Paul Taylor

Analysis: Defections tighten noose around Gaddafi

By Paul Taylor
March 31, 2011

RABAT/PARIS (Reuters) – The noose is tightening around Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his family after his foreign minister and another top diplomat defected in the highest-level desertions since the start of a civil war.

Analysis: Euro zone gives investors three more months to sweat

By Paul Taylor
March 25, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Despite an agreement on funding a future rescue mechanism, the euro zone faces three more months of uncertainty over Portuguese politics, Irish banks and a Finnish election as it struggles to contain a debt crisis.

NATO to run Libya no-fly zone

By Paul Taylor
March 25, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO countries agreed on Thursday to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya to protect civilians against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, but fell short of a final agreement to take full command of all military operations in the North African state.

NATO to run Libya no-fly zone but not all action

By Paul Taylor
March 25, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO countries agreed on Thursday to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya to protect civilians against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, but fell short of taking full command of all military operations in the North African state.

NATO clinches deal to take over Libya military ops

By Paul Taylor
March 24, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO clinched agreement on Thursday to take over command of all allied military operations in Libya from the United States after days of sometimes heated wrangling with Muslim member Turkey.

NATO clinches deal to take over Libya military operations

By Paul Taylor
March 24, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO clinched agreement on Thursday to take over command of all allied military operations in Libya from the United States after days of sometimes heated wrangling with Muslim member Turkey.

Libya coalition seeks to convince Turks on NATO role

By Paul Taylor
March 24, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Muslim NATO member Turkey cast new suspicions on the motives of Western intervention in Libya Thursday as NATO states tried again to resolve differences over the command and aims of the military action.

Analysis: Keeping NATO out of Libya suits U.S., France

By Paul Taylor
March 21, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – An elaborate shadow boxing match is under way over whether NATO should take command of military operations in Libya, but it suits both the United States and France to keep the Western alliance out of the limelight.

Keeping NATO out of Libya suits U.S., France

By Paul Taylor
March 21, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – An elaborate shadow boxing match is under way over whether NATO should take command of military operations in Libya, but it suits both the United States and France to keep the Western alliance out of the limelight.

Euro zone “Unfinished Symphony” is no masterpiece

By Paul Taylor
March 21, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Unlike Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Europe’s incomplete “comprehensive response” to the euro zone debt crisis is unlikely to be rated a masterpiece.