Li Keqiang Pushes for China-Europe Investment Treaty

China’s premier Li Keqiang has criticised investment flows between the EU and China as “hardly satisfactory” and made a strong appeal for the early conclusion of a bilateral treaty that would give Chinese companies a smoother path to acquiring European counterparts. Mr Li, who was in Brussels on Monday to co-chair the 17th China-EU summit, also called for the two sides to start a feasibility study for a free trade area to resist protectionism and boost connectivity between Asia and Europe. ...
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EU Extends Sanctions On Russia Until 2016

European Union foreign ministers on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2016. Permanent envoys from the European Union agreed to extend the sanctions against Russia during a meeting on June 17 and forwarded their decision to EU foreign ministers for their approval. The EU foreign ministers approved the extension in Luxembourg during an EU Council meeting. Since 2014, the European Union, as well as its allies, imposed several rounds of sanctions against Ru...
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Northrop unveils NATO-1 Global Hawk in Europe

Northrop Grumman has unveiled the first of five RQ-4B aircraft for NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance programme at a ceremony in Palmdale, California – a milestone on the multinational effort that has been 20 years in the making. The aircraft, a derivative of the Block 40 Global Hawk operated by the US Air Force, is the radar-carrying airborne surveillance component of a far larger intelligence-gathering apparatus that includes fixed and mobile ground control stations and an advanced “PE...
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European States Expand Military Cooperation

The declaration was signed by heads of the defense ministries of NATO members Norway and Denmark, as well as those of Sweden and Finland, along with the foreign ministry of Iceland, Aftenposten said on Thursday. The ministers said in a joint declaration, quoted by the newspaper, that "Russian aggression against Ukraine" presents "the biggest challenge" to European security, particularly that of the Nordic countries. According to Aftenposten, the five European countries will most likely exp...
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