NATO invites Macedonia to begin membership talks, says it can join once name issue is resolved.

Map. History of Europe conflict

19 July 2018
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[email protected]: Billions of additional dollars are being spent by NATO countries since my visit last year, at my request, but it isn't nearly enough. U.S. spends too much. Europe's borders are BAD. Pipeline dollars to Russia are not acceptable.
Jens Stoltenberg: I congratulate France and Croatia for reaching the world final. May the best team win. @kolindagk and @EmmanuelMacron
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Metropolitan Police: Although it's a disappointing result, we are asking people to act responsibly and avoid any criminal behaviour. Any acts of vandalism such as damage to vehicles will be thoroughly investigated
President Poroshenko: I welcome the decision of the NATO Summit in Brussels on strengthening partnership with Ukraine and our undeniable prospects of Euro-Atlantic integration.
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Every time Vida gets the ball for Croatia he gets deafening boos from the Russian crowd here — for his Glory to Ukraine comment
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The General Atomics Sky Guardian has just completed 24-hour, 2-minute flight from North Dakota to the RAF Fairford field.
NATO has reaffirmed support of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, a Brussels Summit Declaration issued by the heads of state and government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels July 11-12, 2018.
House passes resolution in support of NATO in unanimous voice vote
Police: gunfire heard today in Cherkasy was a part of counter-terrorism drill
Police: gunfire heard today in Cherkasy was a part of counter-terrorism drill
Invalidation of Chișinău mayor election results might be rejudged. Năstase found out that one of the judges on the case was over the 65 retirement age.
Meeting of Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs kicks off in Brussels
President Poroshenko: #NATOSummit
Greek PM Tsipras addresses NATO summit: 'The unprecedented fact that two NATO soldiers have been detained by another NATO country for more than 4 months because they accidentally crossed into its territory, and have not been charged, is an open wound for NATO'
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[email protected]: What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are there only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe's protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.
Ireland Passes Bill Boycotting Israeli Settlement Products
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[email protected]: What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are their only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe's protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.
All 29 NATO Allies agree: "We reiterate our support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova" and "call on Russia to withdraw" its forces present without consent
Israel summons Irish ambassador over settlement criminalization bill vote
In the Brussels Summit Declaration, all 29 NATO Allies agree: "Russia's aggressive actions, including the threat and use of force to attain political goals, challenge the Alliance and are undermining Euro-Atlantic security and the rules-based international order."
Europe is not facing a break-up of the alliance with the U.S.: French official
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[email protected]: Democrats in Congress must no longer Obstruct - vote to fix our terrible Immigration Laws now. I am watching what is going on from Europe - it would be soooo simple to fix. Judges run the system and illegals and traffickers know how it works. They are just using children.
PM @Theresa_May joined NATO members at the opening of the 2 day summit in Belgium.
Brett McGurk: Final @NATO communique just endorsed here in Brussels. Formal launch of a non-combat NATO training mission for Iraq. Important foundation for post-ISIS stability
At Brussels Summit, @NATO announces, "we have decided to invite the government in Skopje to begin accession talks to join our Alliance." Macedonian PM Zaev discusses with @DamonMacWilson at #NATOEngages
Ryanair pilot strike to proceed tomorrow after mgt and unions fail to reach agreement
White House: Trump suggests NATO allies commit to spending 4 percent of GDP on defense; current goal is 2 percent.
NATO allies vow to meet spending targets after Trump criticism
A White House official says U.S. President Donald Trump told NATO leaders defence spending should increase to 4% of GDP rather than the original target of 2%
"Intensified missile tests" and other "destabilizing activities" by Iran a concern to @NATO, according to communique.
Stoltenberg: we should first get to 2%, focus on that number, that is what we have agreed, the good thing is we are moving towards that. In 2014 only 3 allies spent that, 8 have committed to do that
For decades @NATO allies were cutting defense budgets, but "now tensions are going up" thus defense budgets need to be increased, says @jensstoltenberg
NATO invites Macedonia to begin membership talks, says it can join once name issue is resolved.
NATO invites Macedonia to begin membership talks, says it can join once name issue is resolved.
Trump sets higher target for NATO defense spending: Bulgarian president
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SecGen: I'm not saying the situation in Afghanistan
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SecGen: One of the most important things we've done is prepare to move forces where we need, quickly. The 30-30-30-30 initiative will enhance our military mobility and our ability to respond where needed.
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SecGen: North America and Europe are working together. @NATO is delivering. We are keeping our citizens safe. NATOSummit
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SecGen: For more than a quarter century, @NATO Allies were cutting defense budgets. they're adding billions. Last year saw the biggest increase in defense spending since the end of the Cold War. NATOSummit
Russian football federation congratulates Kosovo federation for the election of its new president.1 week ago
Russian football federation congratulates Kosovo federation for the election of its new president.
