US Secretary of Defense Mattis has arrived at NATO Headquarters for Defense Ministerial meetings. He will meet with Defense Ministers of other NATO countries and discuss critical issues related to Transatlantic security in preparation for the NATO summit

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Harjit Sajjan: Canada and Ukraine are close defence allies. We have deployed our @canadianforces to Ukraine to deliver training and capacity building programs, and we continue to strengthen this relationship with ongoing initiatives. Good to speak with Minister Stepan Poltorak
[email protected] for Macedonian issue:The U.S. continues to support ongoing UN-led talks on resolving the Macedonia name issue. We are encouraging the leaders to find a mutually agreeable solution, in the interest of Euro-Atlantic integration, economic prosperity, peace, and security
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Turkey has said it is refusing to recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea, supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
And here's the foreign secretary on Putin, Russia and May's proposal to the G7 for an international rapid reaction force1 week ago
And here's the foreign secretary on Putin, Russia and May's proposal to the G7 for an international rapid reaction force
Royal Navy Trafalgar Class submarine passing Gourock inbound for Faslane this morning1 week ago
Royal Navy Trafalgar Class submarine passing Gourock inbound for Faslane this morning
Toomas Hendrik Ilves: Yes, I can confirm, I have been informed that I have joined my friends Senator @SenJohnMcCain and Ambassador Michael @McFaul and been banned from visiting Russia. As I was in the 1980s, back in the USSR.
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Shelling at North-East of Mariupol
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"National Druzhini" destroyed Roma people camp at Holosiyivskiy forest in Kyiv
National Druzhini destroyed Roma people camp at Holosiyivskiy forest in Kyiv
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[email protected] SecGen: Despite differences, we have been able to unite around our mission and strengthen our alliance. NATO is united.
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[email protected] SecGen: We seek a better relationship with Russia, but the sanctions send a clear message that when Russia violates the rules, there are consequences. DefMin
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[email protected] SecGen: New Joint Force Command for the Atlantic will be based in Norfolk, VA. to assure we have the right forces in the right places at the right time.
@OSCE_SMM visited the village of Chyhari today and confirmed that about 25 persons (including 4 children) are still permanently residing there. Main needs are food and electric power. 13 houses are burned down. All the private vehicles have been taken out of the village.
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Alexander Hug, the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), will hold a news briefing on Friday video link from eastern Ukraine ⤵️
The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt says it is "difficult" to see how the UK's backstop proposal for the Irish border after Brexit will deliver a "workable solution"
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Explosions heard in Tartus are a result of Russian Navy training off the coast of the city.
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RAF Typhoons will be based in Iceland for the first time next year for an air-policing deployment, @GavinWilliamson has announced
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The Armenian parliament approved Nikol Pashinyan's government program with 62 in favor and 39 against votes.
Russia making inroads also in Agentina and in Peru with sales of vehicles due to "some very unhelpful propaganda that came out of Russia" says @ADMKurtWTidd "It's competition that's going on and we've got to be on the field of play"
"China especially but also Russia are competing in that space to offer deals at prices that undercut the type of equipment that we would be interested in providing" says Adm Tidd on arms sales to LatAam "Everybody's got budget challenges"
Poland says US ambassador nominee's words are not acceptable
Latin American countries watching out for Russia influence campaigns "They have very serious concerns" per @southcomwatch's Adm Tidd "Our partners throughout the region who have elections, very important elections, both recently and in the future, all are very concerned"
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Putin on Western officials who complain about US hegemony: "A few months ago, former German finance ministry publicly said that German Federative Republic has never been a fully sovereign state after 1945".
