Was Juncker drunk? EC's @MargSchinas: 'I think it's more than tasteless that some press tried to make insulting headlines by exploiting President Juncker's pain. I don't think this is elegant and i don't think this is fair'

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Armenia has sent 94 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria, which landed at Hmeymim airbase. Syrian Red Crescent was present to take in the supplies. This is at least the 5th batch of humanitarian aid sent from Armenia to Syrians.
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[email protected]: "[Immigration is] changing the culture, I think it's a very negative thing for Europe I know it's politically not necessarily correct, but I'll say it, and I'll say it loud. And I think they'd better themselves because you are changing culture."
A total of 12 Russian intelligence officers have been indicted in the U.S. for hacking over the 2016 presidential election
THE 29 Page INDICTMENT , 12 members of Russia military intelligence.
Federal grand jury is indicting 12 Russian intelligence officials for their hacking campaign during the 2016 election.
Metropolitan Police says detectives investigating the Novichok poisoning of Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess believe the source of the nerve agent was a small bottle found in Charlie Rowley's house in Amesbury
12 Russian intelligence officers indicted for hacking in 2016 US presidential election.
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"Lots of people give me advice about how to negotiate with the European Union." That was Theresa May's answer to a question about Trump saying he gave her advice about Brexit. "My job is actually getting out there and doing it. And that's exactly what I've done."
Get that fart out. Get that fart out. Get that fart out - protest against Trump in London1 week ago
"Get that fart out. Get that fart out. Get that fart out" - protest against Trump in London
Huge TrumpProtest in Portland Place. Can't see how it will move south down Regent St as thousands are still heading north from Oxford Circus, being corralled round onto Mortimer St then Gt Portland St to join rear1 week ago
Huge #TrumpProtest in Portland Place. Can't see how it will move south down Regent St as thousands are still heading north from Oxford Circus, being corralled round onto Mortimer St then Gt Portland St to join rear
Pilot killed when light plane crashed in Sumy region
Russia launched close air support excercises with Su-25 aircrafts in Southern Military District
US SecDef Mattis met with Montenegrin MoD Predrag Bošković in Croatia for a bilateral meeting together with Croation MoD Damir Krstičević @USEmbZagreb
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Trump calls the gas pipeline from Russia "horrible," repeats his false claim that Germany is getting "70% of their energy" from Russia.
Trump repeatedly refuses to say — to Fox News, — what he'll do about Russia's occupation of Crimea.   He blames Obama, then says, We're going to see what happens. If I knew I wouldn't tell you because that would put us at a disadvantage.1 week ago
Trump repeatedly refuses to say — to Fox News, — what he'll do about Russia's occupation of Crimea. He blames Obama, then says, "We're going to see what happens. If I knew I wouldn't tell you because that would put us at a disadvantage."
Michel Barnier speech especially resonant today: "We share similar values with the UK. We both promote a rules-based order.. and the stability of our continent."
Barnier slideshow, when asked about Brexit white paper. He says he is working on basis of EU proposal: "Never before have we proposed such a partnership with a third country."
EU approach to Brexit summed up by Michel Barnier. "There is no justification for us to unravel what we are because the UK is leaving."
Michel Barnier says EU needs flexibility on some policies - eurozone, Schengen - but not the single market. "It is difficult to compromise on this foundation."
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FIFA have announced that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take place between November 21st and December 18th.
Barnier refuses to comment on Trump Sun interview: "The UK is leaving it is the choice of the UK government."
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Trump asked how he'll address Russia's occupation of Crimea during Putin summit. "If I knew, I wouldn't tell you because that would put us at a disadvantage. But we'll see what happens."
Michel Barnier gets out what he calls "his favourite slide" aka Brexit steps of doom. "All these models are available for the UK, it is their choice they close the door themselves"
I think it's a horrible thing that you have a pipeline coming from Russia to Germany, says @POTUS repeating criticism of NordStream21 week ago
"I think it's a horrible thing that you have a pipeline coming from Russia" to Germany, says @POTUS repeating criticism of NordStream2
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"Our Brexit plan will deliver on what British people voted for," emphasizes @theresa_may.
