Archiv: summits


22.10.2021 - 06:00 [ theAviationist.com ]

NATO’s Annual Nuclear Strike Exercise Underway In Southern Europe

The DCA aircraft committed by the nuclear capable European air forces are always the same, since they are the only ones configured to carry the B61: German and Italian Air Force Tornado IDS; Belgian, Dutch and Turkish F-16s. The American participation involves the tactical assets based in Europe: F-16s and F-15Es.

22.10.2021 - 05:47 [ theFrontierPost.com ]

NATO will retain a nuclear deterrent: Stoltenberg claims

„Also on the agenda are talks on how to preserve the gains made in the fight against terrorism after the end of the Alliance’s military operation in Afghanistan.

And tomorrow, the ministers will meet with our closest partners, Sweden, Finland, and the European Union.

And we all look forward to discuss how we can further strengthen the partnership.“

27.06.2021 - 07:42 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

Imperialist EU punishes nations it dislikes, says Hungary’s Viktor Orban

(20.06.2021)

In a contribution to the EU’s “future of Europe” debate this summer, Orban, 58, accused von der Leyen and the European institutions in Brussels of “imperialistic” diktats to “punish democratically elected governments it does not like”.

“[This] will inevitably lead to a lack of democracy,” he

27.06.2021 - 07:03 [ ]

Fractious EU summit rejects Franco-German plan for Putin talks

A Franco-German plan to restart talks with Vladimir Putin has been rejected at a fractious EU summit that resulted in a decision to explore economic sanctions against Russia instead.

The two-day gathering in Brussels also included an “emotional” debate over LGBT rights in Hungary, …

27.06.2021 - 06:29 [ New York Times ]

Europe’s Divisions on Vivid Display Over Hungary and Russia

In general, the Germans have always believed in keeping lines of dialogue open with Russia almost no matter how it behaves, while Mr. Macron has been trying to reset France’s relations with Moscow, with little success.

In this case, the prime mover was Germany, with French support.

15.06.2021 - 12:00 [ NATO.int ]

NATO leaders agree NATO 2030 reform agenda, discuss Russia, China

NATO Heads of State and Government on Monday (14 June) agreed a set of proposals under the NATO 2030 banner, covering a range of issues, including the protection of critical infrastructure, promoting innovation, boosting partnerships, and making the fight against climate change an important task for NATO for the first time.

11.06.2021 - 17:34 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Beach buddies! Boris and Carrie greet Joe and Jill Biden and other world leaders – including Macron, Merkel and Trudeau – on Carbis Bay’s golden sands before posing for a socially distanced G7 group photo

Boris and Carrie Johnson were all smiles today as they formally greeted G7 leaders on the golden sands of Carbis Bay.

The PM and his new wife, wearing a vivid fuchsia dress, welcomed the guests to the official start of the summit one by one on a beachfront board walk.

10.06.2021 - 10:59 [ BBC ]

G7 summit: Why does it matter?

Do summits like this matter? „Occasionally!“ comes the answer from a former government insider who worked for years at the very top.

They warn that global get-togethers – however glamorous the location, however acute any particular political emergency, however good the freebies for the thousands of attendees – can descend into ‚waffelage‘.

08.06.2021 - 10:18 [ NATO.int ]

NATO Secretary General meets with President Biden at the White House

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington D.C. on Monday (7 June 2021), to discuss preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit on 14 June. The Secretary General thanked President Biden for his leadership and the “powerful commitment” of the United States to NATO, saying that he welcomed the President’s “strong message on the importance of alliances.”

01.06.2021 - 09:18 [ Bloomberg ]

NATO to Discuss Spending Ahead of Key Summit: Brussels Edition

On a theme dear to former U.S. President Donald Trump, Stoltenberg urged members to “spend more together” on defense in order to send a powerful message of unity and resolve “both to our people and to any potential adversary.” Also on the table will be security challenges posed by climate change and, of course, China — on which Stoltenberg sees allied positions converging.

21.01.2021 - 18:06 [ SimpleFlying.com ]

European Commission Working On Standard COVID Passports

(20.01.2021)

The European Commission is exploring proposals to introduce vaccine passports, a move that will facilitate greater travel across borders within the EU. Member states will discuss the idea at a summit this week, with many already signaling their approval for a passport-style document.

21.01.2021 - 18:05 [ Euronews.com ]

European leaders to discuss vaccination speed and immunity passports

Amid rising infections and new strains of COVID-19, EU leaders will meet on Thursday (January 21) to discuss how best to tackle the pandemic. It comes amid continued criticism that the vaccination drive has been too sluggish.

06.10.2020 - 19:23 [ i24news.tv ]

Israel FM meets with UAE counterpart in Berlin for ‚historic‘ summit

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said it was a ‚great honor‘ to host the high-level summit

11.05.2020 - 21:38 [ ec.europa.eu ]

GLOBAL VACCINATION SUMMIT: PANEL MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES ROUNDTABLE 1: „In Vaccines we trust: Stepping up action to increase vaccine confidence”

(12.09.2019)

JASON HIRSCH, Public Policy Manager,

Jason Hirsch joined Facebook’s Public Policy team in October 2018, where he focuses on development of policies to help guide Facebook’s approach to content distribution and moderation. Within that role, Mr. Hirsch heads up Facebook’s Health Integrity Policy efforts, including leading the development of Facebook’s multi-faceted approach to combatting misinformation about vaccinations.

17.01.2020 - 13:07 [ Ekathimerini.com ]

Greek PM calls Merkel over Libya talks snub

He also revealed he has sent letters outlining Greece’s positions to his European Union counterparts, and European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

17.01.2020 - 13:05 [ Ekathimerini.com ]

Greek PM threatens veto over Libya as Haftar visits Athens

Meanwhile, Libya’s Khalifa Haftar, commander of the eastern Libyan forces, arrived in Athens on Thursday night and held an informal meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias ahead of their official talks on Friday. He will also hold talks with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament.

18.12.2019 - 19:07 [ Bloomberg ]

U.K. Business Faces End of Honeymoon as Johnson Boycotts Davos

Traders who thought Johnson would use his considerable parliamentary majority to cut ties with the Brexit hard-liners in his party and deliver a soft divorce were “caught by surprise,” said Kit Juckes, chief foreign-exchange strategist at Societe Generale SA.

It was the currency’s biggest slump in a year.

15.12.2019 - 02:17 [ teleSUR ]

ALBA-TCP to Speed Formation of a ‚Peace Zone‘ in Latin America

Facts attesting to the above are the economic blockade against Venezuela and Cuba, destabilization attempts ​​​​​​​against leftist governments, criminalization of protest in Chile, the murder of social leaders in Colombia, and the coup d’etat against Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, which was supported by the U.S.-controlled Organization of American States (OAS).

09.12.2019 - 19:20 [ France24.com ]

Macron welcomes Putin, Zelensky for Ukraine peace talks in Paris

After a three-year freeze in negotiations over the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, a meeting is set for Monday at France’s Élysée Palace.

04.12.2019 - 06:14 [ CNN ]

The 33 most outlandish lines from Donald Trump’s news conference with Justin Trudeau

1. „A question was asked just a little while ago about supporting the people protesting in Iran and are going through a very tough period. And we do support them totally, and have supported them from the beginning.“

In a bilateral meeting between Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron earlier on Tuesday, a reporter asked Trump this: „Does the United States support the protesters in Iran?“ To which the President responded: „I don’t want to comment on that. The answer is no, but I don’t want to comment on that.“ Good times. And away we go!

