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    Animal lovers “sickened” by laws leaving Portugal’s cats and dogs at risk of human consumption
    May05

    Animal lovers “sickened” by laws leaving Portugal’s cats and dogs at risk of human consumption

    A national newspaper report that “cats and dogs from Portugal can now enter countries like Nigeria, Angola, Colombia, Peru, Jordan, Libya, Ukraine, South Korea and the Philippines” with Expresso asking the question “are they being sold to be eaten” has shocked the country’s animal rights community, leading to a petition demanding answers....

    Belarus ahead of Russia, United States on Save the Children’s 2015 Mother’s Index
    May05

    Belarus ahead of Russia, United States on Save the Children’s 2015 Mother’s Index

    Belarus moved one spot up from the 26th place a year ago. This year Belarus ranks higher than any other CIS country. Russia is 56th, Kazakhstan 58th, Ukraine 69th, and Azerbaijan 90th. …read more Source:...

    Bulgarian PR Expert Maxim Behar Reelected to WCFDavos Committee
    May05

    Bulgarian PR Expert Maxim Behar Reelected to WCFDavos Committee

    Maxim Behar has again been elected as co-Chair of the Davos World Communications Forum Committee, an office he has assumed since 2013.”The choice is a huge honor for Bulgaria and an incredible appraisal for the Bulgarian PR business, for all my colleagues,” Mr Behar has said upon his reelection, which he has described as a...

    President Plevneliev to mark May 9 in Poland
    May05

    President Plevneliev to mark May 9 in Poland

    Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev will attend in Poland the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of World War 2, informs the office of Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski.May 6-8 Poland will receive UN Secretary General Ban Ki –moon, The President of the Council of Europe Donald Tusk and the presidents of Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech...

    The monarchs of Prague Castle
    May05

    The monarchs of Prague Castle

    PRAGUE – Placid and stolid, the Czech Republic revels in its reputation as the level-headed heart of central Europe, a sort of Bohemian version of Switzerland. So why can’t the country place a boring and uncontroversial president in the hulking Prague Castle? While Czechs are among the central Europeans least likely to migrate (why leave a...

    Polish President Gives Green Light to Creating Joint Military Force with Lithuania, Ukraine
    May04

    Polish President Gives Green Light to Creating Joint Military Force with Lithuania, Ukraine

    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has given his formal approval for the creation of a joint military brigade with Lithuania and Ukraine, TASS reported. The resolution signed by Komorowski on Monday will take effect two weeks after it is published, the Polish leader’s office has confirmed, according to the Russian news agency. The joint...

    Opinion: The West and Its Self-Assumed Right to Intervene
    May04

    Opinion: The West and Its Self-Assumed Right to Intervene

    In this column, Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News, argues that the West, led by the United States, has taken on itself the right to intervene in the affairs of others and, in the case of the Arab world, has created situations that justify subsequent military...

    Security for the Baltic with air policing in Estonia
    May04

    Security for the Baltic with air policing in Estonia

    Since the crisis in Ukraine, NATO has been monitoring airspace over the Baltic states, which is regularly violated by Russia. In Ämari, in Estonia, the British Air force is about to take over from Spain. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    To save Russia’s economy, Putin hits his base where it hurts
    May04

    To save Russia’s economy, Putin hits his base where it hurts

    The ruble’s recent appreciation, mostly due to rising oil prices, has led some analysts to conclude that Russia’s economy is on its way to recovery. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently made his own optimistic assertion: “No collapse has happened. The Russian economy has relatively easy overcome these artificial barriers (created...

    German fin. min. claims ignorance of Athens shift to negotiating new overall package
    May04

    German fin. min. claims ignorance of Athens shift to negotiating new overall package

    German finance ministry spokeswoman Friederike von Tiesenhausen on Monday (04/05) said she had no information to the effect that the…She also referred to reports at the weekend, which said there was progress in the negotiations but a number of issues that were still open. According to the spokeswoman, there had been extensive discussion on all...

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