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    French PM Valls poised to announce 2017 presidential bid
    Dec05

    French PM Valls poised to announce 2017 presidential bid

    France`s Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls will announce on Monday he is standing for the presidency in next year`s election, French media reported, according to Reuters. The move would make him a front runner to lead his battered party against the center-right`s Francois Fillon and the National Front`s Marine Le Pen in the 2017 poll, Reuters...

    Uzbekistan elects President
    Dec05

    Uzbekistan elects President

    Acting President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Merzieev has won in the country`s presidential elections, RIA Novosti reports. Mr Merzieev secured 88.61% of popular vote, according to the head of the Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov, RIA Novosti reported. Previously, Mr Merzieev held the position of the country`s prime minister. ”15.9...

    Anti-immigration nationalist Hofer loses Austria presidential vote to independent Van der Bellen
    Dec05

    Anti-immigration nationalist Hofer loses Austria presidential vote to independent Van der Bellen

    Austrians elected a Green Party-backed economics professor as their next president, spurning the appeal of an anti-immigration nationalist who campaigned to weaken ties to the European Union, according to Bloomberg. With all regular votes counted, Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party by 51.7% to 48.3% after...

    Trump warns U.S. companies of ”expensive mistake” of moving production overseas
    Dec05

    Trump warns U.S. companies of ”expensive mistake” of moving production overseas

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has warned the U.S. companies in a row of tweets that moving their production capacities overseas is an ”expensive mistake”. The U.S. is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, ”but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or...

    Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities – media
    Dec04

    Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities – media

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV, according to Reuters. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.-Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up...

    Norway urges Trump to issue predictable, clear policy on Russia
    Dec04

    Norway urges Trump to issue predictable, clear policy on Russia

    Norway on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to enunciate a clear and predictable policy on Russia as soon as possible, amid growing concerns in Oslo about increasing Russian military activities in the ”High North” or Arctic region, according to Reuters. ”What is most important to us right now is to have both a predictable and a very...

    Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call
    Dec03

    Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

    Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the telephone on Friday with Tsai Ing-wen, the president of Taiwan, which was the first U.S.-Taiwanese presidential contact since diplomatic relations were cut in 1979, according to The Financial Times. Although it is not...

    Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – media
    Dec02

    Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – media

    President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, who has said that responding to ”political Islam” is the major security issue facing the United States, to be secretary of defense, according to The Washington Post. ”We are going to appoint Mad Dog Mattis as our secretary of defense,” Trump told a rally...

    ”Protection” of Russians abroad, strengthening propaganda: Putin approves Russia`s new foreign policy concept
    Dec01

    ”Protection” of Russians abroad, strengthening propaganda: Putin approves Russia`s new foreign policy concept

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new concept of Russia`s foreign policy. A relevant document repealing the effect of the previous Russian foreign policy concept of February 12, 2013 was published on the official website of the Russian legal information. In particular, the document provides for efforts to strengthen positions of the...

    EU ambassadors may approve visa suspension mechanism next week – media
    Dec01

    EU ambassadors may approve visa suspension mechanism next week – media

    EU ambassadors may approve the suspension mechanism of EU visa waivers, which also concerns Ukraine and Georgia, at a meeting next week, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”I think there can be a deal on susp mech nxt week. EU ambs will meet on 7 Dec & new trialogue can follow the same day,” Jozwiak wrote on...

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