NATO SG @jensstoltenberg will meet EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini on Friday, 13 April

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26 April 2018
Guardian: Preparations for a possible Russian counter attack on the British base RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus were underway on Thursday in the event of US-led military action in Syria.
2 week ago
After hours long meeting, the British Cabinet has "agreed on the need to take further action" to deter further use of chemical weapons in Syria. The Prime Minister will "continue to work with allies in the United States and France to coordinate an international response"
Cabinet backs PM on Syria, agreed chemical weapons use cannot go unchallenged and agreed the need to take action to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad government. No more specifics, prob guided by the fact the US is still to publicly agree its position.2 week ago
Cabinet backs PM on Syria, agreed chemical weapons use "cannot go unchallenged" and agreed "the need to take action to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad government." No more specifics, prob guided by the fact the US is still to publicly agree its position.
Luhansk: Hardware being prepared for 9th May military parade at the VVVAUSh airfield - the same violation of the Minsk agreements as last year (no tanks should be there)
Explosion in a house, near Rouen, tonight: a security perimeter set up
Russia's UN ambassador says top priority is to avert war in Syria, doesn't rule out possibility of US-Russian conflict.
Pompeo says he supports: -Congress coming up with a new AUMF (though says current 2001-era one works fine) -continuing to send lethal arms to Ukraine -strong sanctions against Russia
Portman says he just got back from the Ukraine. Asks if Pompeo would ever recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea as legitimate. "I will fight to make sure that does not happen," he says, but notes it's the president's decision.
U.S. seeking extradition of five Bulgarians over Syria embargo breach: Sofia prosecutor
Trump says he backs 'cooperative' approach to Russia probe
The outgoing head of the CIA appeared to confirm Thursday reports that around 200 Russian mercenaries were killed in February during a clash with US-led forces in Syria
NATO's chief calls for access to site of poison gas attack in Syria
Two US senators here at the @WhiteHouse tell reporters that @POTUS has tasked @larry_kudlow and @USTradeRep with trying to get US back into TPP
Pompeo in his confirmation hearing agrees with Rubio that: the US has an obligation to help Ukraine defend its sovereignty. Wikileaks is a hostile non-state actor. Russia meddled in 2016 election as part of Putin's broad goal of winning a bloodless geopolitical war against the US
Further confirmation of Azerbaijan operation of Israel Harop loiter munitions, rather unexpectedly courtesy of a State Border Guard music video2 week ago
Further confirmation of Azerbaijan operation of Israel Harop loiter munitions, rather unexpectedly courtesy of a State Border Guard music video
Further confirmation of Azerbaijan operation of Israel Harop loiter munitions, rather unexpectedly courtesy of a State Border Guard music video
EU regulators tell financial firms to prepare for Brexit
Asked about Niger, where US special forces were ambushed/killed, "The French are leading the effort [in the Sahel]" says SecDef Mattis "Africa|n nations are gathered around France. We support France and the African nations"
2 week ago
Moscow says fears UK has 'forcibly detained' former spy's daughter Yulia Skripal
War "must be the last resort," says US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo at hearing on Capitol Hill
2 week ago
Moscow says will not accept conclusions of OPCW chemical arms watchdog over former spy poisoning
2 week ago
Russia's Ambassador in Macedonia threatens that Macedonia will become "a legitimate target" of Russia's armed forces if it joins NATO.
2 week ago
The first question to Maria Zakharova (Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson) at her weekly briefing is about the British "provocation." She says it is linked to Syria, to the general anti-Russian narrative, and the internal narrative in Britain around things like Brexit.
2 week ago
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Russia calls on Britain to provide information that Skripal's does not participate in the staged show
Israel's President Rivlin accuses Poland of distorting history in Holocaust remembrance speech
On Russia and INF treaty, "We have very modest expectations that they would return to compliance" per SecDef Mattis "We are looking for a way at the lowest possible cost to checkmate them and make it in their best interest to return to compliance"
2 week ago
Russian deputy foreign minister says Russia needs to study OPCW report on Skripal case
2 week ago
Alexei Navalny announces a protest called "Putin isn't our tsar" for May 5, ahead of Putin's inauguration. A protest on May 6, 2012 resulted in dozens of people getting lengthy prison sentences.
2 week ago
Azerbaijan, Iran Reach Breakthrough on Disputed Fields in the Caspian Sea
2 week ago
Remains of Greek mirage jet found off Skyros, according to Hellenic Air Force, pilot confirmed dead.
2 week ago
Hellenic Air Force and Greek defense ministry have yet to confirm death of pilot of the Greek Mirage that crashed off Skyros but Greek defense minister Panos Kammenos tweets tribute to 'a herowho fell in the fight to defend our national sovereignty and territorial integrity.'
