EU's relationship with US 'no longer self-evident' says Dutch @MinPres Mark Rutte to European Parliament

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19 September 2018
In western Russia, ~30,000 servicemen of the Russian armed forces began large-scale military exercises involving Iskander missiles and S400 air defence systems
OPCW says it is very likely that the nerve agent sarin was used to attack opposition-held town of Ltamenah on March 24 2017. The following day, chlorine was used to attack the local hospital. Syria
Eyewitness testimony included in OPCW report points heavily to Syrian government involvement, mentioning munitions dropped by aircraft shortly before sarin and chlorine attacks.
Sarin gas and chlorine were "very likely used" as chemical weapons in attacks on civilians in Syria in March, acording to a report from the fact-finding mission of the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (@OPCW )
France's National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen hospitalized
3 month ago
PM @KvirikashviliGi acknowledges his resignation has been preceded by a bitter row with 'ruling team' over the government's economic policies
Georgia's PM @KvirikashviliGi has resigned at a press conference in Tbilisi. He blamed his resignation on disagreements with Georgian Dream party leader Bidzina Ivanishvili3 month ago
Georgia's PM @KvirikashviliGi has resigned at a press conference in Tbilisi. He blamed his resignation on disagreements with Georgian Dream party leader Bidzina Ivanishvili
Artillery units of Russian Black Sea Fleet started training at Angarsky firing range near occupied Simferopol3 month ago
Artillery units of Russian Black Sea Fleet started training at Angarsky firing range near occupied Simferopol
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Georgian Prime Minister @KvirikashviliGi announced his resignation just now.
3 month ago
Lebanese PM Saad Hariri meets with Russian president Putin in Moscow
Two people have died in a road traffic accident near the village of Dromkeen in Co Limerick
3 month ago
Ryanair to open new base at Southend airport
Russian Navy 652 'Grad Sviyazhsk', a missile corvettes a Buyan-M Class with cruise missiles 'Kalibr' at roadstep of Sevastopol. June 13, 2018.
Irish PM says British govt needs to move on from internal debates and make choices about what it wants from Brexit
3 month ago
Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two right-wing Norwegian lawmakers
President of Bolivia Evo Morales visits Putin3 month ago
President of Bolivia Evo Morales visits Putin
3 month ago
EU must resist Chinese attempts to divide it: Maas
Polish paratroopers drop from Polish Air Force C-295 transport planes during exercise SwiftResponse 183 month ago
Polish paratroopers drop from Polish Air Force C-295 transport planes during exercise #SwiftResponse 18
"We have clearly chosen defense and security as some kind of cement to reunite us.. to reinforce the EuropeanUnion as a political project" says Portugal's DefMin José Alberto de Azeredo Lopes
"@NATO is and will be a part of genetic code on collective security and defense. We are not moving from this position," says Portugal's DefMin José Alberto de Azeredo Lopes
3 month ago
Germany should ally itself with Austria and Italy on migration and security policies, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said
Poland has not addressed key concerns over court independence: EU's Timmermans
3 month ago
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine removed from the list of temporarily occupied settlements the villages of Gladosove, Travneve and Novoolexandrivka
Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan: Not a single ineffective state employee, regardless of who he is, can continue to occupy his position.3 month ago
Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan: "Not a single ineffective state employee, regardless of who he is, can continue to occupy his position."
3 month ago
Power supply in Crimea is partially restored
3 month ago
Surkov was reappointed as advisor to Putin
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UN Envoy to Syria: Iranian, Russian and Turkish officials to meet in Geneva on Syria
Eight people, including five Russian businessmen from a company with ties to the nation's military, were indicted on Tuesday on charges they helped ship jet fuel to Syria, in violation of U.S. sanctions.
