By Robin Emmott

Russia offers to fly warplanes more safely over Baltics

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Moscow offered to fly its jets over the Baltic region with their transponders engaged, an apparent concession to NATO powers who accuse Russia's air force of endangering aviation by turning off the devices that allow them to...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:35 PM

Russia offers to fly warplanes more safely over Baltics

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Moscow offered to fly its jets over the Baltic region with their transponders engaged, an apparent concession to NATO powers who accuse Russia's air force of endangering aviation by turning off the devices that allow them to...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 3:58 PM

Beijing to make good on investment pledge at EU-China summit

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China is set to make good on a promise to invest two billion euros in the European Union's new infrastructure fund at a summit in Beijing on Wednesday, officials say, a gesture aimed partly at easing tensions over other...

Sunday, July 10, 2016, 11:12 PM

Beijing to make good on investment pledge at EU-China summit

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China is set to make good on a promise to invest two billion euros in the European Union's new infrastructure fund at a summit in Beijing on Wednesday, officials say, a gesture aimed partly at easing tensions over other...

Sunday, July 10, 2016, 7:37 PM

In shadow of Brexit, NATO considers Russian deterrence

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO leaders meet in Warsaw on Friday to cement a new deterrent against what they see as an emboldened Russia, returning to Cold War-style defense with Washington again taking...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 2:17 PM

Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defense strategy

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe's new defense strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of threats from Russia to the Mediterranean, officials...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:39 PM

Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defense strategy

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe's new defense strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of threats from Russia to the Mediterranean, officials...

Monday, June 27, 2016, 11:44 PM

EU calls for free passage through South China Sea

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Countries must be free to pass through the South China Sea, the European Commission said on Wednesday, in its first diplomatic admonishment of Beijing after Chinese jets intercepted a U.S. military plane over the contested...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 9:04 PM

EU to extend Russia sanctions, divided over next steps

By Robin Emmott LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union was divided on Monday over how to end a stand-off with Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine, as Britain called for governments to maintain their tough stance and Slovakia said the current sanctions policy was...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 8:41 PM

EU gives its Mediterranean mission right to search ships for Libya-bound arms

By Robin Emmott LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday gave its naval force in the Mediterranean the authority to search suspicious vessels at sea in a bid to stop arms getting to Islamic State in Libya and to break up gangs smuggling migrants to Europe...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 6:25 PM

NATO says Ukraine ceasefire barely holding, scolds Russia

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia is violating an internationally-agreed ceasefire in Ukraine "again and again", NATO's chief said on Wednesday, accusing Moscow of continuing to arm separatists in the conflict at the center of East-West tensions...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 2:45 PM