Gentiloni: I'm not passionate about models: Norway, Canada. If we'll have a transitional period it will be ruled by a sort of Norwegian situation. 2 things are impossible: the cherry-picking approach and having full access to EU trade and market without abiding by SM rules

Map. History of Europe conflict

27 April 2018
Question to Mattis: "And with regards to Russian interference, did Russia interfere in the US election?" MATTIS "Yes, I believe they did."
US Department of State: We agree with @USAmbNATO's statement regarding Russian missile systems: We are doing our part to address any questions regarding our compliance with the INF Treaty in a transparent, substantive, and constructive manner. It is up to Russia to do the same.
@VP: An honor to welcome the courageous parents of little Charlie Gard, Chris and Connie, to the @WhiteHouse to discuss the life and legacy of their son. Their parental love and devotion to their son is inspiring and a reminder of how precious all lives are.
4 month ago
SPD agrees to talks on joining German government, Merkel urges quick action
4 month ago
Austria far right Freedom Party will get Foreign, Defense and interior posts in the new government: reports
4 month ago
Austrian conservatives, far-right announce coalition government deal
SecDef asked about WaPo report that Trump doesn't like Russia brought up in briefings: "No, I have no reservations nor has the president ever evidenced any push back when I bring up Russia in a national security context." Adds hasn't seen that from intel officers in Sit Room
Secretary Mattis: "I have no reservation nor has the President ever evidenced any push-back when I bring up Russia in a national security context and obviously this has come up whether it be in Syria or NATOI have not seen this shyness, including over at the White House"
Russia's Ministry of Defence has told Ukraine that its JCCC officers would be withdrawn4 month ago
Russia's Ministry of Defence has told Ukraine that its JCCC officers would be withdrawn
@RepAdamSchiff: The responsibility to conduct a thorough investigation, or to prevent one, ultimately falls on @SpeakerRyan. I'm concerned he's heeding the calls of Bannon and @POTUS to "DO SOMETHING" by closing down the Russia investigation and opening up another investigation of Hilary Clinton.
4 month ago
Clashes near Irmino without heavy weapons
Macron says vigilant on Airbus corporate changes
4 month ago
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) agrees to open exploratory talks on forming a government with Chancellor Angela Merkel, providing a chance to end a rare period of political deadlock in the country
4 month ago
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson expressed "grave concerns" to the government of Myanmar over the arrests. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the arrests were a 'threat to a democratic and peaceful development of Myanmar and that region'
Senior EU officials tells the Irish border dilemma will remain "one of the very difficult" issues in Phase II of the Brexit negotiations
Spain's Electoral Board forces Catalonia's police to remove this banner from Ripollet city hall, near Barcelona: "Ripollet against violence".
[email protected]: "There is absolutely no collusion. I didn't make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows it. That was a Democrat hoax. It was an excuse for losing the election."
Schiphol airport: "Situation safe" after man with knife is shot and arrested - Dutch military police
Trump slams FBI, DOJ on Clinton, Russia probes, declares 'there is absolutely no collusion'
4 month ago
Britain eyes closer Belt and Road cooperation with China
Dutch media: evacuation of Schiphol airport after police fire on man with knife
UNSC must stand ready to introduce additional measures in case of new provocations by North Korea. - Ukraine FM @PavloKlimkin
Russia, North Korea Eye Bitcoin for Money Laundering, Putting It on a Crash Course with Regulators
China and Russia need to boost pressure on the DPRK beyond implementation of UN sanctions, says Tillerson.
Tillerson notes that Russia allows laborers from the DPRK in its country and that China continues to supply North Korea with crude oil.
Secretary of State Tillerson criticizes China for supplying oil to North Korea, and Russia for using North Korean laborers
European defence union PESCO is an important step, says Tsipras at EU CO, but "Europe shouldn't isolate itself. We need cooperation, also with Russia and Turkey."
4 month ago
Flights between Russia and Egypt to resume in February: Moscow
Saakashvili: a case against me — a joint operation of the FSB and the SBU.4 month ago
Saakashvili: a case against me — a joint operation of the FSB and the SBU.
