France’s presidential race: Marine Le Pen at a Front National rally. Photograph: Sylvain Lefevre/Getty

With 10 weeks until the first round of the French presidential election, government parties – the conservative Les Républicains and the Parti Socialis(...)

Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg: “This is no time to question the value of the partnership between Europe and the United States.”  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Going it alone on defence and security is not an option for either the United States or Europe, Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said in an art(...)

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of Nato and called for the alliance’s overhaul days before world leaders convene in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters.

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of Nato and called for the alliance’s overhaul days before wor(...)

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev delivers a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany on Saturday.  Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/Reuters

Russia is in a new Cold War with the US and its allies, prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has said. Speaking at a security conferece in Munich on Satur(...)

Elite Army Ranger Wing troops exercising in Dublin.  File photograph: Defence Forces Press Office

In the wake of the Paris terrorist slaughter and the subsequent counter-terrorist assault by police in St Denis, official Irish responses have been a (...)

Armies from Azerbaijan, Angola, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China (above), Kuwait, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia and Tajikistan take part in the ‘International Army Games 2015’ held in Russia. Photograph: Mazim Shipenkov/EPA

Intensified military exercises by Russia and Nato are fueling tensions in Europe that have already been heightened by the conflict in Ukraine, a re(...)

A convoy of East German cars queue up at Unter den Linden avenue in East Berlin before crossing the border line under the Brandenburg Gate into West Berlin as a result of the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 11th, 1989. Photograph: Derrick Ceyrac/AFP/ Getty Images

‘We are pleased that German unification is taking place under a European roof”. These words from the conclusions of the European Communities summit in(...)

Nato leaders watch a flypast of military aircraft from Nato member countries on the second day of the summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, south Wales. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is today expected to establish a 10,000-strong Rapid Reaction Force that could be deployed within days, (...)

British prime minister David Cameron holds a meeting with US president Barack Obama, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko on the first day of this year’s Nato Summit at Celtic Manor in Newport, south Wales. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order ceasefires tomorrow, provided that an agreement (...)

Lakenheath, England: A United States F-15E Strike Eagle is taxied prior to departure from RAF Lakenheath. Photograph: Getty Images

In the years after the second World War, the runways at the military airfield in Lakenheath, Suffolk, that had been used by the Royal Air Forc(...)

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