2 week ago
Britain requests UN security council meet next week on chemical weapons watchdog report on Salisbury poisoning - Tweet
Supreme Court rejects petition by Jordi Sánchez to be released from prison for confidence debate in Catalonia on Friday, again.
Co-chairman of the "Other Russia" Alexander @alxaverin Averin was detained on his return to Russia from the occupied Ukrainian territories.
2 week ago
German national kidnapped in western Niger: attorney general
2 week ago
TASS: Putin: Testing of Russian super-heavy rocket is planned in 10 years.
Putin: Russia won't end space cooperation with U.S. over political tensions. We aren't going to break off anything here or leave these programs, Putin says. We have partners for the moon and for the study of Mars, the U.S., Canada, Japan and the European Union2 week ago
Putin: Russia won't end space cooperation with U.S. over political tensions. "We aren't going to break off anything here or leave these programs," Putin says. "We have partners for the moon and for the study of Mars, the U.S., Canada, Japan and the European Union"
NATO considers the use of chemical weapons as a threat to international peace and security. Those responsible must be held accountable. We must protect the ban on the use of chemical weapons – @jensstoltenberg
2 week ago
Greek fighter pilot killed in crash after Turkish intercept mission: officials
2 week ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May holding "war council" meeting
In response to Russia's aggressive actions, we have strengthened our presence in the eastern part of the alliance; Slovakia's contribution to the battlegroup in Latvia = expression of NATO solidarity - @jensstoltenberg
Slovakia is making major contributions to NATO mission in Iraq - last month I saw how Slovak instructors are training local security forces there - @jensstoltenberg
We also discussed the situation in Syria and condemn in the strongest terms the use of chemical weapons; calling on the Syrian government + its backers to allow full and unimpeded access to int'l medical assistance and monitoring - @jensstoltenberg
We have discussed preparations for NATO summit: further strengthening our collective deterrence and defence, continue to project stability, modernising our Alliance - SG @jensstoltenberg with PM of Slovakia
2 week ago
A Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson says "it is likely" charges would be brought against Cyril Smith had the same evidence been presented today and the approach to cases such as this "is very different today"
'Large and difficult issues remain outstanding' in 'Macedonia' name talks, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias says after talks with FYROM counterpart Nikola Dimitrov in Ohrid.
Merkel says Germany understands and supports that everything done to demonstrate chemical weapons use in Syria not acceptable2 week ago
Merkel says Germany "understands and supports" that "everything" done to demonstrate chemical weapons use in Syria not acceptable
2 week ago
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson calls on Myanmar to release jailed Reuters journalists
EU extends rights sanctions on Iran, at odds over new measures
2 week ago
Chancellor Angela Merkel says the German government will not participate in any military strike on Syria, according to @dpa
2 week ago
Merkel: It seems clear that Syria has not destroyed its stockpiles of chemical weapons
Polish President Andrzej Duda and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin join the March of the Living at Auschwitz-Birkenau
2 week ago
Merkel: All actions should be studied on Syria and Berlin will not participate in any strikes
2 week ago
Chemicals of the Novichok class were available to U.S and West laboratories since 1990s - Russia
2 week ago
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday sanctions-hit Russian companies that have fallen into difficulties should receive support from the state to help them retain staff
2 week ago
Moldova will ask Kyiv for a corridor for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria
Ukraine starting process of official withdrawal from CIS organization, and unilateral partial withdrawal from agreement on Friendship with Russia - Poroshenko2 week ago
Ukraine starting process of official withdrawal from "CIS" organization, and unilateral partial withdrawal from "agreement on Friendship" with Russia - Poroshenko
NATO SG @jensstoltenberg will meet EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini on Friday, 13 April
Soviet nerve agent Novichok used in spy poisoning, chemical weapons watchdog confirms
The @OPCW has confirmed Britain's findings that a nerve agent used in an attack on a former spy and his daughter in England came from Russia
Macron says no decision yet on whether to strike Syria
2 week ago
Turkish military says no Turkish jets were present in the area while the Greek jet crashed.
2 week ago
Foreign Minister of Germany: According to my information, no decision has yet been taken to launch a military strike against Syria
Blood samples tested by OPCW "confirm the findings of the UK relating to the identity of the toxic chemical"
Macron says Syria response will be at 'time of our choosing'
2 week ago
Russian PM says silly military statements from NATO countries have added to uncertainty on markets
2 week ago
No doubt Russia was responsible for the Salisbury attack using a military grade nerve agent, says @BorisJohnson.
