Robin Emmott

West hits Belarus with new sanctions over Ryanair 'piracy'

Jun 21 2021

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON/LONDON Western powers hit Belarus with a wave of new sanctions on Monday in a coordinated response to Minsk's forced landing of a Ryanair plane last month to arrest a journalist on board, an act that is set to prompt further economic sanctions.

WRAPUP 2-West hits Belarus with new sanctions over Ryanair 'piracy'

Jun 21 2021

* EU leaders set to approve economic sanctions (Updates with Russian individual targeted)

EU sets out potential criteria for Lebanese sanctions: document

Jun 18 2021

PARIS/BRUSSELS Criteria for European Union sanctions being prepared for Lebanese politicians are likely to be corruption, obstructing efforts to form a government, financial mishandling and human rights abuses, according to a diplomatic note seen by Reuters.

EU reaches deal on Belarus economic sanctions, according to Austria, diplomats

Jun 18 2021

BRUSSELS/VIENNA (Reuters) -The European Union is set to ban new loans to Belarus after reaching a deal on Friday for economic sanctions on Minsk as punishment for forcing down a flight to arrest a journalist, the Austrian foreign ministry and three diplomats said.

EU and UK say Hong Kong newspaper raid shows China cracking down on dissent

Jun 17 2021

LONDON/BRUSSELS The European Union and Britain on Thursday said a police raid on Hong Kong's pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily showed that China was using a new national security law to crack down on dissent and silence the media rather than deal with public security.

Japan says China's military strategy unclear, of serious concern

Jun 17 2021

BRUSSELS Japan said on Thursday China's military intentions are unclear and its armed forces' rapid expansion is of serious concern, circumstances that require Europe, the United States and other Asian nations to come together to stand up to Beijing.

Quoting Irish poet, Biden ends EU trade war in renewal of transatlantic ties

Jun 15 2021

By Steve Holland, Philip Blenkinsop, Marine Strauss and Robin Emmott

NATO adopts tough line on China at Biden's debut summit with alliance

Jun 14 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -NATO leaders warned on Monday that China presents "systemic challenges," taking a forceful stance towards Beijing in a communique at Joe Biden's first summit with an alliance that Donald Trump openly disparaged. | Video

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