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    Ukraine crisis has created more than 2 million refugees, UN reports
    Apr23

    Ukraine crisis has created more than 2 million refugees, UN reports

    More than 800,000 people have fled Ukraine as the conflict made towns and villages uninhabitable and destroyed vital infrastructure, according to UN… …read more Source:...

    Lithuanian, Estonian MFA discuss energy projects, security situation in Europe
    Apr23

    Lithuanian, Estonian MFA discuss energy projects, security situation in Europe

    On 22 April 2015, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, who came to Lithuania for a working visit. The meeting focused on bilateral relations between Lithuania and Estonia, the security situation in Europe, the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia,...

    Dutch foreign minister in US for talks on nuclear weapons, Ukraine
    Apr23

    Dutch foreign minister in US for talks on nuclear weapons, Ukraine

    Dutch foreign affairs minister Bert Koenders will visit the US next week for several days of talks on nuclear weapons… …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko wants referendum on NATO
    Apr23

    Poroshenko wants referendum on NATO

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that his country should decide on joining NATO in a nationwide referendum.”I think that it’s the people of Ukraine who should decide on whether to join NATO, because this issue is fundamental as far as the country’s defense and security is concerned,” Poroshenko said...

    The roots of Islamic State
    Apr23

    The roots of Islamic State

    Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, leader of IS, reportedly wounded this week. © Balkis Press/ABACA/Press Association Images ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan (Simon & Schuster, £7.99) ISIS: the State of Terror by Jessica Stern and JM Berger (William Collins, £14.99) There is a pronounced pessimism in our...

    Paris to pay back Russia if warship deal pulled
    Apr23

    Paris to pay back Russia if warship deal pulled

    President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that France will reimburse Russia if it fails to deliver two Mistral warships in a deal frozen over the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: The Local...

    US says Russia is building air defence systems in eastern Ukraine
    Apr23

    US says Russia is building air defence systems in eastern Ukraine

    As well as conducting training exercises involving drones, it is sending extra troops to Ukrainian border, spokeswoman says The United States has accused Russia of building up air defence systems in eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian rebels in breach of a European-brokered truce. A state department...

    Presidential race frames parliamentary election
    Apr23

    Presidential race frames parliamentary election

    WARSAW — The first round of Poland’s presidential election next month has captivated the country’s chattering classes, but there is little doubt that in the end the winner will be the incumbent Bronisław Komorowski. While there is not much of a mystery over the outcome, the size of Komorowski’s likely victory, and whether he has...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by GE — Gazprom under fire — Verhofstadt on fire — GROW shrinks — DG LIMBO
    Apr23

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by GE — Gazprom under fire — Verhofstadt on fire — GROW shrinks — DG LIMBO

    by Ryan Heath, @PoliticoRyan | rheath@politico.eu Our @POLITICOEurope app launches today in both iTunes & Android stores GAZPROM: GAME ON, SAYS EU COMPETITION CHIEF: The “very dominant” gas provider, majority-owned by the Russian government, is charged with abusing that dominance in five Central and Eastern Europe countries. That’s a...

    U.S.: Russia deploys more air defence systems in Ukraine’s east
    Apr23

    U.S.: Russia deploys more air defence systems in Ukraine’s east

    The U.S. has on Wednesday, April 22, accused Russia for deploying additional air defence systems in Ukraine’s east in breach of the current Minsk truce. …read more Source: Baltic News...

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