Divided by Trump, NATO seeks unified front against Russia
"We also see very, very aggressive efforts to sell military hardware in the region" @ADMKurtWTidd says of Russia in Central/South America "Oftentimes those types of deals come without the sort of typical strings attached in terms of end use"
"We can't wage a trade war between friends," says @EmmanuelMacron, adding he'll try with other G7 members to convince @POTUS to normalize trade relations
"Right here, far closer to home there is competition going on" @ADMKurtWTidd says of Russia China "It's competition for influence and the singlemost important thing we can do is compete ourselves"
EU's Barnier to speak on Brexit talks on Friday
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While Navalny is in prison, his colleagues break the story on Leonid Slutsky, a senior Duma MP on foreign affairs committee. A serial sex abuser, he appears to be owning a luxurious penthouse which he received as a bribe, according to developer who built the apartment block.
While Navalny is in prison, his colleagues break the story on Leonid Slutsky, a senior Duma MP on foreign affairs committee. A serial sex abuser, he appears to be owning a luxurious penthouse which he received as a bribe, according to developer who built the apartment block.
US Southern Command worried about Russia-China across LatinAmerica "We can't just pay attention to what they're doing in Europe or in the SouthChinaSea" @southcomwatch Cmdr @ADMKurtWTidd tells reporters
Macron says perhaps Trump doesn't care about being isolated but 'we as a G6 represent a real force'
US tariffs will have adverse effects on American workers: Trudeau and Macron
G7 leaders must not be afraid to reach agreements without US, Macron says
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Turkey suspends migrant readmission deal with Greece, Hurriyet reports, days after Greece released from prison four Turkish soldiers accused of being involved in the 2016 coup attempt
@USNATO: Important meeting on Ukraine today. Russia's illegal invasion and annexation of Crimea and its decapture campaign to destabilize Ukraine must stop. US welcomes Ukraine NATO membership aspirations and urges Kyiv to continue progress in its reform agenda
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Russia's Putin says all Russian plans in Iraq's Kurdistan are in accordance with law
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Syria Express - airborne from Moscow CKL heading to Latakia Air Base Russia Russian Air Force IL62 RA86561 RFF7335
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Putin warns Ukraine against military action in Donbas during World Cup
@MichelBarnier: I welcome publication of UK proposal on customs aspects of IE/NI backstop. We will examine it with 3 questions: is it a workable solution to avoid a hard border? Does it respect the integrity of the SM/CU? Is it an all-weather backstop?
Joint Forces Press Center: during blast of explosive device civilians were wounded at occupied Holubivka village. Calls it a provocation from Russian occupation forces
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Putin: I'm on first-name basis with most world leaders: I use informal "ty" with Abe, Merkel, Macron; formal "vy" with Zeman, he's older than me.
Ikea sets new goals to cut greenhouse emissions even further by 2030 and to make products only from recyclable and renewable materials
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Turkey says it is suspending migrant readmission agreement with Greece.
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Announcement comes after Greece released from prison four Turkish soldiers who fled there after 2016 attempted coup
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Russia won't exchange Crimean political prisoner Sentsov for Russian reporter - Putin
US Secretary of Defense Mattis has arrived at NATO Headquarters for Defense Ministerial meetings. He will meet with Defense Ministers of other NATO countries and discuss critical issues related to Transatlantic security in preparation for the NATO summit
TV host Kirill Kleymyonov asks Putin What advice from your father would you pass on to your grandchildren? The answer - Not to lie,1 week ago
TV host Kirill Kleymyonov asks Putin "What advice from your father would you pass on to your grandchildren?" The answer - "Not to lie,"
The European Parliament will debate and vote on a resolution on human rights in Russia and esp the case of Sentsov on 14 June - the day the #2018FIFAWORLDCUP starts
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Putin says Russia not yet planning to withdraw from Syria
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says Brexit backstop agreement cannot be time-limited by a date
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During World Cup 2018, Russia can stage terrorist attacks to blame Ukraine - Hrytsak
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"The West does not recognize Assad. Why do you recognize Poroshenko?" Putin: An interesting question.
