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    Saakashvili loses Georgian citizenship
    Dec05

    Saakashvili loses Georgian citizenship

    President Giorgi Margvelashvili signed a decree on December 4 terminating Georgian citizenship of his predecessor Mikheil Saakashvili, who is now governor of Odessa region in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Erdogan and Putin: ex-pals turned sworn foes who won’t back down
    Dec04

    Erdogan and Putin: ex-pals turned sworn foes who won’t back down

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, leaders with remarkable similarities who built a new era of cooperation between Turkey and Russia, have suffered a ferocious falling-out that will harm relations for years to come. The two presidents, who forged a strong friendship in over a decade in power, have traded a slew of insults since Turkey shot...

    Armenia is in high category for corruption in defence and security sector, Transparency International
    Dec04

    Armenia is in high category for corruption in defence and security sector, Transparency International

    Armenia’s GI ranking in Band D places it in the high category for corruption in the defence and security sector. The highest risk areas were Finance, Operations, and Procurement, which fell in Band E (very high risk of corruption), according to Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI) by Transparency International. The level of...

    Georgia revokes ex-president Saakashvili’s citizenship
    Dec04

    Georgia revokes ex-president Saakashvili’s citizenship

    Georgia on Friday stripped former leader and reformer Mikheil Saakashvili of his citizenship as he had acquired a Ukrainian passport to serve as governor of the strategic Odessa region. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Cold in blacked-out Crimea kills rare Bengal tiger cub
    Dec04

    Cold in blacked-out Crimea kills rare Bengal tiger cub

    MOSCOW (AP) — A rare white Bengal tiger cub has died of cold in blacked-out Crimea.Russian state news agency RIA Novosti on Friday quoted Oleg …read more Source: Taiwan...

    Big and small “pieces” in the Russian-Turkish trade
    Dec04

    Big and small “pieces” in the Russian-Turkish trade

    No need to take Russia’s “baits” too seriously Russia’s “sworn enemies” are now in the dire situation. To be consistent, they should justify the downing of Russian “Su-24″ aircraft on November 24 by the Turkish Air Force, as well as the killing of the Russian pilot by pro-Turkish militant. No matter how much an Armenian politician or...

    Mikheil Saakashvili stripped of Georgian citizenship
    Dec04

    Mikheil Saakashvili stripped of Georgian citizenship

    Georgian President Georgy Margelashvili has signed a decree, stripping Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgian citizenship, the presidential press service said on Friday, Civil.ge reports. President’s office said that citizenship of Saakashvili and several other Georgian nationals were terminated with the December 4 decree because they became...

    Tajik foreign minister delivers statement at the 22nd OSCE Ministerial Council
    Dec04

    Tajik foreign minister delivers statement at the 22nd OSCE Ministerial Council

    DUSHANBE, December 4, 2015, Asia-Plus – On Thursday December 3, Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov delivered a statement at the 22nd OSCE Ministerial Council in Belgrade. According to the Tajik MFA information department, Aslov stated Tajikistan’s position on the necessity of reforming the OSCE and a role of the OSCE in facilitating...

    Ukraine switches from eurobonds to long-term bonds
    Dec04

    Ukraine switches from eurobonds to long-term bonds

    The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine started collecting applications from holders. …read more Source: Kazakh...

    Thailand’s battered image dealt new blow with aviation scare
    Dec04

    Thailand’s battered image dealt new blow with aviation scare

    FILE – In this May 26, 2014 file photo, Thai soldiers secure a road near the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AP BANGKOK: Thailand, once a poster child for democracy and freedom in turbulent Southeast Asia, has careened over the past two years from one image disaster to the next. First a military coup. Then revelations of slaves in...

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