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Warsaw: Kremlin’s «imperial policy» endangers Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Speaker of the upper house of the Polish parliament, has stated that Russia’s «imperial policy» endangers Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine. Polish state broadcaster Radio Poland reported on Tuesday, November 13, that Stanisław Karczewski Polish Senate Speaker, visiting the capital of Lithuania on Monday, addressed MP’s from the three countries had convergent interests and together faced a threat posed by Russia’s policies.   «A shared challenge for Poland, Lithuania and…

‘These missiles can reach Berlin,’ warns Lithuania’s foreign minister

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lithuania’s Linas Linkevicius tells DW that Russia has been violating the terms of the INF nuclear arms treaty. He says action is necessary to force all parties to comply with the agreement. DW: US President Donald Trump announced he was planning to quit the Intermediate-range Missile Force (IMF) Treaty. Is this the right move? Linas Linkevicius:  It is just an intention, it’s not yet a decision. Personally I think this…

6 cities that rejected the Olympics

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics is presumably finished after citizens voted “No” on Tuesday by over 56% against the city’s plan to bid for the Games. Those in the ‘No’ camp were jubilant at the result. “I think that people had enough of the establishment, telling us what to do, what to think,” local councillor Sean Chu said. “They tell you to spend millions, billions, it’s good…

Israel Defence Minister Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Israel’s defence minister has resigned over the cabinet’s decision to accept a ceasefire ending two days of fighting with Palestinian militants in Gaza. Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, denounced the move as “surrendering to terror”. He also criticised attempts to broker a long-term truce with the Hamas group. Eight people were killed on Monday and Tuesday as militants fired 460 rockets towards Israel and Israeli forces…

EU defense efforts must not hurt transatlantic bond: NATO chief

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Europe against undermining transatlantic ties, following a defense spat between US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron, the AFP news agency reports. Trump had tweeted on Friday that Macron’s call for a “real European army” was “insulting”. The US leader’s criticism came after Macron spoke about the need for a European army and listed the US along with Russia and China as a…

UK significantly closer to delivering Brexit, says May

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The UK is “significantly closer” to delivering on the result of the Brexit vote, Theresa May has said, after settling a draft withdrawal agreement. She faces a crunch cabinet meeting at 14:00 GMT as she tries to win colleagues’ support for the agreement. She told MPs that it would give the UK control of its borders, laws and money while protecting business and jobs. But Jeremy Corbyn said the UK…

Why NATO trains to survive

By Viktors Domburs on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

This fall in Europe and in the Baltic region in particular is very “hot” from the military point of view. Russia thinks that NATO exercises in the region are not just single episodic maneuvers but a chain of successive events, a well-designed scheme of conducting large-scale exercises that are offensive in nature. This point of view is disputable but certainly Russian experts have the reasons to feel threatened. These days…

West should not impede media outlets, divide them into

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Western countries must respect the principles of democracy in regard to Russian media outlets working on their territory; drawing up “good” and “bad” lists of media outlets runs counter to the principle of freedom of the press, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “In general, what matters here are the general approaches to information sharing, to the free dissemination of information. We always hear from our Western colleagues that one of…

Norwegian NATO frigate which smashed into a tanker before running aground SINKS completely after ‘wires holding it in place are torn’

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Norwegian warship which rolled onto its side after colliding with a UK-bound oil tanker last week has sunk after the wires holding it in place were torn. Pictures released of the KNM Helge Instad on Tuesday, part of a NATO fleet in the Atlantic, showed the frigate almost completely submerged in the water after sinking overnight. The ship had been being held afloat by cables since last weeks incident but officials from…

Donald Trump stares at King of Morocco during Armistice event (Video)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Donald Trump was caught on camera looked distinctly unimpressed with the king of Morocco after the monarch appeared to have dozed off at an Armistice day ceremony in France. In the clip, which was posted yesterday on discussion website Reddit and quickly went viral, King Mohammed VI of Morocco is seen with his eyes closed during French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech honouring those who died in the First World War. President Trump, who was seated…