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    Police break up blockade of Poland`s parliament amid political crisis – Reuters
    Dec17

    Police break up blockade of Poland`s parliament amid political crisis – Reuters

    Police early Saturday forcefully broke up an hours-long blockade of exits from the Polish parliament by protesters who said ruling party lawmakers violated the constitution by illegally passing the budget for next year, according to Reuters. The head of the PiS party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, left parliament in the early hours of Saturday after police...

    Russia preparing another gas crisis in January-February to put pressure on EU – Naftogaz
    Dec17

    Russia preparing another gas crisis in January-February to put pressure on EU – Naftogaz

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine considers the statements of PJSC Gazprom on the possibility of termination of gas supplies to European consumers as a preparation by Russia of another gas crisis in January and February 2017 in order to promote their own interests in relations with the EU, Naftogaz wrote in a statement published on the company website....

    13 soldiers killed, 48 wounded in car bomb attack in Turkey
    Dec17

    13 soldiers killed, 48 wounded in car bomb attack in Turkey

    Thirteen soldiers were killed and 48 more were injured when a car bomb hit a bus transporting off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday, one week after a similar attack targeted police outside an Istanbul stadium, according to Reuters. The blast is likely to further anger a Turkish public frustrated by a...

    U.S. Army Gen. Scaparrotti surveys Ukraine`s front lines against Russia
    Dec17

    U.S. Army Gen. Scaparrotti surveys Ukraine`s front lines against Russia

    In a signal to Moscow of U.S. and NATO resolve, U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. ”Mike” Scaparrotti ended a two-day visit to Ukraine earlier on Thursday in which he toured the combat positions of Ukrainian troops facing off against a combined Russian and separatist force, according to Military.com. On his second visit to Ukraine within three weeks,...

    Some leaks may have been Russian – Assange
    Dec17

    Some leaks may have been Russian – Assange

    On Sean Hannity`s radio show, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that hacked Democratic documents sent to reporters at Gawker and The Hill may have come from Russia. But, he said, he is confident the emails he received did not come from the same source. The Hill and other outlets received documents from a hacker or hackers calling itself...

    Bellingcat to realese the latest report on shellings of Ukraine from Russian territory
    Dec17

    Bellingcat to realese the latest report on shellings of Ukraine from Russian territory

    The international investigation community Bellingcat December 21 is expected to release a report on the Donbas conflict titled Putin`s Undeclared War – Summer 2014. Strikes of Russian Artillery on Ukraine. Bellingcat experts used publicly available satellite imagery to analyze hundreds of craters from shells in Donbas and revealed hundreds of...

    Date for Ukraine visa liberalisation vote removed from European Parliament website
    Dec17

    Date for Ukraine visa liberalisation vote removed from European Parliament website

    A preliminary date for the first reading vote of a visa liberalization package for Ukraine has been removed from the website of the European Parliament. The technical information on the corresponding bill does not include anymore the forecast date of a plenary sitting when the move is to be considered. Thursday reports stated that such forecast...

    Russia may introduce strict registration control of Ukrainians who visit occupied Crimea
    Dec17

    Russia may introduce strict registration control of Ukrainians who visit occupied Crimea

    The Federal Agency for Nationalities (FAN) of the Russian Federation proposes to introduce a mechanism of strict registration of those who enter the territory of the occupied Crimea from Ukraine, TASS reported citing the agency official. FAN official Andrey Komissarov noted that migration regime in the occupied Crimea should be built, given the...

    Pentagon demands China return an ”unlawfully seized” U.S. underwater drone
    Dec17

    Pentagon demands China return an ”unlawfully seized” U.S. underwater drone

    The Pentagon is demanding that China return an ”unlawfully seized” underwater drone after a Chinese warship took the device from waters near a U.S. oceanographic vessel, CNN reports. ”We call upon China to return our UUV immediately, and to comply with all of its obligations under international law,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a...

    Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 39 times in last day
    Dec16

    Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 39 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 39 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the militants used banned 120mm and 82mm mortars to attack the villages of Talakivka and Shyrokyne....

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