GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala on Tuesday said it had serious concerns about U.S. government plans to round up and deport undocumented Central American families, children and young adults who have recently arrived in the United States. First reported by The Washington Post, the plan by the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency marks a shift from mostly targeting individuals to pursuing families with undocumented members, according to U.S. government officials consulted on the matter. In a statement, the Guatemalan foreign ministry said it was "deeply worried" by the plan and had instructed its consulates in the United States to provide citizens affected by the measures all the necessary consular protection and advice. The plan follows a surge in arrivals of unaccompanied children and families from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and U.S. government sources last week said preparations were afoot to detain and deport families that already have been ordered to leave from next month. The campaign will target people who have arrived since the start of 2014, according to the Washington Post. El Salvador's government this weekend also expressed concern about the plan, while the government of Honduras said on Monday it had not received any official confirmation of the scheme. (Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Additional reporting by Nelson Renteria in San Salvador and Orfa Mejia in Tegucigalpa; Writing by Elinor Comlay)
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) -French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly told her NATO counterparts on Friday not to fear the European Union's defence plans, saying that the United States will benefit and any European capabilities will strengthen the alliance. The remarks, made at a NATO defence ministers meeting and shared with reporters, sought to end months of uncertainty about whether the latest EU effort to develop weapons and forces would be in competition with the alliance. "When I hear some defensive statements on European defence and when I observe certain threats, including within this organisation, I say: 'don't be afraid!'," Parly told a session that included the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell.
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