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18 June 2018
USAF RQ4B Global Hawk - returning to Sigonella after Ukraine ops 1936z5 day ago
USAF RQ4B Global Hawk - returning to Sigonella after Ukraine ops 1936z
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Climbing out from Latakia AB, Syria Russia Russian Air Force IL62 RA86561 RFF7336
The current rate of mining in Donbass is extremely frightening. In yesterday's report the @OSCE_SMM recorded more than 500 (.) new anti-tank mines along the frontline north of Horlivka
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"George Soros is in effect nothing but the 21st century reincarnation of Karl Marx"—Hungarian government-controlled daily paper.
ICC judges order DR Congo Bemba's interim release
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Macedonia will take a new 'compound name with a geographical denominator,' Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said
A judge says Robert Mueller must reveal the identities of "foreign agents" to Paul Manafort
UK parliament backs British govt, rejects plan to remove fixed Brexit date of 29 March 2019 from EU exit legislation
Brexit campaigner Arron Banks downplays Russia meetings
Vote on motion to disagree with Lords Amendment 37 (which would remove the exit date from the Bill) - AYES 326, NOS 301 (Government victory)
Vote on motion to disagree with Lords Amendment 110 (on changes to the power of sifting committee for statutory instruments) - AYES 324, NOS 302 (Government victory)
Vote on motion to disagree with Lords Amendment 128 (also relates to sifting) - AYES 325, NOS 304 (Government victory)
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Athens and Skopje reach accord on new name for Macedonia: Greek news agency
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Greek PM announces accord with Skopje on new name for Macedonia
Three people including a pregnant woman are being held. One of them is injured
NATO welcomes U.S.-North Korea summit, backs denuclearised peninsula
Hostage situation in the 10th district of Paris is not terror related, heavy police presence on scene as a man claiming to have a handgun and a bomb is holding a number of people hostage
The area in the 10th district in Paris is on lockdown with a massive police response including special forces on scene amid reports of armed man holding a number of people hostage
An armed man in Paris is holding as many as 3 hostages and demands to speak to the Iranian ambassador he claims to have bomb and a handgun on him
George Freeman MP intervenes, saying he is "committed to delivering Brexit" but that Cash is not being fair to the thinking behind Grieve's amendment
Dr Philip Lee MP (who resigned as a minister this morning) explains his decision. Says that the Brexit policy the government is currently pursuing is is "detrimental to the people we are elected to serve" and that "a vote between bad and worse is not a meaningful choice"
Labour's Kate Hoey warns that the public will "see through" the Lords amendment, which she argues is about reversing the referendum result and preventing the people taking back control
Conservative MP Mark Harper says Grieve is "trying to do the right thing" with his amendment, and says he agrees with the first two parts of the amendment, but that the third part - which would give the Commons the right to give the Govt detailed instructions - is "deeply flawed"
Harper praises Solicitor-General Buckland's offer to discuss amendment with Grieve further tomorrow and urges his colleagues to back the Government's amendment today
Independent (former Conservative) MP for Dover, Charlie Elphicke, says that Grieve amendment is "not the right way to do it - you can't micro-manage a negotiation"
Labour MP Seema Malhotra - if the Govt are as confident as they make out of getting a good deal then they should have no problem with accepting Amendment 19
Don't tie our hands in Brexit talks, UK government tells parliament
Paris - Hostage situation, police cordoned off the district
The protest leader in Georgia Kuprava was arrested for 14 days
Ukraine submits to the International Court of Justice in The Hague a memorandum on the financing of terrorism and racial discrimination by the Russian Federation.
The new Polish Ambassador to Minsk made the first tweet in Belarusian @michalski_artur5 day ago
The new Polish Ambassador to Minsk made the first tweet in Belarusian @michalski_artur
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Telephone call between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and FYROM counterpart Zoran Zaev to discuss progress in name talks is underway, TV channel SKAI reports
A hostage-taking is underway in the 10th district of Paris. The BRI is on site. Area is closed. The individual holds several people and claims to be in possession of a bomb. He asks to be put in touch with the embassy of Iran
France: Police in Paris have cordoned off Rue des Petites Ecuries amid reports of an armed man taking two people hostage
Solicitor general Robert Buckland hints at government concession at the despatch box - says one part of Grieve amendment has "much merit" but needs "more time to think" about the rest. He adds that his pledge to "engage positively" with rebel proposals is made "in good faith".
