Dressed in a white protective suit, British astronaut Tim Peake listens attentively as technicians explain details of their new satellite -- a European project in Brexit Britain.
With naval power Britain at the EU's exit door, Spain has gone on the offensive to be the next major player defending European shores.
New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took aim at Germany over its defence spending, using his first NATO meeting to push President Donald Trump's call for allies to shoulder a bigger burden.
EU countries have voted for a near-total ban on insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, in what campaigners called a "beacon of hope" for the winged insects.
The European Union on Thursday called for a swift restart of the stalled United Nations peace talks for Syria, worried by Russia’s efforts to tighten the grip on power of its ally, President Bashar al-Assad.
At last year's conference, participants pledged 6 billion dollars for 2017. The EU hopes to surpass that figure at this year's conference.
As part of efforts to ensure the company's future, the Italian government is looking for buyers for Alitalia, and received three bids earlier this month.