Explosion in "Oschadbank" bank branch in Kyiv last night, no casualties, heavy material damage, no words if money stolen
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RQ-4B-30 Global Hawk UAV from Sigonella to Donbas
KCNA: "The sheetcarries pictures of the Orthodox Church of Russia and the World Cup on its both sides and a picture of football player heading a ball on its centre. Printed in the individuals are pictures of tackling, dribbling, kicking and trapping footballers."
29 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, 1 soldier was wounded
Airborne from Latakia AB, Syria Russia Russian Air Force IL62 RA86561 RFF7336
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One of MANAFORT's own employees (and not Rick Gates) voluntarily allowed MUELLER's agents into the storage locker where Manafort kept files related to his work for Russia-aligned Ukrainian pols/parties, according to new court filing.
A Downing Street spokesperson says George Hollingbery has been appointed as a Trade Minister following the resignation of Greg Hands over plans to expand Heathrow Airport
"I am absolutely confident that Trump and the United States are committed to NATO" says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
"NATO is as vital as it ever has been and our commitment to the alliance remains steadfast" says Prime Minister Theresa May
Romania's ruling party leader sentenced, due to appeal
Theresa May says Boris Johnson will not be able to vote on Heathrow next week as he'll be busy "going out there showing the UK's continued presence around the world"
'The government is committed to expanding Heathrow airport' says UK Prime Minister Theresa May
The bond between Europe and North America makes NATO unique, UK has been vital to keeping the transatlantic bond strong since NATO's founding – @jensstoltenberg
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has thanked NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for the Alliance's support after the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March
We discussed NATO summit preparations. To further adapt NATO to challenges we face, we will agree to: increase readiness, establish a new NATO command structure, a new training mission in Iraq, extend funding for Afghanistan + deepen NATO – EU cooperation – @jensstoltenberg
A/S @wess_mitchell urges NATO to close ranks around Ukraine and Georgia so as not to leave them vulnerable. "This would be a bad year to do that," he said evoking the Bucharest summit
US @StateDept Mitchell suggests that you can't freeze out a country like Hungary, criticize it publicly for years and then expect to maintain influence. though he caveats that by underscoring importance of rule of law
US A/S for Europe @wess_mitchell says daringly that the distance between US and Europe on the JCPOA is a gap that will be closed
Italy and Germany clash as migration cuts to the core of EU unity
On Iran, @StateDept Mitchell says he is optimistic that disagreements on handling Iran between Europe and US is "a distance that we will close." Says "self-policing of European companies" away from Iran "points towards a closer US and European approach."
US A/S for Europe @wess_mitchell says US has lowered barriers to EU but that hasn't been reciprocated. He says American voters are bearing the brunt of Europe's unfair actions
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US A/S for Europe and Eurasia @wess_mitchell: strengthening the West is about making hard decisions in areas such as trade and security, which may be unpopular among the public. But taking those decisions is necessary even if it means temporary transatlantic disunity
Mitchell says US wants to maintain strategic alliance with Europe at all levels, including EU. Offers robust defense of Trans-Atlantic alliance but says need renewal. "Our job today is one of strategic renovation."
Mitchell says US doesn't "seek to influence the content of the Brexit negotiations" but does urge "the EU and the United Kingdom to move this process forward swiftly andwithout unnecessary acrimony.
Nato SG @jensstoltenberg arrives at 10 Downing Street for talks with Theresa May
EU citizens living in Britain can begin registering from this autumn for a post-Brexit settlement scheme, ministers say as they vowed to make the process as simple as possible
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Boris Johnson: Great day in Warsaw talking to Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz, paying tribute to those who fought for our freedom, and meeting brave UK troops stationed here
"When we talk about the future, Ireland is always a good place to start. It is the youngest, most modern and pro-European country in our Union." @JunckerEU
"The new budget will support Ireland's transition to a modern, innovation-led economy right across the board: funding for research and innovation will be doubled to €100bn" @JunckerEU
Britain's Fox says zero chance of stopping Brexit
Russian authorities re-opening investigation into Boris Nemtsov's assassination.
UK International Trade Minister Greg Hands said he was standing down in order to honour a pledge to his west London constituents to oppose expansion of the airport
UN Human Rights Chief Zeid condemns Hungary's decision to pass legislation that criminalizes individuals and groups deemed to be supporting asylum-seekers, refugees and undocumented migrants.
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Russia's state TV: Vladimir Vasiliev, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for US and Canadian Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, points out that Trump is sending Bolton - not Pompeo - to Russia, because he wants to cut @StateDept out of his meeting with Putin.
