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EU states vow to respect Open Skies Treaty despite US plan to exit

Ten European Union countries have expressed regret at U.S. plans to withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over more than 30 countries.

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Study sees British defense sector hurting after Brexit

A new report predicts that Brexit will be “more harmful and long-lasting” for the British army and U.K.’s defense sector than for the European Union.

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She Boarded a Crowded Refugee Ship. It Sank. She Filmed It.

On Oct. 28, 2015, Amel Alzakout embarked on a boat from the western coast of Turkey, destined for the Greek island of Lesvos. A Syrian refugee, Alzakout was hoping to join her partner in Germany, where he, a filmmaker, had been invited for the Berlin International Film Festival and had subsequently applied for asylum. Alzakout tried to obtain a spouse’s visa, then a work visa, but was unsuccessful at every turn.

“We tried all the legal ways to reunite, but nothing worked out,” says Alzakout. “After nine months of staying apart, I decided to take the other route that most refugees take: smugglers.”

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Spain joins European Patrol Corvette program in which nations can customize ships

There are now four members of the European Patrol Corvette program, created to design and develop a prototype of a modular 3,300-ton ship responsible for a number of tasks and missions, including…

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EU’s top diplomat warns against defense cuts

Talks between the 27 EU member countries over their next long-term budget have been blocked for more than a year, well before the coronavirus hit Europe.

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Britain to restart competition for fleet solid support ships, but who’s allowed to bid?

The competition to build up to three 40,000-ton vessels was expected to have been worth as much as $1.9 billion at the time the competition was unexpectedly terminated in November 2019.

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