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France leads top NATO response force this year

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The highest ready element of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), its very high readiness joint task force (VJTF), is this year led by France. The...

Migrant year to date

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Cold, hunger and danger - these are conditions people face when they flee their countries, often risking their lives to escape circumstances ranging from...

Guarded reception for Taliban’s new Afghan government in Asia, Europe

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Germany, China and Japan offered a lukewarm reception on Wednesday to the Taliban's provisional government in Afghanistan, following the Islamist militants' lightning seizure of...

ISS: Preventing conflict should be the priority for Europe-Africa relations

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With political violence and terrorism rising in Africa, negotiation and dialogue need as much attention as peace support operations. An important year lies ahead for...

US Army commits to its African allies after combining Europe and...

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The United States Army has recently combined its Europe and Africa branches. Considering this consolidation, the US Army held a media briefing that communicated...

Europe lifts safety ban on Boeing 737 MAX jet

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European regulators on Wednesday lifted a 22-month ban on flights of the Boeing 737 MAX after a design and pilot training overhaul in the...

Twenty migrants drown in Libya shipwreck, fourth accident this week

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Twenty African migrants are believed to have drowned off the coast of Libya when their boat sank as they tried to cross the Mediterranean...

At least 140 Europe-bound migrants drown off Senegal coast: UN

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At least 140 Europe-bound migrants drowned off the coast of Senegal when their boat caught fire and capsized, marking the deadliest shipwreck recorded this...

World becoming less tolerant of migrants – Gallup poll

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The world is becoming less tolerant of migrants, according to a poll released on Wednesday as Europe prepared to unveil a new asylum plan...

Coronavirus squeezing European armed forces

Military forces across Europe scaled back operations and imposed stricter rules on personnel to stem the spread of the coronavirus among staff living and...

Airbus stops production at European sites

Airbus is stopping production and assembly activities at plants in France and Spain for the next four days as governments implement new measures to...

Europe safer since Islamic State defeat but threat endures, Europol says

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Europeans were safer from jihadist attacks last year than at any point since Islamic State set up its caliphate in 2014, but a number...

NATO aims to make space new frontier in defense

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NATO aims to recognize space as a domain of warfare this year, four senior diplomats said, partly to show U.S. President Donald Trump that...

U.S. arms makers see booming European demand as threats multiply

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U.S. arms makers say European demand for fighter jets, missile defenses and other weapons is growing fast amid heightened concerns about Russia and Iran. The...

ISS: Pressure grows on Africa to take back its migrants

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Migrant numbers to Europe have dropped dramatically since 2015 when the highest number of people recorded – over a million – arrived from outside...

Consolidate or become obsolete, German official tells European arms makers

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European weapons makers to consolidate, the German government's armaments director said on Wednesday, and warned that failing to reduce the continent's fragmented...

European defense coalition launched in Paris

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A coalition of European militaries ready to react to crises near the continent's borders was launched on Wednesday with Finland becoming the...

Italy demands EU opens more ports to migrant ships

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Italy demanded on Thursday the EU find other ports to disembark migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, suggesting it would withhold support for...

Europe still shopping for fighters

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Slovakia has just opted for14 F-16V fighters to replace its decaying Mig-29s, and according to Theresboiu.ro, the Defense Minister Mihai Fifor announced...

EU summit to focus on lowering Mediterranean immigration

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European Union leaders meeting over migration later this week will agree to further tighten their external borders, give more support to Libya...

EU executive unveils 13 bn euro defence fund; could buy weapons...

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The European Union's executive proposed on Wednesday a 13 billion euro ($15.3 billion) defence and security fund for the first time to...

Germany, France press ahead on ‘historic’ joint weapons developments

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German and French officials on Thursday pressed ahead with plans to jointly develop a next-generation fighter jet, a drone and a maritime...

EU agrees first defense projects, delays decision on British role

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A group of European Union countries agreed on Tuesday to develop their first joint defense projects under a pact that excludes Britain,...

EU agrees registration rules for drones, downloads of flight recordings

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Drone owners in Europe will have to register their devices if "dangerous" and aircraft makers ensure that black box recordings can be...

