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    South China Sea dispute: As Obama weighed patrol to counter China, Pentagon urged faster action
    Oct29

    South China Sea dispute: As Obama weighed patrol to counter China, Pentagon urged faster action

    South China Sea islands. The U.S. naval challenge to China’s territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea this week came after months of frustration within the Pentagon at what some defense officials saw as unnecessary delays by the White House and State Department in approving the mission. As early as mid-May, the Pentagon was...

    Ukraine faces years of dependence on Western aid
    Oct28

    Ukraine faces years of dependence on Western aid

    VELYKI PRYTSKY, Ukraine (AP) — Looking on from her vegetable patch at the motorcade of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Ukrainian villager Olha Voloshchenko …read more Source: Taiwan...

    Internet freedom falls for fifth year in row: survey
    Oct28

    Internet freedom falls for fifth year in row: survey

    Global online freedom declined for a fifth consecutive year as more governments stepped up electronic surveillance and clamped down on dissidents using blogs or social media, a survey showed Wednesday. The annual report by non-government watchdog Freedom House said the setbacks were especially noticeable in the Middle East, reversing gains seen...

    Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene sign up for Pakistan Super League
    Oct28

    Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene sign up for Pakistan Super League

    The PCB has announced that Sri Lankan stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have signed up for the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League. The Lankan legends, who retired this year from all forms of cricket are the first official signings of the league, although the PCB has announced that around 150 overseas players have given...

    Dnepropetrovsk adopts resolution on Armenian Genocide recognition
    Oct28

    Dnepropetrovsk adopts resolution on Armenian Genocide recognition

    Even the Turkish Consul in Ukraine had arrived at the Municipality demanding not to adopt the resolution. …read more Source:...

    Peace process in Afghanistan
    Oct28

    Peace process in Afghanistan

    Can’t be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned I have always objected to the Pakistani foreign policy position that solution to Afghan situation should be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned. Even Afghan President and government reject this position when they repeatedly blame Pakistan for aiding and facilitating the Afghan Taliban thereby making it the party to...

    Poroshenko and Merkel discuss elections in Ukraine and situation in Donbas
    Oct28

    Poroshenko and Merkel discuss elections in Ukraine and situation in Donbas

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel during which the parties discussed local self-government elections in Ukraine and situation in Donbas. …read more Source:...

    Bangladesh falls 2 notches in Ease of Doing Business List
    Oct28

    Bangladesh falls 2 notches in Ease of Doing Business List

    Global ranking slips to 174 as indicators in starting business, paying taxes and getting electricity Bangladesh’s global ranking has slipped in ease of doing business, standing at 174th position among 189 nations as the country’s performance deteriorated on indicators, including starting business, paying taxes and getting electricity....

    Internet freedom falls for fifth year in row: survey
    Oct28

    Internet freedom falls for fifth year in row: survey

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Global online freedom declined for a fifth consecutive year as more governments stepped up electronic surveillance and clamped down on dissidents using blogs or social media, a survey showed Wednesday.The annual report by non-government watchdog Freedom House said the setbacks were especially noticeable in the Middle...

    New Foreign Policy Centre Publication: Traditional religion and political power: Examining the role of the church in Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova
    Oct28

    New Foreign Policy Centre Publication: Traditional religion and political power: Examining the role of the church in Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova

    Traditional religion and political power: Examining the role of the church in Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova examines the political and social role of the Orthodox Churches in Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova and of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It explores the ways in which the churches have contributed to the development of national...

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