US VP Pence talks of deepening ties to EU

2017-02-20 16:24

US Vice President Mike Pence says the US is finding ways to "deepen our relationship with the European Union and the European community".

Germany's Merkel to US: Uphold, strengthen multilateralism

2017-02-18 14:01

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to preserve and strengthen multilateral structures such as the European Union, NATO and the United Nations.

Cold War redux? US, Russian missile spat in Europe

2017-02-16 22:51

The United States and Russia may be on the verge of a new arms race in Europe, decades after the missile crisis that shook the Old Continent in the waning years of the Soviet Union.

EU leaders confront Libya migration and Trump

2017-02-03 16:31

EU leaders sought a plan to curb mass migration from Libya at a special summit in Malta that was overshadowed by the challenges of Brexit and Donald Trump.

Turkish Nato soldiers seek asylum in Germany

2017-01-29 06:22

Several dozen Turkish soldiers assigned to Nato have sought asylum in Germany, a report says, quoting officers who said they fear jail.

Over 5 000 Turks file cases at European court over purge

2017-01-27 12:54

More than 5 300 Turks have filed complaints before the European Court of Human Rights over their government's purge following a failed coup last July, the president of the court said.

US troops enter Poland

2017-01-13 05:41

American soldiers are rolling into Poland, fulfilling a dream Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989.

Scores of ISIS bodies found in former Libya bastion

2016-12-09 14:23

The bodies of scores of Islamic State group fighters have been retrieved from the former jihadist bastion of Sirte, which Libyan pro-government fighters seized this week, loyalist forces say.

EU, US have little leverage as Turkish democracy backslides

2016-11-21 19:24

Since quashing a July coup attempt, Turkey's president has used extraordinary powers from a state of emergency to arrest and purge thousands of opponents

Obama urges leaders to work with Trump

2016-11-18 17:40

President Barack Obama has urged key European leaders to work with the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.


Trump 'unwavering' in commitment to NATO alliance: Pence

2017-02-18 16:43

US Vice President Mike Pence has said President Donald Trump would stand by the NATO transatlantic alliance and no-one should doubt his commitment.

Finland beefs up military amid rising Russian tensions

2017-02-17 06:07

Finland's government has announced plans to strengthen the country's military capacity due to concerns over assertive behaviour from its powerful eastern neighbour Russia.

UN: NATO air raids kill 18 civilians in Helmand

2017-02-13 12:17

UN inquiry concludes air strikes in Helmand's Sangin district killed at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children.

Libya leader offers NATO sea access if it upgrades navy

2017-02-01 20:50

Libya's UN-backed prime minister says NATO or European Union ships could be permitted to operate in Libyan waters alongside the national navy if those organisations help modernize his country's vessels.

Czech president backs Trump's anti-migrant step

2017-01-28 23:05

Czech President Milos Zeman has praised US President Donald Trump's anti-migrant steps, saying the new president simply cared about the safety of Americans.

Libya PM says will meet rival for talks in Cairo

2017-01-25 16:57

The head of Libya's unity government has said he would soon hold talks with a rival field marshal to try to halt his country's descent into chaos, Italian media has reported.

Soft is out! Putin, Trump force EU to harden its defence

2016-12-27 16:51

With an increasingly bellicose Russia on its doorstep and a capricious ally in US president-elect Donald Trump, the rest of the EU is being forced to acknowledge power needs real military hardware to back it up.

Nato chief trumpets new 'momentum' with EU military ties

2016-12-06 19:34

Nato's chief says the alliance and the European Union are moving forward on deepening co-operation.

SA vs ICC: Six degrees of separation

2016-11-20 06:39

There are plausible reasons – none of which involve Omar al-Bashir – for SA revoking the Rome Statute, writes Phiwokuhle Mnyandu.

Obama says Trump soon to face sobering 'reality' check

2016-11-15 07:37

President Barack Obama cautioned against dire predictions for Donald Trump's presidency, saying his Republican successor faces a reality check if he tries to enact his most controversial campaign promises.

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