Spanish PM @marianorajoy: transition period will not be agreed until the nature of the future UK-EU is outlined. During transitional period the UK will have to follow EU rules but will not have voting powers
Russia President Putin, in phone call yesterday, said "very nice" things about what's happening in the US, according to @POTUS
Tsipras said, Tusk's statement about the migration quota system in Europe was "unacceptable": "The idea hinders the management of a crisis that concerns us all."
4 month ago
[email protected]: I hear anything from Canada plus…to Norway plus …and it's impossible to know what those meanif you leave the CU and SM it's not possible to retain all the benefits it is a sad reality but as UK holds that position they are going to lose things
[email protected]: I want to make sure what we agreed in Brexit joint report last week is stitched in the withdrawal agreementthat will be a legally binding international agreement
4 month ago
[email protected]: "There is absolutely no collusion. I didn't make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows it. That was a Democrat hoax. It was an excuse for losing the election."
[email protected]: many leaders agreed reason why EU got a good outcome in 1st phase of Brexit is because of European unity and we now need to maintain that unitywe agreed that there wouldn't be bilateral negotiations
[email protected] on what a 'hard border' means to him: no physical infrastructure no associated checks or controls
[email protected]: there is a view around the table that we shouldn't be spending the transition phase negotiating new EU-UK relationship we should try to have that done, or as much possible have it done, before UK leaves the EU in March 2019
Irish Taoiseach @campaignforleo: view of EU is Brexit transition period should run about 2 years, it should not be renewable, should not roll over, it should be time limited during that period UK would remain bound by rules of CU, SM and ECJ
It is Germany's task to protect Israel. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says he will back the outlawing of national flag burning after pro-Palestinian protesters set the Israeli flag on fire4 month ago
"It is Germany's task to protect Israel." Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says he will back the outlawing of national flag burning after pro-Palestinian protesters set the Israeli flag on fire
Theresa May: we will begin the talks on our future relationship "straight away"
Theresa May: There's still more to do, but we're well on the road to achieving the Brexit that the UK voted for sufficient progress
Prime Minister Theresa May: Sufficient progress decision is an important step to achieving an orderly Brexit, I'm pleased that there is agreement that we need rapid progress to agree an implementation period that will bring certainty
Belgian trial delayed for Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam: court
Gentiloni: I'm not passionate about models: Norway, Canada. If we'll have a transitional period it will be ruled by a sort of Norwegian situation. 2 things are impossible: the cherry-picking approach and having full access to EU trade and market without abiding by SM rules
4 month ago
German SPD leader Martin Schulz says at end of discussions that party presidency will decide on either forming a coalition, minority government, or pursuing another option
4 month ago
Social Democrats led by Martin Schulz agree to open talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, party source says
4 month ago
Germany's SPD leader Martin Schulz says party congress is scheduled for January 14
On the square in the center of the Orel helicopter landed. Five minutes later he flew away
ISIS supporters were detained in St.Petersburg. Terror attack plot foiled
Juncker: the negotiations on the second phase will start in March next year; I cannot say when they will be concluded
Juncker says responds: the first issue is the drafting of the withdrawal agreement, this political text assembles what we agreed and what still needs to be resolved, we need to have it ratified after October 2018
Tusk (asked about the PM's goal of getting an agreement by March '19): still realistic but dramatically difficult, the second phase will be a more difficult negotiation
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will be sidelined for "two to three months" because he needs surgery on an ankle injury
Italian PM @PaoloGentiloni says 2nd phase of negotiations will be difficult but praises UK government for its approach to negotiations since PM Theresa May's Florence speech
Poll: Most Americans think President Trump is trying to obstruct the probe into Russian meddling
Juncker: It is up to us to draft the withdrawal agreement together with the UK, I hope it will be approved by the European and British parliaments
President @JunckerEU speaking at the European Council summit: Prime Minister Theresa May was a tough, smart, polite and friendly negotiator, we were able to conclude that sufficientprogress has been made
Asked about the Irish border issue, Merkel says "it is not up to us to present wishes of Britain, it has to tell us what it wants that is in accord with the Irish"
Tusk: opening the second phase of talks wouldn't have been possible without the unity of the EU27, the hard work of Michel Barnier and the constructive efforts of Prime Minister Theresa May
Merkel on 2nd phase of Brexit: If everyone wants to go his or her own waythen we will not come to a good positive outcome
President @donaldtusk speaking at the European Council summit: It is now time for internal EU27 preparations and exploratory contacts with the UK to get more clarity on a vision; we should adopt guidelines and start negotiations next year