Royal Air Force Bombardier Global Express Sentinel R.1 Glex ZJ691 RRR9987 outside Crimea1 week ago
Royal Air Force Bombardier Global Express Sentinel R.1 Glex ZJ691 RRR9987 outside Crimea
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"I'm not going in with high expectations but we might come up with some very surprising things," @POTUS says of his summit set for Monday with Russia President Putin.
Nuclear proliferation "is the biggest problem in the world," @POTUS says, adding he understands nuclear because he used to speak about it with his uncle who was a physicist at @MIT.
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"They didn't put in the headline. I wish they put in the headline," says @POTUS of his praise of @theresa_may in @TheSun interview.
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ISIS supporter Husnain Rashid who called for an attack on Prince George has been jailed for life with a minimum of 25 years at Woolwich Crown Court for a string of terrorism offenses.
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"I would much rather have her as my friend than my enemy," says @POTUS of @theresa_may.
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"At some point she can do what I suggested" on Brexit, says @POTUS. "She's a tough negotiator."
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[email protected]: "Anything you do, it's always going to be, 'Oh Russia, he loves Russia.'"
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Russia's foreign ministry summons Greek ambassador over Athens' expulsion of two Russian diplomats, says "it's obvious that Washingtonstands behind this anti-Russian decision".
RUAF Il-76s paradropping airborne troops @ Ryazan yesterday
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Trump on Putin's annexation of Crimea: "I don't think he would have done that with me as president," in response to Question from @johnrobertsFox
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"I welcome the meeting with President Putin" but important @POTUS goes into it "from a position of strength," says @theresa_may.
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"I'm not bad at doing things," calling Crimea "an Obama disaster," says @POTUS.
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"Rigged witch huntreally hurts our country and I think really hurts our relationship with Russia," says @POTUS in response to @johnrobertsFox question.
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"CNN is fake news. I don't take questions from them," says @POTUS. "Let go to John Roberts of Fox.
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His advice on Brexit to @theresa_may might have been "brutal" but @POTUS says he can't specifically remember what he recommended.
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EU on trade treats "the United States horribly," says @POTUS, complaining about car tariffs.
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"He'll be a great prime minister," @POTUS says of @BorisJohnson. And "this incredible woman is doing a fantastic job."
Trump: I do think Boris would make an excellent Prime Minister (says it twice)
Trump: $34 billion more being spent by NATO nations since I took office, "Do you think Putin's happy about that? I don't think so"
Trump: Migration hurts Germany, Europe and the EU should be cautious about this issue
Trump: I will discuss with Putin the subject of Russian intervention in the US elections
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Reporter: "Are you giving Russian President Putin the upper hand heading into your talks" @POTUS: "See, that's such dishonest reporter, of course it happens to be NBC which is possibly worse than @CNN. Possibly, possibly."
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"Let me clear about this: We will be leaving the European Union," says @theresa_may.
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[email protected]: "We do not have a fair deal with the European Union right on trade, they treat the United States horribly, and that's gonna change."
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"We have been far tougher on Russia than anybody," says @POTUS.
Europe needs to tighten immigration policies, says @POTUS.
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On US troops in Germany, @POTUS seems to confirm at @NATO he mentioned possibility of a pullout but "it wasn't a threat."
Trump: "We have been extremely tough on Russia," president says alongside his British counterpart in Buckinghamshire, UK
"I will absolutely, firmly ask the question" about election meddling to Putin, adds @POTUS.
Syria, Ukraine and nuclear proliferation among issues he'll discuss with Putin, says @POTUS.
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Brexit will mean UK will be able to make such trade deals," says @theresa_may.
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"It will absolutely be possible" to achieve a US-UK trade deal, says @POTUS. "I think she's doing a terrific job."
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[email protected]: "We have been far tougher on Russia than anybody."
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"I didn't criticize the prime minister," says of @TheSun interview and mentions "fake news," says the QandA was recorded to verify what he did say.
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"Border security is a national security problem," says @POTUS.
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UK and US also strengthening cooperation between their armed forces "all around the world," says @POTUS.
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Today discussed "stopping nuclear proliferation," says @POTUS, mentioning DPRK and Iran.