Lukashenko nationalized Orshanskiy Aviation plant, Ukrainian Motor Sich was one of the owners
In meeting with @POTUS, France President @EmmanuelMacron says he does not believe Germany is beholden to Russia
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Brexit White Paper contains plan for a 'joint institutional framework'- cabinet source says - Brexiteers not happy, some push even for more edits to document today - concern that additional detail of paper sketches out even closer relationship with EU than Chequers implied
Trump insists he has 'very good' relations with Merkel
Pompeo: @NATO is the most successful alliance in history. All NATO allies have committed to extending this success through increased defense spending, deterrence and defense, and fighting terrorism. Weakness provokes; strength and cohesion protects. This remains our bedrock belief.
Sussex Police says a murder investigation has been launched after two bodies believed to be those of a 34-year-old woman and her four-year-old son were found following a house fire in Eastbourne
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[email protected]: "We have a tremendous relationship with Germany."
Macron to meet Putin during Moscow trip for World Cup final, official says
Euro succumbs to selling after U.S. threat of more China tariffs
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One person dead, another missing after Spanish fishing boat sinks near Argentina, Navy says
Waiting for @netanyahu to land, Moscow1 week ago
Waiting for @netanyahu to land, Moscow
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UK wants to maintain leadership position in fighter jet technology: UK air chief
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It's too risky for Britain to keep EU rules on services after Brexit, Theresa May's deputy says
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PM Netanyahu has landed in Moscow where he will have later on today a very important meeting with Russian President Putin.
Merkel vs Trump at NATO: Here again the German Chancellor's arrival statement with English subs. President Trump this morning called Germany 'Russian captive'
25 helicopters from 13 countries perform a fly-past over NATO HQ at the start of the NATO summit
Sarah Sanders: Preparing for NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium
France warns Britain that time running out on Brexit
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British PM May urges her party to back EU Brexit plan: spokesman
EU Commission says existing financial contracts unlikely to be affected by Brexit
May and Trump in NATO HQ
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Serbia threatens to withdraw from talks with Kosovo after the arrest of 5 Serbs
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German Interior Minister Seehofer yesterday joked that 69 Afghans were deported from Germany on his 69th birthday
Romania, represented at the #NATOSummit in Brussels starting today by President @KlausIohannis, pursues the consolidation of the alliance's eastern flank as its main point of emphasis
President Erdoğan on Srebrenica genocide: We will fight together to prevent such crimes of humanity from being repeated
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Greece has taken 'necessary measures to protect its national interest' after 'interference' by Russian officials in name dispute with former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, government says #NorthMacedonia
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Thornberry: The truth is the Chequers Proposal is total delusion. We can't set our own tariffs on goods and keep frictionless trade with the EU. The technology to do so doesn't exist. There will be no divergence - it's a customs union in all but name
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Greece, Russia to expel diplomats in Macedonia tussle ahead of NATO summit
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A giant 'Trump baby', approved by @SadiqKhan, is inflated as protesters prepare to fly it over London for @realDonaldTrump's visit
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Greece asked for diplomats expulsion July 6: Greek diplomatic source
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Lidington: In services, regulatory flexibility matters the mostWhile EU acquis on goods has been stable, the one on services has not beenThe risk of unwelcome acquis on services is much greater
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Minister for the Cabinet Office @DLidington speaking at @HouseofCommons: The Government will publish tomorrow full details of the UK's plan for Brexit which it will be putting to the British public and the EU27
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Eastern Ukraine contact group started meeting in Minsk
Gunfire still audible in Cherkasy, ambulances active
NATO not to invite Ukraine to enhanced opportunities program - Stoltenberg
Jeremy Hunt at NATO on his first official duties as new UK Foreign Secretary
OSCEPABerlin2018 Berlin Declaration calls on the Russian Federation to withdraw its military units from the territory of Georgia and reverse its recognition of Georgian regions as independent states.1 week ago
#OSCEPABerlin2018 Berlin Declaration calls on the Russian Federation to withdraw its military units from the territory of Georgia and reverse its recognition of Georgian regions as independent states.
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Italyan MoFA Moavero says no foreign power/conference will decide dates of Libyan elections, that's up to Libyan people and their institutions.
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Russian delegation storms out of Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE session because of "anti-Russian resolutions".
