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    Trump administration expected to reduce military aid to Pakistan
    May23

    Trump administration expected to reduce military aid to Pakistan

    US President Donald Trump – Reuters file photo WASHINGTON: The Trump administration’s budget proposal would convert some of the United States’ foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programmes abroad by more than 29 per cent, the White House said on Monday.Mick Mulvaney,...

    Volunteerism creating a stronger people power in Kazakhstan
    May23

    Volunteerism creating a stronger people power in Kazakhstan

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. What is the richness of a nation? – Its people. It couldn’t be truer for Kazakhstan where this saying resonates loud and clear. People the world over volunteer to give back to society. The one billion and counting volunteers work to commit their time and...

    Ukraine backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian (AFP)
    May23

    Ukraine backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament ratched up its cultural war against Russia on Tuesday by backing television language quotas requiring major channels to broadcast at least three-quarters of their programmes in the Ukrainian language. …read more Source: The West...

    EU – UKRAINE: VISA-FREE REGIME FOR UKRAINIAN CITIZENS
    May23

    EU – UKRAINE: VISA-FREE REGIME FOR UKRAINIAN CITIZENS

    On May 17, in Strasbourg, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the signing ceremony of the legislative act on abolishing visa requirements for Ukrainians for short-term trips to the countries of the European Union and the Schengen zo…(17 травня у Страсбурзі був підписаний законодавчий акт про надання Україні безвізового режиму...

    Trump presses NATO on spending, terror
    May23

    Trump presses NATO on spending, terror

    BRUSSELS: US President Donald Trump will press his Nato allies on Thursday to increase defence spending and take a more active role in the fight against Islamist terror. Here are the expected main talking points during the brief summit at Nato’s new, futuristic headquarters on the outskirts of Brussels. Allies must do more Washington and...

    Vietnam: Human rights blogger among five finalists for human rights award
    May23

    Vietnam: Human rights blogger among five finalists for human rights award

    VIETNAMESE blogger Pham Thanh Nghien has been named one of five finalists for the 2017 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, an award recognising activists who risk their lives to benefit their communities. Nghien was imprisoned in 2010 for four years as a result of her work publicising violations against and defending...

    Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan pledge game-changing energy, power cooperation
    May23

    Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan pledge game-changing energy, power cooperation

    BISHKEK (TCA) — Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has so far built the most friendly and close relations with next-door neighbor Turkmenistan, with other Central Asian neighbors also mending ties with Tashkent in various spheres. We are republishing this article on the issue, originally published by EurasiaNet.org: The love affair between...

    Macron to host Putin for May 29 talks on Syria, Ukraine
    May23

    Macron to host Putin for May 29 talks on Syria, Ukraine

    PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week as the countries look to reset strained relations, notably over Syria and Ukraine. The meeting at the Versailles palace outside Paris will coincide with an exhibition celebrating 300 years of Franco-Russian ties since the visit of Russian tsar Peter the...

    Macron to host Putin for May 29 talks on Syria, Ukraine (AFP)
    May22

    Macron to host Putin for May 29 talks on Syria, Ukraine (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week as the countries look to reset strained relations, notably over Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    EU decision to grant visa-free travel to Ukrainians becomes official
    May22

    EU decision to grant visa-free travel to Ukrainians becomes official

    BRUSSELS — The European Union’s decision granting visa liberalization for Ukraine has been published in the EU’s official journal, paving the way for the visa-free regime to enter into force on 11 June, 20 days after its publication on May … …read more Source:...

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