Europe - political/economic trends will continue to cause uncertainty "and complicate efforts to push back against some autocratic tendencies" per @ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats

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22 July 2019
Bolton: Today I spoke with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan. We discussed a number of shared interests, including energy security, security cooperation, and U.S. support for a peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Irish govt reaction - 'The Withdrawal Agreement is not open for re-negotiation'
Immediate EU reaction to commons Brexit vote - this from ⁦@eucopresident⁩ spokesman
Tusk spokesman EUCO coordinated statement: "Withdrawal agreement is and remains best and only way to ensure an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU. The backstop is part of the Withdrawal Agreement, and the Withdrawal Agreement is not open for re-negotiation. "
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MPs have voted for amendment from the chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 committee Sir Graham Brady to replace the Irish backstop with "alternative arrangements" by 317-301 votes with a majority of 16
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Brady amendment seeking 'alternative arrangements' for backstop wins 317 to 301
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Islington murder: A man has been stabbed to death on Caledonian Road, N1. Police were called at 6.49pm and discovered the victim with stab wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Two males in their teens were arrested nearby and taken to custody.
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Spelman/Dromey amendment which is non binding and is designed as a way for the Commons to say No Deal would be unacceptable PASSES by 318 votes to 310
MP @JoseAGuerra "We get information from officials of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV): an airplane arrived from Moscow, in which they intend to extract at least 20 tons of gold, and we demand from the BCV details of what is happening. That gold is not of Calixto Ortega, it is of the Venezuelan people"
Ireland ready to tap range of emergency aid in no-deal Brexit: PM
The Polish-Lithuanian Parliamentary Assembly will be held on February 11-12
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MPs have voted against amendment from Labour's Yvette Cooper to allow parliamentary time for Brexit to be delayed by up to nine months if a deal is not agreed by 26 February by 321-298 votes with a majority of 23
DNR refused to issue "DNR passport" to one of DNR's founders Andrei Purgin
MPs reject Labour former minister Yvette Cooper's amendment B by a majority of 23. It aimed to give Parliament control over the Brexit process if Theresa May fails to secure a deal by February 265 month ago
MPs reject Labour former minister Yvette Cooper's amendment B by a majority of 23. It aimed to give Parliament control over the Brexit process if Theresa May fails to secure a deal by February 26
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Russia's Lukoil, one of PdVSA's main suppliers of oil products, froze its contract with Venezuela today. Moscow Corp. not prepared to risk ban from U.S. financial system for Maduro.
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MPs reject SNP Ian Blackford's amendment O by a majority of 288. It aimed to seek an extension of the Article 50 process and rules out a no-deal Brexit.
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Jeremy Corbyn amendment defeated by 327 votes to 296.
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UK Parliament start voting on amendments to Brexit agreement
MPs are voting on crucial Brexit amendments to alter the course of negotiations5 month ago
MPs are voting on crucial Brexit amendments to alter the course of negotiations
Defense Ministry: MiG-31BM high-speed fighters will start patrolling the Arctic
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Russian, Armenian PMs Speak By Phone After Moscow Meeting
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Serbian MPs want security agency to release note on Oliver Ivanovic
The agreement on Brexit is "not renegotiable", warns Emmanuel Macron, a few hours before a new decisive vote in the British Parliament.
Chief Director of the Rudna mine: out of eight people sought - five people are already under the care of rescuers, with two people we have contact and rescuers dig up these two employees, we are looking for one person.
"We know Russia has violated the terms of that [INF] treaty and has that capability" per @ODNIgov Coats "Whether we withdraw or not, they're still going to have that capability re: intermediate range nukes
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Russia has made a secret offer to North Korea for a nuclear power plant, inserting itself into the high-states nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang.
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Macedonian authorities claim the country's former ruling party illegally purchased dozens of properties worth a total of 17.5 million euros, from private homes and apartment buildings to stores and even pastures across the country.
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USArmy AH-64 Apache helicopters provide attack coverage for two U.S. CH-47 Chinook helicopters during an air assault raid exercise with Greek allies at Litochoro, Greece on January 23, 2019
USArmy AH-64 Apache helicopters provide attack coverage for two U.S. CH-47 Chinook helicopters during an air assault raid exercise with Greek allies at Litochoro, Greece on January 23, 2019
Asked about what was discussed between Trump and Putin in their private meetings, DNI Coats said the topic was "clearly a sensitive issue", best discussed in a closed setting later this afternoon.
Roger Stone pleads not guilty to charges of lying to Congress, obstruction in Russia probe
In Troisdorf a World War II bomb has been found.
