France sends 1,600 police to transport hubs after Brussels attacks

France is to send an extra 1,600 police to public transport hubs following the blasts at Brussels Zaventem airport and at the Maalbeck metro station, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced after an emergency meeting with other ministers on Tuesday morning. Flights from France and Belgium and direct trains between Paris and Brussels have been stopped.

Joint press point by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė

President Grybauskaitė, it is great to be back in Lithuania. On behalf of the North Atlantic Council, I thank you for your warm welcome. And for Lithuania's strong commitment to this Alliance and as a resident of Brussels, let me also thank you for the solidarity you have expressed today.

OSCE, PACE Observers Note “Progress” in Kazakhstan’s Mazhilis Election, Point Out Areas for Improvement

Observers from three Western institutions, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), found Kazakhstan’s Parliamentary election of March 20 was “efficiently organised with some progress noted,” the three election monitoring groups announced in a joint press release and press conference the day after the vote.