SecGen: On defense investment, Allies have stopped the spending cuts and last year, European Allies and Canada increased defense spending by 4.8% or nearly $14 billion. We have further to go, but much progress has been made. DefMin

Map. History of Europe conflict

23 October 2018
Armen Sargsyan has supported the decision of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to dismiss the ministers from "Prosperous Armenia" and "Dashnaktsutyun" Parties, who had supported the amendments to the Regulations on the National Assembly.
Germany: 40,000 (antifa-block 3,000) people protested in Munich against new police surveillance laws. Against police states and state repression.
Several hundred hooligans caused incidents in Paris, in front of the Le Parc des Princes stadium, right after the end of the match between PSG and Crvena Zvezda
2 week ago
Austria's Kurz: European countries support Russian gas project #NordStream2
2 week ago
3 killed as helicopter crashed near Kostroma
2 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 60km NNW of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia
2 week ago
Greek prosecutors launch criminal proceedings against Russian bitcoin suspect
US national security adviser John Bolton welcomes French steps toward an Iranian diplomat accused of plotting an attack targeting Iranian dissidents.
UK Secretary of Defence and 12 NATO Allies have signed a Declaration of Intent to join forces for introducing Maritime Unmanned Systems.
EU considers trade sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya crisis
2 week ago
Putin signed the law on raising the retirement age
In Paris yesterday SecDef Mattis commended France for its contributions to global security and discussed the importance of NATO to European military security.
2 week ago
SecGen: Russia illegally annexed Crimea and deliberately tries to destabilize
2 week ago
SecGen: On defense investment, Allies have stopped the spending cuts and last year, European Allies and Canada increased defense spending by 4.8% or nearly $14 billion. We have further to go, but much progress has been made. DefMin
2 week ago
SecGen: Productive NATO-Georgia Commission meeting today.
According to official data, over 3,300,00 citizens are registered to vote in Bosnia's upcoming election - but 250,000 fewer citizens have ID cards. And this might create many more possibilities for serious election fraud.
2 week ago
Germany calls for increased pressure to reach a political solution in Syria
Albanian FM @AlbanianDiplo @ditmirbushati attacks Serbia's policies in relation to Kosovo
Ukrainian freighter lands in Benina airport in Benghazi coming from Holland in an unscheduled flight
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: "We are of course concerned about the situation in the Azov Sea. We have seen that commercial vessels have been impeded by the Russian presence". Warns of Russia's "ongoing campaign to undermine the stability of Ukraine."
In Feb Italian ENI reported that, had struck a major gas formation at Calypso field (48km/26ml to TR EEZ) in Block 6,which lies on the continental shelf claimed by Turkey. Also Turkish Cyprus awarded the rights of contested block overlapping Block 3 to Turkish oil company
2 week ago
Russian media report that CEO of state-owned oil company @RosneftEN Igor Sechin spent $30.6 million on a newly built 1,200 sq m apartment set across 5 floors, in Moscow's historic Ostozhenka district. Sechin is a close Putin's business associate
2 week ago
Man arrested in CórdobaEsp with two pistols with the serial number manipulated
Ukraine is set to expel Hungary's consul in the western city of Berehove tomorrow for allegedly giving Hungarian citizenship to Ukrainians. Budapest says it will respond in kind to such a move.
Peterborough kidnap: Six men jailed after man attacked
Iraqi, Russian, Iranian and Syrian officials and senior military personnel celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the establishment of Intelligence Sharing centre
2 week ago
Salvini on Juncker "This gentleman is the head of the Government of 500 million Europeans, a gentleman who comes from a tax haven such as Luxembourg If you look up google 'Juncker sober' or 'staggering', you will see sometimes impressive images."
VIDEO: Japanese and UK armies hold the first-ever joint drill in the Asian country as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks to widen military cooperation with allies2 week ago
VIDEO: Japanese and UK armies hold the first-ever joint drill in the Asian country as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks to widen military cooperation with allies
Air Defense troops of Russia Western Military District held drill with S-300PM
Putin: Espionage, like prostitution, is one of world's most important professions. (Applause.) Nobody has been able to put an end to it yet.2 week ago
Putin: Espionage, like prostitution, is one of world's most important professions. (Applause.) Nobody has been able to put an end to it yet.