03.12.2019 - 14:42 [ CNN ]

Donald Trump is the man no one in Britain wants to dance with

It’s going to be a tense few days for the UK’s political class. With barely any time left till the election and Johnson’s poll lead holding firm, he will be counting the minutes till Trump’s back in the air and heading home. Corbyn and the rest will be praying that the temptation to say something controversial is too great for the President — don’t be surprised if they bait him. And Nigel Farage will probably be sitting around waiting for his brief audience with Trump, reminding everyone — including Johnson — that he has the President’s ear.

03.12.2019 - 06:22 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Calls Off Visit to NATO Summit After U.K. Cites ‚Logistical Problems‘

Sources say Merkel and Macron hadn’t responded to attempts to arrange meetings in London with the Israeli leader, who was set to meet with Pompeo

02.12.2019 - 20:45 [ Time.com ]

What to Know About the 2019 NATO Summit

But the world in 2019 looks very different to how it did in 1949. NATO has been slow to adapt to a changing world, and the leaders assembling in London know it. The alliance was conceived as a defense against Russian military force, but the rise of China has shifted the balance. It matured as a forum for military cooperation and coordination, but President Donald Trump has often acted unilaterally — for instance withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria in October without consulting NATO allies.

02.12.2019 - 20:25 [ CNN ]

NATO is showing its age as the alliance turns 70

For seven decades, one fundamental principle has bound the 29 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) together: trust. NATO’s Article 5 stipulates that an attack on one is an attack on all — or to paraphrase the 19th century novel „The Three Musketeers,“ „all for one and one for all.“

02.12.2019 - 01:45 [ Reuters ]

Trump off to London for NATO summit, under pressure to steer clear of British election

He will have separate talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and attend a working lunch with representatives from Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Bulgaria, and the United Kingdom. U.S. officials see the NATO summit as a celebratory moment for Trump as his pressure on member nations has led many to increase their military spending.

01.12.2019 - 14:11 [ CBC.ca ]

NATO marks 70 years with mutual suspicion and insults

For decades, the 29 countries making up NATO have been reassured by the treaty’s ironclad guarantee of mutual defence in Article Five of its founding charter: „an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all.“

But in the era of U.S. President Donald Trump, governments now have doubts about the United States‘ commitment to Article Five. The mutual defence clause has only ever been invoked once — by Canada on behalf of the U.S. in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

01.12.2019 - 14:08 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Trump will meet Boris Johnson during Nato summit, White House official says

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have spoken ahead of the Nato summit – and are looking forward to meeting each other this week, a White House official said.

The US president, who expressed his condolences to the Prime Minister after the London Bridge attack, is set to visit Buckingham Palace for a reception on Tuesday, before he joins world leaders in Watford the following day.

30.11.2019 - 10:06 [ ahvalnews.com ]

Nukes in Turkey will be on minds in London NATO summit: The Economist

Italy and Turkey host between 60 and 70 bombs each, but “the bombs that most worry American officials are stored in vaults at İncirlik air base” in the southern Turkish province of Adana, The Economist said.

29.11.2019 - 20:21 [ North Atlantic Treaty Organization ]

NATO Secretary General announces increased defence spending by Allies

Ahead of the meeting of NATO Leaders in London to mark the Alliance’s 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday (29 November 2019) gave details of large increases in Allied defence spending. Mr. Stoltenberg announced that in 2019 defence spending across European Allies and Canada increased in real terms by 4.6 %, making this the fifth consecutive year of growth. He also revealed that by the end of 2020, those Allies will have invested $130 billion more since 2016.

29.11.2019 - 20:20 [ France24.com ]

France to summon Turkey’s ambassador after Erdogan slams Macron’s NATO comments

Erdogan repeated an expression Macron had used to describe NATO to hit back at the French leader over his criticism of fellow NATO member Turkey’s intervention against Kurdish forces in Syria.

„This is not a statement, these are insults,“ an Élysee official said, adding: „The ambassador will be summoned to the ministry to explain things.“

29.11.2019 - 20:17 [ Hurriyet ]

Check your ‘brain death’ first, Erdoğan urges Macron on NATO

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has harshly slammed French President Emmanuel Macron over his criticisms of the Turkish military operation into Syria, while urging him to check his own “brain death” before talking about the status of NATO, in reference to the French president’s remarks that the alliance was suffering a “brain death.”

“The president of France, Mr. Macron, I am saying this to you from Turkey and I will say it at NATO as well. You should first check your own brain death,” Erdoğan said at a groundbreaking ceremony for a university complex in Istanbul on Nov. 29.

29.11.2019 - 19:56 [ CBS News ]

Trump prepares to leave for NATO summit in London

Mr. Trump is expected to meet one-on-one with a handful of his counterparts, including French President Emmanuel Macron and German President Angela Merkel. But he is not currently scheduled to meet one-on-one with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is due for another election the week after hosting the NATO summit, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters on Friday.

29.11.2019 - 19:53 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Trump to cut Nato funding days before London summit

(28.11.2019)

The administration sought to cut its contribution to Nato’s direct budget from 22 per cent to around 16 per cent, CNN reported, citing US defence officials.

It would bring its contribution closer to Germany, which pays 14.8 per cent. The UK pays 10 per cent.

29.11.2019 - 06:23 [ Bloomberg ]

Macron Says NATO Should Shift Its Focus Away From Russia

“Is our enemy today Russia? Or China? Is it the goal of NATO to designate them as enemies? I don’t believe so,” Macron said at a joint news conference in Paris alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “Our common enemy today in NATO is terrorism, which has hit each of our countries.”

13.10.2019 - 04:57 [ Uzbekistan National News Agency ]

President of Uzbekistan to attend the summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States

Heads of the delegations of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, participating as an observer country Hungary and Turkmenistan, will discuss issues aimed at strengthening and expanding multifaceted cooperation within the framework of the Turkic Council.

20.09.2019 - 18:07 [ New York Times ]

Putin Says Saudis Should Buy Russian Missiles, to Laughter From Iran

(17.09.2019)

“These kinds of systems are capable of defending any kind of infrastructure in Saudi Arabia from any kind of attack,” he added.

Mr. Rouhani, seated next to Mr. Putin, laughed visibly. The broadcast on the state-owned Russian television network RT captured the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, chuckling to himself in the audience.

31.08.2019 - 12:40 [ Axios ]

Scoop: Netanyahu tried to reach Trump to block Zarif meeting

(29.08.2019)

Netanyahu frantically tried to get President Trump on the phone — who was in back-to-back meetings and couldn’t take the call — while his office contacted multiple senior Trump administration officials, trying to connect the two leaders.

27.08.2019 - 00:15 [ Daily Mail ]

‚The EU wants a deal – they want this over‘: Boris Johnson says Brussels DOES want to reach a Brexit agreement but insists he is prepared for negotiations to run until the eleventh hour on October 31

– Boris Johnson said EU does ‚tend to come to an agreement right at end‘ of talks
– PM said he would not ‚walk away‘ from talks until the Halloween deadline expires
– Mr Johnson said negotiations will be ‚difficult‘ but still hoped a deal will be done
– Comments came at end of the G7 summit in the French coastal town of Biarritz

27.08.2019 - 00:00 [ CNN ]

Macron shook up the G7 with his fancy diplomatic footwork

Shortly before Zarif’s arrival Trump denied he’d backed Macron to negotiate with Iran on behalf of the G7, with Trump’s aides saying Zarif’s visit was a „curveball.“

By early Monday, Trump was reversing course and playing along with Macron’s secretive diplomacy. He said he not only knew Zarif was coming, he authorized Macron to invite him.