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Putin: The hypersonic missile "Kinzhal" and the laser complex are already in service, in 2019 they will deploy the hypersonic missile "Avangard", in 2020 - ICBM "Sarmat"
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The British government has proposed ending a temporary customs arrangement by 31 December 2021
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Putin: Russia should simplify the acquisition of Russian citizenship for residents of "LNR and DNR"
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The Metropolitan Police says it could consider health and safety breaches over the 'stay put' policy used by the London Fire Brigade during the Grenfell Tower Fire
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No UK ministers will be resigning over Brexit backstop - BBC
We'll also meet with our @ResoluteSupport partners: we are stepping up our support for Afghanistan – with both forces and funding – @jensstoltenberg
On NATO - EU cooperation: we are working together to identify and remove obstacles to the rapid deployment of forces in Europe – @jensstoltenberg
We will discuss our progress in cyber defence, maritime security + our efforts to achieve more defence spending - @jensstoltenberg
The remains found in Vilnius cemetery have been confirmed as that of Adolfas Ramanauskas – Vanagas, the leader of Lithuanian partisans who fought a guerrilla war against the Soviet occupation in 1944-1953
DefMin will discuss NATO summit preparations and decide on an increase in personnel and the locations for 2 new commands + a NATO Readiness Initiative - @jensstoltenberg
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Putin calls the war he fomented in eastern Ukraine "a great tragedy" and tells a woman who says she fled the war-torn region to Russia's Rostov that the government will try to solve the citizenship problem for her and others.
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And again Putin says Russians and Ukrainians are "practically the same people."
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Senior fire officers could face charges over the 'stay put' policy that advised people to remain inside the Grenfell Tower, the Metropolitan Police has said
France warns Donald Trump it won't sign a joint G-7 statement unless he backs down on several issues
6 reportedly wounded as minibus got under shelling near Holubivka of Luhansk region
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Ukrainian parliament votes to dismiss respected finance minister
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Theresa May's 'backstop' customs plan would result in 'Hotel California' Brexit, warn Tory Eurosceptics
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Ukraine's parliament has voted for Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk's dismissal.
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Nine arrested over Grenfell Tower fire fraud allegations
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Putin says Russian businessmen being persecuted in countries like Britain
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Workers on South Western Railway are to stage a three-day strike from June 21 in the long-running dispute over the role of guards, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union says
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David Davis has been called back to see Theresa May for crisis talks on Brexit, BBC reports
David Davis is ex SAS He's trained to survive. He's also trained to take people out
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has held "constructive" talks with Brexit Secretary David Davis and expects him to remain in his role
Stockholm lorry attacker jailed for life after killing five people
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Ilham Aliyev:Nagorno-Karabakh is an inalienable part of Azerbaijan. The whole world recognizes the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
Russian Military OPEN SKIES RF64525 TU214 surveillance platform operating close to the eastern border of Ukraine, over Taganrog
Ukrainian Minister of internal affairs: Minsk process is dead1 week ago
Ukrainian Minister of internal affairs: Minsk process is dead
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Putin on the Skripals: it couldn't have been a military grade nerve agent because they've survived. Russia still wants consular access to them.
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Putin about the provocations at the Donbass during the World Cup 2018: This will not happen. And if it happens, it will have serious consequences for the Ukrainian statehood
13 US military wounded as result of road accident near Kaunas, Lithuania
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Putin replies to Prilepin that if Ukraine starts military actions then there will be a threat to its sovereignty.
Russian writer and terrorist Zakhar Prilepin calls into Putin's direct line to say that Ukraine will start active military measures during the World Cup.1 week ago
Russian writer and terrorist Zakhar Prilepin calls into Putin's direct line to say that Ukraine will start active military measures during the World Cup.
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Putin says Kyiv doesn't want to end or solve the conflict in eastern Ukraine because they dont' want voters in Luhansk or Donetsk.
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Verkhovna Rada voted to create the Supreme Anticorruption Court. 315 MPs voted fot it
315 for. Ukrainian parliament votes for Supreme Anti-Corruption court1 week ago
315 for. Ukrainian parliament votes for Supreme Anti-Corruption court
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Russia's Putin says "we want consular access to Yulia Skripal" and requests to take part in the investigation
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Putin: "The US itself imposed sanctions against Canada and Mexico. And did they really annex Crimea? As many of our partners say about us."