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Ukraine start to block Russian LPG on the border
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Bulgaria warns FYROM name deal should not be used for future territorial claims in the region
Chief of occupation authorities in Crimea Sergei Aksenov says that power at peninsula will be restored in 3 hours3 month ago
Chief of occupation authorities in Crimea Sergei Aksenov says that power at peninsula will be restored in 3 hours
US trying to avoid unilateral actions "that might do the Russians work for them" per @DeptofDefense's Acting SecDef for Strategy Thomas Harvey "It's not America alone allies are indispensable"
Full blackout in occupied Crimea reportedly cause incident at Taman' substation in Krasnodar region of Russia
On Russia, "We see Russia as a long term challenge" trying to drive "wedges and fissures" between US, European allies, per Acting Asst SecDef Harvey "To the extent that they can sort of separate us we lose strength"
3 month ago
Alexei Krivoruchko appointed as Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation
3 month ago
Nagorny Karabakh: Azerbaijan continues mobilizing troops and military equipment along Nagorny Karabakh contact line
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Greek PM faces domestic backlash over Macedonia name deal
DeirEzzor: Italian military forces have arrived to eastern countryside and joined French and American forces
"Very significant" that EU has given @NATO priority while developing its own military capabilities - "strengthen transatlantic bond and partnership" per @eu_eeas's Serrano, calling EU "credible and important partner of the United States"
3 month ago
Germany's new FM wants 'Europe united' to counter 'America 1st'
Reports of blackout all over the Crimea, also mobile networks down3 month ago
Reports of blackout all over the Crimea, also mobile networks down
European Union looking to expand military presence in the Sahel, per @eu_eeas Deputy Secretary General for CSDP Pedro Serrano, noting already 500 troops in Mali
"We had to do because we need to o more to be secure that's what we've been doing over these past two years" to be "stronger player insecurity and defense" says @eu_eeas' Dep Sec Pedro Serrano
"We believe that working on security and defense issuesthat we have the greatest chances for successes" says @eu_eeas Dep Sec Pedro Searrano at EU Defense 2018, says sends a message to this who would try to "attack and destroy" the relationship
Map of 16 host cities of World Cup 2026
3 month ago
Italy's minister of economy Giovanni Tria cancels scheduled meeting with his French counterpart over migrant row
3 month ago
Reports of electrical blackout in central Simferopol'
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German FM @HeikoMaas calls for new EU policy towards Eastern Europe: Must find „new ways to cooperate with Russia in the interest of all Europeans"
European @EU_Commission today published slides on the possibilities of UK-EU space cooperation after Brexit
3 month ago
PM May: We're delivering on the will of the people - there was a time when the Liberal Democrats wanted the pople to have their say
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PM May: We have made progress, but more needs doing. We're spending £1.7m over next two years, but more does need to be done and we'll continue to wotk hard
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Italy said its decision to shut its ports to migrants aboard charity ship Aquarius was firm. "We won't change (our position) on ships belonging to NGOs," said Interior Minister @matteosalvinimi. "Ships belonging to foreign organizations can't dictate Italy's migration policy."
3 month ago
Europe needs to find a “new balance” to its relationship with the United States in the light of the challenges posed by the administration of President Donald Trump, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said
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Mapping out his response to @EmmanuelMacron German FM @HeikoMaas mostly agrees with France, calls for EU financial transfer and digitaltax, but ducks big money question on Eurozone solidarity - set to be on table when Merkel and Macron cabinets meet Tuesday near Berlin
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Two arrests in Southwark shooting
Spain name Fernando Hierro as coach for World Cup
Heavy flooding in Saint Nicolas street in Voegtlinshoffen in Alsace yesterday 12 June in the evening, following heavy rainfall in the area.
Egypt says will "oblige" FIFA to let it broadcast World Cup games
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The head of the Russian parliament's family committee Tamara Pletneva warns Russian women against sleeping with foreign men at the World Cup. Leads to broken families, especially if the father is "of a different race".
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PM @theresa_may tells @Jacob_Rees_Mogg that as Bill goes back to the Lords, Government will bring an amendmentGovernment's hands cannot be tied by Parliament"Parliament cannot overturn will of British people"
Azerbaijan Rocket and artillery formations carried out live-fire training exercises3 month ago
Azerbaijan Rocket and artillery formations carried out live-fire training exercises
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Russian militants show new, said to be "local made" rocket system
Russian militants show new, said to be local made rocket system
Russian Southern Military District launched artillery drill in Dagestan mountains
King Felipe's brother-in-law given five days to get to jail
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PM May: The outcome of Brexit will be a significant increase in Scottish powers. It's not a power grab. There are 80 more areas where they will take decisions. His real question should be why Labour ensured there was no debate last night
The 2026 World Cup will be held in the U.S.A, Mexico and Canada. Of the 80 matches, 10 will be held in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in the U.S including the final, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey The North American bid defeated its only challenger, Morocco, by a vote of 134-65.
