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Robin Emmott

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.

NATO weighs options to deter new Russian missile threat

Jun 26 2019

BRUSSELS NATO defense ministers considered on Wednesday how to deter Russia from launching a missile attack at short notice on Europe if a landmark treaty against land-based nuclear warheads collapses next month.

NATO calls on Russia to destroy new missile, warns of response

Jun 25 2019

BRUSSELS NATO urged Russia on Tuesday to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear warheads out of Europe or face a more determined alliance response in the region. | Video

Turkey will lose F-35 warplane if Russia arms deal goes ahead, U.S. says

Jun 25 2019

BRUSSELS The United States will stop Turkish forces flying and developing its F-35 stealth jets if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian air defense system, the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday.

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