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Robin Emmott

UPDATE 2-EU, AU signal support, but no acclaim, for Congo president-elect

22 Jan 2019

* Tshisekedi facing big challenges as Congo leader (Adds more reaction)

Assad blocks access to Damascus for EU envoys: diplomats

22 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has revoked special visas for European Union diplomats and officials travelling regularly between Beirut and Damascus, complicating efforts to distribute aid to civil war victims, three senior EU diplomats said.

Russia acknowledges new missile but says it does not breach treaty

21 Jan 2019

GENEVA/BRUSSELS Russia has recognised the existence of a cruise missile system that has prompted Washington to say it will quit the 1987 INF disarmament treaty, but has denied that it violates the pact, U.S. officials and NATO diplomats said on Monday.

EU sanctions Skripal suspects, Russia calls move groundless

21 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS/MOSCOW The European Union sanctioned on Monday the heads of Russia's military intelligence and two of their officers blamed for poisoning a former Russian double agent in Britain last year, a decision Moscow dismissed as groundless.

Insight: Europe's patience with Iran wears thin, tiptoes towards Trump

19 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS/PARIS In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door in an extraordinary break with protocol.

Russia, U.S. fail to save missile treaty, Washington to pull out

17 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS The United States on Wednesday rejected a Russian offer to save a landmark treaty that keeps nuclear missiles out of Europe because it could not be properly verified, setting the stage for Washington to withdraw from the pact next month.

EU leaders express dismay after May's Brexit defeat

16 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders expressed dismay and regret on Tuesday after the British parliament rejected a Brexit divorce deal, saying they were stepping up emergency planning and warned London was running out of time.

EU leaders express dismay after May's Brexit defeat

16 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders expressed dismay and regret on Tuesday after the British parliament rejected a Brexit divorce deal, saying they were stepping up emergency planning and warned London was running out of time.

In shift, EU sanctions Iran over planned Europe attacks

09 Jan 2019

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM The European Union on Tuesday froze the assets of an Iranian intelligence unit and two of its staff, as the Netherlands accused Iran of two killings on its soil and joined France and Denmark in alleging Tehran plotted other attacks in Europe.

Trump administration snubs European diplomats in U.S. - officials

08 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has lowered the status of the European Union's diplomats in Washington without notifying Brussels, EU officials said on Tuesday.

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