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[email protected]_may: Government expects outcome of Brexit process will be increase of Holyrood powers and responsibilities
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PM May: At the Labour Live festival this weekend, the headline act is John McDonnell and the Magic Numbers
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PM May: Labour party in opposition are trying to stop Brexit. This govt will deliver Brexit that's good for jobsthat's good for Britain. The last Labour govt left office with half a million more out of work than when they went in. We've had half a million jobs in last year
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PM Theresa May: We set out our position on teh border - but Labour said it wants trade deals, but they'ev stopped that. They wanted to control borders, but they've scrapped that. They won't even rule out a second referendum - We're delivering on the vote
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PM May: The backstop arrangement is there to ensure that if the new customs arrangements are not in place we can continue with no hard broder in Northern Ireland. We don't want the backstop to be necessary. We want everything in place by 01.01.2021
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PM May: I said it would be published. We'll bring ministers together after the council and we'll publish it then
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PM May: The June summit is not about Brexit negotiations I will be pressing to ensure we will maintain sanctions against Russia After. the. June. European. Council. Is. July. Division is members of the Labour Party circulating instruction manuals on how to deselect MPs
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PM May: On Brexit, before December Labour cast doubt on us - we did it. Before March they cast doubt and we did it
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PM May: Every Grenfell household has received an offer of temporary or permanent homes. 83 have accepted permanent homes. It's not just about bricks-they are rebuilding lives. When they move into new home they are re-starting their lives. I pay tribute to strength and dignity
3 month ago
[email protected] Mark Rutte speaking at EPlenary: Romania and Bulgaria still need to meet several conditions before entering Schengen area
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[email protected]: EU budget should shrink after Brexit
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[email protected]: Eurozone countries should be clear on how to better use existing resources, rather than bringing more money
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PM @theresa_may speaking at @HouseofCommons: Backstop arrangement will be put in place in circumstance when new customs arrangements are not in place, to ensure there is no hard border in Ireland
EP voted in favour of the new 1€ billion MFA for Ukraine. if all goes well, the first tranche can be disbursed in Sep. 527 for and 124 against
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"Minsk contact" group started new meeting in Minsk
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United States, Mexico and Canada wins the hosting of the 2026 World Cup
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Italy minister says without France apology Conte-Macron meet will be canceled
Tusk: Productive meeting with President @KolindaGK.
3 month ago
Putin to meet with N. Korean supreme people's assembly presidium president Kim Yong Nam, who will attend FIFA world cup opening ceremony - Peskov
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Peskov: Putin not planning to discuss with Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman withdrawal from OPEC deal, deal itself will be discussed
14 human rights organizations send a message to Macron about the Saudi coalition attack on Hodeidah
3 month ago
Greek conservative opposition considers filing censure motion against government over FYROM name deal, Kathimerini reports Greece
FYROM PM Zaev submits full text of agreement to President3 month ago
FYROM PM Zaev submits full text of agreement to President
Bulgaria PM suggests joint drone manufacture with Israel
3 month ago
Putin today holds talks with Pashinyan and Aliyev
US Military ship still holding 41 survivors/12 corpses rescued from migrant shipwreck, awaiting assurance that NGO @seawatchitaly will be allowed a close safe port if they take them on or if they will also be denied entry from Malta and Italy.3 month ago
US Military ship still holding 41 survivors/12 corpses rescued from migrant shipwreck, awaiting assurance that NGO @seawatchitaly will be allowed a close safe port if they take them on or if they will also be denied entry from Malta and Italy.
Five local lawmakers have been sentenced for election fraud in western Germany. Among them is a vocal supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has drawn criticism for his trips to Crimea and eastern Ukraine
Spanish football federation has announced that Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Spain coach
Spain sacks manager Lopetegui two days before first World Cup match against Portugal.
Cyberpolice says about many "VPN Filter" virus attacks in Southern Ukraine, in Odesa, Mykolaiv and Kherson regions
3 month ago
Russian Minister Kozak promised not to allow the rise in prices for petrol to ₽100 per liter
Moldovan President Igor Dodon has arrived in Moscow for World Cup3 month ago
Moldovan President Igor Dodon has arrived in Moscow for World Cup
"DNR" has reportedly shot down something like UAV over Abakumova, west Donetsk
3 month ago
UK counter-terrorism police have arrested a man on suspicion of sending letters entitled "Punish a Muslim Day" that urged people around the country to commit violent acts against Muslims
Azerbaijan President Aliyev has arrived in Russia3 month ago
Azerbaijan President Aliyev has arrived in Russia
President Putin attends the Fifa Congress in Moscow during which the hosts of the 2026 World Cup will be announced.3 month ago
President Putin attends the Fifa Congress in Moscow during which the hosts of the 2026 World Cup will be announced.