Two seriously injured in a civil helicopter crash at the Cuatro Vientos air base
Macron: There will be no seperate agenda of bilateral talks with UK the goal is to have by March 2018 conclusions which shall be very specific and will provide for 2nd phase a very specific mandate to @MichelBarnier so he can finalise future relationship
Macron: there will be "no separate agenda of bilateral talks with the United Kingdom"
4 month ago
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry on May 19: palace
[email protected] on first phase of Brexit negotiations: we managed to keep the unity of EU27 and integrity of single market and in future we will do what it takes to do the same
Angela Merkel: phase 2 of Brexit negotiations is an even tougher negotiation
4 month ago
Amazon to pay 100 million euros to resolve 2011-15 tax dispute: Italy's tax agency
Cambodia's Hun Sen challenges EU and U.S. to freeze assets
EU set to back Brexit's next stage after May's plan wins praise
4 month ago
Theresa May has said Britain is working to secure the best trade deal with the European Union while regaining control over issues like immigration
Britain First deputy leader is released on bail
Catalan election to return hung parliament: poll
Juncker and Tusk will give a press conference to wrap up the European summit EUCO at 2pm
4 month ago
German military kicks off heavy lift helicopter competition - source
[email protected]_MFA Political Director @andrispelss: NATO deterrence and defence need to be further adapted to fit today`s security realities. Transatlantic bond is vital
PM @theresa_may : "Thank you to Presidents @JunckerEU and @donaldtusk. Today is an important step on the road to delivering a smooth and orderly Brexit and forging our deep and special future partnership."
4 month ago
Ulyukayev has been given a prison sentence 8 years
4 month ago
ATO spox: In total, Russia-backed militants violated the ceasefire 24 times. Unfortunately, four Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in action.
4 month ago
ATO spox: Donetsk sector – militants conducted 13 attacks, of which 6 (involving a tank and 82mm/120mm mortars) in Maryinka area; in six other localities, the enemy used small arms and light weapons.
4 month ago
ATO spox: Luhansk sector – Russian proxies committed 11 ceasefire violations, used 82mm and 120mm mortars in Luhanske and Novooleksandrivka areas, 82mm ones near Troitske and 120mm ones near Triokhizbenka.
4 month ago
An official statement by Belarus Ministry of Information on @belpartisan: The site regularly published "illegal information".
4 month ago
Defense Ministry proposes to create a military police
Death toll from collision between train and bus in southern France rises to six - source close to investigation
4 month ago
OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Hug: There is hope. There is some progress - last week we saw agreement allowing for repair of the wooden ramps at Stanytsia Luhanska Bridge. Progress can be made. Bridges can be built. Peace can be restored. Ukraine
4 month ago
OSCE's Hug: As winter came, sides still no closer to opening additional entry-exit checkpoints, no closer to ending violence. We see more violence; less implementation of Minsk agreements. It's time to put people first; to implement Minsk in full. It's time for peace Ukraine
Flights from Moscow to Cairo to resume in February. Today, Russia and Egypt have signed the necessary documents
4 month ago
OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Hug: Situation in east Ukraine is volatile and can escalate at any moment - this week between 17.00 on Monday and 17:00 on Tuesday, our monitors recorded approximately 3,000 ceasefire violations – almost half of them explosions
4 month ago
OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Hug: Steady increase in no. of ceasefire violations – almost 20,000 ceasefire violations recorded last week, up 25 % on previous week. It was the highest weekly number we've recorded since March Ukraine
Luxembourg appeals against EU order to recoup 250 mn euro Amazon tax bill
4 month ago
Media briefing by OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug Ukraine
4 month ago
Anti-Semitism was still showing "its evil face" in Germany, said President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. He added he was "horrified and ashamed" by crowds burning Israeli flags in Berlin
Death toll from French school bus crash at level crossing rises to 6: police source
4 month ago
Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev found guilty of bribe-taking
4 month ago
President Poroshenko: next week will submit to the Verkhovna Rada a draft law "On anti-corruption court"
4 month ago
Russia says Iran nuclear deal breakdown would hurt effort to manage North Korea
Arrested Crimean Tatar activist Bekir Degermendzhi admitted at intensive therapy ward in Simpheropol, now in induced coma with artificial lung ventilation. But still handcuffed4 month ago
Arrested Crimean Tatar activist Bekir Degermendzhi admitted at intensive therapy ward in Simpheropol, now in induced coma with artificial lung ventilation. But still handcuffed
Irish Foreign Affairs Minister suggests Brexit transition period should be closer to five years
4 month ago
David Davis: UK must have right to negotiate trade deals during transition period
Russian missile division received new Yars intercontinental ballistic missile
Stabbing attack in Maastricht, Netherlands. Two people have died, three are injured
4 month ago
Britain says West must defend undersea cables from Russian navy
4 month ago
23 people, nearly all of whom support Putin, have said they are running for president. Today the presidential election campaign officially started.