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[email protected]: "[Immigration is] changing the culture, I think it's a very negative thing for Europe I know it's politically not necessarily correct, but I'll say it, and I'll say it loud. And I think they'd better themselves because you are changing culture."
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"Truly a productive summit" at @NATO, says @POTUS thanking @theresa_may for making UK five out of the 29 members meeting spending commitments.
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Traditions of freedom, sovereignty and rule of law are shared US and UK gift to the world, says @POTUS.
"I don't want they're going to dobut whatever you do is OK with us," says @POTUS of Brexit
At Chequers @theresa_may, alongside @POTUS, says she thanked him for expelling 60 intelligence officers from Russia following Salisbury nerve agent incident.1 week ago
At Chequers @theresa_may, alongside @POTUS, says she thanked him for expelling 60 intelligence officers from Russia following Salisbury nerve agent incident.
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UK, US agree to pursue 'ambitious' trade deal after Brexit, May says
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Trump: The NATO countries met their minimum obligations to spend on defense policies
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May: We agreed to continue efforts to counter Iran's activities in the region
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May: Economic relations with the United States must be developed
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US and UK in agreement on how to deal with DPRK and Iran and need for increased @NATO defense spending, declares @theresa_may.
Security Service of Ukraine found weapons arsenal in garage in Mariupol
Egypt- photos of joint naval training with UK frigate HMS Argyll (F231) in Mediterranean sea1 week ago
Egypt- photos of joint naval training with UK frigate HMS Argyll (F231) in Mediterranean sea
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says 450 prisoners - who are radicalised or serving a sentence for acts of terrorism - due to be released before the end of 2018, will be subjected to increased monitoring
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Trump, who is expected to visit his Turnberry property this weekend, appears to have masked some of his company's problems in Scotland on his personal financial disclosure required of U.S. government officials, according to several experts who reviewed the document.
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Italy's Salvini defends decision to block migrants
Slovenia to hold local elections on November 18
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Italy won't ratify EU free-trade deal with Canada: deputy PM
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Russia says OPEC+ could boost supply by more than 1 million barrels
EU to Netanyahu: 'We value Israel's commitment to the shared values of democracy and human rights - would not want to see these values being put in question or even threatened'
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German government has 'very high' confidence in EU's Juncker: spokesman
After meetings in Zagreb, SecDef Mattis wears Croatian soccer scarf in photo op, handed out by the country's Minister of Defense.
Trump on May: We had a dinner where I think we probably never developed a better relationship than last night. We spoke for an hour, for an hour and a half and it was really somethingthe relationship is very, very strong. We really have a very good relationship.1 week ago
Trump on May: "We had a dinner where I think we probably never developed a better relationship than last night. We spoke for an hour, for an hour and a half and it was really somethingthe relationship is very, very strong. We really have a very good relationship."
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Downing Street suggesting Trump didn't have all the facts on Brexit when he gave Sun interview. May today has opportunity to "bring him up to speed with our latest Brexit thinking following the white paper publication", spox says.
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UK PM May has good relationship with Trump, confident of trade deal: spokeswoman
FBI agent and GOP lawmakers clash fiercely at hearing over accusations he was biased in Russia probe.
.⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ and ⁦@theresa_may⁩ begin talks on trade, military and the Middle East1 week ago
.⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ and ⁦@theresa_may⁩ begin talks on trade, military and the Middle East
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Assessing Brexit proposals is EU Commission's job: German government
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British divers involved in the “unprecedented” rescue of 12 schoolboys from a flooded cave in Thailand said on Friday they were not heroes, but were just happy their specialized skills could be of help
Units of 79th Motor Rifle Brigade held offensive exercises against "superior forces of conventional enemy" in Kaliningrad region. Tanks, MLRS, combat helicopters and UAVs involved
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Putin to meet Sudanese president in Moscow: Kremlin
Was Juncker drunk? EC's @MargSchinas: 'I think it's more than tasteless that some press tried to make insulting headlines by exploiting President Juncker's pain. I don't think this is elegant and i don't think this is fair'
EC spox @MargSchinas adds: 'The president wishes to thank publicly Prime Ministers Mark Rutte and Antonio Costa for assisting him duiring this painful moment. He is taking medication and feels better'
EU Commission finally comments on Juncker vid: 'The president on Wednesday night suffered from a very particularly painful attack of sciatica accompanied by cramps. The president has publicly stated this affects his ability to walk, That was unfortunately the case Weds night'
France to deploy 110,000 police over WorldCup weekend: minister
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"We'll discuss our special relationship, which is great," says @theresa_may. Also to discuss with @POTUS "foreign policy, defense and security issues."