26.08.2019 - 15:50 [ New York Times ]

Rule 1 at the G7 Meeting? Don’t Get You-Know-Who Mad

No one can say how the remainder of the meetings will go, or what will happen after he leaves. But everyone seemed determined to avoid the sort of blowup that marred last year’s Group of 7 meeting in Canada, when a stormy Mr. Trump refused to sign the final communiqué and lashed out at the host, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“Thus far, this has been really a great G-7,” Mr. Trump gushed on Sunday, “and I want to congratulate France and your president because they have really done a great job.”

26.08.2019 - 06:07 [ Dr. Reza Parchizadeh ‏/ Twitter ]

Another potential stumbling block to compromise in Biarritz: Trump brought with him national security adviser John Bolton, the leading Iran hawk in his administration.

26.08.2019 - 05:46 [ CNN ]

Macron sparks confusion after inviting Iran’s foreign minister to G7 summit

When Iran’s Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, landed in Biarritz Sunday afternoon it appeared France’s Emmanuel Macron, this year’s G7 host, had pulled off an end run around his most powerful guest, US President Donald Trump.

25.08.2019 - 17:05 [ USA Today ]

Iranian official Javad Zarif arrives unexpectedly at G7 amid tensions. Trump’s response? ‚No comment‘

Iran’s move comes as the other countries that signed on to a nuclear agreement with Iran, including France, are seeking to keep that deal in place after Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Obama-era agreement.

24.08.2019 - 21:50 [ Daily Mail ]

EU leaders try to ‚intimidate‘ Boris Johnson with their body language at the G7… but ’naughty schoolboy‘ PM is having none of it

– World leaders are signalling power, authority and control at the crucial G7 summit, body language expert said
– Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Donald Tusk sought presented an air of ‚intimidation‘, Judi James said
– The body language expert told MailOnline Britain’s representative Boris Johnson had an ‚air of happy oblivion‘
– She said: ‚With his hands clasped behind his back and a big, irreverent grin on his face he looks like the eternal naughty schoolboy who is having fun rather than wilting under the gaze of the others‘

24.08.2019 - 08:07 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson will tell Donald Trump that the NHS is off the table in post-Brexit US-UK trade deal as he makes his debut on the world stage at the G7 summit in France

– Johnson will tell Trump the NHS is off the table for trade talks when they meet
– The pair will have breakfast on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France
– US officials suggested series of mini trade deals post-Brexit, but Johnson said to prefer one comprehensive agreement
– The PM will also meet Donald Tusk and tell him to reopen backstop negotiations

24.08.2019 - 08:01 [ Forbes.com ]

What To Expect At The Upcoming G7 Summit

Key background: The meeting will be Boris Johnson’s first major appearance on the international stage since he became prime minister in July. It will be a chance for him to discuss the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. He is also expected to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss trade between their two countries.

18.08.2019 - 22:43 [ Daily Mail ]

Die-hard Remainer Philip Hammond’s camp is blamed for leaking Project Fear 2.0 dossier as its predictions of No Deal Brexit chaos on October 31 are dismissed as ’not believable‘ and ’scaremongering‘

Former Tory former cabinet ministers Iain Duncan Smith and Owen Paterson claimed the leak of documents on ‚Operation Yellowhammer‘ was an example of the ‚establishment‘ plot to ’sow fear in people’s minds‘.

In a joint statement, they said: ‚This Operation Yellowhammer leak is the version of what the contingency executive put together. We remember attending a briefing on privy council terms which they said was not worst case but reasonable worst case. Theresa May had asked for this to be done. It was obviously Project Fear dressed up.

18.08.2019 - 12:22 [ TheSun.co.uk ]

BLAIR-FACED LIARS: Defiant Boris Johnson to tell Germany and France ‘MPs will not stop Brexit’ after EU talks with Tony Blair

DEFIANT Boris Johnson will meet the leaders of Germany and France this week with a stark message: MPs won’t stop Brexit.

The PM will use a two-day trip to the continent to insist the referendum result will not be delayed again beyond October 31.

18.08.2019 - 12:01 [ Politicshome.com ]

Boris Johnson set to meet Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron as Brexit showdown looms

Boris Johnson will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz.

18.08.2019 - 11:54 [ Daily Mail ]

Project Fear 2.0? ANOTHER leaked No Deal Brexit dossier predicts fuel, food and medicine shortages, port chaos and Irish border disruption on Oct 31 as Boris Johnson vows to crash out the EU if necessary

– A secret Whitehall dossier outlines possible pandemonium in a No Deal Brexit
– Operation Yellowhammer casts a dark shadow over proposed October 31 exit
– Hard border in Ireland, fuel, medicine and food shortages are anticipated
– News comes as Boris Johnson prepares to meet EU leaders at the G7 this week

18.08.2019 - 11:49 [ Daily Mail ]

Cripes! Boris’s Brexit script is left in a pub by a ‘drunk’ official revealing the PM is primed to tackle ‘tricky’ topics of Northern Ireland, citizens’ rights and no deal

And thanks to a boozy civil servant leaving a stash of Brexit papers in a Westminster pub, The Mail on Sunday can reveal the full extent of Mr Johnson’s rigid new regime.

An eight-page document entitled ‘Core Brexit Brief’ and prepared specifically for Mr Johnson by Whitehall spin doctors and policy advisers was found abandoned in The Feathers public house, in the heart of Westminster.

12.08.2019 - 10:01 [ Trend.az ]

Governments of Caspian littoral states ink agreement on trade and economic co-op

Avaza hosted a meeting of the heads of the competent economic authorities of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan as part of the events of the Caspian Economic Forum.

11.08.2019 - 07:59 [ CNN ]

A hermit nation ruled by an egomaniac: Is Turkmenistan on the brink of collapse?

These are idyllic scenes from a one-minute video promoting the inaugural Caspian Economic Forum, which between August 11 and 12 will see heads of state from Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan descend on Awaza, a new resort town that has been touted by Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry as the country’s Las Vegas.

11.08.2019 - 07:43 [ Tass.com ]

Russian PM to visit Turkmenistan for participation in Caspian Economic Forum

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will pay a two-day visit to Turkmenia, where he will participate in the first Caspian Economic Forum and meet President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, press service of the Russian government reports.

05.08.2019 - 01:11 [ CNA ]

Ross to attend Venezuela summit in Peru on Tuesday, US says

The head of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Moreno, and the European Union’s representative on Venezuela, Enrique Iglesias, have also confirmed their attendance, the sources added.

02.08.2019 - 15:47 [ Yonhap ]

Top nuke envoys of S. Korea, U.S. hold talks in Bangkok

Lee Do-hoon and his U.S. counterpart, Stephen Biegun, met Wednesday in Bangkok on the sidelines of a series of multilateral meetings involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

02.08.2019 - 15:41 [ Bangkok Post ]

Chaos in capital as bombings stir worries

The internet was soon alight with rumours and speculation, which authorities moved quickly to dispel. For a start, they, said, no areas of the city had been closed.

As for the identity of the perpetrators, army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong said the usual suspects were involved, without naming names.