2 week ago
Hellenic Air Force fighter jet down off Sporades island of Skyros, @Kathimerini_gr reports. Navy vessel dispatched to search the area while fate of jet's pilot remains unknown.
2 week ago
The Mirage 2000-5 crashed approximately 9 miles northeast of Skyros island returning to its base after a dog fight with Turkish fighter jets that violated Greece´s airspace
France's President @EmmanuelMacron says it has evidence Bashar al-Assad government behind Douma chemical attack.
Swedish authorities charge a man with spying for China, on suspicion that he gathered information on Tibetans who had fled to Sweden
WTO warns protectionism threatens strong growth forecast
2 week ago
Britain's parliament could block Brexit divorce bill: Brexit minister David Davis
Catalonia Ponsati extradition process in Scotland adjourned until May
2 week ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he opposes military action in Syria and President Assad should be dealt with "by international law, by sanctions if necessary and by the United Nations"
2 week ago
President Poroshenko: will submit to Verkhovna Rada a Draft Law on the unilateral suspension of certain provisions of the Treaty on friendship with Russia
2 week ago
London Metropolitan Police says a woman in her 20s has been arrested after a man in his 30s died following a stabbing in east London
2 week ago
Azerbaijan presidential vote had 'serious irregularities,': OSCE
Edinburgh court says the case on the extradition of Catalan politician Ponsati to Spain needs further procedural hearing
Ukraine and Moldova signed agreement on joint control on border between countries to simplify movements2 week ago
Ukraine and Moldova signed agreement on joint control on border between countries to simplify movements
2 week ago
UK Chancellor warns of "catastrophe" for Ireland if UK and EU reach "no solution" in Brexit talks
Arab Coalition fighter jets arrived at RAF Akrotiri airbase, Cyprus during the night
2 week ago
German Transatlantic Coodinator Peter Beyer tells that significant US military action in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack would be a last resort. That said, the attack in Douma "needs an answer," he added.
Global chemical weapons watchdog the OPCW says to release statement at 1100 GMT on Skripal spy poisoning case
Yak-130 crashed in Borisoglebsk of Voronezh region, both pilots safely ejected
Czech PM Babis says government with Communists, far right a last resort
I made a mistake with my tweet about Münster and I'm sorry. A deputy leader of the far-right @AfD party, @Beatrix_vStorch, has distanced herself from tweets in which she suggested Merkel's open-door refugee policy was to blame after a man drove into a crowd Saturday2 week ago
"I made a mistake with my tweet about Münster and I'm sorry." A deputy leader of the far-right @AfD party, @Beatrix_vStorch, has distanced herself from tweets in which she suggested Merkel's open-door refugee policy was to blame after a man drove into a crowd Saturday
2 week ago
British PM May summons ministers to discuss possible military action in Syria
2 week ago
Russia @kommersant: Russian MOD are holding closed negotiations with the US Joint Chiefs of Staff at the moment; Russia expects that the US will share coordinates of their targets in Syria to avoid loss of life on the Russian side
Military convoy in Belgorod region of Russia, 16kms to Ukrainian border
Juncker has told his 27 EU Commissioners to lend unconditional support to Selmayr. Previously, he planned to admit some errors regarding the appointment process but he has ruled out any concessions to MEPs
Saudi crown prince's visit to Spain will add 'new dimension' to bilateral ties. CrownPrinceInSpain
As Pompeo signals hard Russia line, lawmakers want him to stand on his own
Russia says Syrian government forces have retaken Eastern Ghouta
2 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 166km ENE of Chara, Russia
38 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, no casualties
Russian military police deploy in Syria's Douma - RIA agency
2 week ago
USS Donald Cook apparently moved away from Syria and was between Crete and Cyprus yesterday, with Admiral Grigorovich close by.
Fighter jets have just arrived in the past few minutes at RAF Akrotiri airbase in Cyprus
AP source: Secretary of State nominee Pompeo to tell senators years of soft US policy toward Russia are 'now over.'
Police seized a grenade and cartridges at Kharkiv railway station. Owner - 57 y.o man was detained
2 week ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May calls emergency cabinet meeting for Thursday to consider military action against Syria
"We certainly think they've proven to be a bad actor," responds @PressSec to question on whether Russia is termed an enemy of the United States.
"The relationship with Russia is at a new low," adds @PressSec.
"Russia guaranteed that the use of chemical weapons by Syria would not happen again. They failed at that." says @PressSec
National security team met today here at the @WhiteHouse and was chaired by @VP, confirms @PressSec.
2 week ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May orders submarines to move within missile range of Syria in preparation for possible strike, sources tell the UK's Telegraph
Russia, Syria held responsible by @POTUS for latest chemical weapons attack, replies @PressSec to question.
