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UK puts off decisive Brexit deal vote to mid-March

The government of the United Kingdom has decided to postpone the vote on the country's withdrawal agreement with the European Union and is weighing an options to push for a Brexit delay. British Prime Minister has decided to delay a vote in parliament on her Brexit deal from the last days of February until as late as March 12 .

Russian Ambassador summoned in Sweden over aviation incident over Baltic Sea

Sweden has summoned Russian Ambassador on Monday for explanations over a Russian fighter jet flying just 20 meters away from a Swedish reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

Pilot's mistake found as cause of Estonia missile firing

The missile accidentally released over Estonia in 2018 was fired because of a mistake of the pilot of the Spanish NATO Baltic Air Policing aircraft, according to an investigation concluded by Estonia.

Twitter introduces special political ad policy with EU election in mind

The world's leading microblogging site Twitter on Tuesday presented tools in the European Union to simplify identification of political campaign ads before the European Parliament elections in May.

Putin warns U.S., Russia could target Washington with missiles

Assuming Washington could deploy short or intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe, Russia would target with nuclear weapons not only the countries where they are stationed, but the United States itself, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated.

UK's May to give another try in Brussels, as EU doesn't expect breakthrough

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, returns to Brussels on Wednesday, seeking to convince European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to save her Brexit deal. A representative of the British PM for May called the Brussels trip «significant» as part of a process of engagement to try to agree on the changes her government believes parliament needs to pass the deal.

Danske Bank to quit Baltic states, Russia, after asked to leave by Estonia

Danske Bank has been asked to leave Estonia amid a large-scale money laundering scandal. Denmark's largest lender has also decided to leave the markets of Latvia, Lithuania and Russia.

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