01.08.2019 - 06:04 [ menafn.com ]

Stoltenberg: No request for NATO mission in Arab Gulf

„So we continue to follow the situation very closely. We exchange intelligence, information about the situation,“ he said and noted that NATO Defense Ministers in Brussels discussed the American imitative in June where touched on the possibility of NATO members contributing assets but not as part of a NATO mission.
On her part, Kramp-Karrenbauer said the situation in Iran and in Hormuz is very sensitive.

20.07.2019 - 18:02 [ Times of Israel ]

At summit with Russia, Israel and US demanded Iran leave Lebanon, Iraq — report

(17.07.2019)

During a trilateral meeting between the national security advisers of Israel, the US and Russia in late June, Jerusalem and Washington demanded that Moscow ensure the withdrawal of Iran’s forces from Lebanon and Iraq, as well as from Syria, Channel 13 news reported Tuesday.

The demand was seen as a condition for US and Israeli support for a long-term arrangement to secure peace in war-ravaged Syria.

30.06.2019 - 06:11 [ Japan Today ]

Who needs the G20? Question gets louder in Osaka

The bloc, which expanded out of the original G7 rich-country club, has faced criticism over the years for lacking a charter, a clear mandate, or enforcement power, and holding hugely expensive yet inconclusive summits while excluding most of the developing world.

But while pressure on the bloc previously came from anti-globalisation protesters, this weekend’s summit in Osaka showed that the greatest challenges to its legitimacy may come from within.

29.06.2019 - 07:12 [ Yonhap ]

Putin: N. Korean leader says security assurance is a key corresponding step for denuclearization

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made it clear that security assurance is his key demand in terms of corresponding measures for denuclearization, Russian President Vladimir Putin told South Korean President Moon Jae-in during their talks here Saturday.

28.06.2019 - 18:53 [ Xinhua ]

Chinese president says Gulf region at crossroads of war and peace

China always stands on the side of peace and opposes war, Xi said when meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ahead of a summit of the Group of 20 major economies in the Japanese city of Osaka.

28.06.2019 - 18:40 [ Vietnamnews.vn ]

PM talks to Japanese media on Japan visit, G20 Summit

This is the fourth time in more than 10 years Việt Nam has been invited to the G20 summit (the latest attendance was in July 2017 in Germany), an important multilateral forum.

PM Phúc said this showcases the international recognition of Việt Nam as a reliable partner for regional peace, security and growth, as well as an expectation that the country will continue making responsible contributions to global economic affairs.

28.06.2019 - 18:38 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Vietnam-EU pacts show trade war reshaping industry

The EU and Vietnam reportedly agreed to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) and an investment protection agreement (IPA) on Sunday in Hanoi, a development that can be seen as a response to US trade protectionism.

28.06.2019 - 18:36 [ Korea Times ]

Moon holds bilateral talks with Indian, Indonesian, French leaders

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met his Indian, Indonesian and French counterparts on the first day of this year’s G20 summit in this western Japanese city, Friday, and discussed various bilateral and global issues with each of them.

28.06.2019 - 18:32 [ Xinhua ]

Xi urges BRICS to strengthen strategic partnership, improve global governance

Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) meets with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C), Russian President Vladimir Putin (1st L), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (1st R) and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (2nd R) at a BRICS leaders meeting on the sidelines of a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019

28.06.2019 - 18:29 [ Weißes Haus ]

Remarks by President Trump and President Bolsonaro of the Federative Republic of Brazil Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much everybody. We’re with a gentleman who had one of the greatest election wins anywhere in the world, as far as I’m concerned, and he was very proud of his relationship with President Trump — President of Brazil. And he’s a special man — doing very well, very much loved by the people of Brazil.

28.06.2019 - 03:56 [ NBC Politics / Twitter ]

In Japan for the G20, President Trump says he saw a few moments of #DemDebate2 tonight, but he tells German Chancellor Merkel that he looks forward to meeting with her instead of watching the rest of the debate.

26.06.2019 - 14:58 [ Japan Today ]

Trump eyes talks with Japan, China, Russia on sidelines of G20

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to hold bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a two-day Group of 20 summit starting Friday in Osaka, a senior administration official said Monday.

26.06.2019 - 14:33 [ South China Morning Post ]

Trade talks will fail if US keeps attacking China, state media says

– Washington still harbours illusions of pressuring Beijing into submission, commentary says, as the two countries’ presidents prepare to meet at G20
– Unless the US changes, the two sides will continue to exchange views without making progress, it says

26.06.2019 - 11:29 [ Foreign Ministry (of Saudi Arabia) / Twitter ]

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in and #CrownPrince Mohammed bin Salman held an extensive meeting during which they reviewed the historical relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in all fields #CrownPrinceInKorea

(today)

26.06.2019 - 09:28 [ Yonhap ]

Moon, Saudi crown prince to hold summit on Wednesday

Beyond traditional fields like construction and energy, the two nations are seeking to increase the scope of cooperation into other sectors, including ICT, nuclear power and health care.

24.06.2019 - 17:33 [ apnews.com ]

In Mideast, Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran

His stops in Jeddah and Abu Dhabi were hastily arranged late last week as additions to a trip to India from where he will join President Donald Trump in Japan and South Korea. But they were not announced until immediately before his departure in a sign of fast-moving and unpredictable developments.

24.06.2019 - 16:27 [ Yonhap ]

Trump set for trip to S. Korea this weekend

U.S. President Donald Trump will make a two-day trip to South Korea shortly after attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan, Cheong Wa Dae announced Monday.

Trump is scheduled to arrive here Saturday and hold summit talks with President Moon Jae-in the following day, according to its spokesperson, Ko Min-jung.

23.06.2019 - 13:12 [ PM (Prime Minister) of Israel / Twitter ]

VIDEO: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with US National Security Adviser John Bolton at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem. Full remarks:

23.06.2019 - 09:52 [ Maysam Behravesh ‏/ Twitter ]

According to the British source, the #Saudi intelligence chief will head to #Israel at the weekend, where he will engage in similar lobbying efforts with Israeli officials and US National Security Adviser John Bolton, who will be visiting Israel. #Iran

23.06.2019 - 09:25 [ Kim M. / Twitter ]

„Bolton is meeting Netanyahu Sunday in Israel. Regional security concerns will be discussed. The meeting will also include Russian Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev“ Uhhh…2 warmongers & a Russkie to discuss Iran–in Israel?

23.06.2019 - 09:21 [ Noa Landau / Haaretz ]

Bolton to Meet Netanyahu Ahead of Unprecedented Summit on Syria, Iran

A diplomatic official told Haaretz that “this unprecedented meeting of two world powers with Israel, in Israel, underscores its global standing and sends a powerful message to the region, especially to our enemies. The meeting is a climax of many political steps, among them Netanyahu’s meetings with presidents Trump and Putin. These meetings created the opportunity for a historic meeting such as this, which will contribute a great deal to Israel’s security interests in the region.”

22.06.2019 - 17:41 [ rferl.org ]

White House Adviser Bolton To Travel To Israel For Talks with Russian, Israeli Officials

Spokesman Garrett Marquis said on June 20 that Bolton will meet on June 23 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then hold talks with Meir Ben-Shabbat and Nikolai Patrushev, his Israeli and Russian counterparts.

22.06.2019 - 08:50 [ theStandard.com.hk ]

Kim tells Xi North awaits US move

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting with visiting President Xi Jinping, said his country is waiting on a response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States.