"I think for sure they will engage in campaign disinformation in the 2018 elections," says @HouseHomeland Chair @RepMcCaul "They're very good at that"
"Americans have a right to know who is saying what and they [Russia] obfuscate that and they make it seem like its your neighbors your friends, in some cases even your family" says @SecNielsen on Russia disnfo campaigns
Concerns also high about Russia disinfo campaigns: "The substance itself 99 percent of the time protected under our first amendment as it should be" says @SecNielsen "The goal here is to raise awareness, to try to unmask the senders, if you will, so Americans can make decisions"
@DHSgov is concerned about Russia messing with US elections, including hacking voting systems - "They have the capability" per @SecNielsen "We should assume they will try to use it"
On June 25-27, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton will meet with U.S. allies in London and Rome to discuss national security issues, and travel to Moscow to discuss a potential meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin.
We want to say yes - UK unveils Brexit residency rules for EU citizens
Donald Trump is planning to meet with Russia's President Putin in July, sources say
Italy PM says EU draft text on immigration will be withdrawn
Russian government continues war on "liberal" social science universities. After taking license away from European University in St. Petersburg, education ministry stripped graduate school @msses_ru of its accreditation today.
US SecState Pompeo turns and walks away when a reporter asked about a possible Trump/Putin summit
Tusk: Phone call with PM @juhasipila on next week's EUCO discussion of migration, EMU, Brexit and trade. Good consultations.
France's Macron urges Europeans to fight 'leprosy' of populism
Britain will charge EU citizens £65 to stay after Brexit
South Korean President Moon Jae-in stressed the importance of cooperation between his country and Russia, calling it the cornerstone of peace and prosperity of the countries and their shared region, in a historic address to Russia's parliament on Thursday
U.K. trade minister quits in protest of Heathrow expansion plans
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Fianna Fáil leader @MichealMartinTD says the exotic edges of the Tory party have long since stopped being amusing on Brexit.
@campaignforleo: There isn't much time left to conclude an agreement on Brexit and to have it operational before the UK's departure next March. There is an urgent need to intensify our efforts if we are to get there. We expect the UK to honour their commitments on the backstop in full
Donald Trump is planning to meet Putin next month
Brexit is starting 'to resemble a riddle wrapped in an enigma' - Varadkar
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said European countries shared concerns over Iran's ballistic missile program and called for solutions to its "aggressive tendencies" in the Middle East:
G7 ambassadors say they are "deeply concerned" about Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike for more than a month as he serves a 20-year term in a Russian prison camp
President of Ukraine Poroshenko had phone call with Putin
The Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged at 0.5%
on Brexit: "We need more answers and fewer questions. We will continue to take a pragmatic approach to finding solutions. But I want to be clear: Ireland will come first."
Bank of England holds interest rate by 6-3 as its chief economist unexpectedly backs an increase
Irish PM @campaignforleo: The withdrawal agreement must include legally binding backstop (without expiry date) to avoid hard border For there to be a Brexit transition period, there has to be full agreement on all issues
Leo Varadkar: The most important aspect of WA for Ireland is the backstop. A WA without a backstop is of no use whatsoever
Verkhovna Rada has passed the law on the establishment of the Supreme Anticorruption Court
: This is not a bilateral question between Ireland and the UK. This is an issue between the UK and the EU
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.@JunckerEU with Taoiseach @campaignforleo: "Ireland is not alone. It is fully backed by the @EU_Commission and the 26 Member States"
"A withdrawal agreement without a backstop is of no use to us whatsoever" - Irish PM @campaignforleo and European Commission President @JunckerEU are in Dublin to discuss the Irishborder issue
It's not only up to us – major steps to be taken by Britain says @JunckerEU Brexit
Merkel: Iran's 'aggression' in Middle East must be countered
German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Action is needed to counter Iran';s aggressive actions in the Middle East
19 時 前
Security Service of Ukraine exposed Russian spy ring in Mykolaiv region
Kremlin says aware that U.S. national security adviser heading to Moscow
Tusk: Good phone call with PM @antoniocostapm to discuss next week's EUCO on migration, EMU, Brexit and trade
Ukrainian parliament adopted bill on the National security of Ukraine
19 時 前
We must stay confident. Where differences persist, we must continue to work together to preserve our security – @jensstoltenberg previews NATO summit
Europe and Canada have added an extra 87 bn $ since 2014 and more Allies are investing 2% of GDP in defence: underpinning the biggest increase in our collective defence since the end of the Cold War –@jensstoltenberg previews NATO summit
