Friday

19th Jan 2018

Ticker

Turkey snubs Nato with Russian arms deal

Turkey has signed a deal to buy €2bn of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles instead of Western-made alternatives in a snub to Nato allies. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish leader, had complained that the alternatives were too expensive. The deal also comes amid a Turkish-US dispute over the extradition from the US of Erdogan's political nemesis - Islamic guru Fethullah Gulen - and a Turkey-EU dispute over Erdogan's human rights abuses.

Nato prepares to take in Macedonia

Macedonia to be invited into Nato as soon as it solves name dispute, but Russia-linked Greek nationalists could slow things down.

Opinion

Taking full benefit of supercomputers in Europe

Newly-announced financial help for so-called 'supercomputers' can help both EU member states, and small and medium-sized companies to grow - in fields such as health diagnostics, driverless cars and even earthquake predicting.

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