Map. History of Europe conflict

17 December 2017
Belgium added 16 people to list of terror suspects whose assets are frozen. One of them is HafidElBahri, who joined IS precursor 'Islamic State in Iraq' (ISI). In June 2006, he traveled to Syria, known then as transit point for jihad in Iraq
Austria's mainstream right, far-right to form anti-immigration government
ATO HQ: only 8 ceasefire violations yesterday, no casualties
Question to Mattis: "And with regards to Russian interference, did Russia interfere in the US election?" MATTIS "Yes, I believe they did."
US Department of State: We agree with @USAmbNATO's statement regarding Russian missile systems: We are doing our part to address any questions regarding our compliance with the INF Treaty in a transparent, substantive, and constructive manner. It is up to Russia to do the same.
@VP: An honor to welcome the courageous parents of little Charlie Gard, Chris and Connie, to the @WhiteHouse to discuss the life and legacy of their son. Their parental love and devotion to their son is inspiring and a reminder of how precious all lives are.
SPD agrees to talks on joining German government, Merkel urges quick action
Austria far right Freedom Party will get Foreign, Defense and interior posts in the new government: reports
Austrian conservatives, far-right announce coalition government deal
SecDef asked about WaPo report that Trump doesn't like Russia brought up in briefings: "No, I have no reservations nor has the president ever evidenced any push back when I bring up Russia in a national security context." Adds hasn't seen that from intel officers in Sit Room
Secretary Mattis: "I have no reservation nor has the President ever evidenced any push-back when I bring up Russia in a national security context and obviously this has come up whether it be in Syria or NATOI have not seen this shyness, including over at the White House"
Russia's Ministry of Defence has told Ukraine that its JCCC officers would be withdrawn
@RepAdamSchiff: The responsibility to conduct a thorough investigation, or to prevent one, ultimately falls on @SpeakerRyan. I'm concerned he's heeding the calls of Bannon and @POTUS to "DO SOMETHING" by closing down the Russia investigation and opening up another investigation of Hilary Clinton.
Clashes near Irmino without heavy weapons
Macron says vigilant on Airbus corporate changes
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) agrees to open exploratory talks on forming a government with Chancellor Angela Merkel, providing a chance to end a rare period of political deadlock in the country
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson expressed "grave concerns" to the government of Myanmar over the arrests. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the arrests were a 'threat to a democratic and peaceful development of Myanmar and that region'
Senior EU officials tells the Irish border dilemma will remain "one of the very difficult" issues in Phase II of the Brexit negotiations
Spain's Electoral Board forces Catalonia's police to remove this banner from Ripollet city hall, near Barcelona: "Ripollet against violence".
[email protected]: "There is absolutely no collusion. I didn't make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows it. That was a Democrat hoax. It was an excuse for losing the election."
Schiphol airport: "Situation safe" after man with knife is shot and arrested - Dutch military police
Trump slams FBI, DOJ on Clinton, Russia probes, declares 'there is absolutely no collusion'
Britain eyes closer Belt and Road cooperation with China
Dutch media: evacuation of Schiphol airport after police fire on man with knife
UNSC must stand ready to introduce additional measures in case of new provocations by North Korea. - Ukraine FM @PavloKlimkin
Russia, North Korea Eye Bitcoin for Money Laundering, Putting It on a Crash Course with Regulators
China and Russia need to boost pressure on the DPRK beyond implementation of UN sanctions, says Tillerson.
Tillerson notes that Russia allows laborers from the DPRK in its country and that China continues to supply North Korea with crude oil.
Secretary of State Tillerson criticizes China for supplying oil to North Korea, and Russia for using North Korean laborers
European defence union PESCO is an important step, says Tsipras at EU CO, but "Europe shouldn't isolate itself. We need cooperation, also with Russia and Turkey."