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The US and Canada are stepping up their commitment to Europe's security and Europe is stepping up too: increasing defence spending and taking greater responsibility for Euro-Atlantic security - @jensstoltenberg previews NATO summit
It is in our fundamental interest to stand together. Because we face the most unpredictable security environment in a generation - @Jensstoltenberg previews NATO summit
19 時 前
The lesson of history is that we have been able to overcome our differences. Again and again, we unite around our common goal. We protect each other - @Jensstoltenberg
It is not written in stone that the transatlantic bond will survive forever, but I believe we will preserve it. We have overcome disagreements before - @jensstoltenberg
The UK has been an essential member of NATO since its founding. Providing high-end capabilities, contributing in the fight against terrorism + vital in forging of the transatlantic bond – @jensstoltenberg
Discussion over the amendments made to the EU Withdrawal Bill begin with what comes across as a mind-bending tongue-twister in the House of Lords
EU opens investigation into free flow of gas sold by Qatar
"There is no contradiction between being strong and having a dialogue with Russia" - NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg addressed the Russia council ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels
"We are not in the propaganda business" - NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg on how NATO should fight the "threat to democratic institutions"
Holyrood's Standards Committee has recommended that former minister Mark McDonald be suspended from the Scottish Parliament without pay for one month after an investigation by Scotland's public ethics watchdog
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Italy's 2y risk spread jumps to 143bps as Euroskeptic, German critic Economics Professor and League Senator Alberto Bagnai named Italy Senate Finance Committee Head.
US to sell Stinger missiles to Russia's neighbor Georgia
UK set to publish plans for EU citizens post-Brexit
European human rights court rejects appeal by Norwegian mass killer
Russia's Lavrov, U.N. Secretary-General discuss Iran nuke deal, North Korea
'I am against Guantanamo Bay for migrants', says EU migration commissioner @Avramopoulos on plan for 'disembarkation platforms'. World scrutiny starting to turn on Europe after the furore over US migrant child separations
Robert Mueller's Russia investigation leaves Donald Trump with only a few good options with Michael Cohen
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini may set up controls on Italy's land borders if EU partners don't back requests for measures to contain migration
Merkel asked by students in Jordan whether they ‚need to be afraid' of Germany's far right anti Migration @AfD party. Chancellor says „ on the whole no need to be afraid" - „need to work on people being seen first and foremost as individuals"
"Theresa May's hand has been strengthened, if her ultimate objective is a hard Brexit or no Brexit," @Andrew_Adonis says
"Theresa May's hand has been strengthened, if her ultimate objective is a hard Brexit or no Brexit," House of Lords member Andrew Adonis says
21 時 前
10th Eastern Partnership summit in Minsk with EaP Foreign Ministers and Commissioners @GabrielMariya and @JHahnEU kicks off. Main topics Digitalisation, EaP Deliverables 2020, Efficient implementation for the benefit of citizens .
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Lavrov and Guterres hold joint press conference following meeting in Moscow
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@USSHARRYSTRUMAN is in Marsellie
Bavarian premier rejects 'paying out more money' for euro zone
EU ready to open talks with U.S. to fix trade row: Malmstrom
Tánaiste Simon Coveney says there will be no Brexit withdrawal agreement if UK does not follow through on border commitments
Video: fire and explosion at petrol station near Kyiv last night
US National Security Adviser Bolton plans to visit Moscow next week to prepare possible Trump-Putin meeting
OPEC is meeting in Vienna and ministers seem optimistic about reaching a deal on oil production
EU Trade Commissioner Malmstrom: We need to start working together to see how China can become more responsible in global trade system
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President of Estonia: Pleasure to greet @PresidentISL at Kadriorg this morning.
EU Trade Commissioner Malmstrom: EU is always ready to engage with US to solve trade row, everyone needs to come to talking table
Report: May asked minister to justify UK status as 'tier one' military
EU Trade Commissioner Malmstrom: There are no WTO rules to address China's subsidies, dumping in markets
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom: We see US steel, aluminium import tariffs as illegal and not in compliance with WTO rules, no choice but to respond
The Trump administration risks spoiling the experience American auto shoppers have in showrooms by limiting options and making vehicles more expensive, Volvo CEO says
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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the candidacy of Security Service General Oleksandr Kuts as head of the Donetsk Regional Military-Civil Administration
German intelligence chief says Russia tried to hack energy grid
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30 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, 3 wounded