A former French intelligence chief told French-language media outlet RT en Français that he was “very sad that France has again joined NATO”. He called NATO "obsolete" and "dangerous" because it perpetuates the idea of Russia as a "threat".
POLANDThe Polish politician, journalist and intellectual Mateusz Piskorski is waiting for his trial in Polish prison since May 18 last year.
ReykyavikA medical report has confirmed that prominent American Islam expert Robert Spencer was drugged in Iceland after giving a speech on Islam and the future of European culture.
LondonThe British government has announced that Prime Minister Theresa May will take part in a "live" TV election programme but it will not involve a head-to-head debate with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The HagueDutch politician Geert Wilders said his party was still available as coalition talks between Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's VVD and three other parties ended in failure.
WashingtonCirca, an on-line information service, believes that former President Barack Obama appeared to have made the NSA illegally spy on more than 5 000 Americans in 2016.
ParisEmmanuel Macron has appointed Republican politician, Edouard Philippe, to be his new Prime Minister, but Philippe has not been a fan of the new French president.
MilanA conference held in Milan, Italy, titled “Sovereignty vs. Globalism: Shifting Geopolitical Realities in Europe and the USA,” looked at various nationalist movements in the EU, the United States under the Trump administration and the post-Brexit United Kingdom.
HamburgGerman authorities in Hamburg have confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center in what constitutes an attack on property rights.
ViennaSebastian Kurz, who has been appointed as new leader of the Austrian People's Party, has called for a snap election after Social Democratic Chancellor Christian Kern conceded the implosion of the governing coalition.