Europe faces Herculean challenge to develop new fighter jet

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Europe is embarking on an expensive and politically charged effort to develop a new combat jet that will shape the future of...

No country for young men: Senegal’s villages deserted for dreams of...

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Slumped on a bench in a village in south-east Senegal - lifeless but for the occasional bleating of goats and splutter of...

Woman jailed for trafficking Nigerian girls for sex trade

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A female trafficking boss was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Thursday for using the threat of witchcraft to exert control...

EU eyes Israeli technologies for spotting militants online

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European powers are looking to Israeli-developed technology to develop better means for spotting "lone-wolf" militants based on their online activity, a senior...

EU naval force can train Libyan coastguard in 14 weeks

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The European Union's Mediterranean naval force is offering to train Libyans to run a small coastguard fleet to be able to fight...

Migrant flows to Europe top 110,000 so far in 2016 –...

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More than 110,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Greece and Italy already this year, a sharp increase on 2015, the International...

Anti-Islam movement PEGIDA protests across Europe

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Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement staged rallies in several cities across Europe on Saturday to protest against the arrival of hundreds of thousands...

Insight: Gaffer tape and 500 euros – running guns to the...

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Need a Kalashnikov in Belgium? No problem, says "Nemac" the Serb; a few hundred euros will buy the gun and a place...

Border-free Europe unravels as migrant crisis hits record day

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Two decades of frontier-free travel across Europe unravelled on Monday as countries re-established border controls in the face of an unprecedented influx...

Italy, France, Germany sign European drone project

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Italy, France and Germany agreed on Monday to develop a European drone programme for reconnaissance and surveillance, seeking to inject momentum into...

Italy says 4,100 boat migrants rescued in ongoing weekend mission

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Nearly 4,100 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya on Saturday and Sunday and rescue operations continued as people...

Dozens held across Europe in Islamist suspect sweeps

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Belgian, French and German police interrogated dozens of Islamist suspects on Friday as much of Europe remained on heightened security alert after...

Asylum seekers in Europe reach two-decade high

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Nearly half a million people sought asylum in Europe last year, the most in two decades, with the largest number coming from...

Worries grow over IMF loans to Europe

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The prospect of European heavyweights like Italy or Spain turning to the IMF for rescue loans is worrying the United States and...

Cold comfort as austerity bites in Europe

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While workers protest against austerity measures on the streets, cash-strapped Europeans are feeling the pain at home, struggling to pay for heating...

Risks of global recession mount

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Financial contagion from Europe is pushing global economies towards the brink, and the risks of slipping into worldwide recession are rising significantly. China's...

Low-level radiation in Europe still a mystery – IAEA

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The source of low levels of radioactive iodine-131 detected in several European countries over the past few weeks is still unclear, the...

Stratfor: Europe’s crisis – beyond finance

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Everyone is wondering about the next disaster to befall Europe.  Italy is one focus; Spain is also a possibility. But these crises...

Stratfor: Europe, the international system and a generational shift

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Change in the international system comes in large and small doses, but fundamental patterns generally stay consistent. From 1500 to 1991, for...

Street crime wave hits Europe’s capital

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A wave of theft and vandalism has hit the downtown of Europe's capital, only blocks away from where leaders have been trying...

Europe’s growth outlook at mercy of debt politics

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The warning signals for Europe's economy are flashing red, but the uncomfortable truth for policymakers is that a restoration of solid growth...

Europe’s leaders take another swing at debt crisis

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European leaders meet for a high-profile summit that they hope will produce a clear plan to tackle the sovereign debt crisis that...

Air France under pressure as old guard return

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Air France-KLM came under pressure from investors and unions for delaying restructuring moves and bringing back a former leader to try and...

Norway killer says 80 militant cells in Europe – police

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Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to the bomb and shooting attacks that killed 77 people in Norway in July, says there...

Canada: Move to avoid “full-blown global recession”

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Europe and the G20 leading economies must act decisively and quickly to avoid another full-scale world recession, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper...

Under fire, Europe works to bolster debt crisis fund

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uropean policymakers began working on new ways to stop fallout from Greece's near-bankruptcy from inflicting more damage on the world economy after...