Tag: Europe

Russia seen putting new nuclear-capable missiles along NATO border by 2019

Russia is likely to deploy advanced nuclear-capable missiles in its European exclave of Kaliningrad by 2019, casting the move as a reply to a U.S.-backed missile shield, and may one day put them in Crimea too, sources close to its military predict.   That would fuel what is already the worst standoff between Russia and […]

‘Brexit’ Referendum: 46 Million Eligible to Vote on Future in EU

Europe held its breath Thursday as the U.K. began voting in a national referendum on whether or not to quit the European Union, with the outcome predicted to be on a knife-edge after a months-long and bitterly divisive campaign.   Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. (2 a.m. ET) with a record-setting 46.5 million people […]

Abbas: Israel must end its regional hegemony if it’s serious about peace

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to end its “regional domination” during a press conference he held Wednesday in Brussels in advance of his scheduled address the next day before the European Parliament.   “If Israel seeks peace with its Arab neighbors it has to start by ending its hegemony in the region […]

What impact will the Brexit referendum have on Israel?

While it may have huge ramifications for Britain, Europe, and the world’s economy, Britain’s decision on Thursday to leave or remain a part of the 28-state European Union will have little impact on Israel, Yigal Palmor, a veteran diplomat, said on Wednesday.   Palmor’s comments followed a statement made on Monday evening by Prime Minister […]

Benjamin Netanyahu, Kerry expected to meet next week in Europe

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to meet next week in a European capital with US Secretary of State John Kerry, to discuss possible ways of moving the diplomatic process forward.   While Netanyahu and Kerry speak on a regular basis – they last spoke on Friday – they have not met since January, at […]

65.3 million people displaced: ‘There is no Plan B for Europe. Europe will continue to receive people seeking asylum’

 A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xenophobia as they reach borders, the United Nations refugee agency said on Monday.   The figure, which jumped from 59.5 million in 2014 and by 50 percent in five years, means that 1 […]

Nato chief seeks to avoid ‘new Cold War’ with Russia as it boosts defences against Moscow

Nato’s secretary general has confirmed it will bolster its defences against Russia, while attempting to avoid any unwarranted escalations in tension with Moscow.   On Tuesday, Jens Stoltenberg confirmed a Nato deployment plan to send four multinational battalions to the Baltic states and Poland, following backing from defence ministers who gathered for a two-day meeting in Brussels. What would happen […]

Pride in London: What you need to know about the annual LGBT festival and parade

Pride in London is one of the world’s biggest LGBT celebrations, with thousands of revellers taking part in the parades and performances across the British capital. Here is everything you need to know about the festival and parade.   When does it start?   What’s on during the festival?   The festival includes theatre, dance, […]

Nato countries begin largest war game in eastern Europe since cold war

The largest war game in eastern Europe since the end of the cold war has started in Poland, as Nato and partner countries seek to mount a display of strength as a response to concerns about Russia’s assertiveness and actions.   The 10-day military exercise, involving 31,000 troops and thousands of vehicles from 24 countries, […]

Ukrainian Vice PM for European Integration: Delay in visa-free regime may obstruct EU-Ukraine dialogue

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze has held talks with French Ambassador to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont on the process of visa liberalization, Russian aggression and the possibility of cooperation in the reform of Ukrainian civil service.   This is reported by the Government portal.   “In a conversation with […]