Robin Emmott

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19 Jan 2019 | 2:34 AM

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

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - 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.

8 Jan 2019 | 10:10 PM

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

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - 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.

8 Jan 2019 | 5:57 PM

In shift, EU sanctions Iran over planned Europe attacks

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - 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.

5 Dec 2018 | 9:06 PM

Plan to combat fake news proposed as EU elections approach

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's executive proposed on Wednesday spending more money to counter fake news on the Internet, establishing an early warning system to alert governments and pushing tech companies do more to stop disinformation before next year's EU elections.

5 Dec 2018 | 4:06 AM

U.S. gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of a arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe, saying only Moscow could save the pact.

5 Dec 2018 | 3:57 AM

EU should sanction Iran over missile tests, U.S. says

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - The United States is pressing the European Union to consider economic sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, warning of a wider regional conflict if Tehran's ambitions remain unchecked.

4 Dec 2018 | 9:53 PM

Trump is shaping new 'liberal' order to block Russia, China, Iran, says Pompeo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's top diplomat promised on Tuesday a new democratic world order in which Washington will strengthen or jettison international agreements as it sees fit to stop "bad actors" such as Russia, China and Iran from gaining.

22 Nov 2018 | 10:30 PM

'Operational cooperation': Brexit deal vague on EU-Britain security ties

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain has failed to win a guarantee of access to EU security databases once it leaves the European Union, according to a draft deal agreed between London and Brussels on future ties, leaving such co-operation open to negotiation.

19 Nov 2018 | 11:24 PM

EU open to Iran sanctions after foiled France, Denmark plots - diplomats

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers showed cautious support on Monday for possible new economic sanctions on Iran in a shift of policy after accusations of Iranian attack plots in France and Denmark, diplomats said.

19 Nov 2018 | 9:47 PM

Brexit turmoil delays deal on Britain's EU defence ties

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British plans for a swift inclusion in the European Union's new flagship defence pact are being undermined by political turmoil in London and uncertainly over the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc, EU diplomats say.