Britain is backing a French plan to create a European military intervention force as a way to maintain strong defence ties with the EU after Brexit, a minister tells AFP
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.
Poland has signed a $4.75 billion (3.8-billion-euro) contract to purchase a US-made Patriot anti-missile system, a move that is likely to irk Russia as East-West tensions rise.
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.
The EU has launched plans to make it easier to move troops and equipment around the bloc as Europe seeks to boost its defences in the face of the growing threat from Russia.