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    Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, NZ, Spain win UN Council seats
    Oct17

    Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, NZ, Spain win UN Council seats

    UNITED NATIONS: Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand and Spain won seats on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for two years from Jan. 1, 2015. The 193-member UN General Assembly elected Venezuela with 181 votes, Malaysia with 187 votes, Angola with 190 votes. All three countries campaigned unopposed for their seats after being...

    NATO sees no sign of major Russian pullback from Ukraine border
    Oct17

    NATO sees no sign of major Russian pullback from Ukraine border

    NATO said Thursday it saw no sign of any significant Russian pullback from Ukraine’s border, despite President Vladimir Putin ordering thousands of troops to withdraw ahead of truce talks. “We would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, as this would be a step in the right direction. But for the […] The post...

    Venezuela, New Zealand join UN Security Council
    Oct16

    Venezuela, New Zealand join UN Security Council

    Venezuela, New Zealand, Angola and Malaysia have been elected to coveted seats on the United Nations Security Council, while voting continued to determine whether Turkey or Spain would join the council. Neither Turkey nor Spain got enough votes in the first or second ballot of Thursday’s election by the U.N. General Assembly’s member...

    Russia’s defense minister bristles at US comment
    Oct16

    Russia’s defense minister bristles at US comment

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has criticized a comment by the U.S. defense secretary about Russia’s military resurgence. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a warning to the American armed forces on Wednesday about the need to “deal with a revisionist Russia” and its army “on NATO’s doorstep.”...

    Europe gas supply faces ‘major transit risks’: Putin
    Oct16

    Europe gas supply faces ‘major transit risks’: Putin

    Europe faces “major transit risks” to gas supplies coming from Russia this winter unless Ukraine resolves a gas dispute with Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Putin warns West not to blackmail Russia
    Oct16

    Putin warns West not to blackmail Russia

    Vladimir Putin has accused the US of a hostile approach towards Russia, and warned that Moscow would not be blackmailed over Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Vladimir Putin to Meet Western Leaders on Ukraine
    Oct16

    Vladimir Putin to Meet Western Leaders on Ukraine

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin is mounting a diplomatic blitz on the sidelines of a summit of European and Asian leaders in a bid to escape the worst crisis with the West since the Cold War. …read more Source:...

    Serbia to salute Putin but sees future with Europe
    Oct16

    Serbia to salute Putin but sees future with Europe

    BELGRADE – Russian President Vladimir Putin is guest of honour at a military parade in Belgrade on Thursday to mark 70 years since the city’s liberation by the Red Army, a visit loaded with symbolism as Serbia walks a tightrope between the Europe it wants to join and a big-power ally it cannot leave behind.The United States and...

    Putin takes centre stage at Asia-Europe summit
    Oct16

    Putin takes centre stage at Asia-Europe summit

    Vladimir Putin (pic) will take centre stage at an Asia-Europe (Asem) summit that opens Thursday in Milan, where the Russian leader is to hold face-to-face talks with Ukraine counterpart Petro Poroshenko. The headline theme of the conference is promoting economic cooperation between more than 50 countries who share one of the world’s...

    EU should intervene to secure gas supplies if Russia cuts – EU energy chief
    Oct16

    EU should intervene to secure gas supplies if Russia cuts – EU energy chief

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU authorities should be ready to intervene to secure gas supplies in the bloc in the event that the crisis over Ukraine leads to a major disruption of flows from Russia, the European Union’s energy chief said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

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