French president Emmanuel Macron  at   Les Invalides monument in Paris where he stood to  attention by the coffins of  13 French soldiers killed in Mali. Photograph: AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool

The 29 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) will celebrate its 70th anniversary in London on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the allianc(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron told the Economist that “we are currently experiencing . . . the brain death of Nato” and Europe “must regain military sovereignty”. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters

The mostly ageing audience of academics, defence officials and parliamentarians were not the sort of people one associates with exuberance. But the mo(...)

US president Donald Trump  and French president Emmanuel Macron: Macron has questioned the US commitment to protect its Nato allies.Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Not since Gen Charles de Gaulle withdrew France from Nato’s integrated command in 1966 has a French president – or any Nato member – issued such a sti(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron hold a press conference in Toulouse. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the UK have reached “the final sprint”, German chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference (...)

Experts believe Ireland is particularly vulnerable to international cyber attacks due to the concentration of international technology firms here and the ‘thinly resourced’ cybersecurity infrastructure. Photograph: iStock

Ireland has applied to join a cyberintelligence sharing organisation run by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) in the face of increasing on(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and US president Donald Trump embrace at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer on Thursday. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

President Emmanuel Macron issued a thinly-veiled rebuke to Donald Trump at D-Day commemorations in Normandy on Thursday, saying leaders “owe it to tho(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron   shake hands during the press conference in  Normandy, June 6th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

All eyes were on the chemistry between presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump when the French and American leaders met for commemorations of the (...)

“We should work on the vision of one day creating a real European army”, said German chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament this week. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

‘We should work on the vision of one day creating a real European army,” said German chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament this week. “T(...)

Deepwater Horizon’s devasting spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is still fresh in the memory of some 60 environmental groups who are also united in opposition.

If the planet sounds a lot noisier since Donald Trump became US president, there’s a fair cacophony building up beneath the waves. Earlier this y(...)

 Donald  Trump  delivers remarks to members of the news media beside First Lady Melania Trump (L) before departing for  Europe. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/PA

European Council president Donald Tusk told US president Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) allies ov(...)

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