Jens Stoltenberg: NATO Allies remain fully committed to preserving the INF Treaty. We urge Russia to address serious concerns.
4 month ago
Lukashenka's Government has blocked one of the most popular independent news portal The website and its IP are not accessible for Belarus users since yesterday night.
Dead and injured in a train crash with a school bus in France
Deadly collision at #Millas: The identification of the victims has been completed. 4 dead, 10 wounded in intensive care, 10 in light condition have been transferred to the hospitals of Perpignan, Toulouse and Montpellier according to the last toll
4 month ago
British military chief warns Russia could cut off internet to Nato countries as Moscow continues to perfect unconventional capabilities and information warfare: @guardian
ATO HQ: 24 attacks on Ukrainian positions, 4 soldiers were wounded
The readout of Trump call with Putin is brief
State Dept on INF treaty
Tusk: EU leaders reiterate firm commitment to the two-state solution and, in this context, the EU position on Jerusalem remains unchanged
Putin openly states he will never permit free elections as Russia does not need instability like in Ukraine.4 month ago
Putin openly states he will never permit free elections as Russia does not need instability like in Ukraine.
Tusk: EU united on roll-over of economic sanctions on Russia.
Russia's 'withdrawal' from Syria has included just one of the (at minimum) four battalions of military police there.
Protests in Poland "This government will gone, but the shame will stay"
4 month ago
About 10,000 protest in Athens during a nationwide strike against austerity measures as Greece's parliament debates 2018 budget
At least four children have died after a train collided with a school bus in southern France
4 month ago
Police in Berlin have carried out nine raids in connection with an investigation into the city's Islamist scene. The suspects had contact with BerlinAttack terrorist Anis Amri, and some of them are thought to have joined the "Islamic State"
[email protected]: Launch of Permanent Structured Cooperation PESCO is a historic decision that turns EU into a credible security provider, globally. The work will continue
French Interior Ministry says collision of train and school bus leaves 4 children dead; 19 injured, 7 seriously
4 month ago
Britain says best way forward on North Korea is to intensify economic pressure
A pair of @usairforce F-22 jets intercepted two Russian Su-25 jets over Syria yesterday. The American fighter jets, according to @DeptofDefense officials, fired warning flares after the Russian jets crossed a "de-conflciiton" line.
Manchester United have found a £40m replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Next phase of Brexit talks to be real test of EU unity - Tusk
4 month ago
Putin says Russia is ready to support Afghanistan through training the Afghan security forces and "supplying necessary weapons systems and military hardware."
US Amb. in NATO: Lithuania demonstrates strong commitment to @NATO by passing budget allocating 2% of GDP for defense. Today I spoke with Ambassador @Leskevicius, who's been a great advocate for the pledge on defense investment.
Spain's Interior ministry reinforces border police in case Puigdemont returns
Opposition activist Alexander Rastorguev has been detained in St. Petersburg in connection with the protest of October 7. And Putin says he isn't afraid of the opposition.
4 month ago
Theresa May says 'disappointed' by UK parliament vote but 'on course to deliver Brexit'
4 month ago
The city of Pécs adopted a formal declaration asking people not to provide space to "organizations linked to George Soros." One NGO has already lost its rental agreement as a result of political pressure
Clashes reported at Svitlodars'k bulge
Netanyahu agrees to exclude settlements in multi-million euro deal with European Union
NATO boss: Brexit will change UK relationship with EU but not relationship with NATO - for me Brexit highlights importance of NATO-EU cooperation
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