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    FT: Defense spending by NATO`s Europe states up as uncertainty rises
    May31

    FT: Defense spending by NATO`s Europe states up as uncertainty rises

    Defense spending by Europe`s NATO states is set to rise for the first time in nearly a decade, figures show, as fears over Russian aggression and the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean stoke anxiety over security across the continent, according to the Financial Times.But NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg warned, in an interview with the...

    Self-proclaimed republic hopes to agree Donbas election with Kyiv
    May31

    Self-proclaimed republic hopes to agree Donbas election with Kyiv

    Representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) in the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas Denis Pushylin says that theoretically there is a chance to agree local elections with Kyiv, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.”Theoretically, there is a chance to agree local elections in Donbas with Kyiv, but it`s too early...

    Ukrenergo sees 28.8% rise in revenue since year`s start
    May31

    Ukrenergo sees 28.8% rise in revenue since year`s start

    State-run company Ukrenergo, the operator of Ukraine`s power grids, saw its revenue from power transmission grow by 28.8% in January-April 2016 from the same period last year, to UAH 1.403 billion, according to the company`s statement.Actual volumes of power transmitted through the main power transmission lines in January-April 2016 decreased by...

    RFE/RL: NATO urged to boost defense to dissuade Russia
    May31

    RFE/RL: NATO urged to boost defense to dissuade Russia

    NATO`s Parliamentary Assembly has urged leaders of the alliance to boost its collective defenses and stand up to Russia`s military assertiveness, Radio Liberty has reported.The lawmakers made the call on May 30 in a unanimously approved declaration at the session in Tirana, Albania, ahead of NATO`s July summit in Warsaw, RFE/RL reports.The...

    Juncker says Russia visit for talks, no letup in sanctions – media
    May31

    Juncker says Russia visit for talks, no letup in sanctions – media

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says his planned trip to Russia next month is intended to maintain dialogue rather than signal a rethinking of European sanctions, according to Radio Liberty.Juncker accepted Moscow`s invitation to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 16, in what will be the first visit...

    London`s mayor vows to crack down on property sales to foreign buyers
    May31

    London`s mayor vows to crack down on property sales to foreign buyers

    Property sale restrictions will be brought in to stop London becoming the world`s capital of money laundering, Sadiq Khan has said, according to the Evening Standard.London`s mayor said he would impose new rules aimed at limiting the sale of homes to foreign investors who then leave the properties empty, the Evening Standard reported.He insisted...

    NATO summit to raise military presence on eastern flank – Stoltenberg
    May31

    NATO summit to raise military presence on eastern flank – Stoltenberg

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said an upcoming summit will enhance the alliance`s defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and other countries on its eastern flank, according to Radio Liberty.Stoltenberg was speaking on May 30 in Warsaw, which will host a NATO summit in July, RFE/RL wrote.”There will be more NATO troops in Poland...

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine, incl. near OSCE base, 21 times in last day
    May31

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine, incl. near OSCE base, 21 times in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine, including near an OSCE base, 21 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).The occupiers fired from infantry fighting vehicles and 82mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Zaitseve,...

    Poland aims to end long-term gas supplies from Russia
    May31

    Poland aims to end long-term gas supplies from Russia

    Poland does not plan to renew a long-term gas supply contract with Russia when its current deal with Gazprom expires in 2022, according to government energy official Piotr Naimski, Reuters reported on Monday.”We will be aiming at a situation where a long-term contract becomes a thing of the past. If the price of Russian gas is competitive enough...

    North Korea missile test launch `fails`
    May31

    North Korea missile test launch `fails`

    North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say, according to the BBC.It is unclear what type of missile it was, but it follows three failed tests of the medium-range ”Musudan” missile in April, the BBC reports.The North is banned by the UN from...

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