"Russia's taking steps to influence Ukraine's elections, applying a range of tools to exploit Kyiv's fragile economy, widespread corruption, cyber vulnerabilities, public discontent in hopes of ousting Poroshenko and bringing to power a less anti-Russia parliament"- Dan Coats
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Thaci promised Trump to complete the job and invited him to Pristina
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NHS Give Blood says it has cancelled blood donations in Dover and Folkestone for a two-week period before and a six-week period after the Brexit exit date because of potential significant traffic problems in Kent if there are issues in Calais and other freight ports
Russia using social media to target US, per @FBI Dir. Christopher Wray "Not only have the Russians continued to do it in 2018 but we've seen indications that they're continuing to adapt their model and that other countries taking a very interested eye in that approach"
Space threats - "China and Russia will continue training and equipping their military space forces and fielding new anti-satellite weapons" warns @ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats "Space has become the new global frontier"
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Czechia and Ukraine have visited Mariupol port, discussed Russian economic blockade
Russian FM Sergey Lavrov says about the situation in Venezuela that the USA tried an illegal government change.5 month ago
Russian FM Sergey Lavrov says about the situation in Venezuela that the USA tried an "illegal government change".
Europe - political/economic trends will continue to cause uncertainty "and complicate efforts to push back against some autocratic tendencies" per @ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats
Pentagon official James Anderson confirms US will pull out of INF next month if Russia doesn't rerun to compliance "but I don't believe they will do so."
America's top spy says no deal Brexit could 'substantially weaken' UK. Dan Coats: "The possibility of a no deal Brexit, in which the UK exits the EU without an agreement, remains. This would cause economic disruptions that could substantially weaken the UK and Europe."
Dodik and Slovakia's Lajcak in Brussels discussed current political situation in BiH.
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Ukrainian opposition politician Medvedchuk, known for his pro-Russian views and close links to Putin, proposed to establish autonomous region of Donbass within Ukraine
"We expect Russia will continue to wage its information war against democracies and to use social media to attempt to divide our societies" per Coats, citing Russian attack on Ukraine naval vessels as sign of Moscow's willingness to violate int' norms
"The Kremlin is stepping up its campaign to divide Western political and security institutions and undermine the post-WWII int'l order" per DNI Coats
"Russia's approach relies on misdirection and obfuscation as it seeks to destabilize and diminish our standing in the world" warns @ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats
North Korea, Syria, Russia and ISIS have all used chemical weapons over the last two years, according to DNI Coats.
DNI Coats: We expect Russia and China to exploit the situation in Venezuela to control the oil sector there
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A Georgian court has ruled against a request to expedite the extradition of Jack Shepherd, Rustavi 2 TV reports.
Threats to United States "will expand and diversify in the coming year, driven in part by China and Russia as they respectively compete more intensely with the United States and its traditional allies and partners" per @ODNIgov's latest Worldwide Threat Assessment
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"They said to me, 'Don't touch Oleg Deripaska anymore.'" @CNN speaks to a recently freed Nastya Rybka, who says Russian agents "explained to me very clear(ly) what should I do, what should I say and what I shouldn't say."
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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will ask the EU to re-open Brexit talks to change the contentious Irish border measure. U.K. Parliament will vote today on amendments to the Brexit deal.
552 cases of measles registered in Kyiv region since beginning of 2019
Ukraine: Photo, Stones were thrown at window of synagogue in city of Drohobych, no injuries, no arrests
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Yvette Cooper asks @theresa_may if she would respect a vote to extend Article 50 - she says extending Article 50 doesn't in itself rule out no deal
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Results of a shipwreck near the Kerch Strait: Maestro tanker burned out, Сandy is still burning
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May - this is not the last chance to vote against 'No deal'. We will have another Meaningful Vote ASAP.
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UK PM Theresa May: 'I too want to avoid leaving without a deal, and I've heard the concerns of families and businesses around the country'.
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Poroshenko at campaign forum: Populists offer Ukraine a way to Caracas, not Brussels
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UK PM Theresa May: don't see 'anything approaching a majority across the House' for a 2nd referendum.
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May: Parliament does not want Britain out of EU without agreement
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Seven amendment's chosen, Labour, SNP, Grieve (days to debate Brexit options), Cooper-Boles(bill to extend art 50), Reeves (art 50 extension), Spelman (take no deal off table) and Brady (replace backstop)
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Speaker Bercow has selected Brady AND Cooper amendments for votes.
The European Union (all 27 countries and the Commission) has already decided to reject the Brady amendment, should it be supported by MPs. They say they will NOT renegotiate the Brexit deal.
Clashes in the area between Yasinuvata and Avdiyivka
Russian Ministry of Defense: commanders of Southern Military District will be trained on new methods of repelling missile strikes and UAV attacks
Change movement supporters (@Gorran_Change)in Bruselas attacking KRG representative in EU.