Rees-Mogg says that if the government fails to negotiate Brexit then Parliament's remedy has already existed for many years - a vote of no confidence. Grieve responds that nothing would be more chaotic than a vote of no confidence and election 5 weeks before Brexit day
Justine Greening says Rees-Mogg's intervention gives the very reason why Grieve's amendment gives a sensible process to deal with the challenges the House faces
Hostage situation with 2 hostages in central Paris
Solicitor-General Robert Buckland says he has read Grieve's amendment very carefully and that there is "much merit" in some of it but that he "needs more time" to consider the rest of it, and that the Government is willing to positively engage with it
Hilary Benn (Labour) tells Conservative MPs who may be re-considering rebellion that whilst there are other opportunities to rebel on customs union or single market, this is "the only" chance Parliament has to exercise it's sovereignty by voting for Amendment 19
Anna Soubry attacks historic rebelliousness of Brexit-backing MPs who demand loyalty. Urges government to accept Grieve's amendment, otherwise they will force people "who for decades have never rebelled before" to do so for the first time
Chris Leslie (Labour): the British people did not vote to take back control from Brussels only to give it to the PM and her ministers. Adds "we have a duty to safeguard our constituents from harm"
CFDT railroaders calls to suspend the strike
Edward Leigh says that Grieve's amendment "is not a compromise, it is a wrecking amendment". Sir Bill Cash MP agrees, saying it is "not that different" to the Lords' amendment (Amendment 19)
Russian Ministry of Defense shares Mi-8AMTsh photos during drill at Opuc firing range in Occupied Crimea5 day ago
Russian Ministry of Defense shares Mi-8AMTsh photos during drill at Opuc firing range in Occupied Crimea
In Turkey Poroshenko met with leaders of Crimeantatars and Mustafa Dzhemilev5 day ago
In Turkey Poroshenko met with leaders of Crimeantatars and Mustafa Dzhemilev
President of Ukraine Poroshenko met with President of Serbia Vucic5 day ago
President of Ukraine Poroshenko met with President of Serbia Vucic
The Dutch prosecutor's office is investigating a wholesaler in chemicals in Rotterdam, suspected of having exported acetone to Syria twice without the necessary export permit. Follow up of the Belgian isopropanol scandal
In Moscow, at the Manezh Square, police detained civil activists Darya Polyudova and Kirill Kotov. Poleudova said that Kotov had in his hands a poster with the inscription On the Day of Russia we demand freedom, there will be The revolution, FIFA World Cup - boycott.5 day ago
In Moscow, at the Manezh Square, police detained civil activists Darya Polyudova and Kirill Kotov. Poleudova said that Kotov had in his hands a poster with the inscription "On the Day of Russia we demand freedom, there will be The revolution, FIFA World Cup - boycott."
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a knife-edge vote in parliament on a crucial piece of Brexit legislation, despite warning that defeat risks undermining her negotiations with Brussels
In Sumy, the court arrested a man who threw a grenade in a nightclub The Moon
Leigh pleads with fellow Conservative MPs to consider consequences of rebelling on Amendment 19 - says it would fatally undermine the government and be an "open invitation" to the European Commission to try and prevent a deal and block Brexit
Leigh attacks idea that Amendment 19 amounts to parliamentary sovereignty - says House voted overwhelmingly a) to transfer decision of EU membership to the people with the referendum, and b) to trigger Article 50
Antoinette Sandbach MP asks Leigh if the Grieve compromise amendment (tabled last night) assuages his concerns; Leigh says it amounts to the same as the Lords amendment "in fewer words"
"Intensive expert consultations" on "most urgent" challenge, says @FedericaMog, - to maintain bank and finance links with Iran. She gives no fresh detail on any measures
Edward Leigh MP (Con): Amendment 19 not designed to improve the sifting process by which we transfer EU laws into UK law, it is designed to frustrate the whole process
"Our determination to preserve the deal is also in the interests of the United States," says @FedericaMog, arguing that nuclear arms race could be sparked in Middle East
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Belarus: Draft legislation under consideration will end anonymous posting, require website owners to moderate user comments and allow for social media networks to be blocked if they are considered to have violated the new rules
Clarke adds that idea that Parliament is undermining Government's negotiating stance is ridiculous - says it rests on the proposal that those on the continent not already aware of decisions in the Cabinet
Work on Irandeal implementation continues, says @FedericaMog. Work on Arak continues. Work on Fordo conversion continues. Will be another workshop on Fordo work in coming days, she says
First transfer of people from Aquarius to Italian coast guard vessel. 90 people were taken just now. More than 400 left to be transferred - according to initial plan.5 day ago
First transfer of people from Aquarius to Italian coast guard vessel. 90 people were taken just now. More than 400 left to be transferred - according to initial plan.
