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    PM, opposition jostle ahead of Merkel, Putin visits
    Jan18

    PM, opposition jostle ahead of Merkel, Putin visits

    Pending visits by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in “different phases”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has told public radio. Merkel’s visit has a date and agenda set but Putin’s is only planned, with no decisions yet on the time or topics to be discussed. Political and economic cooperation with...

    Week in pictures: 11 – 17 January
    Jan18

    Week in pictures: 11 – 17 January

    Sunday, January 18, 2015 – 6:30am Description: PARIS, SUNDAY: More than one million people take part in a unity march in the French capital after 17 people died in last week’s deadly attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Kosher supermarket. Credits: David Ramos Description: CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY: A hippopotamus swims in its enclosure...

    Eerie drone footage captures destruction at Ukranian airport
    Jan17

    Eerie drone footage captures destruction at Ukranian airport

    Aerial drone footage appears to show the destruction of Ukraine’s Donetsk international airport, following months of fighting …read more Source: The...

    Fighting rages anew at Ukraine airport, three soldiers killed
    Jan17

    Fighting rages anew at Ukraine airport, three soldiers killed

    KIEV (Reuters) – Fighting raged on Saturday at the main airport of Ukraine’s city of Donetsk as separatists resumed attempts to break the tenuous grip of government forces on the complex and Kiev’s military said three more Ukrainian soldiers had been killed. …read more Source:...

    UK PM, US President Reaffirm Cooperation in Tackling Terrorism
    Jan17

    UK PM, US President Reaffirm Cooperation in Tackling Terrorism

    British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama reaffirmed on Friday their countries’ willingness to cooperate in tackling radicalism and preventing domestic extremism. Cameron, who is on a two-day visit to Washington, said that the UK is to deploy more unarmed drones in support to the ground forces fighting Islamic State...

    Drone footage shows scale of destruction in Donetsk, Ukraine – video
    Jan17

    Drone footage shows scale of destruction in Donetsk, Ukraine – video

    Aerial footage purports to show the destruction in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The airport, which is the scene of ongoing fighting, lies in ruins and the bodies of destroyed planes can be seen lying in the snow. The footage is believed to have been taken on Thursday by Army SOS, a citizen collective that raises funds for the Ukrainian...

    David Cameron and Barack Obama unite against terrorism – video
    Jan17

    David Cameron and Barack Obama unite against terrorism – video

    In Washington, David Cameron announces the creation of a joint group between the US and the UK to counter the rise of domestic violent extremism in the two countries. Obama says greater integration of Muslims into European communities, as well as international co-operation will prevent attacks and defeat terrorist networks. Discussing other...

    VIDEO: MH17: Seeking answers six months on
    Jan17

    VIDEO: MH17: Seeking answers six months on

    Six months on from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, the families of many of the victims are still seeking answers. …read more Source:...

    Their guess is as good as anybody’s
    Jan17

    Their guess is as good as anybody’s

    Pokorni could have a bad year The opinion blog of news portal 444.hu, Véleményvezér (opinion leader), predicted in early 2014 the year’s important issues. As their predictions were correct in many cases, here are their thoughts for 2015. Will Viktor Orbán be overthrown? No. Even the prime minister has admitted that his position seems...

    Collapsed old and newborn expectations characterize outgoing week
    Jan17

    Collapsed old and newborn expectations characterize outgoing week

    Within just two days during the outgoing week a reversal took place in Sofia’s expectations of how to diversity its energy sources. The idea of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov to build a gas hub near the port city of Varna with EU funds powered by the South Stream gas pipeline were nipped in the bud by Russian consortium Gazprom. The head of...

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