Ambassador Odette Melono assumes office as OPCW Deputy Director-General

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18 August 2019
Senate voted 57-42 to take up a Chuck Schumer resolution blocking Treasury from lifting sanctions on three firms with ties to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Nearly a dozen Repubs voted with Dems to bring it to floor
Based on recent filings from Mueller's team, Kilimnik appears to be at the heart of pieces of Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
7 month ago
TASS: Putin thinks that US attempts to strengthen its dominance in the Balkans destabilise the region.
7 month ago
Russia's Patrushev warns Ukraine could lose its statehood
Germany Far-right party 'Alternative für Deutschland' (AfD)   'investigative case' because of indications for anti-constitutional vector: federal domestic intelligence service BfV. Thus OSINT collection authorized, not full intelligence probe.7 month ago
Germany Far-right party 'Alternative für Deutschland' (AfD) 'investigative case' because of indications for anti-constitutional vector: federal domestic intelligence service BfV. Thus OSINT collection authorized, not full intelligence probe.
Big avalanche in Unterengadin, Vinadi, Switzerland today, January 15. Report: Jon Peider Morell
7 month ago
Putin called tomos about autocephaly of Ukraine violation of canons of Orthodoxy
French President Emmanuel Macron: The European Union has done its utmost on BREXIT agreement
3 Italians are held up within the HQ of the UN relief agency in central Gaza. Hamas has the building surrounded and demands they evacuate. They allegedly did not stop their vehicle when Hamas members requested to speak. A chase ensued and ended when they ran into the UN building.7 month ago
3 Italians are held up within the HQ of the UN relief agency in central Gaza. Hamas has the building surrounded and demands they evacuate. They allegedly did not stop their vehicle when Hamas members requested to speak. A chase ensued and ended when they ran into the UN building.
7 month ago
Labour Party spokesman: If no general elections are held, we may call for a new referendum on Brexit
Poland's PM Mateusz Morawiecki: "No deal Brexit is a bad solution, both for the UK and the EU. Together with our partners in the EU we will respond to new British proposals. We will do everything to guarantee maximum certainty and security for our citizens and companies."
EU sources are ruling out a special summit or the reopening of the Withdrawal Agreement in the strongest terms this evening.
The European Union sees the "risk of a disorderly exit" rising after the British parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a spokesman for European Council President Donald Tusk says.
The European Commission President regrets the outcome of the vote against BREXIT agreement from the European Union
Juncker: I take note with regret of the outcome of the vote in the @HouseofCommons this evening. I urge the UK to clarify its intentions as soon as possible. Time is almost up
7 month ago
Corbyn: i have tabled a motion of no confidence in this government
7 month ago
May invites the Opposition to table a Confidence vote to be debated tomorrow. If Labour don't Govt will allow the other Opposition parties.
7 month ago
Tusk: If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is
7 month ago
UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected in a vote by British MPs. 432 votes to 202
The European Commission President @JunckerEU will respond to the Meaningfulvote - we expect a statement from him in coming hours.
The No lobby is mobbed.7 month ago
The "No" lobby is mobbed.
7 month ago
UK MPs voting on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. Results in around 15 minutes.
MPs begin their BrexitVote, starting with amendment by Conservative MP John Baron7 month ago
MPs begin their BrexitVote, starting with amendment by Conservative MP John Baron
British lawmakers to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal7 month ago
British lawmakers to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal
7 month ago
Teresa May: The agreement we reached with the EU on the BREXIT is the best agreement
7 month ago
Russia has appointed Vladimir Titorenko as new Ambassador in Central African Republic
7 month ago
Washington will be 'fully' responsible for collapse of key arms treaty: Moscow
7 month ago
Ryabkov says we are keeping door open for dialogue on INF treaty but see no interest from Washington to respond to our concerns in return
A failed meeting between the US and Russian sides in Geneva on the short- and medium-term missiles reduction treaty.7 month ago
A failed meeting between the US and Russian sides in Geneva on the short- and medium-term missiles reduction treaty.
7 month ago
Rama: The Kosovo Customs in Durres is the first step towards the customs union of Kosovo and Albania
UNHCR shocked and saddened at death of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz ⁦@AdamowiczPawel⁩
Russia in 'material breach' of key nuclear treaty: US
7 month ago
Dodik: I will pledge myself for the European path of BiH that is not tied to NATO
White House announces updated presidential delegation to the World Economic Forum at the posh Swiss resort of Davos; includes Secs. Mnuchin, Pompeo and Ross, and others. President Trump previously canceled his trip to Davos due to the ongoing government shutdown.
