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    Vienna Economic Forum opens today
    May27

    Vienna Economic Forum opens today

    TIRANA, May 27 (ATA)- The Regional Vienna Economic Forum will kick off its proceedings on Wednesday evening in Tirana. The forum will open at 19.00 hrs with a reception at the Palace of Brigades in honour of all the participants and the official delegations. The opening floor will be taken by Minister of Economy Arben Ahmetaj, who will be...

    Biden slams Putin in Brookings speech
    May27

    Biden slams Putin in Brookings speech

    Vice President Joe Biden took a hard stand against Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a speech at the Brookings Institution Wednesday, saying the situation in Ukraine is a “humanitarian tragedy created by Russian aggression.” “Helping Ukraine against Russian aggression is critical to checking further aggression down the road,” the vice president...

    Seven take-aways from the FIFA arrests
    May27

    Seven take-aways from the FIFA arrests

    There can’t be a single soccer fan anywhere in the world who didn’t have the sports-lover’s equivalent of a righteous orgasm on learning of the arrest at dawn — by the Swiss police — of seven FIFA senior officials. As of this writing, these men were being readied for extradition to the United States, where they will be...

    Russia and Qatar: losers in the FIFA scandal
    May27

    Russia and Qatar: losers in the FIFA scandal

    The Baur au Lac hotel is an old Zürich favorite. Its central location, Lake Zürich views, wood-paneled interior and reputation for discretion, make it a regular haunt for statesmen, billionaires, princes and, for the past couple decades, executives from global soccer’s governing body, FIFA. FIFA is known for its wealth — the last World Cup...

    Agreement on visit of Latvian MPs to Belarus
    May27

    Agreement on visit of Latvian MPs to Belarus

    The Latvian side also demonstrated their positive attitude to Belarus’ efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. “Our colleagues appreciate it a lot. The mood of the talks changed. The range of discussed problems grew considerably larger,” stated the MP. …read more Source:...

    The world is plagued by fire and blood – Britain must not look the other way | Daniel Kawczynski
    May27

    The world is plagued by fire and blood – Britain must not look the other way | Daniel Kawczynski

    The election campaign reached new heights of insularity – yet engaging with foreign affairs is not a luxury: Britain’s conscience must be reawakened‘We don’t live alone – we are members of one body,” the furious police officer informs the members of the Birling family in JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. “We are responsible for...

    Five subplots in the EU budget
    May27

    Five subplots in the EU budget

    The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled what it called “a small budget with a big punch” for the EU for next year, as officials sought to justify new spending to deal with foreign policy crises. While the broad outlines of the EU budget have already been determined for the 2014-2020 period, the annual budget allows wiggle room for certain...

    Ukraine takes ‘odious’ path to default
    May27

    Ukraine takes ‘odious’ path to default

    Kiev denies responsibility for debt issue by former regime …read more Source: Financial...

    Russian Official Declares Mistral Deal Dead
    May27

    Russian Official Declares Mistral Deal Dead

    Russia has given up on its EUR 1.2 B deal with France for the procurement of two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, a senior Russian government official has said. “Russia won’t take them, it’s an accomplished fact,” Russian newswires quoted Oleg Bochkaryov, deputy head of the Military Industrial Commission, as saying...

    NATO Chief Urges Russia to Avoid Snap Military Drills
    May27

    NATO Chief Urges Russia to Avoid Snap Military Drills

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Russia to avoid holding snap military drills. Russia on Monday launched snap exercises to test the combat readiness of air defence and air force units in its Central Military District.Some 12,000 personnel and 250 aircraft are taking part in the four-day exercises which coincide with an earlier...

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