LAMBERHURST: Air ambulance called to incident at/near The Vineyard pub at Furnace Lane in Lamberhurst around 12:30pm today. Possible medical incident. Vid @ChillyComet23
2 week ago
Security Service of Ukraine warns about preparation of provocations by Moscow Church after The Ecumenical Patriarchate will grant independence to Ukrainian Orthodox Church
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Video: Ukrainian military suppressed Russian forces fire position after ceasefire violation
The Kremlin will again increase subsidies (by +12%) for Chechnya and Dagestan in 2019, new budget reveals. Both regions are in the top five most subsidized in Russia. Other top-5 members (Yakutia, Altai, Kamchatka) get no increase.
Putin: Skripal is a spy, traitor of Fatherland2 week ago
Putin: Skripal is a spy, traitor of Fatherland
NATO invites Russia to monitor Trident Juncture military drills
These are the land, sea and air boundaries of exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE. Source: Norwegian armed forces2 week ago
These are the land, sea and air boundaries of exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE. Source: Norwegian armed forces
2 week ago
Putin on Skripal: "People are trying to make some sort of human rights activist out of him. He's just a spy who betrayed his country. He's a scumbag."
Security Service of Ukraine watches situation with Hungarian passports in Transcarpathian region, but cannot do anything cause of current laws
Security Service of Ukraine watches situation with Hungarian passports in Transcarpathian region, but cannot do anything cause of current laws
2 week ago
Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: Russian military increased trainings for offensive operations
2 week ago
Putin: oil price growth result of Trump administration moves
A man threatens to blow up a gas cylinder at the walls of the Kremlin2 week ago
A man threatens to blow up a gas cylinder at the walls of the Kremlin
2 week ago
Putin calls for pursuing objective of no troops of third countries, including Russia, in Syria
Shell CEO says if U.S. sanctions Russian gas projects, shell will have no choice but to follow the legislation
Putin on Nord Stream 2: The project will be implemented. We have no problems here. If  there will be problems, we will solve them.2 week ago
Putin on Nord Stream 2: The project will be implemented. We have no problems here. If there will be problems, we will solve them.
Putin: The United States makes a colossal mistake, undermining confidence in the dollar. This is a typical mistake of all empires. It seems that everything is so stable, so powerful that there will be no negative consequences. But no. They are coming.2 week ago
Putin: The United States makes a colossal mistake, undermining confidence in the dollar. This is a typical mistake of all empires. It seems that everything is so stable, so powerful that there will be no negative consequences. But no. They are coming.
Related: today Ivanic, current Serb member of the state presidency, suggests number of ethnic Serbs in RS around 900k, a significant drop from 2013 census. Likely similar pattern across BiH. Emigration and disillusionment — twin crises in Balkans.
2 week ago
No plans to upgrade Union State of Belarus and Russia - Minsk
Security Service of Ukraine records significant increase in activity of Russian secret services in Ukraine to create "controlled chaos"
Eyewitnesses reported shooting in the building of the Moscow Regional Court
Romanian PM Viorica Dancila told MEPs that alleged threats to the rule of law in the country were 'fake news'.
The leader of Bosnia's Serbs, Milorad Dodik said that unification of Republika Srpska entity and Serbia "is natural" project which should not be abandoned.
Cooperation of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine will be beneficial for our people and countries. MFAs @Tudor_Moldova and @PavloKlimkin held talks in Kyiv.2 week ago
Cooperation of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine will be beneficial for our people and countries. MFAs @Tudor_Moldova and @PavloKlimkin held talks in Kyiv.
Jeremic: Vucic did not deny that Blair on his behalf is negotiating about Kosovo2 week ago
Jeremic: Vucic did not deny that Blair on his behalf is negotiating about Kosovo
The protests in Tirana against the son of the MP were not followed by national medias
Italy to hold Libya conference in Palermo on 12-13 November
Police detained two militants in Kostiantynivka
2 week ago
We don't have to talk about delimitation - but we certainly won't be talking about recognizing Kosovo, either, says Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.
Malysheva plant in Kharkiv has refurbished 16 tanks T-80 and T-64, 6 BTR-4. Handed over to army
The Prime Minister @RamiHamdalla calls Germany to take immediate action to pressure Israel to stop its violations, especially in Al Khan Al Ahmar2 week ago
The Prime Minister @RamiHamdalla calls Germany to take immediate action to pressure Israel to stop its violations, especially in Al Khan Al Ahmar
2 week ago
Mykola Kniazycki: #Ukraine ready to cooperate on the exhumation in Volyn regiom. But won't give up the UPA monument
Hellenic AF AEWandC (374 / E-145) doing tracks W of Cyprus as USAF RC-135V Rivet Joint 64-14848 snooping to the east
Security Service of Ukraine exposed one of head of Kharkiv districts in cooperation with Russian secret services
Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defence of South Military District of Russian Federation held large-scale drill at Prudboy firing range in Volgograd redion
2 week ago
Climbing out from Latakia AB Used for transporting Russian S-300 air defence systems to Syria Russia Russian Air Force An124 RA82032 RFF8053
Armenian parliament tried to convene, but no session was held due to absence of quorum.