Police asks not to panic cause of shooting in Cherkasy, official comments soon
Gunfire and explosions(grenades) reported in Cherkasy central district
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Russia holds counter-ship drill in occupied Crimea
UK PM May just now:"NATO is as vital today as it ever has been. And the UK's commitment to it remains as steadfast as ever. We show that of course we lead by example"
Unregistered cars protesters lighted flares near Ukrainian Cabinet building1 week ago
"Unregistered cars" protesters lighted flares near Ukrainian Cabinet building
Unregistered cars protesters brought tires to Cabinet1 week ago
"Unregistered cars" protesters brought tires to Cabinet
In Donbass conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian armed forces held military exercises, involving tanks and APCs
In Donbass conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian armed forces held military exercises, involving tanks and APCs
National Council on TV Broadcasting extended TV Inter license for another 7 years1 week ago
National Council on TV Broadcasting extended TV Inter license for another 7 years
British man poisoned with Novichok is no longer in a critical condition - hospital says
Merkel, on Trump claims, says Germany is independent, recalling Soviet control of East
Putin visited Valaam
Turkey's President @RT_Erdogan arrives in Brussels for NATO meeting, marking his first major international summit since being re-elected.
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Putin, Macron may holds talks at World Cup final: RIA citing Kremlin
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UK commitment to @NATO "is as steadfast as ever," says @theresa_may. She announces Britain will be deploying an additional 440 personnel to @ResoluteSupport in Afghanistan
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Russian defense minister says Moscow may still deliver S-300 air defense systems to Syria in interview published on day Netanyahu visits Putin.
French army helicopter crashes in Ivory Coast, 1 dead
US President Trump to hold one-on-one meeting with Merkel at NATOSummit: White House
German Defense Minister responds to Trump comments: "I hope that the President will go with a strong signal of resolve and unity from this summit to his meeting with Putin."
63-year-old Barbara Coombes has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility of her father Kenneth Coombes whose body was found buried in her garden in Stockport
We cannot take the transatlantic bond for granted, we must work every day to keep it strong – @jensstoltenberg
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It's expected @POTUS will reiterate to Merkel what he said this morning (regarding Germany being beholden to Russia), @PressSec tells pool reporters.
[email protected] makes the case for stronger with Allies. It helps US to be a global power. US presence is not only about protecting Europeans but projecting US power to Africa, Middle East and beyond
NATO SG @jensstoltenberg points out the alliance has to work for its survival. "It's not written in stone we will be there forever," he says. "it's not a law of nature."
Europeans invest in defence because it is in their security interest - SG @jensstoltenberg
"NATO doesn't share the burden in a fair way," @jensstoltenberg says at NATO engages, noting all allies agree on this and it needs to change. He refers to Trump attacks on NATO euphemistically as "direct language."
As long as we stand together, we are safe and secure - NATO SG @jensstoltenberg
Speaking at NATO engages, @jensstoltenberg says he expects(/desperately hopes) the alliance to rise above the disagreements and "make important decisions" at NATO summit
When @jensstoltenberg says allies will "recommit" to increasing defense spending at this NATO summit, as I understand it, this is just going to be a cut-and-paste of the Wales 2014 language, nothing new or stronger - on paper at least
@jensstoltenberg: "European soldiers have fought by the side of US soldiers all the way from Korea to Afghanistan."
The US commitment to NATO is demonstrated in deeds. Actions speak louder than words - @jensstoltenberg at NATO engages
Asked about his breakfast (paid by US gov't) with @realDonaldTrump at NATO engages, @jensstoltenberg defends US commitment to NATO despite all Trump's comments. "My main task is to keep 29 allies together," Stoltenberg explains
@jensstoltenberg: NATO is good for the US - American presence in Europe allows US to be a global power
Poland renews call for EU to cut reliance on Russian gas
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Scotland Yard says Police have "briefly" spoken to Novichok poisoning victim Charlie Rowley as they try to find the source of the nerve agent which left him seriously ill and killed Dawn Sturgess
Photos: Damage in Zolote-4 village, after attack from occupied Zolote-5 village
NATO Secretary-General @jensstoltenberg notes that since @realDonaldTrump became president, US funding for defense of Europe "has increased by 40 percent."
1 week ago
We cannot guarantee at this time we will catch those responsible for the Novichok poisonings in England - UK's top counter terrorism police officer
USAF UAV Global Hawk over Ukraine1 week ago
USAF UAV Global Hawk over Ukraine
Police deployed additional forces to Government blocks in Kyiv1 week ago
Police deployed additional forces to Government blocks in Kyiv
'We have issues with Russia' Germany tells Trump
Asked about @realdonaldtrump's comments on Germany being "captive" to Russia over energy, @jensstoltenberg only says "There are different views on the Nordstream pipeline, it's not for NATO to decide."