US Marines firing mortars and machine guns in Southeast Ukraine.
US Marines firing mortars and machine guns in Southeast Ukraine.
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Arriving at Chequers, @POTUS initially ignored shouted questions about whether he regretted his comments on Brexit to @TheSun about whether or not he would voice his concerns to @theresa_may.
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"The prime minister and I worked very hard together" on @NATO spending, @POTUS said. "It's never been more united." About last night's dinner, he said: "We talked for an hour and a half and it was really something."
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Donald Trump says his relationship with Theresa May is "very, very strong" after warning her Brexit plan may kill a U.S. trade deal
Normalized difference vegetation index in occupied Crimea rapidly dropping - Ministry1 week ago
Normalized difference vegetation index in occupied Crimea rapidly dropping - Ministry
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Lavrov on Trump/US statements on Nord Stream-2: pure ideology and unfair competition
Donald Trump will "never" divide Europe, says France's finance minister
The @TrumpBabyUK is aloft near House of Parliament.1 week ago
The @TrumpBabyUK is aloft near House of Parliament.
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A junior minister in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government asked Donald Trump: “Where are your manners, Mr President?” after the U.S. leader criticized her Brexit strategy in an interview published during his visit to Britain
Tensions near Verkhovna Rada as owners of unregistered cars continue to block roads1 week ago
Tensions near Verkhovna Rada as owners of "unregistered cars" continue to block roads
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Russia studying possible oil-for-goods deal with Iran - Novak
Huge iceberg drifts close to Greenland village, causing fears of a tsunami
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Germany's security service accused Russian cyber groups of staging cyber attacks against German media firms in 2017-18:
We oppose his sexism, his anti-immigrant views and his position on climate change says anti-Trump protester1 week ago
"We oppose his sexism, his anti-immigrant views and his position on climate change" says anti-Trump protester
The 48th Fighter Wing always attract a lot of interest at RIAT and the team from the 492nd Fighter Squadron are busy already @airtattoo @48FighterWing RIAT18
Mig-31BM and Su-27 supported Russian airborne and Military aviation drills in Central Russia
Trump baby + Ospreys1 week ago
Trump baby + Ospreys
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FIFA President Infantino: "A big, big thank you to Russia a big thanks to the Russian government to President Putin"
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Infantino: "The World Cup has changed the perception of the world towards Russia. I think everyone who has been here for some time has discovered a welcoming country"
Armenian PM: Would be useful if NATO sends strong message to Azerbaijan
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Heavy lift climbing out from Latakia AB, Syria Russia Russian Air Force An124 RA82035 RFF8064
RuAF An-124 form Mozdok to Hmeimim
“Trump baby” balloon is upright. -5 to take off1 week ago
“Trump baby” balloon is upright. -5 to take off
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"Trump baby" balloon takes to the skies over London, England.
U.S. rejects French request for Iran exemptions, Le Maire tells Le Figaro
Brawl near Ministry of Energy and coal mining amid protest1 week ago
Brawl near Ministry of Energy and coal mining amid protest
Trump in London1 week ago
Trump in London
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Italian president intervenes in migrant stand-off, angering Salvini
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British PM May could change her mind on Brexit: Conservative lawmaker
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Russian counter sanctions against EU extended until 2019
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German interior minister: "A lot of positive feedback" on plan to reduce secondary migration
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Stricter rules for European banks are "precondition" for reforming Eurozone, German finance minister says
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Philip Hammond defends government proposal on financial services
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London mayor says preposterous for Trump to blame crime on immigration
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Britain's May looking forward to explaining Brexit stance to Trump, spokesman says
24 attacks on Ukrainian positions, 3 soldiers were wounded1 week ago
24 attacks on Ukrainian positions, 3 soldiers were wounded
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Donald Trump has told The Sun that the Brexit White Paper is not what people voted for and that it 'would probably kill' a US/UK trade deal
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President Trump says May's soft Brexit blueprint 'will probably kill' any future trade deal with US: Sun
In an interview with @tnewtondunn of the @TheSun newspaper, U.S President Trump warns British PM May that her Brexit blue print might lead to no U.K-U.S trade deal.
