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    Two US Tanks Roll into Bulgaria
    Jun22

    Two US Tanks Roll into Bulgaria

    A pair of M1A2 Abrams battle tanks have arrived in Bulgaria by plane, the country’s Defense Ministry has said.The vehicles, flown into Bulgaria from the American Rammstein Air Base in Germany, are due to take part in the Power Shock drill at the Novo Selo military ground near Sliven.The exercises is part of NATO’s war games unfolding...

    Ukraine militia accused of murder
    Jun21

    Ukraine militia accused of murder

    Ukraine has disbanded a notorious militia that fought alongside government forces, arresting its commander and six fighters on charges of… …read more Source: The...

    Now Russia and Ukraine are at war over the ownership of St Vladimir the Great
    Jun21

    Now Russia and Ukraine are at war over the ownership of St Vladimir the Great

    A millennium ago, grand prince Vladimir of Kiev cast a civilisational fault line across Eastern Europe – one that divided the states of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine from the rest of the continent. …read more Source: The...

    Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours: Ukraine military
    Jun21

    Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours: Ukraine military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and six wounded in the past 24 hours in separatist eastern territories, the Ukrainian military said on Sunday, describing an increase in fighting near the strategic port city of Mariupol. …read more Source:...

    World Refugee Day: UN estimates 1.2 million internally displaced in Ukraine
    Jun21

    World Refugee Day: UN estimates 1.2 million internally displaced in Ukraine

    Ukraine has problems of its own to contend with. But the country is still managing to shelter refugees – from far-flung war-torn places as well as… …read more Source:...

    A Picture Worth a Thousand Russian Expletives
    Jun21

    A Picture Worth a Thousand Russian Expletives

    Some of them are smiling, a few are holding drinks, and one is even gesturing the “peace sign.” There are nine people in the photo, and the third one in from the right—the reason everyone is posing together—is Alexander Borodai, the former prime minister of the breakaway People’s Republic of Donetsk. The other eight people in the photo are...

    Goodbye, Lenin: how a weighty symbol of the Soviet past divided a Ukrainian city
    Jun21

    Goodbye, Lenin: how a weighty symbol of the Soviet past divided a Ukrainian city

    Bitter arguments among local councillors and citizens over the fate of the communist hero’s statue highlighted a deep generational riftIn Sloviansk, a city in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, council meetings have rarely been as turbulent as they were towards the end of last month. The reason was the decision by the mayor, Oleg...

    EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea
    Jun20

    EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea

    EU governments extended for a year a ban on trade and investment with Crimea on Friday, meaning European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and visits by European cruise ships will remain outlawed. …read more Source: Macedonian Information...

    Obama’s global-finance problem
    Jun20

    Obama’s global-finance problem

    One of President Barack Obama’s key talking points on the massive, troubled trade deal moving through the Hill this week is how important it is to U.S. standing in the world. “If we don’t write the rules, China will write the rules out in that region,” he said in his State of the Union address. Yet for all the attention focused on the...

    Fitch Reaffirms Bulgaria’s Credit Rating at BBB- with Stable Outlook
    Jun20

    Fitch Reaffirms Bulgaria’s Credit Rating at BBB- with Stable Outlook

    Fitch Ratings on Friday affirmed Bulgaria’s long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at BBB- and BBB, respectively.Outlook for both ratings are stable, Fitch said in a statement. GDP growth is projected at 1.2% for 2015 and 1.5% for 2016 respectively, “below potential growth, which is estimated to be between...

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