Wednesday

18th Oct 2017

Ticker

Russian sailors arrive in France

Reuters reports that about 400 Russian sailors arrived in the French port of Saint-Nazaire on board a Russian frigate on Monday to start training on France's "Mistral" assault ships. The first of the two French vessels will be delivered in October despite the Ukraine crisis.

Tusk summits to create new-model EU

Tusk has proposed a series of 13 top-level talks to take forward European reform, but his backing for a multi-speed Europe risks deepening divide.

EU rejects UK claim it's slowing Brexit talks

The EU is "not confident, but hopeful" that the UK will achieve sufficient progress for 'stage 2' by December, as Britain's Brexit negotiator blames the slow pace of negotiations on the EU ahead of a crucial summit meeting.

News in Brief

  1. US ready for arms sale to update Greece's F-16 fleet
  2. Austria's Green leaders step down following election failure
  3. Icelandic journalists protest ban on reporting PM's finances
  4. UK to begin registering EU nationals by end of 2018
  5. EU countries want compensation from Israel in Palestine
  6. Spanish Court declares Catalan referendum law void
  7. EU to keep 'Dieselgate' letter secret
  8. No deal yet on Mediterranean alliance for EU agencies

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Latest News

  1. Tusk summits to create new-model EU
  2. Norway and Poland reach deal on €809 million aid scheme
  3. Member states eye agreement on posted workers
  4. EU rejects UK claim it's slowing Brexit talks
  5. Nepal troops arrive in Libya to guard UN refugee agency
  6. Is Banking Authority HQ the Brexit 'booby prize'?
  7. EU-Russia trade bouncing back - despite sanctions
  8. No sign of Brexit speed-up after May-Juncker dinner