Ken Clarke attacks claim that Amendment 19 is an attempt to overturn the referendum - insists Brexit will happen and criticises idea of second referendum. However, says idea that the referendum decided every single issue of detail "intellectually lazy"
Ukrainian President Poroshenko met with Azerbaijani President Aliyev in Eskişehir, Turkey5 day ago
Ukrainian President Poroshenko met with Azerbaijani President Aliyev in Eskişehir, Turkey
TransAnatolian Pipeline TANAP, another mega project after BTC is complete. Southern Gas Corridor to supply Europe with  Caspian gas is   functional5 day ago
TransAnatolian Pipeline TANAP, another mega project after BTC is complete. Southern Gas Corridor to supply Europe with Caspian gas is functional
Russian Ministry of Defense show photos of drill of airborne troops near Pskov
If Iran steps away from nuclear commitments under Iran deal, it would have "tragic consequences," says @FedericaMog. She says everyone will be "less secure with no exceptions."
Pennycook: Labour remains of the view that writing the Brexit date into the Bill was an "unnecessary gimmick" and therefore support Lords amendment 37 [which would remove the debate]
Labour MP John Mann asks Pennycook: Labour voters in the North and the Midlands do not want to see Parliament negotiate Brexit how are we to explain to them that an unelected House of Lords can overturn both the Commons and the referendum?
Pennycook: Parliament voting down the withdrawal deal cannot be ruled out given "how badly" the government are handling negotiations and the lack of time remaining. This is not about Parliament taking over the negotiations or stripping ministers of their power
Brexit-backing Labour MP Frank Field intervenes - says several Lords made it clear that the purpose of the amendments was to frustrate Brexit. Pennycook disagrees- says there is no majority in Commons to overturn Brexit and it is disingenuous to say this is the aim of amendments
Shadow Brexit Minister Matthew Pennycook [Lab] - a non-binding, "take it or leave it" vote is not a meaningful vote
Edward Leigh MP says the amendments of Grieve et al actually make No Deal more likely as they give the EU no incentive to come to a deal. Davis responds that it must be considered that anything the Commons votes for will affect the negotiation strategy of the other side
Davis: 3 principles must be kept in mind. First, we must not undermine Govt's negotiation position or delay negotiations. Secondly we must not undermine constitutional structure which makes Govt responsible for international relations. Thirdly we must respect result of referendum
Stephen Hammond asks Davis how Government will respond in the event of No Deal with the EU. Davis says Government would come back to the House and they would have the right to respond. Grieve intervenes- this Bill does not have a satisfactory structure in place to address No Deal
Chuka Umunna - Amendment 19 re-asserts parliamentary sovereignty. Prevents the government taking UK out of the EU without a deal, without Parliament's approval. Davis responds that this right was conferred on Gov't when Parliament voted to trigger Article 50
Davis on Amendment 19, on the "meaningful vote" amendment - notes that this was referred to in the Lords as the "no Brexit amendment". Amounts to an unconstitutional shift which enables Parliament to dictate Government's actions in international negotiations
Interventions from both Dominic Grieve and Ken Clarke express disagreement with Davis' comments on Henry VIII powers
Davis: we cannot accept amendments 10, 43, 45 (on "Henry VIII" powers) because ministers need the flexibility to propose changes at speed
Danish-Syrian IS fighter on trial in Spain. Ahmed Samsam accused of acquiring weapons and coordinating with other IS militants in Syria. Prosecutor seeks 7yrs' prison sentence.
Davis: exit day will be determined by international law (via Article 50), not by this house. The Commons has already reached a sensible conclusion on this matter and we intend to stick to it by overturning the Lords amendment
Brexit Secretary David Davis: this bill has a clear purpose: ensuring whole UK has a functioning statute book on exit day. We've listened to Lords amendments that seek to improve the Bill, but must reject those that seek to disrupt the Bill or undermine the referendum result
MPs vote 321-304 to accept the government's timetable for the debate of the EU Withdrawal Bill Brexit
Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makey had an exchange of congratulatory letters on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries5 day ago
Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makey had an exchange of congratulatory letters on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries
Macron blasts Italy's 'irresponsibility' over migrant ship: spokesman
President Poroshenko: I hope that the US security guarantees for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula will take due account of shortcomings of the Budapest Memorandum to Ukraine.