First official photo of new Spanish government meeting King Felipe at Zarzuela Palace this morning
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AfD urges German government to prevent euro zone becoming liability union
Pablo Iglesias is not happy with Pedro Sánchez. Says PSOE has forgotten about Podemos "in less than 24 hours".
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TASS: Putin rejects a suggestion to introduce sanctions on Latvia.
Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of @Armenia @ZMnatsakanyan have met in Moscow1 week ago
Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of @Armenia @ZMnatsakanyan have met in Moscow
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Putin asked: "Will there be a Third World War?" He replies: "Fear of mutual annihilation always restrained the top military powersit's time to sit down at the negotiating table, work out a plan for European security."
Residents of Makhachkala and Kaspiysk came to the building of Dagestani government demanding to stop the demolition of their houses.
Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov arrived to UAE yesterday. The visit comes after AbuDhabi CP Mohammed bin Zayed an-Nahyan visit to Russia on June 1.
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Turchynov: Russia pushed troops and four missile brigades to the borders with Ukraine
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Question social media to Putin: "Russia has a tradition: a newly elected president announces a prisoner amnesty. Will there be one?" Putin: "I don't know that tradition. I don't think we have that."
Putin warns governors not to turn refurbished stadiums into open-air markets after World Cup.1 week ago
Putin warns governors not to turn refurbished stadiums into open-air markets after World Cup.
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Netanyahu: 'We have to smash Iran's cash machine'
El País: "Sánchez promises modernising pro-European government".
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High-ranking officials detained in Belarus. They are suspected of receiving large bribes
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Speaking about possible tax hikes, Putin says Russia needs to "streamline the tax system."
SBU denied information about explosion near their HQ in Chernivtsky, says someone thrown peace of soap into garbage bin
Explosion reported near SBU HQ in Chernivtsi region, no words on casualties
Russian TV right now: Putin appearing for his annual live call-in show with Russians. This time governors and heads of state companies are joining in what looks like a massive Google Hangout1 week ago
Russian TV right now: Putin appearing for his annual live call-in show with Russians. This time governors and heads of state companies are joining in what looks like a massive Google Hangout
Direct line with Putin begins in Russia.1 week ago
"Direct line" with Putin begins in Russia.
Spain swears in new cabinet with record number of women, most of any other place in Europe
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Britain's Supreme Court says cannot rule on Northern Ireland abortion law appeal
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Government will respond to Lords' amendment on environmental protection post-Brexit, says Gove
A fifth and final KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California, arrived at Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport, Ukraine, June 7, 2018.
Inés Zorreguieta, 33, youngest sister of Máxima, Queen of the Netherlands, has been found dead in Buenos Aires of suicide.
Pashinyan is presenting the new governments program:  In short he addressed how the selfish oligarchic elites have thuggishly bastardised human rights and equality, saying they have been responsible for systemic inequality in Armenia for 20 years.2 week ago
Pashinyan is presenting the new governments program: In short he addressed how the selfish oligarchic elites have thuggishly bastardised human rights and equality, saying they have been responsible for systemic inequality in Armenia for 20 years.
2 week ago
Azerbaijan accused Armenia in 87 ceasefire violations in last 24 hours
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UK Brexit Secretary David Davis's warning about the risks of launching big projects with "many unknowns"
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UK ministers to meet to hammer out agreement on Brexit backstop
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Britain has gone 9 days without wind power
President Poroshenko speaks at Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine2 week ago
President Poroshenko speaks at Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Dmitri Borisov has been released after a year in prison for participating in the protest in Moscow on March 26 last year.2 week ago
Dmitri Borisov has been released after a year in prison for participating in the protest in Moscow on March 26 last year.