„North Korea would like to remain patient,“ state broadcaster CCTV reported Kim as saying. „But it hopes the relevant party will meet halfway with North Korea.“

22.06.2019 - 05:59 [ China.org.cn ]

China ready to join DPRK in turning blueprint of bilateral ties into reality: Xi

Xi, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), made the remarks during his meeting at the state guest house with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers‘ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

18.06.2019 - 19:05 [ South China Morning Post ]

The Trump summit in Hanoi broke down, but Xi’s Pyongyang visit is set to give Kim political capital – and tonnes of food

– In a state visit this week, the Chinese president is expected to provide massive aid to the North, with reports anticipating at least 100,000 tonnes of food
– International food organisations say 10 million people, or 40 per cent of North Korea’s population, are in urgent need of sustenance

18.06.2019 - 18:22 [ South China Morning Post ]

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping confirm G20 meeting and restarting of US-China trade war talks

Trump tweets that he and Xi will meet at the G20 summit, while Xi is quoted as saying he will meet Trump to ‘exchange opinions’ on Sino-US relations
The two negotiating teams ‘will begin talks prior to our meeting’, Trump writes

18.06.2019 - 17:32 [ Korea Times ]

Xi’s visit to North

It is particularly noteworthy that Xi’s visit to the North is taking place right before the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28 and 29. President Trump is expected to visit South Korea around the time of the G20 Summit for a meeting with President Moon Jae-in. Therefore, the key players in the denuclearization talks are gathering in this part of the world at the same time.

16.06.2019 - 12:09 [ DailyPakistan.com.pk ]

PM Imran suggests SCO biggies to ditch US Dollar for trade

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan had suggested ditching US dollar, urging the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to finalise arrangements for trade in local currencies.

16.06.2019 - 09:56 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

CICA members call for sustainable security, development in Asia

Leaders or representatives of member countries of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) pose for a group photo with representatives of observer states and relevant international and regional organizations in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, June 15, 2019. The fifth CICA summit was held in Dushanbe on Saturday. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the summit.

16.06.2019 - 09:46 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

US needs to heed China’s call to return to trade talks

If the Trump administration continues its condescending attitude toward China while refusing to take Beijing as an equal negotiating partner and to make long-overdue compromises on China’s legitimate requests, chances remain slim for the two heavyweight economies to reach a trade deal in the coming month or two.

US President Donald Trump, in his recent interviews with American media, expressed his hope to meet and talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan, slated to begin June 28.

15.06.2019 - 18:25 [ Grayzone ]

US gov narrative blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks falls apart in hours

The Trump administration’s claims Iran attacked oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were quickly debunked, with the ship’s crew saying it “was hit by a flying object.” But the US disrupted important Iranian diplomatic efforts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

14.06.2019 - 23:32 [ Irna.ir ]

Rouhani: Enhancing Tehran- Moscow ties of significance to regional stability

In a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the 19th SCO Summit late on Friday, he added that Russia and Iran are alongside each other in the regional and international circles and implementation of economic deals between them is going ahead well.

14.06.2019 - 23:30 [ Kreml ]

Meeting with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

Vladimir Putin met with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani. The two leaders spoke after the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit.

14.06.2019 - 15:52 [ Irna.ir ]

Iran, China presidents confer on issues of mutual interest

Hassan Rouhani and Xi Jinping in their meeting on Friday discussed bilateral ties as well as the latest regional and international developments.

President Rouhani was officially welcomed by Kyrgyzstan premier on Thursday when he arrived in Bishkek to attend the 19th SCO Summit.

14.06.2019 - 15:50 [ Hindustan Times ]

PM Modi at SCO Summit Live Updates: PM Modi signs documents at SCO summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met president of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev today and hold bilateral meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

14.06.2019 - 15:49 [ India Today ]

Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan to attend 19th SCO meeting

Imran Khan is visiting Bishkek on 13 and 14 June, 2019, to attend the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State (CHS) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

PM Imran Khan arrives at Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic for the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the SCO.

31.05.2019 - 11:45 [ TatyanaRozenblum ? (כחול לבן כמו כולנו, לא מפלגה) / Twitter ]

„Finally, he said that the EU countries’ special purpose vehicle – INSTEX, a mechanism designed to circumvent US sanctions on Iran – has been nearly useless to date“. @Jerusalem_Post

31.05.2019 - 11:06 [ Baghdad Post ]

Iraq opposes final statement from Arab leaders‘ emergency meeting

Iraq opposed on Friday a final statement released by Arab countries that were gathered for an emergency meeting in Saudi Arabia, which condemned Iran’s „interference“ in other countries‘ affairs, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a speech broadcast live on television.

31.05.2019 - 03:12 [ Reuters ]

Iraq opposes final statement from Arab leaders‘ emergency meeting: live TV

Iraq opposed on Friday a final statement released by Arab countries that were gathered for an emergency meeting in Saudi Arabia, which condemned Iran’s “interference” in other countries’ affairs, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a speech broadcast live on television.

30.05.2019 - 21:25 [ Anadolu Agency ]

Qatari PM sets out for Riyadh for Arab League summit

His visit to Saudi Arabia is the first of its kind by a high-ranking Qatari official since the eruption in 2017 of an ongoing crisis in inter-Arab relations.

30.05.2019 - 21:08 [ Jordan News Agency ]

King arrives in Saudi Arabia

His Majesty King Abdullah II arrived in Saudi Arabia on Thursday where he will head Jordan’s delegation at the emergency Arab Summit and the 14th Ordinary Session of the Islamic Summit Conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Mecca.

30.05.2019 - 18:34 [ Haaretz ]

U.S., Israeli, and Russian National Security Advisers to Meet in Jerusalem

The White House announced Wednesday that U.S., Israeli and Russian national security advisers will meet in Jerusalem in June to discuss regional security issues.

29.05.2019 - 06:07 [ onenewspage.com ]

May Says It’s Best For UK To Leave EU With A Deal

As she was arriving for talks with the 28 other EU leaders in Brussels, May told journalist, “The best option for the UK is to leave the EU with a deal.” May is scheduled to meet with EU leaders to name five people to hold the European Union’s top jobs for the next five years.

29.05.2019 - 05:55 [ tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu ]

Informal dinner of Heads of State or Government – May 2019: Arrival and doorstep May (UK)

Arrival and doorstep by Theresa MAY, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, at the Informal Dinner of Heads of State or Government, taking place on 28 May 2019, in Brussels.

25.05.2019 - 16:27 [ European Parliament ]

COP21 and Agenda 2030: The challenges of complementarity

(26.11.2015)

The interaction of climate change and development has found full recognition in the Agenda 2030 programme adopted in September 2015.

25.05.2019 - 16:15 [ Kommission der Vereinten Nationen für nachhaltige Entwicklung ]

Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development

(26.09.2015)

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.

13.04.2019 - 16:35 [ Yahoo.com ]

Trump, in talks with South Korea’s Moon, says sanctions on North Korea to stay in place

Asked by reporters whether he was prepared to ease some sanctions on North Korea, Trump said he and Moon were discussing „certain humanitarian things“ and the possibility of South Korea helping the North with food. He did not rule out participating in a three-way summit with both Kim and Moon.

11.04.2019 - 10:44 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Emmanuel Macron claims responsibility for Brexit Halloween deadline saying it is ‚for the collective good‘

„But it was not logical in my view, and above all, it was neither good for us, nor for the British people.“

He added: „I think we delivered the best possible compromise. First because it was the one to preserve the unity of the 27.

