EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the pact - which is expected to enable EU states to develop joint military capability and hardware - marked a "historic moment" and was "something big" in European defence, with 23 of the bloc's 28 member states engaging both on "capabilities" and "operational steps".
The United Kingdom, which is scheduled to leave the European Union in 2019, is not part of PESCO either but can still choose to take part in certain aspects even after Brexit - if that participation is of benefit to the entire EU.
According to a statement released by Mogherini's foreign affairs council, the pact on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) foresees the possibility of a number of European Union member states working more closely together in the area of security and defense.
He added that PESCO can lead to increased defence spending, new European capabilities and also greater burden sharing within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
By working together on joint projects, nations hope to use their combined spending power to overcome capability gaps, jointly buying equipment like air transporters or drones.
Body of missing Irish woman found in a park in central France
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Defence and foreign ministers from the 23 countries on Monday signed a notification of their intention to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), which allows countries to cooperate more closely on security operations and building up military capability.
Germany wanted as many countries as possible to sign up but wants to keep the focus on more modest schemes.
Former UKIP leader Diane James MEP has suggested that, "as the EU Common Defence Fund is being launched way before Brexit, the UK will be providing 13 per cent of the cash" - although this is not yet fully confirmed. This has led to unease by European allies that the United States was not committed to the alliance's mutual defence pact. The EU, she said, has tools to fight hybrid warfare - the use of conventional weapons mixed with things like propaganda and cyber-attacks - that the military alliance does not have at its disposal.
The agreement commits countries to "regularly increasing defence budgets in real terms" as well as devoting 20 percent of defence spending to procurement and two percent on research and technology.
"I'm a firm believer of stronger European defence, so I welcome PESCO because I believe that it can strengthen European defence, which is good for Europe but also good for NATO", Stoltenberg said.
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Monday night will be mostly cloudy, and the clouds will stick around for Tuesday , as will the high temperature in the low 40s. Overnight lows will drop into the low 30's as another taste of winter-like air invades the state.
Affected passengers have been told to make "alternative arrangements", but it's unclear whether they'll get immediate refunds. Hawaii aviation historian Peter Forman said the airline made it harder on itself once it moved to larger aircraft.
The IDF issued an unusual and stern message to the Islamic Jihad terror group, warning of dire repercussions if it attacks Israel. The Arabic video posted by Mordechai said: "We're aware of the plot that Palestinian Islamic Jihad is concocting against Israel".
Some incredibly sad news began to emerge last night that former Irish global Liam Miller was gravely ill, fighting cancer. He said: "Awful news about Liam Miller, keep the fingers crossed that he somehow pulls through".
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The survival rate across all cases was under 20 percent, which the researchers link directly to the low rate of accompanying CPR. Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become so chaotic that the heart suddenly stops beating.
Lyft confirms Toronto expansion by end of year
The move follows aggressive expansion in the United States , where Lyft has also benefited from stumbles at rival Uber . Lyft Inc .is expanding its ride-hailing services north of the border to Toronto, its first market outside of the U.S.
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Carbon emissions back on the rise
The report is scary, said British charity Christian Aid's International Climate Lead, Mohamed Adow. The country's emissions are predicted to rise by 3.5% this year compared to 2016.