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    President Pahor Attending Munich Security Conference
    Feb06

    President Pahor Attending Munich Security Conference

    President Borut Pahor will join a number of world leaders at the 51st Munich Security Conference, which will start on Friday and focus on the Ukraine crisis and the relations between Russia and the West. Pahor will chair a panel on conflicts in Europe on Saturday and hold several bilateral meetings on the margin of the event. …read more...

    Battling Terrorism Shouldn’t Justify Torture, Spying or Hangings, Says U.N. Rights Chief
    Feb06

    Battling Terrorism Shouldn’t Justify Torture, Spying or Hangings, Says U.N. Rights Chief

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein. Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc FerréBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Feb 5 2015 (IPS)The United Nations, which is the legal guardian of scores of human rights treaties banning torture, unlawful imprisonment, degrading treatment of prisoners of war and enforced disappearances, is troubled...

    Merkel and Hollande on mission to avert ‘total war’
    Feb06

    Merkel and Hollande on mission to avert ‘total war’

    Angela Merke and François Hollande began two-day visit to Kiev and Moscow in attempt to agree new ceasefire amid escalation in fighting in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The...

    US, Germany and France renew peace efforts in Ukraine
    Feb06

    US, Germany and France renew peace efforts in Ukraine

    As fighting intensifies along the Ukraine/Russia border, Secretary of State John Kerry and the leaders of Germany and France held separate talks with Ukraine Thursday to offer peace plans …read more Source: The...

    President Hollande warns diplomacy with Russia ‘cannot go on forever’
    Feb05

    President Hollande warns diplomacy with Russia ‘cannot go on forever’

    Speaking in Paris this morning, Hollande said he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will go to Kiev this afternoon to produce a conflict-resolution deal that is acceptable to all parties. …read more Source: Daily...

    Opinion: War or peace
    Feb05

    Opinion: War or peace

    Now that the situation in eastern Ukraine has escalated, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande are on a diplomatic mission to Kyiv and Moscow. It’s the last chance to keep the peace in Europe, says DW’s Bernd Johann. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    NATO’s new "rapid reaction" strategy for Eastern Europe
    Feb05

    NATO’s new "rapid reaction" strategy for Eastern Europe

    Author(s): Dan Alexe NATO.jpg NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on 5 February that the alliance has agreed to immediately set up six bases in eastern Europe and establish a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Stoltenberg, speaking at a news conference in Brussels after a meeting of NATO defense ministers,...

    France and Germany present new peace plan for Ukraine
    Feb05

    France and Germany present new peace plan for Ukraine

    France and Germany have presented a new peace plan for Ukraine. President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward their proposal… …read more Source:...

    Twiplomacy Gets Its Day in the Sun at U.N.
    Feb05

    Twiplomacy Gets Its Day in the Sun at U.N.

    Behind the scenes at the UNTV studio where Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was recorded answering some of the 5,000 questions sent to him via Twitter and Chinese network, Weibo. Mr. Ban’s response to the questions, some of which were asked on-air, was streamed live on Facebook, Livestream, Tumblr and UN Webcast. Credit: UN Photo/Mark...

    Munich Security Conference. Desperately seeking solutions
    Feb05

    Munich Security Conference. Desperately seeking solutions

    The Munich Security Conference starts Friday in the wake of escalating violence in Ukraine and in the Middle East. Some 400 politicians and experts will spend three days trying to find ways out of the current crises. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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