Friday

26th May 2017

Ticker

Turkey: Uzbek leader Karimov has died

Turkey has said that Uzbek president Islam Karimov has died, prior to any official Uzbek statement. "Uzbek President Islam Karimov has passed away", Turkish PM Binali Yildirim said on TV. The death risks destabilising central Asia's most populous and most militarised country in a succession contest, with implications for EU efforts to tap Caspian region energy supplies and to reduce dependence on Russia.

Nato head defends 'blunt' US leader

Nato chief Stoltenberg defended Trump’s behaviour at Thursday’s summit. The prime minister of Montenegro also apologised for him.

Trump lukewarm on Nato joint defence

Trump voiced half-hearted support for Nato and reprimanded allies over what he called unpaid debts on his maiden trip to Europe.

Nato to join Trump's anti-IS coalition

Nato will join a US-led coalition against Islamic State and will continue to deter "Russian aggression" its secretary general has said.

News in Brief

  1. Malloch will not be US ambassador to the EU
  2. 'Significant' drop in EU migration to UK
  3. Bomb injures former Greek PM
  4. British PM to speak out on US terrorism leaks
  5. Tusk calls for 'values, not just interests' after Trump meeting
  6. Pressure grows on climate impact of EU timber harvesting
  7. US goes after Fiat Chrysler over emissions cheat
  8. Munich police break up Europe-wide burglar clan

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