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Russian jet chases NATO plane away from defense minister’s aircraft over Baltic Sea’

A Russian fighter jet has reportedly chased away a NATO plane that was trying to approach an aircraft carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu over the BalticSea. A NATO F-16 fighter jet was trying to approach Shoigu's plane on Wednesday, but a Russian Su-27 chased it away, the TASS news agency reported. The NATO jet had to

World Refugee Day: French foreign minister in Russia for bilateral talks

Reaffirms commitment to world’s refugees, IDPs, migrants ...Jude Johnson and Babatunde Opalana   The French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, is in Moscow on Tuesday to meet with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov to discuss key international issues, including the situation in Syria and Ukraine, the fight

Imam protected Finsbury Park terror suspect from angry crowds

One man has died and 10 have been injured.   An imam stopped angry crowds from attacking the Finsbury Park suspect who allegedly ploughed his van into worshippers leaving evening prayers on Sunday (19 June). One man has died and another 10 people have been injured. Mohammed Mahmoud urged people to remain calm

U.S. Criticizes Russian Buildup In Baltics, May Temporarily Deploy Patriot Missiles In-Depth Coverage

RFE/RL May 10, 2017 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has criticized what he called a "destabilizing" Russian military buildup near the Baltic states, as officials said the United States was considering deploying Patriot missiles in the region for military drills later this year. Mattis was speaking on May 10 at a joint

From the fringe, Macron becomes France’s youngest president

The French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president ever on Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar of the European Union.   A crowd of Macron supporters roared with delight at the news, jubilantly waving red,

France condemns North Korea’s attempted missile launch, Syria attacks

•Expresses concern at security situation in Libya ... Jude Johnson  France has condemned  attempts by the North Korean regime to develop what it describes as an illegal and destabilizing ballistic and nuclear arsenal.  The Spokesman for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr. Romain Nadal, in a statement on Tuesday,  expressed