combat them in the Sahel region, and they are now threatening coastal countries, Burkina Faso's foreign minister said on Saturday.

Stop goading the West and let's talk, Williamson urges Russia

Feb 15 2019

MUNICH Britain's defence minister accused Russia on Friday of "trying to goad the West into a new arms race" that it does not want and called on Moscow to reset its relationship with Western countries through dialogue.

Acting Pentagon chief says committed to defeating Islamic State, but allies skeptical

Feb 15 2019

MUNICH, Germany Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday the United States was committed to defeating Islamic State in the Middle East and beyond, but officials said European allies were skeptical of Washington's pledges.

"It's a mystery", France's Le Drian says of U.S. policy on Syria

Feb 15 2019

MUNICH France's foreign minister on Friday said he was mystified by U.S. policy on northeastern Syria after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops, because it would only benefit Iran, which Washington wants to be tough on.

UPDATE 1-Stop goading the West and let's talk, UK minister urges Russia

Feb 15 2019

* European officials complain of Russian meddling in politics (Adds NATO chief, German defence minister)

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