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Murder arrest over death of 100-year-old handbag mugging victim
2 week ago
NSDC of Ukraine to allow manufacturers of weapons and arms direct import into Ukraine - Turchynov
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Donetsk Water Treatment plant is out of power again after clashes last night(at 10pm)
Tens of thousands of people protesting a suggested compromise solution over the renaming of the neighbouring country of Macedonia have rallied across 23 cities in northern Greece2 week ago
Tens of thousands of people protesting a suggested compromise solution over the renaming of the neighbouring country of Macedonia have rallied across 23 cities in northern Greece
2 week ago
Top U.S., Russian military officers to meet in Helsinki
2 week ago
25 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, 2 soldiers were killed, 2 were wounded
Ukrainian soldiers assigned to the 1st Tank Company, 14th Mechanized Brigade complete the Defensive Operations Lane during the Strong Europe Tank Challenge
Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday unveiled a new pro-EU government with the most women in modern history, with 11 female and six male ministers
2 week ago
Italy's Conte wins parliamentary backing, promises tough EU talks
"We're in the process of briefings and discussions here," replies @larry_kudlow to question on apparent lack of a pro-active US agenda for G7 Charlevoix
"Don't blame Trump, blame the nations that have broken away from those conditions" set by GATT and @wto," says @larry_kudlow. "It was a good systembut that system has been broken in the last 20 years plus."
"We're talking everything through. There may be disagreements. I regard this much like a family quarrel," says @larry_kudlow of upcoming G7 Summit
Spain's new prime minister appoints cabinet with majority of women
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he does not expect the dispute with European allies over US import tariffs to damage military and security relations:
Briefing on G7 summit underway with @larry_kudlow.
2 week ago
UK 'backstop' plan for border still being discussed - Davis
2 week ago
Tensions rising between Russia and Ukraine in Sea of Azov. Russia accuses Ukrainian border guards of acting like "Somali pirates" for detaining Russian fishing vessel, while Ukraine says Russia's harassing merchant ships heading for Ukrainian ports.
2 week ago
Ukraine President Poroshenko had a phone call with Canada PM @JustinTrudeau
More than 100 people are presumed dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday.  Passengers paid between $700-$1,170 to make the crossing to Europe, an official said.2 week ago
More than 100 people are presumed dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday. Passengers paid between $700-$1,170 to make the crossing to Europe, an official said.
On the subject of Allies' defense spending, @USAmbNATO reemphasized NATO's agreed objective for member nations to reach the 2%/20% of GDP mark on defense investment and modernization.
2 week ago
Greece delays landmark bond issue on Italian market jitters, Reuters reports
2 week ago
Ambassador Yovanovitch in an exclusive interview with @InterfaxUkraine: Passing an IMF-compliant Anti Corruption Court Law is essential for building a democratic Ukraine
2 week ago
New Guardian exclusive. Cambridge Analytica director 'met Assange to discuss US election and channeled cryptocurrency to Wikileaks'
Commander of "Sparta" unit of DNR militans Vladimir Zhoga is in intensive care after traffic incident
2 week ago
PM @theresa_may tell PM @netanyahu the UK is concerned about loss of Palestinian lives in Gaza, while recognizing Israel's right to self-defence; Netanyahu: Israel ia doing everything it can to minimize casualties
2 week ago
@EPPGroup to Ukraine over further EU funds "We decided that the legislative text on the MFA should be withdrawn from the agenda and not put to vote in the European Parliament next week in Strasbourg." MFA is macro-financial assistance, in other words, EU loans
2 week ago
Key warning from @EPPGroup for Ukraine over further EU funds. "We have high expectations that the final vote on the High Anti-Corruption Court will take place this coming Thursday as planned. However, if this is not the case, and given the already long delays"
2 week ago
Italy's incoming Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faces the second of two parliamentary votes, the final hurdle before his populist government can officially take the reins of power
2 week ago
Prime Minister Theresa May has told the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu she was "concerned about the loss of Palestinian lives" in Gaza protests during a Downing Street meeting
2 week ago
Russia will not leave the passing of a "Magnitsky list" by Estonia without a response, Foreign Ministry says. Also "measures will be taken regarding Latvia, which has also joined the 'provocative anti-Russian line'".
2 week ago
Administrations of parliaments of North, South Korea agree to hold meeting in Russia - Slutsky
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