Some EU governments are pushing for an embargo on Russian oil and gas to punish Moscow for its war against Ukraine and force a Russian military withdrawal.
21 Nov 2019
EU foreign ministers are meeting to discuss an appropriate response to the deployment of Turkish troops in northeastern Syria. Sanctions — including an arms embargo — are on the table, but may take time to materialize.
16 Nov 2019
EU foreign ministers have approved a new mechanism to sanction entities involved in unauthorized oil drilling in Cypriot waters. But Turkey can avoid financial penalties if it ends its illegal drilling, diplomats said.
18 Jun 2019
European foreign ministers have urged restraint in directing blame over an alleged attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US has pointed the finger at Iran, but European diplomats say they need more evidence.
North Korea missile tests expected to take centre stage as ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting kicks off
5 Aug 2017
ASEAN Foreign ministers have opened a regional meeting in the Philippines capital, stressing the need for partnership. But with North Korea in attendance, its recent missile tests are likely to dominate discussions.