Police seized a grenade from man in Kyiv2 week ago
Police seized a grenade from man in Kyiv
2 week ago
Israeli air force to step up use of F-35 stealth fighters in response to Russia's S-300 handover to Syria.
2 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 52km NE of Yelizovo, Russia
2 week ago
Russian President Putin will oversee signing of $5 billion deal to supply Dehli with S-400 air defense systems during his visit to India this week, Kremlin says
2 more protesters against land deal with Chechnya were detained in Ingushetiya. Jailed for 12 days
Russian TV releases footage of an S-300 battery being unloaded from a Russian plane in Syria
USA welcomes the new France actions against Iran terror plans in Europian countries
2 week ago
LX-N90459 - NATO Boeing E-3A Sentry AWACS
Russian Defence Ministry shares first photos and video footage of the Russian S-300 air defence systems arriving in Syria
2 week ago
Joint Forces Operation Press Center: yesterday Russian forces opened fire 34 times. 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed, 2 wounded
2 week ago
US Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk UAV
2 week ago
Space communication field stations are deployed according to an "alarm" in Western military district of Russia
Russia arrests second historian of Stalin's Terror - Human Rights in Ukraine
Multiple sources say St. Petersburg governor Georgiy Poltavchenko will hand his resignation to Putin tomorrow.
2 week ago
Private aircraft of Ukrainian Tycoon Medvedchuk Dassault Falcon 900EX P4-GEM
Pashinyan: This is a new, completely new, phase. In your chants, your posts, your expressions, refrain from personal insults aimed at any political figures, from any party.
2 week ago
Ukraine switches to unified list of dual-use goods meeting EU standards in state export control system in Oct
Pashinyan: It was a cordial, friendly atmosphere. We drank coffee, and talked. The conversation was not conclusive.
It's 1am in Armenia. Pashinyan just walked out of the room where he was negotiating with Ara Babloyan, Speaker of the Parliament.
PM Nikol Pashinyan has been inside parliament for two hours negotiating to resolve the issue of snap elections in the country. Thousands continue to remain on the grounds of the parliament, waiting to hear the results.
Per Eurocontrol, the Shannon (EISN) FIR has suffered a 'complete radar failure' and has been 0 rated (no flights) until at least 2300UTC.
Much of Irish airspace closed this evening after 'radar failure' in Shannon
Live picture @flightradar24 shows Ireland's airspace clear apart from Dublin airport2 week ago
Live picture @flightradar24 shows Ireland's airspace clear apart from Dublin airport
Radar failure in west of Ireland resulting in a "zero flow rate" in Irish aerospace at present.
2 week ago
Macedonia name deal in the balance as Russia hints at UN veto
Sergei Kanev, one of the Russian journalists working on the Chepiga story, who just fled to the Baltics: "One person warned that a provocation was being prepared."
Pashinyan continues to negotiate with National Assembly Speaker Ara Babloyan (Member of the Republican Party), behind closed doors. Meanwhile, thousands waiting outside, holding posters demanding the Republican and Prosperous Armenia parties to resign.
Revised @DefenceHQ statement on A400M deployment to Indonesia:2 week ago
Revised @DefenceHQ statement on A400M deployment to Indonesia:
Ex-chief of Yanukovych bodyguards Konstantin Kobzar asked court for additional questioning on Chepiga2 week ago
Ex-chief of Yanukovych bodyguards Konstantin Kobzar asked court for additional questioning on Chepiga
Yerevan now: on the stairs of the parliament building
BIRCHINGTON: Unconfirmed report of a possible medical incident in Alfred Road at Minnis Bay. Air ambulance landed in The Dip by The Parade. Pic @Max_Orrin
Ambassador Hutchison: I was not talking about preemptively striking Russia. My point: Russia needs to return to INF Treaty compliance or we will need to match its capabilities to protect US and NATO interests. The current situation, with Russia in blatant violation, is untenable.
Police did not detain participants of a motor rally held against the new border between Chechnya and Ingushetia.
2 week ago
Orban to bankers: Return the unfair money or I will take everything you have.