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M4.1 earthquake shakes Poland
A groupt that called iself "IRA" claims responsibility for Londonderry car bomb in Northern Ireland
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko declares his run for 2nd presidential term5 month ago
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko declares his run for 2nd presidential term
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Sky Sources: Labour will support an amendment to Theresa May's Brexit plan tabled by Yvette Cooper for Brexit to be delayed by up to nine months if a deal is not agreed by 26 February
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LX-N90459 - NATO Boeing E-3A Sentry AWACS
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Greek defense authorities refute media reports of Turkish ships near Imia
Joint Press Conference of FM @ZMnatsakanyan and EU Commissioner @JHahnEU has kicked off.5 month ago
Joint Press Conference of FM @ZMnatsakanyan and EU Commissioner @JHahnEU has kicked off.
Azerbaijan army launched new season of trainings5 month ago
Azerbaijan army launched new season of trainings
Injures as gas cylinder exploded in Shawarma kiosk in Rivne
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Czechia and Ukraine have arrived in Mariupol5 month ago
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Czechia and Ukraine have arrived in Mariupol
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Detained the authors of a crime related to drug trafficking in Cádiz
French commandos at the Mali/Niger frontier with Niger armed forces
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Kremlin: We warn of the very negative effects of any military intervention in Venezuela
A @planetlabs image captured this morning over Vladivostok in far eastern Russia. The Amur Bay is fairly frozen, but the port facing Ussuri Bay is still able to move petroleum products. This morning, a US-sanctioned North Korean tanker popped up. AIS was offline for a year.
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Lavrov: Washington and its allies are trying through sanctions to confiscate Venezuelan funds
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Russia's foreign minister says it will take all necessary steps to support Venezuela leader Maduro
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Russia accuses the United States of violating international law on Venezuela
Dodik: Republika Srpska does not have to put up with 'international community interventionism'
One Russian paper: Moscow should grant Maduro asylum: He's used to palm trees, so the cold Moscow winter isn't ideal. But it's better than a warm prison cell in Caracas. Another paper blames falling incomes in Russia on Moscow bankrolling regimes like Maduro.5 month ago
One Russian paper: Moscow should grant Maduro asylum: "He's used to palm trees, so the cold Moscow winter isn't ideal. But it's better than a warm prison cell in Caracas." Another paper blames falling incomes in Russia on Moscow bankrolling "regimes" like Maduro.
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A Government Memo Says A No-Deal "Brexodus" Could See 250,000 Expats Returning To The UK @alexwickham
4 people arrested for kidnapping a man in Alicante and asking for a ransom from his family. He was held in a hotel room and, at gunpoint, forced to call his relatives to ask for between € 5,000 and € 10,000 under the threat of causing damage
Almost 130 French jihadists to be repatriated from Syria in the coming weeks, interior minister says.
Spanish Air Force A310 AME4518 departed Madrid Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez will visit Mexico and DominicanRepublic with Venezuelan crisis in focus
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New Saidik’s Donbass Plan aims to establish control over the region - source in the Russian Foreign Ministry
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Kosovo Prime Minister Haradinaj, in a letter to the Ambassadors of the Quintet countries, urged the EU and the United States to organize an international conference and set out the conditions that must be met for the abolition of taxes on imports of goods from Serbia and BiH.
The official talks of the IMF mission with the Serbian delegation began5 month ago
The official talks of the IMF mission with the Serbian delegation began
Great fire in Lith
Large blazing fire in Lith
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Joint Forces Operation Press Center: yesterday Russian forces opened fire 5 times.
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Russian @kommersant writes that mil. operation of Syrian army to return Idlib (fully or partially) under gov. control is basically done deal. Turkey will likely give green light. Question is only about parameters of the op and what Turks will get in return
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NATO E3 Sentry AWACS LX-N90453 NATO07
Images of @USNavy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departing Riga, Latvia5 month ago
Images of @USNavy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departing Riga, Latvia
Krakow: unknown perpetrators shot on two trams on Mogilska Street in the evening. The broken glass cut one person. Trolleys of the "73" and "52" lines were driven towards Nowa Huta. The event took place after 21.
The SBU detained a resident of the Bila Tserkva, who sold military ammunition and weapons
French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle departed Toulon this morning.
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Serbian official Marko Djuric says Pristina should revoke tariffs to continue talks
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Greece warns Turkey ahead of Imia crisis anniversary
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Russian Southern Military District guards motor rifle brigade exercise with newly formed spearhead airmobile troops to capture a bridgehead. Lifted with 120mm mortars.
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Sky Sources say Prime Minister Theresa May has told Conservative MPs that the next 'meaningful vote' on her Brexit deal will be held on 13 February
Video: controlled demolition of boiler room tower in Mykolaiv
Video: controlled demolition of boiler room tower in Mykolaiv
NATO approves accession protocol for the soon-to-be renamed North Macedonia
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Government of Ukraine Airbus A319 UR-ABA UKN1120
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Italy will complete the withdraw of its troops from Afghanistan within the next 12 months.
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