Tag: Holy Roman Empire

Tony Blair calls for new leadership from ‘strong progressive centre’

Tony Blair has called for new political leadership from the “strong progressive centre” and confirmed his institute is developing a raft of policies to encourage such leaders.The former prime minister insisted he had not given up on Labour despite his concerns of it being “in the grip of the hard left”.Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s […]

Turkey orders arrest of cleric Gulen over killing of Russian envoy

Turkey has ordered the arrest of the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen and seven others over the 2016 assassination of the Russian envoy to Turkey, the Haberturk newspaper said on Monday, a day before Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the country.   Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty policeman while speaking at an Ankara […]

German minister wants to rebuild trust with Russia after spy standoff

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas wants to resume dialogue with Russia and gradually improve ties after diplomatic expulsions over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England that Britain blames on Russia, he said on Sunday.   Conservative German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Maas have joined the United States and other European […]

Britain’s EU partners agree terms for post-Brexit ties

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed on guidelines Friday that will govern negotiations on future relations and trade with Britain after Brexit, almost exactly a year before the country leaves the bloc.The agreement was hailed as a big step forward by Britain, which only has months to seal sweeping agreements on trade, security and […]

NATO Set To Begin Move To New Brussels Headquarters

NATO will begin moving into its new headquarters in Brussels after several delays caused by technical problems, German news agency dpa reports.The move of some 4,000 personnel will likely take 12 weeks to complete, officials said.The new site is near the alliance’s existing headquarters, which will continue to be used during the transition period.NATO said […]

What Is the S-400? The Russian Anti-Aircraft Weapon Dividing NATO

Turkey could take delivery of the Russian-made S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile system as early as 2020, in a $2.5 billion deal between the two countries that is creating a rift within NATO.   Vladimir Kozhin, a Russian presidential aide for military cooperation, told the Rossiya 24 TV channel, “I think we will begin to fulfill [the deal […]

France’s Macron hails German coalition vote as ‘good news for Europe’

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron has congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel and acting SPD leader Olaf Scholz after Germany’s Social Democrats voted in favor of forming a new coalition, the French presidency said on Sunday.   “It’s good news for Europe,” Macron’s office said.   “France and Germany will work together on new […]

UK Labour opposition seeks softer version of Brexit

LONDON — Britain’s main opposition party said Monday that it wants the U.K. to remain in a customs union with the European Union after it leaves the bloc — a small but significant shift that could push the government toward a softer version of Brexit.   Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn clarified his party’s previously […]

U.S. Warns Brussels Not to Threaten NATO with EU Army

Brussels must be careful not to weaken or undermine the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as it builds a supranational European Union (EU) Army, American military leaders have told their EU lilies.   Last November, 25 EU states signed the Permanent Structured Cooperation on Security and Defence (PESCO), agreeing on a multi-billion-euro common defence fund […]

Albania must stay the course of EU Integration says the nation’s most influential woman politician

Albania faces serious organised crime challenges and should pursue reforms that place it on a path of transparency, accountability, and growth.That is the bottom line argument of   Ms. Monika Kryemadhi, the leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration, that is, the third biggest in the Albanian Parliament. The most powerful woman politician in Albania argues […]