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    Ex-Republican Party head Barbour to lobby U.S. for Ukraine
    Jan06

    Ex-Republican Party head Barbour to lobby U.S. for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – Haley Barbour, former Republican Party leader and Mississippi governor, has been hired by the Ukrainian government to lobby U.S. politicians, according to documents filed this week. The hiring of Barbour and his lobbying firm BGR… …read more Source:...

    Blizzards kill nine in Europe
    Jan06

    Blizzards kill nine in Europe

    Blizzards swept parts of Europe on Friday, causing at least nine deaths, closing roads and resulting in traffic accidents, travel delays and medical evacuations. In Poland, the cold snap was blamed for five deaths in 24 hours. Three people died from hypothermia, while two more died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by malfunctioning heaters,...

    Gazprom applies to boost gas transit to EU by 13% due to cold winter
    Jan06

    Gazprom applies to boost gas transit to EU by 13% due to cold winter

    Gazprom has sent an application to increase gas transit to Europe through the Ukrainian gas transportation system to 278.9 million cubic meters. …read more Source:...

    NATO and Russia in game of cat and mouse in Baltic skies
    Jan06

    NATO and Russia in game of cat and mouse in Baltic skies

    SIAULIAI: French jets have been engaged in a game of cat and mouse with Russian fighters in the skies above the Baltic states, as NATO keeps a close eye on Russia’s ambitions, reports BSS. Four French Mirage jets this week completed a four-month tour of duty in Lithuania-and their crews were busy, engaging with Russian planes on 23...

    Azerbaijan in talks on creation of joint pharmaceutical plants
    Jan06

    Azerbaijan in talks on creation of joint pharmaceutical plants

    Azerbaijan is in talks with Turkish and Ukrainian companies to set up joint pharmaceutical plants. …read more Source:...

    We cant figure out Trump’s plan for world, says Germany
    Jan06

    We cant figure out Trump’s plan for world, says Germany

    German officials who have held talks with members of US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team have not been able to figure out what kind of foreign and security policy his administration wants to pursue, a spokesperson said on Friday. “It ultimately remains the case that there still is no clear, coherent and comprehensive picture...

    Burma ranked eighth among ‘world’s most volatile flashpoints’
    Jan06

    Burma ranked eighth among ‘world’s most volatile flashpoints’

    Burma had the unenviable distinction of being listed among Syria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo as hosting 10 “conflicts to watch” in 2017, as compiled by Jean-Marie Guéhenno of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group in an article appearing in Foreign Policy on Thursday. Guéhenno, ICG’s president and CEO, cited...

    Kazakhstan Participates in First UNSC Meeting, Appoints New UN Representative
    Jan06

    Kazakhstan Participates in First UNSC Meeting, Appoints New UN Representative

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Kazakhstan attended its first meeting Jan. 3 as a non-permanent member of the United States Security Council and on Jan. 4 appointed former Kazakh Ambassador to the United States Kairat Umarov Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations....

    Ex-senator Dan Coats is Trump pick for intel chief
    Jan06

    Ex-senator Dan Coats is Trump pick for intel chief

    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has chosen for his director of national intelligence someone who could provide a counterweight to the president-elect’s alleged soft spot for Moscow: a former senator banned by Russia. Dan Coats, 73, will be nominated by Trump to serve as the powerful coordinator of 16 intelligence and security agencies, according...

    Head for the bunkers? More dangerous world
    Jan06

    Head for the bunkers? More dangerous world

    Eventually, the world will become accustomed to the Trump administration, and the Trump administration will get used to the world. But now that unpredictability is the order of the day, and a collective “me first” outlook has taken hold, we should prepare for the possibility that turmoil could go global In August 2015, I tweeted that if Donald...

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