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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...

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