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    Bolivia, Ethiopia, Sweden win seats on UN Security Council
    Jun28

    Bolivia, Ethiopia, Sweden win seats on UN Security Council

    UNITED NATIONS: Bolivia, Ethiopia and Sweden on Tuesday were elected to serve a two-year stint on the UN Security Council, with Kazakhstan vying with Thailand and the Netherlands facing off against Italy for two remaining spots. Five non-permanent seats are up for grabs in the vote by the UN General Assembly, three of which were filled in a first...

    Kremlin dents Turkish hopes for quick restoration of ties
    Jun28

    Kremlin dents Turkish hopes for quick restoration of ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin sought to dampen Turkey’s hopes for a swift restoration of normal relations on Tuesday, a day after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan expressed regret over the downing of a Russian warplane last year. The Russian jet was shot down, with the loss of the pilot, in November while taking part in the...

    Azerbaijani businessman kidnapped, tortured to death in Donetsk
    Jun28

    Azerbaijani businessman kidnapped, tortured to death in Donetsk

    Unknown persons kidnapped and killed Azerbaijani businessman in Gorlovka city of Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Beeline improves Smart tariff plans
    Jun28

    Beeline improves Smart tariff plans

    Beeline Armenia is pleased to announce changes connected with Smart mobile tariff plans that will be effective starting June 30, 2016.The company said that currently all Smart tariff plans include 10,000 free minutes inside the network. The internet capacity was improved and became 1500MB versus the previous 1000MB for Smart 1500 and Smart 990....

    Paul Stronski: Yerevan’s security alliance with Moscow will not impede Armenia’s good ties with NATO
    Jun28

    Paul Stronski: Yerevan’s security alliance with Moscow will not impede Armenia’s good ties with NATO

    What is the explanation to the consistent enhancement of NATO’s military contingent on the borders between NATO member states and Russia? Is there a real threat of Russian military intervention for example to the Baltic States? I am not going to say there is no Russian threat to the Baltics, but I generally do not believe that the Kremlin...

    Poland to create park for Soviet-era statues
    Jun28

    Poland to create park for Soviet-era statues

    WARSAW: Poland said Tuesday it would create a park for more than 200 Soviet-era statues and Red Army monuments scattered across the country that symbolize its decades-long communist era domination by Moscow. “There’s no reason to glorify monuments devoted to the memory of the Red Army which twice invaded Poland (WWI, WWII) and is...

    Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defence strategy
    Jun28

    Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defence strategy

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg chairs a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 2016. REUTERS BRUSSELS: Britain’s departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe’s new defence strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of...

    Europeans, Asians battle for UN power seats
    Jun28

    Europeans, Asians battle for UN power seats

    Three European countries and two Asian nations are battling for seats on the UN Security Council in elections on Tuesday that are drawing attention to the refugee crisis and human rights. Five non-permanent seats are up for grabs in the vote at the UN General Assembly, but two are all but decided. Ethiopia and Bolivia are running unopposed after...

    Europeans, Asians battle for UN power seats
    Jun28

    Europeans, Asians battle for UN power seats

    UNITED NATIONS: Three European countries and two Asian nations are battling for seats on the UN Security Council in elections on Tuesday that are drawing attention to the refugee crisis and human rights. Five non-permanent seats are up for grabs in the vote at the UN General Assembly, but two are all but decided. Ethiopia and Bolivia are running...

    US accuses Russia of harassing, intimidating diplomats
    Jun28

    US accuses Russia of harassing, intimidating diplomats

    The United States has complained to Russia about a mounting campaign of harassment and intimidation of American diplomats and their families in Moscow, the State Department said on Monday. Among those to raise objections, US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin in March, State Department...

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