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    Barcelona mayor hesitates on Catalan referendum over court fears
    Sep09

    Barcelona mayor hesitates on Catalan referendum over court fears

    Ada Colau, the mayor of Barcelona, and officials in other major Catalan municipalities have pushed back on requests to host an upcoming referendum on Catalan independence planned for October 1 amid fears that Spain’s courts will sanction politicians and officials. The move by local governments covering a third of Catalonia’s...

    Georgian Economy Minister joins int’l transport conference
    Sep09

    Georgian Economy Minister joins int’l transport conference

    Georgian Economy Minister Giorgi Gakharia participated in the international transport conference in the Ukrainian city of Odessa In his speech Gakharia spoke about Georgia s role as the gate between east and west south and north …read more Source:...

    How cryptocurrencies could boost the BRICS
    Sep08

    How cryptocurrencies could boost the BRICS

    Talking about the rise and rise of Bitcoin in China to the WEF, Eric Mu a local entrepreneur and Bitcoin miner listed the factors contributing to its popularity there: “…a large internet-savvy population, cheap and abundant hydropower, mature electrical manufacturing, capital control and a depreciating currency.” In fact, Mu could have been...

    Poroshenko sees Zapad as possible cover for invasion into Ukraine
    Sep08

    Poroshenko sees Zapad as possible cover for invasion into Ukraine

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has stated that proof point to Russia possibly planning to use next week’s military exercises in Belarus as a cover for invasion reasoning that “there is more and more proof of its preparations for an offensive war on a continental scale». …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Georgian, Moldavian and Ukrainian Foreign Ministers meet for joint vision ahead EaP summit
    Sep08

    Georgian, Moldavian and Ukrainian Foreign Ministers meet for joint vision ahead EaP summit

    Georgian Ukrainian and Moldavian foreign ministers of the countries who enjoy association deals with the EU met in Tallinn Estonia today to agree on various issues ahead of the planned Eastern Partnership EaP summit in Brussels on November 24 …read more Source:...

    Catalonia independence: Can anything end the stand-off?
    Sep08

    Catalonia independence: Can anything end the stand-off?

    Credits Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text An apartment block bedecked with Catalan flags and pro-independence banners in Barcelona Regional government says it is under ‘state of siege’ as Spanish PM vows to block referendum In Depth Friday, September 8, 2017 – 3:42pm …read more Source: The...

    Delegations from 15 twinned cities to congratulate Gomel on 875th anniversary
    Sep08

    Delegations from 15 twinned cities to congratulate Gomel on 875th anniversary

    According to the source, the delegations will come from 15 twinned cities located, in particular, in Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, China, and Georgia. The foreign delegations will be welcomed by top officials of the Gomel city administration at the Gomel Oblast Public and Cultural Center. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian veterans’ war within

    HRUNIVKA, Ukraine — As gunfire crackled across the sweltering fields, Max Stodola looked on with blank dread: “It happened so fast — there was nothing I could do. I just thought, ‘See ya, guys, nice knowing you.’” It was August 2014. The volunteer medic was planning to resume his university studies in a few days — just enough time to join...

    Merkel’s ‘forgotten sisters’
    Sep07

    Merkel’s ‘forgotten sisters’

    Germany FAZ’s front page featured an interview with Kostiantyn Yeliseyev, the foreign policy adviser to Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. Yeliseyev slammed German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel’s push to lift sanctions against Russia before Moscow fulfills its obligations under the Minsk Agreement as “irresponsible,”...

    Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum review – grim but essential
    Sep07

    Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum review – grim but essential

    An indignant history of the forced famine that killed at least four million“Holodomor” is a less well-known word than “Holocaust”, but Anne Applebaum’s indignant history of the famine that Stalin and his followers deliberately inflicted on Ukraine in 1932-33 leaves little doubt that it should be remembered alongside Hitler’s slaughter...

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