Joint Operation Forces have changed rules of engagement at Donbas, - if civilians being threatened forces could give response without high commanders approval
The grand, golden-scissored opening of the International Police Co-operation centre in Moscow for WorldCup. Brits have 6 officers here. Say known hooligans will not travel, those coming are 'committed fans.' Clashes, Euro2016-style, are 'extremely unlikely'5 day ago
The grand, golden-scissored opening of the International Police Co-operation centre in Moscow for WorldCup. Brits have 6 officers here. Say known hooligans will not travel, those coming are 'committed fans.' Clashes, Euro2016-style, are 'extremely unlikely'
Alleged National Action member 23-year-old Jack Renshaw from Skelmersdale in Lancashire has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to preparing acts of terrorism by plotting to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper last summer
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German upswing remains robust despite U.S. tariff threat: OECD
Notable that EU statement on Trump-Kim summit offers praises for SK president's "leadership, wisdom and determination" but says nothing on Kim or @realDonaldTrump. Nor anything abt maintaining max pressure until results achieved
NATO SG @jensstoltenberg and HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark share a moment of silence at the Monument in Memory of the Fallen.
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Norway's government says invites up to 700 US marines, up from around 330 currently
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Norway's government says would like US marines to extend training in Norway for another 5 years, expand activities
Seven arrested in dawn raids across London, Suffolk and Essex
Theresa May has suffered her first ministerial resignation over Brexit after Phillip Lee quit the Government and called for a second referendum
David Davis says parliament vote cannot reverse Brexit
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Independent Greeks chief Panos Kammenos says deal between Greece and FYROM currently being discussed will "never be approved" by referendum in FYROM
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Tsipras and Zaev have agreed on the name Northern Macedonia
Belarus has provided 55 tonnes of Humanitarian aid for Donetsk and Luhansk region, Ambassador of Ukraine in Belarus took part in ceremony
Ten dead after river boats collide in Russia World Cup host city
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Azerbaijan: Armenian armed forces have violated ceasefire 89 times
Paris RER suburban train overturns, 7 slightly injured: minister
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Migrants on Aquarius to be transferred to Italian ships and taken to Spain: NGO
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French island of Corsica offers to take stranded migrant ship: official
Police arrested a number of protesters who had tried to close off Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi during the 'Don't kill me.' protest rally. Members of the opposition were amongst those arrested.
27 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, 3 soldiers were wounded
Ukrainian MFA: [email protected] Unacceptable to see @dwnews write about "civil war" in Ukraine. There is ongoing Ru aggression against UA.
Near Ukrainske Russian militants attempted to shot down OSCE UAV with Osa SAM
In the Volgograd region, a catamaran collided with a barge. Ten people dead, 1 missed
North Korea increases its reliance on Russian Internet transit ahead of historic SingaporeSummit. 175.45.178.0/24 exclusively routed through Russian telecom @ttk_ru. (First activated in Oct 2017)
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KCNA: "It said that the Russian people have achieved successes in the cause of building powerful Russia under his leadership, braving all challenges and difficulties."
@PavloKlimkin on the results of the Norman talks in Berlin: we must keep the pressure on the Russian Federation for all political prisoners without exception6 day ago
@PavloKlimkin on the results of the Norman talks in Berlin: "we must keep the pressure on the Russian Federation for all political prisoners without exception"
Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Normandy Four started in Berlin6 day ago
Meeting of Foreign Ministers of "Normandy Four" started in Berlin
Carrier Air Wing One CVW1, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier @USSHARRYSTRUMAN CVN75, completed its participation in the annual multinational exercise Baltic Operations BALTOPS 2018, June 6.6 day ago
Carrier Air Wing One CVW1, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier @USSHARRYSTRUMAN CVN75, completed its participation in the annual multinational exercise Baltic Operations BALTOPS 2018, June 6.
Judge says ex-Trump aide Manafort to be arraigned on new charges on Friday in Washington
In Berlin, German Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas is tonight hosting the first Normandie format talks in 16 months. His Ukrainian, French and Russian counterparts are meeting to discuss the Ukraine crisis. Three years since the Minsk peace deal, the agreement is still being violated6 day ago
In Berlin, German Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas is tonight hosting the first Normandie format talks in 16 months. His Ukrainian, French and Russian counterparts are meeting to discuss the Ukraine crisis. Three years since the Minsk peace deal, the agreement is still being violated
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Germany orders recall of 774,000 Daimler cars in Europe over emissions
French Rubis class SSN arrives in Plymouth
Prime Minister Theresa May says there is a need to avoid "continued tit-for-tat" escalation of trade tariffs following U.S. decision to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico
New US sanctions targeting Russian cyber operations.
Convicted drug addict arrested for murder of 30-year-old man in Malmö.
U.S. issues more Russian sanctions related to cyber activity under 2017 law, also issues sanctions against Libyan individuals
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A notable and long-awaited resumption of Normandy talks between Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France over the Ukrainian conflict, though meaningful progress will be hard to come by Peacekeepers Expected To Be Focus Of Berlin Talks On Ukraine Conflict
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