UK police briefly cordon off area near Salibury poisoning
FBI agent Peter Strzok just testified that the Steele dossier was not the reason why the FBI opened its Trump-Russia investigation in July 2016.
Salisbury police says todays incident is over
USS Winston S Churchil DDG-81 and USS Farragut DDG-99 passing Cloch Point Gourock inbound and outbound Faslane1 week ago
USS Winston S Churchil DDG-81 and USS Farragut DDG-99 passing Cloch Point Gourock inbound and outbound Faslane
Video of a military drill of LNR terror group
Video of a military drill of LNR terror group
MasterCard payments system is down in some cities around Ukraine, POS terminals not working
Salisbury still on high alert as @wiltshirepolice and paramedics called to an incident involving a man in his 30s at this Tesco in Salisbury, very close to John Baker house, where Dawn Sturgess lived. Salisbury Amesbury
Street cordoned off in Salisbury after 'incident' involving man in his 30s near Zizzi restaurant
This is Castle Street, Salisbury. Incident outside Tesco just after 1900 this evening. Ever since Novichok, this is what happens when people get taken ill on the street. An unconfirmed rumour is that the person who fell ill was homeless.
1 man killed, another wounded as result of explosion at industrial facility in Dnipro city
1 man killed, another wounded as result of explosion at industrial facility in Dnipro city
Asked about decision to expel Russian diplomats, Tsipras says all countries must respect Greek sovereignty, says Greece must take the "necessary measures" when this does not happen
President Poroshenko on the aftermath of the NATO Summit in Brussels: Nobody will manage to block Ukraine's accession to NATO
US Defense Secretary Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Croatia that NATO is stronger than it was yesterday, a month ago, or a year ago
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German Foreign Office "sets numbers straight" on German energy and gas consumption after Trump said yesterday that Germany was "captive" to Russia, claiming that Germany would get "60-70% of their energy from Russia" with new Nordstream2 pipeline
Defense Secretary Mattis has landed in Zagreb, Croatia, to attend Adriatic council meeting, hours after Leaving NATO summit in Brussels.
NATO Deputy SecGen Gottemoeller: @jensstoltenberg signed the letter officially inviting the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to begin NATO accession talks
FBI agent Peter Strzok says his hearing is a "victory notch in Putin's belt"
President met with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
First commercial gas deliveries to Turkey have commenced within the Southern Gas Corridor.1 week ago
First commercial gas deliveries to Turkey have commenced within the Southern Gas Corridor.
USAF UAV Global Hawk returning to base after Ukraine mission
Stoltenberg confirms NATO commitment to spending 2 percent of GDP on defense: CNN
Russian Foreign Ministry with a characteristically punchy response to the Brussels summit: NATO is using the alleged threat from Russia to expand; is deepening divisions in Europe, is sucking Macedonia in by force etc. @MID_RF1 week ago
Russian Foreign Ministry with a characteristically punchy response to the Brussels summit: "NATO is using the alleged threat from Russia to expand; is deepening divisions in Europe, is sucking Macedonia in by force etc." @MID_RF
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Russian foreign ministry says that NATO is using alleged Russian threat to increase military activity in the Baltic region and northern Europe
Tension between Turkish and German foreign ministers at NATOSummit event over Turkey's purchase of S-400 Russia missiles. Turkish FM also claims @realDonaldTrump wanted to sell Patriots to Turkey but Congress opposed to such deal.
Ukraine President Poroshenko met with President of France @EmmanuelMacron
NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg says there is a "new sense of urgency" on meeting spending commitments but no new commitments. @cnn
Donald Trump and Melania arrive at Stansted1 week ago
Donald Trump and Melania arrive at Stansted
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Reports from all over Baku - electric is off again. #AzerbaijaniBlackout
Why is Ukraine so important to Putin, @Poroshenko asks. "It's very simple—with Ukraine Putin transforms into an empire. Without Ukraine Russia would be just an ordinary state Ukraine would be a zone of the personal interest of Putin or Russia."
