Pakistan on Tuesday warned it would not desist from using its nuclear arsenal in case of war with longtime rival India. Defense Minister Khawaja Asif told local Express TV channel: “Pakistan has not developed these [nuclear] weapons to showcase. They are meant for our defense. “I want to make it clear that Pakistan will go out and spare no option if Indian forces enter our territorial borders.” Source Anadolu Agency
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A Turkish military patrol boat fired shots early Friday morning in the area around the eastern Aegean island of Farmakonisi, the Greek defense ministry said.Source Ekathimerini
Czech Premier Bohuslav Sobotka said his Social Democrats could create a ruling coalition with the opposition Communists to prevent billionaire Finance Minister Andrej Babis from taking power after fall elections. Sobotka said his party has already held a number of functioning coalitions with the Communists in regional administrations Source: Bloomberg
A special budget only for the countries of the euro area, the EU Council as “a true legislative chamber” – MEPs propose. The report by Italian Socialist Mercedes Bresso and the German Christian Democrat Elmar Brok proposes reforms that would not require changes in the EU Treaty of Lisbon. Source: PAP/Onet