The EU wants to see more African involvement in Mali. Paris has suggested a mission of African nations, under UN leadership.
Foreign ministers of European Union countries are meeting in Brussels to discuss on measures to freeze fighting in Syria. Ukraine's Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk is also due to attend the EU conference in Brussels.
EU leaders at their summit in Brussels are defending tough economic sanctions against Russia, but pressure to ease their stance is growing. Christoph Hasselbach reports from Brussels.
European ministers have called for a 'more ambitious' response to the problem of young Europeans going to fight in Syria and Iraq. They also warned that the threat of an attack in Europe by returning fighters was 'real.'
NATO has approved a quick-reaction military force to ward off potential threats. The alliance’s foreign ministers are also preparing to formally launch a new training and support mission in Afghanistan.
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