Dodik: NATO is on the side of the enemy, it is not neutral
7 month ago
UN in Syria concerned about thousands trapped by ongoing hostilities in ISIL-held areas of Hajin in Deir-ez-Zor and 11,000 who fled these areas since beginning of December. Those leaving reported many civilian casualties, critical shortages food, medicine and large-scale destruction
7 month ago
Minister of Foreign Affairs Dačić: US support for Pristina is not unconditional
7 month ago
Lavrov and Rogozin to come with Putin to Belgrade
Business of Russia at the forum in Davos will be presented by Deripaska, Kostin, Gref, Alekperov, Yevtushenkov, Chubais, Usmanov - Organizing Committee
New Greek defense minister: Turkey can choose 'path of collision or cooperation'7 month ago
New Greek defense minister: Turkey can choose 'path of collision or cooperation'
7 month ago
Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow selects 4 amendments for Parliament to vote on, meaning the key vote on May's Brexit deal will come at about 8 pm London time
The FBI viewed Trump's attempt to obstruct the Russia probe as a serious national security issue. But Barr believes that inquiry is "fatally misconceived"—and shared that opinion with Trump's AND Kushner's lawyers, per a letter he sent to Graham last night.
7 month ago
Lukashenko met Hungarian MFA Péter Szijjártó, thanked him for support in EU, urged to deepen economical ties
Lukashenko met Turkish delegation, reaffirmed Turkey in friendship7 month ago
Lukashenko met Turkish delegation, reaffirmed Turkey in friendship
TeamJunckerEU today in Strasbourg: ⁦@EU_Commission⁩ launches debate on a gradual transition to more efficient and democratic decision-making in EU tax policy; discussion on competition cases; state of play on EU-US trade relations; update on Art.50 Brexit.
7 month ago
Lukashenko: Belarus will be tested for independence "from the left and from the right, from West and East"
Video of damage to apartment block after natural gas explosion in Shakhty of Rostov region
CIT: On January 11 and 12, the day of Sudanese Friday protests and the day after, Sudanese activists posted new photos and a video of a Russian Ural-4320 military truck in Khartoum, Sudan
Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov is holding a meeting with the @OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in Paris
Italian PM Conte in Niger. Today he'll have a meeting with  President Mahamadou Issoufou and PM Brigi Rafini. On the table bilateral relations, economic ties, CT and immigration. Later he will also visit Italian troops and the UN contingent.7 month ago
Italian PM Conte in Niger. Today he'll have a meeting with President Mahamadou Issoufou and PM Brigi Rafini. On the table bilateral relations, economic ties, CT and immigration. Later he will also visit Italian troops and the UN contingent.
Minister of Innovation and Technological Development Nenad Popovic: Putin will bring a message that will encourage Serbs of Kosovo and Metohija7 month ago
Minister of Innovation and Technological Development Nenad Popovic: Putin will bring a message that will encourage Serbs of Kosovo and Metohija
In Ukraine, the government allocated $143 million for the construction of the Go Highway transport corridor which would connect Ukrainian Black Sea ports with Poland's ports on the Baltic Sea
Ukraine launched TV and radio broadcasting from Hirnyk TV tower on Occupied Donetsk
Due to harsh weather conditions MFAs of Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia and Ukraine canceled planned visit to Mariupol, but visited Mechnikova hospital in Dnipro city
Ambassador Odette Melono assumes office as OPCW Deputy Director-General
7 month ago
Albanian becomes the second official language in Macedonia
7 month ago
German @SPIEGELONLINE reports that German security services arrested an alleged Iranian spy in the Bundeswehr, 50 year old Abdul-Hamid S. who is of Afghan origin was working for the Iranian intelligence agency while working as a translator in the German military.
Ukrainian sailors in Moscow court today7 month ago
Ukrainian sailors in Moscow court today
7 month ago
Tsipras speaks of 'pogrom' against MPs who want to support the Prespes name deal through threatening messages; says main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis bears 'heavy responsibility' for these incidents
Members of the US @HouseForeign Affairs Cmte demand explanation from @SecPompeo by Jan 30 on why @EUAmbUS David O'Sullivan was unceremoniously downgraded in protocol. Neither Congress nor the EU mission was notified.
