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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...

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