11.04.2019 - 03:19 [ Reuters ]

Text: EU agreement to extend Brexit

Following is the text of an EU summit agreement on Thursday giving Britain more time to complete its withdrawal from the European Union.

22.03.2019 - 14:46 [ BBC ]

Brexit: What just happened?

– A shorter delay until 12 April if they reject it. By that time the UK must set out its next steps – either another extension or leaving without a deal

But the EU says a further extension beyond 12 April is only possible if the UK agrees to hold European elections on 23 May.

22.03.2019 - 05:24 [ Donald Mackinnon / Twitter ]

According to European Commission President Juncker, with European Council President Tusk at his side, „all options remain on the table … the UK government will still have a chance of a deal, no deal, a long extension or revoking Article 50“. Or of course a People’s Vote!

22.03.2019 - 05:20 [ Hugh Bennett, News Editor @guidofawkes / Twitter ]

EU summit conclusions: – Strasbourg formally adopted – Extension to 22 May IF withdrawal agreement passes – If not, very short extension til 12 April and the whole carnival repeats again…

(Twitter time 3:47 PM – 21 Mar 2019)

22.03.2019 - 05:19 [ Donald Tusk, President of the European Council ‏/ Twitter ]

EU27 unanimously agrees on its response to UK’s requests. I will now meet PM @theresa_may. #brexit #euco

(Twitter time 3:20 PM – 21 Mar 2019)

22.03.2019 - 05:17 [ Jayne McCormack ‏/ Twitter ]

By next week I should make clear… see below DRAFT conclusions (h/t @adamfleming)

(Twitter time 9:58 AM – 21 Mar 2019)

22.03.2019 - 05:11 [ Adam Fleming ‏/ Twitter ]

EU agrees to agree #Brexit extension until 22 May by 29th March according to draft EUCO conclusions

(Twitter time 9:52 AM – 21 Mar 2019)

EU agrees to agree #Brexit extension until 22 May by 29th March according to draft EUCO conclusions

21.03.2019 - 14:08 [ Spectator ]

Theresa May’s Brexit strategy has humiliated Britain

The government has lost the ability to run the country. It is no longer in charge of its own destiny, let alone that of the nation. What makes this so humiliating is that power has been ceded not to parliament, but to the European Union. The immediate future of our country will be decided in Brussels and the capitals of the EU, not in Westminster.

21.03.2019 - 14:05 [ Express.co.uk ]

Corbyn’s BREXIT PLOT: Labour leader to meet EU’s Barnier BEFORE May asks for delay

The EU’s chief negotiator told ministers of the 27 remaining countries in the bloc that the leader of the British opposition had sought a head-to-head meeting with him. Mr Barnier and Mr Corbyn will hold talks in Le Berlaymont, the EU’s headquarters in Brussels, on Thursday morning.

21.03.2019 - 13:59 [ Euronews.com ]

Brexit delay set to dominate EU summit as May goes to Brussels

The European Council is to consider the UK’s request for a Brexit delay. British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will also meet EU leaders in Brussels.

21.03.2019 - 06:12 [ BT.com ]

Theresa May to appeal to EU leaders to give her more time on Brexit

With just eight days before the UK is due to leave the EU, the Prime Minister will make the case for extending the Article 50 withdrawal process to June 30 at a Brussels summit on Thursday.

20.03.2019 - 17:28 [ Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. Managed by the media team. / Twitter ]

LIVE NOW – my remarks on #Brexit following the letter of Prime Minister @theresa_may

20.03.2019 - 17:18 [ Sky News ]

LIVE: EU’s Donald Tusk says short Brexit delay ‚will be possible‘

The latest updates from Westminster and Brussels following Theresa May’s request to extend Article 50 for three months.

20.03.2019 - 06:58 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Eurosceptic Tories use covert talks to call on EU countries to veto Brexit extension

Backbench Eurosceptic Tory MPs have made a behind-the-scenes bid to persuade European Union leaders to veto any delay to Brexit at this week’s Brussels summit.

The undercover diplomatic initiative has been led by Tory MPs Daniel Kawczynski, Craig Mackinlay and former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson.

19.03.2019 - 13:46 [ consilium.europa.eu ]

General Affairs Council – March 2019: Arrival and doorstep DE (Roth) – Part 2

Arrival and doorstep by Michael ROTH, Minister of State for Europe of Germany, at the General Affairs Council, taking place on 19 March 2019 in Brussels.

19.03.2019 - 13:38 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit: EU countries ‚really exhausted‘ by UK and could block Theresa May’s delay, Germany warns

“For my Government it’s the key priority to prevent a no-deal Brexit. I don’t have any appetite for substance-less, very abstract discussions and negotiations on Brexit. Please deliver, dear friends in London please deliver. The clock is ticking.”

19.03.2019 - 13:04 [ Express.co.uk ]

Italy to BLOCK Brexit delay: Salvini plans eurosceptic favour to Farage, warns Merkel ally

(18.3.2019) The German says the “strongman of the Italian government” is preparing to veto an Article 50 extension as a consensus fails to emerge for the delay on the Continent.

There are “very different views” amongst EU member states, Mr Brok concluded.

Mr Salvini is Italy’s deputy prime minister and will be represented at this week’s European Council summit by prime minister Giuseppe Conte.

18.03.2019 - 23:46 [ Financial Times ]

Time is running out as talks begin on Article 50 extension

One senior EU diplomat said all leaders would prefer to take the decision in good time: “We have to say yes a little bit before, not one minute before midnight.”

Once an extension is agreed, does it need to be legislated by the UK parliament before March 29?

Yes.

17.03.2019 - 11:03 [ David Brown ‏/ Twitter ]

It is possible the EU Italy, Poland and Hungary will veto an extension of article 50. Then we are out 29th March.

If she unilaterally cancelled article 50 would MPs vote for that? What would the 17.5 million voters do.

17.03.2019 - 11:01 [ theGuardian.com ]

Revealed: EU war-gaming for fall of May’s government

According to the minutes, the European commission’s secretary general, Martin Selmayr, who is known as a master of strategy, asked: “Imagine that they have a new Brexit secretary or prime minister – what then? Article 50 has been agreed and the process has ended. It must be clear that the starting point is not a renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement.”

17.03.2019 - 10:52 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‚I’LL PULL THE PLUG‘: Theresa May ready to ditch her Brexit deal and trigger two-year exit delay if defeated for a third time

In a stark message to dithering Tory MPs, she vowed there will be no fourth attempt if she fails this time.

She warned it will almost certainly lead to a two-year delay and declared bluntly: “It hardly bears thinking about.”

17.03.2019 - 10:47 [ The Sunday Times ‏/ Twitter ]

EU officials have raised the stakes in Theresa May’s extension dilemma ahead of Thursday’s leaders’ summit, piling pressure on MPs to back her deal now or face a long and uncertain Brexit delay

25.02.2019 - 13:30 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

Theresa May is putting the country at risk by recklessly running down the clock to force MPs to choose between her bad deal and a disastrous No Deal. Labour will work with MPs across the Commons to prevent No Deal, break the deadlock and build support for our alternative plan.

25.02.2019 - 13:27 [ BBC ]

Brexit: MPs to have vote by 12 March, says May

Speaking as she travelled to an EU-Arab League summit in Egypt, Mrs May ruled out holding another so-called „meaningful vote“ this week.