7 month ago
Germany: Police arrest Iranian spy who spied for Iranian intelligence services while serving as interpreter
7 month ago
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras opens parliamentary debate on a confidence motion saying he believes ANEL leader Panos Kammenos 'made a mistake' to withdraw from gov't over the Prespes deal but respects his decision
7 month ago
Russian Ministry of Defense: "over 100" targets were destroyed by Pantsyr-S during air defense drill in Crimea
Several activists detained by police after attempt to throw paint at General Consulate of Russian Federation in Odesa to protest detention of Ukrainian sailors
Slovakia MFA Miroslav Lajčák: Today, I travelled to Ukraine on my first visit as @OSCE Chairperson-in-Office. Directly after my arrival, I received a comprehensive briefing from @OSCE_SMM on their work and the security situation in and around Ukraine.7 month ago
Slovakia MFA Miroslav Lajčák: Today, I travelled to Ukraine on my first visit as @OSCE Chairperson-in-Office. Directly after my arrival, I received a comprehensive briefing from @OSCE_SMM on their work and the security situation in and around Ukraine.
7 month ago
Russian DefMin Shoigu held first meeting with commanders of Russian Armed forces this year
Russian security service officers escort detained Ukrainian sailors to a Lefortovo courthouse in Moscow on January 15, 2019.7 month ago
Russian security service officers escort detained Ukrainian sailors to a Lefortovo courthouse in Moscow on January 15, 2019.
7 month ago
Medvedev: withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the dollar - a consequence of the aggressive and often stupid policy of the US
Spain: 14 arrests in large-scale counter-terrorism operation in Catalonia region.
7 month ago
Key Brexiteer predicting defeat of May's deal by 150 votes plus tonight
7 month ago
Malaga Spain: Moroccan of 27 years was detained, the detention has been in Manilva, Malaga. He intended to go to Syria to join DAESH.
Nastya Rybka to walk free after months in prison in Thailand - she and other Russians at sex classes got suspended sentences.
7 month ago
The Federal Democratic Party of Ireland confirms its vote against the plan to withdraw from the European Union
7 month ago
Medvedev urged not to bury cryptocurrency
7 month ago
Police detained 24y.o homeless man, suspect in arson in Lavra
First church in Dnipropetrovs'k region quits Moscow Church and pledged allegiance to new Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Shipwreck between Kusadasi and Samos with many children, Turkish media say rescue operation for more than 40 refugees, a 4 year old child among the dead
7 month ago
It's propaganda
Source for Russian Interfax: rebels preparing chemical attacks in Idlib(Abu Dhuhur), Latakia, Hama(Halfaya). Also drones will be used
7 month ago
Royal Air Force ISR Plane Sentinel R1 ZJ961
Patriarch Kirill said Moscow's churches in Ukraine could be seized by force with the risk of bloody conflicts after the Orthodox church schism.  So far reality isn't so dire: A Moscow-loyal priest holds a prayer service on the street while protesters sing the national anthem7 month ago
Patriarch Kirill said Moscow's churches in Ukraine could be "seized by force" with the risk of "bloody conflicts" after the Orthodox church schism. So far reality isn't so dire: A Moscow-loyal priest holds a prayer service on the street while protesters sing the national anthem
Display near Lefortovo court in support of Ukrainian sailors7 month ago
Display near Lefortovo court in support of Ukrainian sailors
In Moscow, writer and activist Alisa Ganiyeva is holding a one-woman protest outside the court building to demand immediate release of Ukraine's navy sailors kept in prison by Russia7 month ago
In Moscow, writer and activist Alisa Ganiyeva is holding a one-woman protest outside the court building to demand immediate release of Ukraine's navy sailors kept in prison by Russia
7 month ago
In Ukraine, the government allocated $524m for the reconstruction of local roads in 2019
7 month ago
Kremlin spox: Putin has no need for Twitter to be closer to the people.
Masked, armed Russian officers bring into a courtroom some of the 24 Ukrainian sailors who were captured by Russia during that naval clash close to Crimea in November. Russia has put them on trial on border violation charges.7 month ago
Masked, armed Russian officers bring into a courtroom some of the 24 Ukrainian sailors who were captured by Russia during that naval clash close to Crimea in November. Russia has put them on trial on border violation charges.
Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line of Moscow metro was closed due to flooding in tunnel, several stations: Okruzhnaya, Verkhniy Likhobory and Seligerskaya still closed7 month ago
Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line of Moscow metro was closed due to flooding in tunnel, several stations: Okruzhnaya, Verkhniy Likhobory and Seligerskaya still closed
7 month ago
Joint Forces Operation Press Center: yesterday Russian forces opened fire 12 times. 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed, 2 wounded
7 month ago
US Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk UAV
7 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 7km E of Ravenna, Italy
7 month ago
Cooperation between East and West is in Hungary's interest in terms of security as well as for political and economic reasons, FM Peter Szijjarto told a press conference in Minsk.
7 month ago
[email protected]: Russia's interference in Greece is inconsistent with bilateral relations Balkans
7 month ago
Downing 10 spox not rulling out a Theresa May resignation if Brexit vote fails
Fires ongoing tonight near Corio, NW Italy. Jan 14. Report: Gianluca Abieri / @CentroMeteoTO7 month ago
Fires ongoing tonight near Corio, NW Italy. Jan 14. Report: Gianluca Abieri / @CentroMeteoTO
7 month ago
The pressure of the German ambassador to the United States on companies involved in the construction of the pipeline is part of a program to contain Russia, Zakharova said
New incident on trains to Extremadura: derailed Madrid-Zafra without causing injuries
EU treats "our farmers terribly," says @POTUS at @FarmBureau convention.
7 month ago
USAF AWACS E-3B Sentry callsign SHUCK 80
7 month ago
RAMSGATE: Charlotte Court off Harbour Street has been evacuated after suspicious materials were found in a flat this afternoon. Police and a bomb disposal team are believed to be at scene.
Fire at Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra is contained7 month ago
Fire at Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra is contained
USAF C17 Globemaster III RCH104 descending for Kyiv Ukraine7 month ago
USAF C17 Globemaster III RCH104 descending for Kyiv Ukraine
Vigil in Gdansk
7 month ago
Theresa May says explicitly for the first time what has been obvious since June 24 2016: that no deal boosts Scottish independence and Irish republicanism. "This is the real threat to our union."
Eliot Engel says the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Intel will work together to get notes from interpreter at Trump-Putin meeting. He tells @KateBolduan that "no decisions have been made on subpoenas," but adds: "What we're not going to do is sit back and do nothing."
7 month ago
Spokesman of Moscow Church in Ukraine Kliment says that fire is in Lavra complex, but not in monastery complex
Trump nominee for US attorney general: "Vitally important" for Mueller to complete Russia investigation, and "I also believe it is very important that the public and Congress be informed of the results of the special counsel's work."
7 month ago
Ukrainian military: Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 will enforce Ukrainian army
AfD MP @Frohnmaier_AfD tells @BILD that he can not imagine his Bundestag office employee Manuel Ochsenreiter paid money to Polish right-wing extremists to torch a Hungarian cultural center in western Ukraine.7 month ago
AfD MP @Frohnmaier_AfD tells @BILD that he "can not imagine" his Bundestag office employee Manuel Ochsenreiter paid money to Polish right-wing extremists to torch a Hungarian cultural center in western Ukraine.
Two French policemen have gone on trial over the alleged gang-rape of a Canadian tourist in the former headquarters of the Paris police
7 month ago
Fire at Lavra is now at 200m2, not contained
Snowstorm in Secemin, woj. Świętokrzyski, Poland today, January 14. Report: Marceli Lisowski / @meteoprognoza.pl
Firefighters near Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra7 month ago
Firefighters near Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
7 month ago
The Bosnian Embassy in Belgrade has noted that @Dragan_Covic was, in fact, in the city on Jan. 9 and 10, seemingly confirming media reports re: his meetings with Vucic and possible attendance for Putin's visit.