Yelk Alliance members come out to the balcony of the parliament building.
Armenia is back at it again in support of PM Pashinyan against an attempted counter-revolution by the former ruling party. Here, people are gathered around cars listening to radio coverage
March demanding justice for ZakKostopoulos in Athens.  Zak was lynched to death on 21 September. Serious omissions and attempts of covering up the circumstances of his murder by Greek police and mispresentations by Greek media.2 week ago
March demanding justice for #ZakKostopoulos in Athens. Zak was lynched to death on 21 September. Serious omissions and attempts of covering up the circumstances of his murder by Greek police and mispresentations by Greek media.
People are in the front of Parliament Waiting for Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan from negotiations about new Parliamentary Elections
The current political situation in Armenia: After initially agreeing to a gov program that included snap parliament elections, the Nat'l Assembly has just passed a provision that makes it almost impossible to hold snap elections.
2 week ago
The citizens have entered the outer premises of Armenia's Parliament. They're chanting "HHK, leave, BHK leave" (HHK - Republican Party of Armenia, BHK - Prosperous Armenia Party)
The citizens have entered the outer premises of Armenia's Parliament. They're chanting HHK, leave, BHK leave (HHK - Republican Party of Armenia, BHK - Prosperous Armenia Party)
2 week ago
Tens of thousands gathered in front of Armenia's parliament to protest a parliamentary decision to obstruct special elections. NikolPashinyan calling for peaceful monitoring of the situation as he attempts to negotiate.
Yerevan: people have entered the garden of the parliament. Not inside the parliament building (yet).
2 week ago
Deputy Prime Minister Ararat Mirzoyan: "This parliament is not a legitimate body. Now, they are taking positions that obstruct the development of the country and creating a constitutional crisis."
Knifeman 'goes on rampage' and stabs commuters on east London train sparking evacuation at Hackney Central station2 week ago
Knifeman 'goes on rampage' and stabs commuters on east London train sparking evacuation at Hackney Central station
OSCE SMM Report 01 Oct: On two occasions, the SMM temporarily lost communication with its mini-UAV due to signal interference while flying near Bohdanivka (government-controlled, 41km S-W of Donetsk)2 week ago
OSCE SMM Report 01 Oct: On two occasions, the SMM temporarily lost communication with its mini-UAV due to signal interference while flying near Bohdanivka (government-controlled, 41km S-W of Donetsk)
According to Armenia's Prime Minister @nikolpashinyan, today during an extraordinary session of the parliament, the Republican faction pushed forward a resolution aimed at altering the procedural rules regarding the snap elections in the event of prime minister's resignation
Yerevan's Baghramyan Avenue right at the moment.
Pashinyan As PM I have the right to enter parliament 24/7. Now, I will go up Demirchyan Str, and during that time, nothing else will happen. Nothing, no cars, no trees, no parliamentarians will be touched.
Pashinyan As PM I have the right to enter parliament 24/7. Now, I will go up Demirchyan Str, and during that time, nothing else will happen. Nothing, no cars, no trees, no parliamentarians will be touched.
2 week ago
Those Ministers who present Prosperous Armenia and ARF parties are dismissed from their positions- PM Nikol Pashinyan claims at the rally taking place in front of the Parliament building in Yerevan.
2 week ago
Pashinyan signing directives firing coalition ministers.
2 week ago
People are starting protests in Armenia's second and third largest cities, Gyumri and Vanadzor respectively.
2 week ago
Pashinyan: Now, we will have elections at the end of October, beginning of November.
PM Pashinyan just declared he will resign soon.
2 week ago
Pashinyan said he is going to the parliament to negotiate with RPA.
2 week ago
Pashinyan: the RPA and its allies have announced officially a counter-revolution.
2 week ago
Ukrainian Minister of Internal affairs @AvakovArsen confirmed that Chepiga identified as one of participant of "Yanukovych evacuation"
2 week ago
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu reported about S-300 delivery to Syria
The latest Bellingcat find is a photograph of Anatoly Chepiga on the wall of Hero of Russia awardees at the DVOKU military academy where he studied. Surprise surprise—it looks a lot like sports nutrition salesman Ruslan Boshirov2 week ago
The latest Bellingcat find is a photograph of Anatoly Chepiga on the wall of Hero of Russia awardees at the DVOKU military academy where he studied. Surprise surprise—it looks a lot like "sports nutrition salesman" "Ruslan Boshirov"
2 week ago
Ex-President of Ukraine Kuchma resigned from Minsk contact group
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