But she said „positive“ talks with the EU were „still ongoing“ and leaving on 29 March was „within our grasp“.

25.02.2019 - 13:23 [ theGuardian.com ]

Merkel asks May if she intends to request article 50 extension

A government official confirmed that Merkel “fleetingly” raised the matter at a 45-minute breakfast meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh on Monday morning, in a reflection of growing concern from European Union leaders over the lack of time to implement Brexit.

25.02.2019 - 05:51 [ EU Kommission ]

EU-League of Arab States Summit 2019: Arrival and doorstep by May (UK)

Arrival and doorstep by Theresa MAY, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, at the EU-League of Arab States summit, taking place on 24 February 2019, in Sharm el-Sheikh.

15.02.2019 - 06:10 [ Haaretz ]

Pence Says Iran Advocates ‚Another Holocaust,‘ Urges Europe to Nix Nuclear Deal

Pence accuses EU of leading scheme to ‚break American sanctions against Iran’s murderous revolutionary regime‘

15.02.2019 - 05:53 [ CNN ]

Trump admin pushes for tougher action on Iran, swipes at Europe

Referring to Iranian protests in 2009, the vice president said, „The world missed an opportunity last time to confront the regime, but not this time.“

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after a public appearance with Pence Thursday, told NBC that Iran „has to be countered and it has to be countered now.“ Asked if that means regime change, Netanyahu said, „I don’t rule anything out.“

15.02.2019 - 04:20 [ Haaretz ]

Pompeo to Netanyahu: Confronting Iran Key to Mideast Stability, Peace

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday it is impossible to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East without confronting Iran.

Pompeo is in Warsaw to participate in a conference on the Middle East co-hosted by Poland and the U.S. State Department that was originally supposed to focus on Iran, but the title was later changed to “Promoting a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.”

12.02.2019 - 16:51 [ Yabiladi.com ]

Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to attend the anti-Iran Warsaw conference

On the 13th and 14th of February, Warsaw will host an international conference co-chaired by Poland and the United States, to promote peace in the Middle East. The Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz announced, Monday, that 60 delegations, including ten from the Middle East and all EU member states, will attend the conference.

12.02.2019 - 13:35 [ CNN ]

Iran summons Polish diplomat over planned ‚anti-Iranian‘ Warsaw conference

Poland and the United States are jointly organizing a global conference in Warsaw on February 13-14 that will focus on Iran’s influence in the region, according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

12.02.2019 - 13:23 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Advisers Kushner, Greenblatt to Attend Mideast Conference in Warsaw

(31.1.2019) The participation of the two means there could be some discussions about the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan

12.02.2019 - 13:20 [ Haaretz ]

Trump’s ‚Arab NATO‘ Push Against Iran Comes to a Head, and He’s the Biggest Obstacle

(20.1.2019) Next month, Washington will convene 70 world leaders in Warsaw in an attempt to form an alliance against Iran. But they all remember Trump’s zigzagging policies

12.02.2019 - 13:18 [ arabcenterdc.org ]

Will an Anti-Iran Military Alliance Be Formed in 2019?

(23.1.2.2019) In summary, while some GCC states may wish they could build a military alliance capable of confronting Iran, that goal may be farfetched in 2019. Instead, the notion of the alliance could very well be the Trump Administration’s hidden path to the goal of normalizing Gulf relations with Israel, without much of a serious attempt at confronting Iran.

12.02.2019 - 12:58 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu to Join Arab Leaders at U.S.-hosted Mideast Conference in Poland

Some 60 countries have confirmed their attendance, but both Iran and the Palestinian Authority won’t take part

07.02.2019 - 09:11 [ US State Department ]

Statement by Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS/DAESH

9. In 2019, the Coalition expects to concentrate on implementing the Working Group action plans. With the conventional military effort against ISIS in Syria nearing culmination and shifting to a supporting rather than a central role, the Coalition members will open a discussion to plan the next phase of the campaign. This could involve an effort to counter ISIS’s reversion to insurgency in Syria and Iraq. It could also include, addressing ISIS’s trans-border networks, branches, and affiliates, which continue to present a significant, and in some cases, growing threat to the members of our Coalition as highlighted by the June 2018 Coalition meeting of Political Directors with a focus on Africa held in Skhirate, Morocco. In particular, the Coalition should remain united in its efforts to undermine ISIS’s brand by rolling back its access to the information space as a tool to spread its toxic ideology and propaganda. The Coalition is determined to increase the pressure to disrupt ISIS’s trans-regional network through increased information sharing and complementary efforts in counter-finance, strategic communication, law enforcement, the justice sector, and security for our homelands. Coalition Working Groups and members will strive to ensure that our goals are met across the broader diplomatic and counterterrorism ecosystem, and does not seek to duplicate existing mechanisms and lines of effort. The Coalition has gathered unique experience and information while fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria that can be of value to other international organizations and groupings combating terrorism.

10. We are gratified by the momentum collectively generated by the Coalition and its partners and once again express our determination to deliver ISIS an enduring defeat. Our joint engagement in Iraq and Syria will continue. We recognize the need for sustained coordination and consultation of the Coalition across all its lines of efforts and especially in the Core. The four Working Groups of the Coalition – Foreign Terrorist Fighters, Counter-ISIS Financing, Communications, and Stabilization – are essential, and we remain dedicated to their continued progress. With this in mind, we look forward to the Political Directors’ meeting in late spring and the regular meeting of the Coalition Working Groups in the year ahead.

07.02.2019 - 09:10 [ Ruptly ]

LIVE: Trump delivers remarks to ministers as part of ‘Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’

US President Donald Trump is delivering remarks at the State Department in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 6 at a meeting with foreign ministers whose countries are part of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. The 79-member coalition is expected to discuss the future of campaigns in Iraq and Syria, which will focus on safeguarding against a resurgence of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) through stabilisation and security assistance.

07.02.2019 - 08:59 [ TEAM ABABU. ‏/ Twitter ]

CAS @AbabuNamwamba arrived in Washington DC last evening to lead the Kenyan delegation to the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, hosted by US Secretary of State Hon Mike Pompeo at the State Department.

07.02.2019 - 08:47 [ Ambassador Sung Kim ‏/ Twitter ]

We are proud to partner with the Philippines and other members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Multinational collaboration and information-sharing has allowed us to disrupt potential attacks worldwide and diminish ISIS’s online influence.

07.02.2019 - 08:43 [ Margot Wallström,Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden / Twitter ]

Discussing peace & stabilisation of liberated areas in Iraq and Syria with leaders at the global coalition to defeat ISIS meeting in Washington DC. Root causes that enabled Daesh should be addressed and their reach and impact on social media must be countered.

07.02.2019 - 08:40 [ Globalnews.ca ]

Anti-ISIS coalition holds meeting in Washington

A meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS met in Washington to focus on what happens once the U.S. withdraws its troops from Syria. Jackson Proskow reports.

04.02.2019 - 10:10 [ theNational.ae ]

Russia and Saudi Arabia to extend Opec+ accord, Putin says

(2.12.2018) Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he had no concrete figures on possible oil output cuts as Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to extend their accord to manage the oil market, known as Opec+, into 2019, following a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit between Mr Putin and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

01.02.2019 - 09:50 [ Xinhua ]

China-U.S. trade talks make important progress for current stage, says Chinese delegation

Guided by the important consensus reached by the two countries‘ heads of state in Argentina, the two sides discussed the topics of trade balance, technology transfer, protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), non-tariff barriers, service sector, agriculture and enforcement mechanism, as well as certain issues of particular concern for the Chinese side.

