May 27, 2019
Latest News
European Union

Putin: Russia not in breach of INF Treaty, if US break treaty Russia will too

 Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (not pictured) at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, Dec. 5, 2018. EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHEMETOV/POOL

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (not pictured) at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, Dec. 5, 2018. EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHEMETOV/POOL

Moscow, Dec 5 (efe-epa).- Russia's president on Wednesday said that if the United States were developing weapons in violation of a 1987 arms agreement aimed at eliminating intermediate and shorter-range missiles, then so would Russia.

After NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday accused Russia of jeopardizing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) established after the Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed media to say the US had already allocated funds for the development of the banned missiles.

Putin went on to say that Russia was against dissolving the agreement but that if it did collapse, Russia would adequately retaliate.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday gave Russia a 60-day ultimatum to stop the violation of the INF treaty and to eliminate the intermediate and shorter-range missiles from the Russian arsenal.

According to NATO, Russia has violated the treaty through the development of 9M729, a missile system which Russia claims falls 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) short in its reach for it to be breaching the INF treaty.

Putin said to press Wednesday that it seemed the US had had a change of heart; so much so, that it was intent on developing missiles that would violate the agreement between the two states.

"What would our response be?" Putin asked. "The answer is simple: we would too."

News history
Renault confirms it has received a merger proposal from Fiat Chrysler

Paris, May 27 (efe-epa).- The Renault car manufacturing group confirmed on Monday that it had received a proposal from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to...

Fiat Chrysler unveils Renault merger proposal

By Sean McLain, Nick Kostov and Eric Sylvers

Hamilton quickest at Monaco as F1 remembers Lauda at free practice sessions

Monaco, May 23 (efe-epa).- Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time around the street circuit of Monte Carlo's capital during both the...

FAA's acting chief won't predict when Boeing 737 MAX will return to flight

By Andy Pasztor

Holland heads into European elections with 2 far-right parties in the running

By Imane Rachidi

India's antitrust watchdog surveys e-commerce firms including Amazon, Walmart

New Delhi, May 22 (efe-epa).- India's antitrust watchdog is assessing the domestic e-commerce sector, a step that could have consequences for Amazon.com...

Ryanair: This year's profit to be dented by Boeing 737 MAX grounding

By Robert Wall

5 countries to watch out for in the run-up to European Parliament elections

By Lara Malvesi

Uber's stock tumbles further

By Maureen Farrell, Corrie Driebusch and Justin Baer

Saudi oil tankers attacked before entering Persian Gulf

Dubai, May 13 (efe-epa).- Two Saudi Arabian oil tankers suffered significant damage in an attack over the weekend near the Strait of Hormuz, the kingdom's...

Report: Co-founder backs Facebook breakup

New York (USA), May 10 (efe-epa).- Chris Hughes, who helped Mark Zuckerberg create the company that eventually became Facebook, is calling for the...

Uber is the largest new US listing since 2014, valuation at $82 billion

By Corrie Driebusch and Maureen Farrell

Barcelona's 4-0 loss at Liverpool poses serious questions

Barcelona, May 8 (efe-epa).- Barcelona’s stinging 4-0 defeat at Liverpool’s Anfield stadium has ended the Catalan powerhouse’s dream of another Champions...

Hackers steal more than $40 million of Bitcoin from cryptocurrency exchange

Shanghai (China), May 8 (efe-epa).- Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said hackers stole more than $40 million worth of bitcoin...

Stocks continue to fall as uncertainty over trade talks persists

New York (USA), May 8 (efe-epa).- Global stocks continued to tumble on Wednesday as a familiar worry threatens to end the unwavering rally that has defined...

Facebook's opportunity in groups

By Laura Forman

Shares of pork producer WH Group pounded

By Steven Russolillo and Lucy Craymer

Bombardier consolidated aviation units, to divest from N. Ireland, Morocco

Montreal, Canada, May 2 (efe-epa).- Aircraft and railway train manufacturing company Bombardier Inc. said it would consolidate its aerospace assets into a...

France set to introduce safety measures to protect heritage after Notre-Dame

Paris, May 2 (efe-epa).- France looks set to reinforce security measures at its cathedrals and other national monuments when repair and refurbishment works...

Puzzle: Why certain safety features on Boeing 737 MAX jets were turned off

By Andy Pasztor

Bottas wary of Azerbaijan F1 circuit's unpredictability, Raikkonen loses P8

Baku, Apr 28 (efe-epa).- Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, who best took advantage of the conditions while qualifying for the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand...

Ferrari fastest in Azerbaijan F1 GP practice, Leclerc leading teammate Vettel

Baku, Apr 27 (efe-epa).- The final practice session before the season’s fourth Formula One Grand Prix race in Azerbaijan was dominated on Saturday by...

UK's opposition leader, Speaker to snub President Trump with dinner refusals

London, Apr 27 (efe-epa).- The leader of the United Kingdom’s opposition party and the speaker of parliament have both said they will snub the president of...

Azerbaijan GP marred as Williams hits drain cover, Ferrari's Leclerc fastest

Baku, Apr 26 (efe-epa).- Practice ahead of Formula One's fourth race of the season in Azerbaijan was marred by a manhole cover from street drains that came...

I agree Welcome to news4europe.eu. We use cookies to improve your online experience. Find out more.