President Donald Trump is headed back to Europe hoping to receive a friendly welcome in Poland despite lingering skepticism across the continent.
President Donald Trump is breaking with tradition by visiting Poland, an ex-communist country in central Europe, before making a presidential visit to longtime allies Britain, France or Germany.
Moscow has only once before suspended the hotline, which was established in October 2015 to prevent conflict between the different forces operating in Syrian airspace.
Hundreds were arrested, including opposition leader and protest organizer Alexei Navalny, who was seized outside his Moscow residence while heading to the rally in the city center.
NATO has been informed of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada's decision to codify Kyiv's course toward entry into the alliance.
Ambassadors of the European Union’s 28 member states have approved the decision to extend sanctions against Crimea for another year.
Thousands of troops from NATO and its partner nations are training on land and sea in central and eastern Europe.
Though he denied the Russian state had been involved in hacking, Putin said individual "patriotic" hackers could mount their own attacks.
Russian state gas exporter Gazprom, which supplies around a third of the EU's gas, is keen for Nord Stream 2 to be built by 2019.
The security and foreign policy of the European Union needs to be uniform, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said during a meeting with Slovakian President Andrej Kiska in Bratislava.
The 27 other leaders looked on in awkward silence as Trump suggested most NATO countries were freeloaders not paying their share for military protection.
Merkel expressed dismay about an increase of violations of the arms truce since Easter.
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