01.02.2019 - 09:32 [ theGuardian ]

Trump hails China trade talks progress and says he will meet Xi Jinping soon

Trump, speaking at the White House on Thursday during a meeting with Chinese vice premier Liu He, said he was optimistic the world’s two largest economies could reach “the biggest deal ever made”.

No specific plans for a meeting with Xi were announced, but Trump said there could be more than one meeting. US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin were invited to bring a negotiating team to Beijing in mid-February, with dates still pending.

15.12.2018 - 02:27 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Tories need to prepare the country now for potential ‘No Deal’ Brexit and its consequences

As Theresa May’s tour of Berlin and Brussels ended in failure, it is more important than ever for the government to prepare for the potential damages of a ‚No Deal‘ Brexit

14.12.2018 - 21:31 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚You called me nebulous!‘: Lipreaders reveal what furious Theresa May said to Jean-Claude Juncker as she handbagged him over his late-night jibe in Brussels following collapse of Brexit talks

– Theresa May seen on camera in tense standoff with EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at summit
– Mr Juncker launched an extraordinary attack on the UK’s new demands as ’nebulous imprecise‘ last night
– Mrs May said she was ‚robust‘ with Mr Juncker and ‚crystal clear‘ with leaders about what she needs on Brexit
– The rescue mission came after she scraped through Tory vote of no confidence by a margin of 200 to 117 MPs
– She had hoped to wring more ‚legally binding‘ concessions from EU leaders over the Irish border backstop

14.12.2018 - 12:32 [ theSun.co.uk ]

EU TURN THE SCROOGE: Begging Theresa May handed WORSE Brexit deal by vengeful EU

They are apparently playing hardball because they believe that if the deal is vetoed by Parliament, a second referendum is more likely than No Deal.

Tony Blair has been egging the EU on today, telling them they should prepare for Brexit to be delayed and then cancelled.

14.12.2018 - 12:26 [ Faisal Islam, @SkyNews Political Editor ‏/ Twitter ]

Confirmation that post-Brexit visa free travel for tens of millions of Brits to Spain/France etc will incur 7 euros charge for every UK citizen for a 3 year waiver. Obviously only applies because of Brexit. Some in UK thought could negotiate this away.

14.12.2018 - 12:24 [ Faisal Islam, @SkyNews Political Editor ‏/ Twitter ]

Merkel: “integrity of the Good Friday Agreement must be respected”

14.12.2018 - 12:17 [ Express.co.uk ]

FIGHT BACK: Moment Theresa May angrily confronts Juncker as he ignores Brexit plea – VIDEO

Theresa May confronted the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, during an intense talk in the European Council chamber. On Thursday evening the President of the European Commission insisted the Brexit Britain needed to make clear “what they want, instead of asking us to say what we want”.

14.12.2018 - 12:14 [ BBC ]

Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

The PM said the deal was „at risk“ if MPs‘ concerns could not be addressed.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said there could be clarifications but no renegotiation.

He urged the UK to set out more clearly what it wants, adding that the commission will publish information on 19 December on its preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

14.12.2018 - 12:14 [ Philip Sime, Assistant Producer at #RawPolitics on @Euronews ‏/ Twitter ]

This doesn’t exactly look like an exchange of pleasantries between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker as the Brexit summit gets underway. #EUCO

11.12.2018 - 11:22 [ Catherine Nicholson / Twitter ]

some timings today… #May – #Merkel meeting 1pm CET in Berlin May – #Tusk 5pm in Brussels May – #Juncker 7pmish in Brussels Then back to London… and back again to Brussels on Thursday for the summit

(now enriched with extra-added #Brexit) #carbonfootprint #airmiles

11.12.2018 - 00:42 [ Beth Rigby ‏/ Twitter ]

So, that was today. Tomorrow: May on her European tour (do you remember Cameron did that once to try and get a better deal with EU). She goes to The Hague, Brussels and Berlin. 1/

11.12.2018 - 00:22 [ Donald Tusk / Twitter ]

I have decided to call #EUCO on #Brexit (Art. 50) on Thursday. We will not renegotiate the deal, including the backstop, but we are ready to discuss how to facilitate UK ratification. As time is running out, we will also discuss our preparedness for a no-deal scenario.

03.12.2018 - 07:03 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Sino-US agreement an important step forward

The progress made at the talks in Buenos Aires is of momentous significance since the Sino-US trade friction escalates this year. It is hoped the agreement reached on Saturday will be implemented by the two sides and Chinese and American working teams will meet the expectations of their leaders, normalizing trade relations between the countries.

01.12.2018 - 17:34 [ WSWS.org ]

Police repression in Buenos Aires for G20: a dress-rehearsal for dictatorship

As the presidents of the Group of 20 nations (G20), representing the world’s top economies, were preparing to travel to their 13th economic summit in Buenos Aires, this weekend, Argentine authorities were in the process of rounding up and forcibly expelling homeless families who reside in downtown Buenos Aires.

01.12.2018 - 12:32 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

President Moon calls for global support for his vision of nuclear-free Korean Peninsula

Addressing world leaders on the G20 stage,… President Moon Jae-in emphasized that peace on the Korean Peninsula will open the way for greater global prosperity. Speaking in Argentina on Friday,… President Moon said sustainable development is only possible through peace,… and friendly inter-Korean ties will contribute to humanity.

01.12.2018 - 12:31 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Moon, Trump agree next N. Korea-U.S. summit will create momentum for denuclearization

Now,… onto the South Korean leader’s trip to the G20 Summit in Argentina. President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held talks Friday on the sidelines of the summit. North Korea dominated most of their discussion. Shin Se-min has this story.

01.12.2018 - 12:24 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

Argentina: Xi, Putin, and Modi call for closer trilateral cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized the need for „more close cooperation“ between China, Russia, and India while speaking at a trilateral meeting alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.

01.12.2018 - 12:10 [ Channel 4 News / Youtube ]

G20: May in Argentina to sell Brexit around the world

The Prime Minister arrived in Argentina for the G20 summit keen to sell the benefits of Brexit. World leaders met against a backdrop of crisis in Crimea and the Saudi Arabian murder of a dissident journalist, but the European Council President Donald Tusk took the opportunity to say the EU stands ready for „no deal or no Brexit at all“ if MPs reject the deal. We speak to Theresa May.

01.12.2018 - 11:59 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Theresa May loses her temper in fiery outburst on flight to G20 as she battles Brexit chaos

The prickly Prime Minister snapped 40,000ft above the Atlantic as the aircraft flew to Argentina for a G20 summit.
Mrs May’s 500mph, mid-air meltdown came as she was quizzed about her premiership if MPs inflict a humiliating Brexit defeat on December 11.

30.11.2018 - 14:31 [ ITV.com ]

Has prime minister just signed her own warrant of execution?

If she truly means what she says, that she has no plan B, she will be gone as PM within hours of losing the vote – to be replaced by someone whose heart is in finding another route to avoid no-deal mayhem.

30.11.2018 - 14:19 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Stubborn Theresa May still hopes to force Brexit deal through the Commons

The Prime Minister faces a near-certain defeat on December 11 with scores of her own MPs vowing to team up with Labour, the DUP and other Opposition parties to derail her EU withdrawal plan.

But Mrs May claimed she could still win the crunch showdown.