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French army 'Leclerc'-type tanks take part in the 'Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2017' exercise at the exercise area in Grafenwoehr, near Eschenbach, southern Germany, on May 11, 2017. Photo: Christof Stache / AFP
French army 'Leclerc'-type tanks take pa... […]

EU defence gets 20-billion-euro budget boost

The EU has announced plans to spend nearly 20 billion euros on defence over its next long-term budget, as the bloc seeks to boost its resilience to the perceived threat from Russia
ARCHIVE - 22.03.2018, Belgium, Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May (M) sits between French President Emmanuel Macron (l) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (r) just before their tripartite meeting at the EU summit. (to dpa "Macron: Berlin, Paris and London regret US exit" from 08.05.2018) Photo: Francois Lenoir / Pool Reuters / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Visual Communication +++
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EU vows to preserve Iran deal as relations with US enter crossroads

The European Union has been using all diplomatic channels to convince US President Donald Trump to stick with the Iran nuclear deal. With Trump deciding to go against the EU's pleas and withdraw his country from the agreement, EU-US relations might be coming to a breaking point.
A robot of the research institute 'Artificial Intelligence (AI)' makes popcorn at the University of Bremen, Germany, 8 March 2017. Computer and robotic scientists currently attempt to modify and programm robots in order to help in the kitchen, inter alia. Photo: Ingo Wagner/dpa
A robot of the research institute 'Artif... […]

EU calls for more AI investment

The European Union is targeting 20 billion euros ($24.36 billion) of investment in artificial intelligence by 2020
In France, some 500 jihadists handed heavy jail sentences at the beginning of the 2000s are set to be released before 2020 after serving their time. Photo: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP
In France, some 500 jihadists handed hea... […]

Jailbird jihadists, a security threat for Europe

Already wrestling with a constantly-evolving terror threat, European intelligence agencies spy a new problem on the horizon: hundreds of jihadists due to be released from prison.
US Defence Minister James Mattis looks on ahead of a press conference on the second day of Defence Ministers Council meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 15, 2018. Photo: John Thys / AFP
US Defence Minister James Mattis looks o... […]

EU agrees common defence is NATO ‘mission alone’

The transatlantic alliance and the EU agree "the common defence is a NATO mission alone," US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said.