Germany Köln - German police are investigating whether a Tunisian man and his German radicalized wife were planning an attack with "very toxic" substances
3 month ago
Moscow will take action in the event of deploying the second echelon of NATO defense
EU's relationship with US 'no longer self-evident' says Dutch @MinPres Mark Rutte to European Parliament
Today one refugee boat carrying 38 people arrived to the North coast of Lesvos.3 month ago
Today one refugee boat carrying 38 people arrived to the North coast of Lesvos.
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Russia's Putin to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed, discuss oil deal: Kremlin
3 month ago
Office for National Statistics says consumer price inflation was 2.4% in May which is unchanged from April
A scenic view of USS Harry S. Truman moored at Marathi piers. Truman conducted a scheduled four-day port visit, the first since departing her homeport in Norfolk, VA.  approximately six weeks ago. (Photo by LT Andrew Stopchick, Port Services Officer)3 month ago
A scenic view of USS Harry S. Truman moored at Marathi piers. Truman conducted a scheduled four-day port visit, the first since departing her homeport in Norfolk, VA. approximately six weeks ago. (Photo by LT Andrew Stopchick, Port Services Officer)
3 month ago
Kremlin welcomes start of 'direct dialogue' at Kim-Trump summit
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The Russian national currency Rubl is weakening, the dollar exchange rate has exceeded 63 rubles per 1 USD
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UK Government offers last-minute concession to avoid Commons' defeat on a "meaningful vote"
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The Times: David Davis delays customs issue in letter to Conservative MPs
U.S. counterintelligence official warns World Cup travellers' devices could be hacked
3 month ago
Italy summons French ambassador over migrant row: foreign ministry official
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Russia calls new NATO combat readiness plan blow to Europe's security
The Russian press is calling the Singapore summit a PR success and victory for Kim Jong-un. One paper warns that Trump's exaggerated self-belief in his powers of negotiation puts the US president at risk of manipulation by his negotiating partners.3 month ago
The Russian press is calling the Singapore summit a "PR success" and "victory" for Kim Jong-un. One paper warns that Trump's "exaggerated self-belief in his powers of negotiation" puts the US president "at risk of manipulation by his negotiating partners."
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Greek conservative leader Mitsotakis meeting with Greek President Pavlopoulos on name deal with FYROM announced yesterday
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Armenian Armed Forces Violated Ceasefire 93 times - Azerbaijan
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Kotzias to meet Russian counterpart in Moscow
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Hariri in Moscow today to meet with Putin; will Saudi-Russia WorldCup opener tomorrow
Heavy explosions heard in Avdiyivka from Donetsk direction
[email protected]: The United States congratulates Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev and welcomes the historic agreement on Macedonia name issue. We stand ready to support this agreement, as requested by the two countries.
32 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, 1 soldier KIA. 2 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded after midnight on 13 June
USAF RQ4B Global Hawk - returning to Sigonella after Ukraine ops 1936z3 month 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 Horlivka3 month ago
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
3 month ago
"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
3 month ago
UK parliament backs British govt, rejects plan to remove fixed Brexit date of 29 March 2019 from EU exit legislation
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Brexit campaigner Arron Banks downplays Russia meetings
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Vote on motion to disagree with Lords Amendment 37 (which would remove the exit date from the Bill) - AYES 326, NOS 301 (Government victory)
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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)
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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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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"
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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"
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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"
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
Don't tie our hands in Brexit talks, UK government tells parliament
Paris - Hostage situation, police cordoned off the district
3 month ago
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_artur3 month 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
3 month ago
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".
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
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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 Crimea3 month 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 Dzhemilev3 month ago
In Turkey Poroshenko met with leaders of Crimeantatars and Mustafa Dzhemilev
President of Ukraine Poroshenko met with President of Serbia Vucic3 month 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.3 month 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."
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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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
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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
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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
3 month ago
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
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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.3 month 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.
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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, Turkey3 month 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   functional3 month 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."
3 month ago
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]
3 month ago
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?
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
Shadow Brexit Minister Matthew Pennycook [Lab] - a non-binding, "take it or leave it" vote is not a meaningful vote
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
Interventions from both Dominic Grieve and Ken Clarke express disagreement with Davis' comments on Henry VIII powers
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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.
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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 countries3 month 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
3 month ago
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'3 month 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'
3 month ago
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
3 month ago
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.
3 month ago
Norway's government says invites up to 700 US marines, up from around 330 currently
3 month ago
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 referendum3 month ago
Theresa May has suffered her first ministerial resignation over Brexit after Phillip Lee quit the Government and called for a second referendum
3 month ago
David Davis says parliament vote cannot reverse Brexit
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