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    Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism
    May10

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism

    The former NATO secretary-general sat down with POLITICO’s Brussels Playbook to explain why he went into the business the day after leaving NATO and why he changed his view of President Trump. He slammed the proposed Nordstream gas pipeline, labeled Russia purveyors of “fake news,” and urged European leaders to address populist concerns and...

    Anders Fogh Rassmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism
    May10

    Anders Fogh Rassmussen on Russia, Trump, NATO and populism

    The former NATO secretary-general sat down with POLITICO’s Brussels Playbook to explain why he went into the business the day after leaving NATO and why he changed his view of President Trump. He slammed the proposed Nordstream gas pipeline, labeled Russia purveyors of “fake news,” and urged European leaders to address populist concerns and...

    Ukraine spy agency ‘may have seen planting of bomb that killed journalist’
    May10

    Ukraine spy agency ‘may have seen planting of bomb that killed journalist’

    New film suggests an intelligence services agent was present when device was hidden under Pavel Sheremet’s car last JulyA new documentary film alleges that Ukraine’s spy agency may have witnessed the planting of a car bomb that killed a prominent journalist last July in Kiev.Pavel Sheremet had just left his home in the Ukrainian...

    Russia sanctions to be extended, say EU diplomats
    May10

    Russia sanctions to be extended, say EU diplomats

    The EU is expected to extend sanctions imposed against Russia over the annexation of Crimea and military intervention in eastern Ukraine given that there has been no progress in implementing the Minsk 2 peace accord, EU diplomats told POLITICO. The sanctions, which were first imposed in 2014, come up for renewal every six months and were...

    Banned Eurovision singer returns to Crimea
    May10

    Banned Eurovision singer returns to Crimea

    Samoylova takes her “Flame is burning” song to Crimea after being banned from the Eurovision. …read more Source:...

    Wine, cars, and..machine tools… Moldova seeks stepped up Czech
cooperation to develop economy
    May10

    Wine, cars, and..machine tools… Moldova seeks stepped up Czech cooperation to develop economy

    Czechs are doing their bit to support economic and political development in the small and relatively poor Republic of Moldova, sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine. The Czech Republic is already among Moldova’s top 10 European Union trade partners and is supporting the country with development aid for targeted areas. But the Moldovans...

    Wine, cars, and..machine tools… Moldova seeks stepped up Czech
cooperation to develop economy
    May10

    Wine, cars, and..machine tools… Moldova seeks stepped up Czech cooperation to develop economy

    Czechs are doing their bit to support economic and political development in the small and relatively poor Republic of Moldova, sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine. The Czech Republic is already among Moldova’s top 10 European Union trade partners and is supporting the country with development aid for targeted areas. But the Moldovans...

    Greece’s Demy into Eurovision final
    May10

    Greece’s Demy into Eurovision final

    Demy, Greece’s representative in the 2017 Eurovision song contest, was two of 10 to qualify for the final in the first round of heats in Kiev, Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Religious Freedom in Belarus: worse than in Ukraine, better than in Russia
    May10

    Religious Freedom in Belarus: worse than in Ukraine, better than in Russia

    Lukashenka and Metropolitan Pavel. Photo: naviny.by Last month, the Pew Research Centre released its Global Restrictions on Religion report, which gauges barriers imposed by governments as well as social hostilities towards religious organisations. Out of the nearly 200 countries studied, Belarus ranked among the ‘high-risk’ group...

    Trump and Tillerson welcome Russia’s top diplomat
    May10

    Trump and Tillerson welcome Russia’s top diplomat

    When Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov arrives in Washington today for talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—and an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump—the moment will hardly be ripe for diplomacy between Russia and the United States. Washington is in an uproar over Trump’s firing of FBI...

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