NATO chief @jensstoltenberg acknowledges Trump expressed himself in 'direct language' but insists that beneath the squalls allies all agree on the fundamental issues. Expect this line to be repeated and repeated over the next two days.
NATO SG @jensstoltenberg says he expects leaders to recommit to better burden-sharing, but in light of the Trump obsession, he's being ever more careful to point out this is not just about the 2% spending goal, but also other capabilities and contributions
We'll increase the readiness of our forces, we'll modernize our Command Structure and we'll step up the fight against terrorism – incl with more troops + funding for Afghanistan and a new training mission in Iraq - @jensstoltenberg
Our NATO summit comes at a time when we face unprecedented security challenges as well as some serious differences between Allies. But I'm confident that at this Summit we'll deliver – @jensstoltenberg
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UK's top counter-terrorism police officer says we cannot guarantee at this time we will catch those responsible for Novichok poisonings in England
At @NATO, Polish President Duda declines to respond - at least in English - to question on Trump's comment about Germany being captive to Russia.
1 week ago
Russian hackers targeted Ukraine's water supply, security service claims
Polish minister of foreign affairs: #Nordstream 1 and economic cooperation with the west helped Russia to build army and start wars in Georgia and Ukraine; #nordstream 2 will enable Russia to do more
Stoltenberg on the dependence of Germany on Russian energy sources: it is not a matter of NATO, but a purely national thing. It is not a matter for NATO to address the Nord Stream.
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A German woman was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for her part in the murders of 10 people during a seven-year campaign of violence by a neo-Nazi gang
At his doorstep ahead of #NATOSummit2018, @jensstoltenberg says he expects "open and frank" discussion but he'd also like to see recognition [by the US] of progress that's been made.
[email protected] to a stunned @jensstoltenberg "Ultimately Germany will have almost 70 percent of their country controlled by Russia with natural gas. So you tell is that appropriate? I've been complaining about this since I got in. It should've never been allowed to happen"
Turkey totally supports enlargement. Georgia, BiH and Macedonia should be included as soon as possible in NATO [email protected]
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Greece will not tolerate any behavior which violates international law, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Wednesday. Tzanakopoulos issued the response when questioned on Greece’s Skai TV over reports Greece would expel Russian diplomats for activities inconsistent with their status
"I can tell you, in Lativa it is extremely clear the importance and relevance of @NATO. That is not a philosophical question" - Canada's FM Chrystia Freeland.
RAF Celebrates 100 Years with Spectacular Flyover in London1 week ago
RAF Celebrates 100 Years with Spectacular Flyover in London
Foreign Minister Cavugsolu criticizes Germany's Defense Minister for removing Patriot missile defense from Turkey and not staying "like a true ally."
1 week ago
Munich court finds German right-wing extremist Beate Zschäpe guilty on 10 counts of murder in neo-Nazi trial; passes sentence of life in prison
Munich: German Prosecutors say Zschäpe was part of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), whose members killed 8 Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman.1 week ago
Munich: German Prosecutors say Zschäpe was part of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), whose members killed 8 Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman.
Security Service of Ukraine foiled cyberattack with "VPNFilter" malicious software on Auly chlorine distillation station, that blocked equipment of the station
1 week ago
Just wrapped up in our NATOEngages live stream: QandA with German MoD Ursula von der Leyen, Turkish FM @MevlutCavusoglu and Polish FM Jacek Czaputowicz: NATOSummit
Allies disagree with US about the Germany-Russia gas deal, @jensstoltenberg tells @POTUS.
Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz: "It was a mistake" for NATO to not offer Georgia membership in 2008 Bucharest summit. NATOEngages NATOSummit
Protesters with cars without Ukrainian registration shut down central Kyiv at Yevropeyska Square. Also they are threatening to block main Ukrainian highways1 week ago
Protesters with cars without Ukrainian registration shut down central Kyiv at Yevropeyska Square. Also they are threatening to block main Ukrainian highways
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The foreign ministry in Moscow said on Wednesday it would respond in kind to Greece's expulsion of two Russian diplomats
Czaputowicz of @PolandMFA backs US troops in Poland but not at expense of US presence in Germany. Stresses need for NATO to prioritize security of Ukraine, Georgia
Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg: "I agree with you that we have to make sure that allies are investing more."