Georgian President @MargvelashviliG says Russia should have faced stiffer consequences for invading his country a decade ago: "In 2008 for violating the basic rule of law of how states, Russia wasn't punished enough."
President @poroshenko on Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki—"Normally I am a very optimistic person but unfortunately there won't be any optimistic surprise from Helsinki. This is bad news. At the same time there won't be any pessimistic surprise. This is good news."
Airforce1 touches down at Stanstead Airport. Marine helicopters on the pan waiting to take POTUS and FLOTUS to the American Ambassador's residence at Winfield House, Regent's Park.1 week ago
Airforce1 touches down at Stanstead Airport. Marine helicopters on the pan waiting to take POTUS and FLOTUS to the American Ambassador's residence at Winfield House, Regent's Park.
Photos of fly exercise on combat fighter Su27 and L39 from the PAO of 831TABr of AirCom "Center" of @UAAirForceCom of AFU
HRVP @FedericaMog welcomes US Secretary of State @SecPompeo at @eu_eeas for a bilateral discussion on a number of common pressing foreign and security issues. @StateDept
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The UK government has just unveiled a Ukraine-style plan for Brexit
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Raab on free movement post-Brexit: The White Paper makes it clear the UK will have control over its borders, but government wants to encourage business trips, visa waiver for tourism/travel, and for students to engage in research
1 week ago
Raab: At the same time, Government prepares for its spirit not being reciprocated, and steps up preparations for a no-deal Brexit
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Raab: UK will shortly publish White Paper on Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill, demonstrating to the EU that UK will deliver on its Brexit commitments
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Raab: The financial settlement agreed in December was done so on the basis of a deep and beneficial partnership there should be a firm commitment in the Withdrawal Agreement for framework for future relationship to be translated into legal text as soon as possible
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Raab: After Brexit the ECJ will no longer have jurisdiction in the UKProposal envisages resolving disputes through fair and balanced arbitration Agreement must be flexible enough to revise operations overtime, as it is common in FTAs across the world
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Raab: It's important UK and EU continue operational cooperation in security to keep people safe across Europe after Brexit Proposal also extends to other areas of cooperation: protection of data, fishing, science and innovation, culture, defence research
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Raab: Free movement will come to an end after Brexit. The government will seek reciprocal mobility arrangement with EUthis is about firms being able to move talent across borders and making sure students continue to benefit from educational opportunities
Russian army drill: 6 Il-76 airborne from Ivanovo to Zhitovo(airdropping) and back to Ulyanovsk
Presidents of Georgia and Ukraine on stage at #NATOEngages #NATOSummit
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Theresa May sets out in detail for the first time how Britain should trade with the EU after Brexit, with banks losing unconditional access
Air Force One has just taken off for London
Air Force One wheels up from Belgium for UK.
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Raab: On financial services UK proposes a new regulatory approach with EU that will preserve mutual benefits of integrated markets while protecting financial stability and autonomy of UK's rule-making Brexit
German far left MP in response to Trump today.1 week ago
German far left MP in response to Trump today.
NATO E3 Sentry AWACS LX-N90453 NATO07 - 3 hours on - Orbiting at 31,000ft over Romania off the Black Sea coast
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Raab: The Brexit White Paper proposes a 'facilitated customs arrangement', a business-friendly model that removes need for checks and controls between UK and EU, while enabling the UK to control its own tariffs to boost trade with rest of the world
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Brexit Secretary @DominicRaab speaking at the @HouseofCommons: The Government is determined to build a new relationship that works for both the UK and the EU, a relationship that delivers real and lasting benefits to both sides
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Hug: We want and hope for peace but the facts tell otherwise: weapons in place, mines in ground and no disengagement are like tinder waiting for a spark that can set off a bushfire. Already signs show recommitment is fading Ukraine Ukrainecrisis
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Hug: Despite less violence, mines threaten civilians and proximity of forces and formations threaten fragile relative calm. Where there is little distance separating the sides on the ground, there is little difference between the calm and the storm that follows Ukraine
France's Macron says Trump never threatened to leave NATO
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Hug: 1,200 ceasefire violations recorded last week, as root causes of violence still exist, namely presence of proscribed weapons; 42 weapons in violation of agreed withdrawal lines – 26 in non-gov-ctrl and 16 in gov-ctrl areas
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Hug: Improved security situation in e Ukraine last week with 85% fewer ceasefire violations – with ZeroCiviliianCasualties – following recommitment to ceasefire Ukrainecrisis
US President Trump, in closed-door meeting at NATO, told allies to raise spending by January 2019 or the US would go its own way - two sources at NATO
1 week ago
UK clears way for 21st Century Fox to buy Sky
France's Macron says having a trade deficit is a sign of not being competitive
Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending
"Never at any moment, either in public or in private" did @POTUS threaten "to withdraw from NATO," says @EmmanuelMacron.
