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Sweden distributes “be prepared for war” leaflet to all 4.8m homes
May22

Sweden distributes “be prepared for war” leaflet to all 4.8m homes

The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to do in the event of a war. Om krisen eller kriget kommer (If crisis or war comes) explains how people can secure basic needs such as food, water and heat,...

Cat beats Putin to become first to cross controversial Crimea Bridge (FUNNY PHOTOS)
May21

Cat beats Putin to become first to cross controversial Crimea Bridge (FUNNY PHOTOS)

Vladimir Putin has been beaten to being the first to cross a controversial new bridge, by a cat. The multi-billion dollar bridge which stretches for 12-miles links Russia’s Krasnodar region to the Crimea, a former region of Ukraine which Russia annexed from their neighbours in 2014 at the height of the conflict between the two nations....

Putin opens new bridge to Crimea, provoking Ukraine, Western ire
May16

Putin opens new bridge to Crimea, provoking Ukraine, Western ire

President Vladimir Putin drew condemnation from the US, Europe and Ukraine on Tuesday (15 May) after he opened a new bridge linking mainland Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea by driving a truck across it to the peninsula. Putin dressed in jeans and a casual jacket was shown by Russian state television behind the wheel of a construction truck to...

Which countries attended the US Embassuy opening in Jerusalem? (infographic)
May16

Which countries attended the US Embassuy opening in Jerusalem? (infographic)

Amid deadly violence in Gaza, the US opened its new embassy in Jerusalem yesterday. The move comes after President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December, a move that delighted Israelis, infuriated Palestinians and caused widespread international condemnation. Most countries are keen to keep their...

Russian parliament approves Medvedev as prime minister
May08

Russian parliament approves Medvedev as prime minister

The Russian Lower House has approved Vladimir Putin’s longtime ally Dmitry Medvedev as cabinet chairman for a new term, despite opposition from leftist parliamentary caucuses. Of 433 lawmakers who were present at the Tuesday session of the State Duma, 374 voted in favor of Medvedev’s candidacy and 56 voted against. There were no...

More Albanians acquire Greek citizenship
Apr10

More Albanians acquire Greek citizenship

The largest group of foreign nationals that obtained Greek citizenship in 2016 were Albanians (88 percent), followed by Ukrainians (1.5 percent) and Russians (1.2 percent), according to data from the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat. …read more Source:...

Germany’s AfD slams Merkel’s expulsions of Russian diplomats in spy row
Mar28

Germany’s AfD slams Merkel’s expulsions of Russian diplomats in spy row

The opposition far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) rebuked Angela Merkel’s government for joining Western expulsions of Russian diplomats after an attack on a former Russian spy in Britain, arguing that this harmed Germany. Berlin said on Monday it was sending four diplomats back to Russia as part of 100 expulsions by the U.S. and...

14 EU countries expel Russian diplomats
Mar26

14 EU countries expel Russian diplomats

Fourteen EU countries joined with the United States and other allies to expel Russian diplomats on Monday in response to a nerve agent attack in Salibsury, England. European Council President Donald Tusk announced the coordinated expulsions at a meeting of EU leaders in Varna, Bulgaria. At the same time, Tusk expressed condolences for a shopping...

Juncker under fire for ‘nauseating’ Putin letter
Mar21

Juncker under fire for ‘nauseating’ Putin letter

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker came under fire yesterday (20 March) over a “nauseating” letter congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election even as Britain blames Moscow for a deadly toxin attack. Juncker wrote to Putin, returned for another six years in power on Sunday with a record vote share, pledging to “always...

Russia elections: Polls open amid low turnout fears
Mar18

Russia elections: Polls open amid low turnout fears

Russians are heading to the polls to vote in a presidential election that is expected to usher in President Vladimir Putin’s fourth term. Seven other candidates are also running in Sunday’s election, with the incumbent leading in the polls by a wide margin. Due to the time difference, voting started in the Russian Far East regions of...

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