Prosecutor's Office: a 27-year-old man charged with the murder of Mayor of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz has pleaded not guilty
Panorama view of fire near Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra7 month ago
Panorama view of fire near Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
7 month ago
Armenia's Prosecutor General: SIS brings charges against Seyran Ohanyan
7 month ago
Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra fire: source of fire at nearby hospital at 23, Lavrska street
7 month ago
Lithuania MFA Linas Linkevicius: Arrived in Kyiv. Heading to Mariupol with @PavloKlimkin, J. Czaputowicz, @edgarsrinkevics and @svenmikser tomorrow to eye-witness situation on the ground as Russia continues de facto blockade of KerchStrait, also to discuss our practical support to Ukraine at this critical time.
7 month ago
Meeting between Russia, Ukraine and EU on Natural Gas issues was cancelled
Chemical weapons agency OPCW agrees to ban Novichok nerve agents
Fire reported in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra7 month ago
Fire reported in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
7 month ago
UK Defense Secretary @GavinWilliamson: "Our whole country owes a great debt of gratitude to the SDF and many of those Kurdish forces. Im already in continuing discussions with my French and US counterparts to ensure we can do everything we can do to continue to support what they do"
Trump on South Lawn via @catherine_lucey: "I never worked for Russia"
This afternoons incursion by Spanish warship into Gibraltar waters7 month ago
This afternoons incursion by Spanish warship into Gibraltar waters
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: "The killing of (Mayor of Gdansk) Paweł Adamowicz is a massive tragedy for all of us. It's a great evil that calls for condemnation, great sadness, and sorrow. Deepest condolences to his bereaved family. Rest in peace."
RuAF Il-76 RA78838 from Vnukovo to Belgrade Serbia. Carrying limousines for Putin's visit7 month ago
RuAF Il-76 RA78838 from Vnukovo to Belgrade Serbia. Carrying limousines for Putin's visit
Russian Southern Military district 58th army launched a military training gathering of commanders of units
7 month ago
Over 10 Russian Su-27SM3 and Su-30M2 held a drill over Black Sea
The Mayor of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz, has died after yesterdays stabbing
7 month ago
Enforcer in UK PM May's Conservative Party quits over Brexit deal
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gets angry during a joint presser with visiting Luxembourg counterpart Jean Asselborn who said his gov't opposed to Turkey's unilateral action in Syria.7 month ago
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gets angry during a joint presser with visiting Luxembourg counterpart Jean Asselborn who said his gov't opposed to Turkey's unilateral action in Syria.
Ukrainian military reports increased Russian UAV flights over Donbas, says 8 times such UAVs were identified and jammed
More than 30,000 French soldiers are engaged in operations or missions.
Russian representative on human rights has cancelled her meeting with Ukrainian counterpart7 month ago
Russian representative on human rights has cancelled her meeting with Ukrainian counterpart
DUP dismisses Juncker move  Despite letter of supposed reassurance from EU, there are no legally binding assurances as PM talked about in Dec In fact, there is nothing new. Nothing has changed. Rather than reassure us, Tusk and Juncker letter bolsters our concerns7 month ago
DUP dismisses Juncker move "Despite letter of supposed reassurance from EU, there are no "legally binding assurances" as PM talked about in Dec In fact, there is nothing new. Nothing has changed. "Rather than reassure us, Tusk and Juncker letter bolsters our concerns"
7 month ago
Russian PM Medvedev says that "Russia supports Belarus economics with loans too much, the money could be invested in Russian economics instead. And Belarus should value this when thinking about Union State"
7 month ago
2 more people died of the flu in Kyiv, brings this season toll to 6
FSB wants trial on captured Ukrainian sailors in closed regime7 month ago
FSB wants trial on captured Ukrainian sailors in closed regime
7 month ago
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: the issue of sovereignty over the Kuril Islands is not being discussed, it was, is and will be the territory of Russia. At the same time, Moscow has patience and willingness to reach mutually acceptable agreements on a peace treaty (without transferring the Kurils).
7 month ago
Japan must recognize all disputed islands as Russian to move forward peace talks: Lavrov
Ukrainian military destroyed Russian MT-LB in infiltration attempt near Kalynove
7 month ago
[email protected]: "Gas prices drop across the United States because President Trump has deregulated Energy and we are producing a great deal more oil than ever before." @foxandfriends But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing Thought he worked for Kremlin
7 month ago
Putin congratulated Pashinyan on his appointment as premier of Armenia
"China must not be soft at this point. Beijing will not bully Warsaw.but the latter must pay for the offense" - Chinese state-run daily warns Poland there will be repercussions over the arrest of a Huawei employee
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