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French President Emmanuel Macron (3rdL) reviews French Navy personnel aboard the French Mistral Class assault ship and helicopter carrier 'Dixmude' at the Toulon Naval Base in Toulon, southern France, on January 19, 2018. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron (3rdL) […]

Britain backs French plan for European defence force: minister

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
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