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    The World According to Russian Stereotypes
    Nov16

    The World According to Russian Stereotypes

    Image: Pixabay In early November, Vladimir Putin suddenly signaled his support for new federal legislation designed to clarify the government’s formal understanding of “the Russian nation.” A vague, symbolic initiative, the Kremlin’s push to codify the meaning of Russia as a nation-state has reignited a centuries-old debate about “the...

    European leaders and Obama to discuss Russia sanctions in Berlin: sources
    Nov16

    European leaders and Obama to discuss Russia sanctions in Berlin: sources

    BERLIN (Reuters) – European leaders and President Barack Obama will discuss on Friday an extension of the sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, as well as possible new sanctions for its bombing in Syria, multiple sources familiar with the plans said. …read more Source:...

    Belarus’ stance on Ukraine remains unchanged
    Nov16

    Belarus’ stance on Ukraine remains unchanged

    The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman said: “Belarus’ stance on Ukraine has not changed at all. We strongly believe that how human rights are discussed in the United Nations Organization has no bearing on the matter of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.” …read more Source:...

    Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court

    Decision follows court stating Crimea’s annexation amounts to an ‘occupation’ …read more Source: Financial...

    Transparency International: Judicial System is Bulgaria’s Most Corrupt Sector
    Nov16

    Transparency International: Judicial System is Bulgaria’s Most Corrupt Sector

    Judiciary, Parliament and the Tax system are the three most corrupt sectors in Bulgaria, shows an analysis of the Global Corruption Barometer of Transparency International for 2016, according to the Bulgarian National Radio.The study was made among 60,000 citizens from 42 countries in Europe and Central Asia.One in three people living in Europe...

    Poll has ex-French PM Fillon winning conservative primary
    Nov16

    Poll has ex-French PM Fillon winning conservative primary

    PARIS — Former French prime minister François Fillon will knock out two heavy-hitting rivals to become the center-right’s presidential candidate, according to a new poll. The poll, published by Opinionway late Tuesday, has Fillon ahead in the race for the first time, beating frontrunner Alain Juppé in a November 27 runoff round by 54...

    Transparency International: Judicial System is the Most Corrupt Sector in Bulgaria
    Nov16

    Transparency International: Judicial System is the Most Corrupt Sector in Bulgaria

    Judiciary, Parliament and the Tax system are the three most corrupt sectors in Bulgaria, shows an analysis of the Global Corruption Barometer of Transparency International for 2016, according to the Bulgarian National Radio.The study was made among 60,000 citizens from 42 countries in Europe and Central Asia.One in three people living in Europe...

    Russia withdraws signature from international criminal court statute
    Nov16

    Russia withdraws signature from international criminal court statute

    Tribunal has not lived up to hopes of international community, Moscow says, day after ICC report on Crimea annexationRussia has said it is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the international criminal court, a day after the court published a report classifying the Russian annexation of Crimea as an occupation.The...

    Ukraine national team’s fans set Serbian flag on fire
    Nov16

    Ukraine national team’s fans set Serbian flag on fire

    Supporters of Ukraine’s national football team have burned a Serbian flag during a friendly match played between the two countries.Sputnik is reporting this citing local media. …read more Source:...

    Bikershop expanding abroad
    Nov16

    Bikershop expanding abroad

    Bikershop, the fledgling Polish distributor of sports equipment, announced on Wednesday that it plans to expand its operations to Ukraine and Czechia in the coming year. The company’s CEO stated that the moves would take place in spite of halting expansion in Poland. “Last year, we opened two new stores, and (this year), one new… This...

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