1 week ago
Moscow says will respond to Greece's expulsion of Russian diplomats
If Turkey is sanctioned, we will reciprocate says @MevlutCavusoglu. Pivot to tough language happened fast NATO engages
Turkey is not moving away from NATO asserts @MevlutCavusoglu at NATO engages. Turkey prefers to buy arms from US, Germany, but NATO allies block sales so we had to turn to Russia
Top priority for our secuirty is cohesion - based on trust and capabilities says German MoD Ursula von der Leyen NATO engages. Kicks off with positive tone. Hope US and other allies join her in pivoting to the positive at NATO summit
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[email protected]: "It certainly doesn't seem to make sense that [Germany pays] billions of dollars to Russia and we have to defend them against Russia."
Germany's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen addresses NATOE engages event during NATO summit: "NATO is the security umbrella under which democracies can grow and thrive"
Strong opening statement by Turkish FM Cavugsolu against intolerance toward migrants, Islamaphobia, anti-Semitism, views of others
1 week ago
[email protected]: "We're going to have to do something because we're not going to put up with it— we can't put up with it."
1 week ago
Murdoch's Fox trumps Comcast with agreed $32.5 billion bid for Sky
As @realDonaldTrump unleashes on Nordstream, German MoD von der Leyen urges him to look at output: Germany is second largest contributor to NATO. We're moving in right direction
Billions and billions being paid to Russia which the US is supposed to be protecting Europe from, declares @POTUS.
"The United States is paying far too much," reasserts @POTUS, standing alongside @jensstoltenberg.
"Germany is totally controlled by Russia," declares @POTUS.
Germany a captive to Russia because of gas pipeline deal, explains @POTUS.
"Germany is a rich countrywell they could increase [defense spending] immediately tomorrow and have no problem," says @POTUS. "We're not going to put up with it, it's inappropriate."
Trump says added NATO funds not enough for U.S.
Trump, at NATO summit, says Germany is 'captive' of Russia
1 week ago
Greece to expel two Russian diplomats, ban two others: Kathimerini
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Greece expels 2 Russian diplomats cause espionage, and attempts to bribe Orthodox Church officials, 2 another diplomats banned from entrance
1 week ago
Britain to almost double troops in Afghanistan
1 week ago
Greek media report 4 Russian diplomats are being expelled over "meddling in domestic affairs" and bribing politicians and Orthodox church officials.
Five Police Inspectorates in the Chisinau sieged by protesters
1 week ago
Facebook Gave Private User Data To Russian Internet Company Which Is Subject To Russia's SORM-2 Data Collection System. That Means Russia's Intelligence Services Have Access To All That Data, Legally (in Russia).
Meantime, supporters of would be assassin Yunis Safarov have produced his birth certificate as proof that his mother was not Armenian as was alleged by Ganja mayor's brother / Azerbaijan's deputy chief prosecutor1 week ago
Meantime, supporters of would be assassin Yunis Safarov have produced his birth certificate as proof that his mother was not Armenian as was alleged by Ganja mayor's brother / Azerbaijan's deputy chief prosecutor
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salfini met with UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame in Rome on Tuesday.1 week ago
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salfini met with UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame in Rome on Tuesday.
French Senate publishes report criticizing Macron's policy in Libya.
Estonia summoned Russian Ambassador after Russian Il-96 violated Estonian airspace
1 week ago
Azerbaijan police detained 14 people for social media posts in last days
RAF100 RAFflypast today1 week ago
RAF100 RAFflypast today
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After officer was stabbed in Ganja dozens of protesters were detained
1 week ago
Video: Clashes today with police in Ganja
President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Belgium
1 week ago
Azerbaijan Internal Ministry: 40 detained as result of clashes in Ganja
1 week ago
Azerbaijan's Internal Affairs say 2 police officers killed during protests of 150-200 people in Ganja
President Trump lands in Brussels aboard Air Force One ahead of NATO summit, UK visit and Trump-Putin summit.
German Defense Minister: "We're not only a military alliance. We are an alliance that is defending common values."
1 week ago
Searches at apartment of Serhiy Mazura, coordinator of far-right C14 movement
1 week ago
Police searches the apartment of coordinator of nationalists C-14 movement in Boryspil'
1 week ago
Gogland: Jump executed from Mi-8AMTSH, height 2,5km and 3km away. All special forces operators who participated have done at least 100 jumps.
1 week ago
Russian Western Military District special forces paradropped to an unprepared spot in isle of Gogland (Suursaari), Gulf of Finland. After touchdown, hid parachutes and proceeded to destroy targets before heli extracted from ad hoc site.
Russia's state TV host wonders whether Trump's little gift for Putin is Ukraine.1 week ago
Russia's state TV host wonders whether Trump's "little gift for Putin" is Ukraine.
Salisbury District Hospital official says the condition of Charlie Rowley who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Amesbury in Wiltshire has made a "small but significant" improvement and he is conscious
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