"@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

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21 June 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
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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 Ivanishvili1 week 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 Simferopol1 week 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.
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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
1 week 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
1 week ago
Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two right-wing Norwegian lawmakers
President of Bolivia Evo Morales visits Putin1 week ago
President of Bolivia Evo Morales visits Putin
1 week ago
EU must resist Chinese attempts to divide it: Maas
Polish paratroopers drop from Polish Air Force C-295 transport planes during exercise SwiftResponse 181 week 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
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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
1 week 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.1 week ago
Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan: "Not a single ineffective state employee, regardless of who he is, can continue to occupy his position."
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Power supply in Crimea is partially restored
1 week 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 hours1 week 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"
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Alexei Krivoruchko appointed as Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation
1 week 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"
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Germany's new FM wants 'Europe united' to counter 'America 1st'
Reports of blackout all over the Crimea, also mobile networks down1 week 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
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Italy's minister of economy Giovanni Tria cancels scheduled meeting with his French counterpart over migrant row
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week ago
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."
1 week 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 exercises1 week 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
1 week ago
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
1 week 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.
1 week 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
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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 President1 week ago
FYROM PM Zaev submits full text of agreement to President
Bulgaria PM suggests joint drone manufacture with Israel
1 week 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.1 week 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
1 week 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 Cup1 week ago
Moldovan President Igor Dodon has arrived in Moscow for World Cup
"DNR" has reportedly shot down something like UAV over Abakumova, west Donetsk
1 week 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 Russia1 week 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.1 week 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
1 week 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.1 week 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
1 week 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)1 week 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)
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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"
1 week ago
The Times: David Davis delays customs issue in letter to Conservative MPs
U.S. counterintelligence official warns World Cup travellers' devices could be hacked
1 week 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.1 week 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 1936z1 week 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 Horlivka1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week ago
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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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"
1 week 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
1 week 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"
1 week 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
1 week 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"
1 week 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
1 week ago
Don't tie our hands in Brexit talks, UK government tells parliament
Paris - Hostage situation, police cordoned off the district
1 week 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_artur1 week ago
The new Polish Ambassador to Minsk made the first tweet in Belarusian @michalski_artur
1 week ago
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
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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".
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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 Crimea1 week 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 Dzhemilev1 week ago
In Turkey Poroshenko met with leaders of Crimeantatars and Mustafa Dzhemilev
President of Ukraine Poroshenko met with President of Serbia Vucic1 week 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
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