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Exclusive: Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission

Jul 23 2019

BRUSSELS France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, proposed after Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE-Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission

Jul 23 2019

* Tensions rising after Iran's tanker seizure (Updates with quotes, details)

China's intelligence law looms over EU 5G safeguards: official

Jul 19 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union cannot ignore China's National Intelligence Law, which requires Chinese citizens to support state information-gathering, as Brussels seeks rules for super-fast mobile networks, a senior EU official said on Friday.

With French-flavored EU line-up, Macron builds future influence

Jul 03 2019

PARIS/BRUSSELS After struggling to get his way in Brussels for much of the past two years, Emmanuel Macron can claim a rare victory in brokering a deal on Europe's new leadership team, in a sign the French president might wield greater influence in coming years.

With French-flavoured EU line-up, Macron builds future influence

Jul 03 2019

PARIS/BRUSSELS After struggling to get his way in Brussels for much of the past two years, Emmanuel Macron can claim a rare victory in brokering a deal on Europe's new leadership team, in a sign the French president might wield greater influence in coming years.

EU leaders choose France's Lagarde for ECB after marathon summit

Jul 03 2019

BRUSSELS/STRASBOURG European Union leaders agreed on Tuesday to name France's Christine Lagarde as the new head of the European Central Bank and sealed a deal on filling the EU's other top four jobs after marathon talks that have exposed deep divisions in the bloc. | Video

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

Jun 27 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

Jun 27 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

Jun 27 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

Jun 27 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.

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Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.