2 week ago
President Erdoğan congratulated Ilham Aliyev, who was elected president of Azerbaijan again, by telephone.
Yulia Skripal has said in a statement her father "is still seriously ill" and she is "still suffering with the effects of the nerve agent used against us" and adds she does "not wish to avail myself" to services offered by the Russian Embassy at the moment
2 week ago
Theresa May ready to join military action against Assad government in Syria without first seeking parliamentary consent, sources tell the BBC
New statement from Yulia Skripal
PM of Lithuania visited Avdiyivka today
2 week ago
President Poroshenko holds a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May
2 week ago
British Prime Minister: We are ready to agree to participate in a military operation in Syria
2 week ago
Alexander Perepilichnyy was in Paris with (girl)friend shortly before he dropped dead. He spent the night vomiting after a meal out. Recovered but then collapsed and died soon after flying back to London
Russia's embassy in the US quoting Putin spox Dmitry Peskov, warning @POTUS against further destabilizing Syria and rejecting "Twitter-diplomacy"
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's speech tonight is a test for the Polish government on the Holocaust law
Mohammed Ben Salman arrives in Madrid on his first official visit
2 week ago
Cambridge Analytica's acting CEO has stepped down
2 week ago
Gunmen shell Russian journalists returning from Eastern Ghouta - @mod_russia
2 week ago
British parliament should be given a say on any military action PM May wants to take in response to suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, UK opposition leader Corbyn says
2 week ago
Russia's PM @MedvedevRussia proposed to restrict imports of US-made products in retaliation to the latest round of sanctions
It's propaganda
ISIS-linked media groups rallying for attacks on 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia by the recurring playbook: incitement artwork, suggesting which types of attacks to perform, targets to aim for, etc.
Bulgaria: US moves military assets near Black Sea Coast2 week ago
Bulgaria: US moves military assets near Black Sea Coast
French military command has presented possible plans of action on Syria to Macron: Le Figaro
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tells reporters he stands by a January report from his agency that advised against sanctioning Russian govt debt. Will it help ruble, which fell to 16-month low as Trump earlier pledged strikes on Syria
2 week ago
Azerbaijan's Aliyev re-elected president with more than 80% of vote: exit poll
Aircraft that crashed in Algeria was a Russian-made Ilyushin Il-76 and among those on board were Polisario Front fighters and Western Sahara refugees. Witnesses say they saw a wing catch fire shortly after the plane took off from Boufarik airport on a planned flight to Tindouf
2 week ago
Alexander Tayler has stepped down as acting CEO of Cambridge Analytica - company
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it will hold a special session on Monday to discuss the alleged chemical attack in Syria
2 week ago
Jeremy Corbyn says Parliament should be given a say before the UK takes part in military action in Syria
2 week ago
Russian President Putin says the situation in the world is worrying and Russia will build constructive relations with foreign partners
2 week ago
Kremlin says won't take part in 'Twitter diplomacy' after Trump tweets that 'missiles will be coming' to Syria
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This resulted in four Ukrainian servicemen wounded in action and one more serviceman injured.
2 week ago
UK PM Theresa May says the "continued use of chemical weapons cannot go unchallenged" and the UK will work with its "closest allies" to see how those responsible for the latest attack in Syria can be held to account
2 week ago
Putin: Russia will respect all its obligations under international law
2 week ago
Russian Ministry of Defense: We are closely following developments in Syria
Stocks drop on rising U.S.-Russia tensions over Syria: Dow slides 0.81 percent, S&P 500 dips 0.58 percent, Nasdaq down 0.51 percent
2 week ago
The obligations of the Russian budget will be fulfilled under any external circumstances - Siluanov - RIA.
2 week ago
[email protected]: Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake and Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA and Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy.
As a result of the explosion in a shipyard in St. Petersburg, a man was killed, 9 wounded
UN court sentences Serbian ultranationalist leader to 10 years in prison, partially overturning acquittal
US Navy P-8A Poseidon 168439 Climbing out from NAS Sigonella, Sicily
2 week ago
Presidential elections today in Azerbaijan
2 week ago
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman has responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's call to end "the arms race" by saying "great idea, let's start with U.S. chemical weapons"
Ukrainian military captured Russian forces UAV near Azov sea2 week ago
Ukrainian military captured Russian forces UAV near Azov sea
2 week ago
Russian State Duma spokesman: Trump's remarks lead the world towards horror
Trump in a tweet: Our relations with Russia are worse than ever
2 week ago
[email protected]: Our relationship with Russia is worse than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?
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