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    Czechs oppose permanent migrant quotas
    Apr18

    Czechs oppose permanent migrant quotas

    The Czech Republic cannot rule out legal action if the European Union tries to put in place any permanent quota system for distributing asylum seekers, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Sunday, according to Reuters.The country was one of four central and eastern European states to oppose an EU quota scheme approved by member states last...

    Ecuador earthquake death toll grows to 272
    Apr18

    Ecuador earthquake death toll grows to 272

    Traumatized Ecuadoreans slept amid rubble while rescuers dug for survivors on Monday after an earthquake smashed the Andean nation`s coastal region, killing at least 272 people and flattening resort towns, according to Reuters.Saturday`s 7.8 magnitude quake ripped apart buildings and roads, knocked out power, and injured at least 2,068 people in...

    Russian proxies fire mortars, antitank system on Ukraine in last day
    Apr18

    Russian proxies fire mortars, antitank system on Ukraine in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 79 times in the past 24 hours, using mortars and antitank missile systems, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. ”In particular, the militants fired 120mm and 82mm mortars four times in the direction of the town...

    Iran displays new Russian S-300 defense missile parts – media
    Apr18

    Iran displays new Russian S-300 defense missile parts – media

    Iran has displayed parts of its new Russian-made air defense system during its Army Day celebrations, according to the BBC.Pictures released by the semi-official ISNA news agency showed S-300 missile tubes and radar equipment during a military parade in southern Tehran, the BBC wrote.Iran insists the system is necessary to defend itself, but the...

    CNN: U.S. and Russia meet on cybersecurity
    Apr18

    CNN: U.S. and Russia meet on cybersecurity

    Senior cybersecurity officials from the U.S. and Russia are holding meetings this week on cybersecurity, renewing efforts to prevent the countries from mistakenly getting into a cyber war, U.S. officials say, according to CNN.The meetings in Geneva include officials from the White House, State Department and FBI and will include a review of...

    Savchenko`s lawyer Novikov says Nadia on drip, condition critical
    Apr18

    Savchenko`s lawyer Novikov says Nadia on drip, condition critical

    Nadia Savchenko`s lawyer Ilya Novikov says his client has been put on a drip after her sister, Vira Savchenko, managed to persuade her into having intravenous infusions, but Nadia`s condition is critical, she`s completely exhausted.”If Nadia`s sister, Vira, had not persuaded her yesterday into agreeing to the infusions, her condition would be...

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine APR 10 – APR 17, 2016
    Apr17

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine APR 10 – APR 17, 2016

    Georgia Caucasus Strategic Studies Institute (Georgia) : Military Russian special forces do not accidentally select Juodkrante. Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine) : Verdict awaited on Russian military intelligence officers captured in Donbas Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine) : Draconian laws set scene for mass arrests...

    TASS: Russian arms exports to remain around $15 bln in next 2-3 years
    Apr17

    TASS: Russian arms exports to remain around $15 bln in next 2-3 years

    Head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Alexander Fomin forecasts that Russian arms exports in the next 2-3 year will remain around $15 billion, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”As for last year`s exports, you probably already know, the plan was slightly exceeded in spite of all objective difficulties. We...

    Bloomberg: Oil-freeze talks end in failure amid Saudi demands over Iran
    Apr17

    Bloomberg: Oil-freeze talks end in failure amid Saudi demands over Iran

    Negotiations between 16 oil producers in Doha ended without any agreement on limiting supplies, a diplomatic failure that threatens to renew the rout in prices, according to Bloomberg. The summit in the Qatari capital, which dragged on for more than ten hours beyond its initially scheduled conclusion, finished with no final accord, Nigeria`s...

    Poroshenko: Street in free Horlivka to carry tortured Ukrainian activist`s name
    Apr17

    Poroshenko: Street in free Horlivka to carry tortured Ukrainian activist`s name

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that after the militant-held town of Horlivka in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, has been liberated from the occupiers, a central street there should be named after Volodymyr Rybak, a pro-Ukrainian activist, local town council member and retired policeman who was tortured to death by Russian-backed separatists...

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