France's Macron says NATO debates took different tone from tweets, were respectful, when asked about Trump's comments on Germany
French President Macron denies Trump claim that NATO powers agreed to increase defense spending beyond previous targets.
France's Macron says is not sure taking defense spending from 2 pct of GDP to 4 pct would be a good idea
Puigdemont vows to 'fight' on after extradition decision
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Newly-appointed Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said 21st Century Fox's bid for Sky has been cleared following pledges that will safeguard Sky News
@realDonaldTrump says Iran at some point "will call me and ask for a deal - and we'll make a deal. Iran is treating the US with much more respect than they did in the past," he added
"We want peace all over the world," says @realDonaldTrump, "that's my goal" before adding "we're going to have the best military in the world and hopefully we'll never have to use it."
Trump on meeting with China's Premier Xi: "Among the most magical two days I have lived"
Trump says we're going to negotiate a fair trade deal with China if that's possible
Trump says right we are in a nasty trade battle with China, but it will work out ultimately
Trump on NATO membership for Georgia: "At a certain point they will join, but not right now"
"No more nuclear weapons anywhere in the world" would be the ultimate outcome of the summit with Putin, says @POTUS in response to reporter from Finland.
Trump on the UK " I'm going to pretty hot spot right , with a lot of resignations" goes on (helpfully on May's EU plan) to say 'I don't know if that's what they voted for'
On Brexit, @realDonaldTrump says U.K. seems to be aiming at a Brexit which is "partially involved back" with the EU. "I would say that Brexit is Brexit...The people voted to break it up so I would imagine that's what they'd do."
Trump on Putin: "He's a competitor. Somebody was saying is he an enemy? He's not my enemy. Is he your friend? No, I don't know him very much. But the couple of times I've met him, we've gotten along well. Hopefully, someday, maybe he'll be a friend. It could happen."
Putin "will see this has been a pretty successful summit," says @POTUS at @NATO.
UK "a pretty hot spot" right now, according to @POTUS.
"I think they like me a lot in the UK," says @POTUS of his visit there later today.
"They intend to denuclearize," @SecPompeo says of DPRK.
Trump: Putin is not my friend and not my enemy and I wish him to be my friend someday
Leaders at @NATO "thanked me for meeting with President Putin," according to @POTUS, saying it'll be a loose meeting that could lead "to something very productive."
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[email protected]: "Germany has agreed to do a lot better than they were doing."
[email protected] on Putin "He's a competitor"
"I'm not happy about Crimea. That was Barack Obama's watch." says Trump
On Georgia, "they were here. They made a very favorable impression," says @POTUS.
Reuters: Trump says will raise arms control, extending new START treaty, and Russia violation of INF treaty in Putin talks
President Trump is asked if he will stop military exercises in the Baltic states if Putin requests it. "Perhaps we'll talk about that," Trump says.
On his forthcoming meeting with Putin, @POTUS says he wants to discuss Russia's plans in Syria. Says he'll ask again about Russian meddling in US elections. Says Putin may deny it. All I can do is say "don't do it again." Will also raise issue of Ukraine and Crimea with Putin.
"I will be asking that question again" to Putin about election meddling. "He may deny." says Trump
Trump is asked if he'll recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea,"I would not have allowed it to happen what will happen with Crimea from this point on, that I can't tell ya," but repeats several times "that happened on Barack Obama's watch"
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On Putin meeting, @realDonaldTrump says he'll raise Syria, meddling and Ukraine among other things.
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