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    Erjavec Joins NATO Colleagues for Debate on Ukraine, Afghanistan
    Dec02

    Erjavec Joins NATO Colleagues for Debate on Ukraine, Afghanistan

    Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec is due to take part in a NATO ministerial in Brussels on Tuesday dedicated to reviewing developments following the summit of the alliance in Wales in September. The focus will be on the crisis in Ukraine and the launch of the non-combat mission in Afghanistan. …read more Source:...

    Pro-EU parties ahead in Moldova
    Dec02

    Pro-EU parties ahead in Moldova

    Pro-European parties in Moldova have emerged with a narrow parliamentary majority from national elections that international observers said were characterised by a battle over the country’s geopolitics. With 94% of votes counted, the strongest party in the parliament is the Socialist Party (PSRM), whose leadership Russia has been courting....

    Temporary ceasefire agreed in Donetsk
    Dec01

    Temporary ceasefire agreed in Donetsk

    Ukraine’s military have said that its forces and separatist generals have agreed a temporary ceasefire around the airport in rebel-held Donetsk that has been the focus of fighting for months. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Russia blames EU as it abandons plans for South Stream gas pipeline
    Dec01

    Russia blames EU as it abandons plans for South Stream gas pipeline

    Putin says EU’s opposition scuppered project but Russian leader outlines plan to pump more gas to Turkey on visit to AnkaraRussia is scrapping the South Stream natural gas pipeline project and may cooperate with Turkey on building a gas hub for southern Europe, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.He said Russia could not implement the...

    Kyrgyzstan Debates Russian-Style “Foreign Agents” Law
    Dec01

    Kyrgyzstan Debates Russian-Style “Foreign Agents” Law

    The Kyrgyz parliament, as seen here in November 2014, may vote in December to consider a possible new law that would label foreign-funded organisations “foreign agents.” But some critics of the bill, which closely resembles a similar law already passed in Russia, argue it would add layers of bureaucracy and possibly force some civil society NGOs...

    Humour and humility as Tusk unleashes charm offensive
    Dec01

    Humour and humility as Tusk unleashes charm offensive

    There was no shortage of self-deprecation in Donald Tusk’s first public outing as president of what is arguably the European Union’s most powerful institution. After struggling through a paragraph in French, the former Polish prime minister added: “That was in French – I hope you noticed.” The gag was not lost on the assembled Council...

    Russia says NATO destabilizes Baltics, plans war games
    Dec01

    Russia says NATO destabilizes Baltics, plans war games

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia accused NATO on Monday of destabilizing northern Europe and the Baltics by carrying out drills there and announced new military exercises of its own, increasing tension over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    Finland set to agree joint nuclear venture with Russian energy company
    Dec01

    Finland set to agree joint nuclear venture with Russian energy company

    Alexander Stubb, Finnish PM, rejects suggestions that by backing Rosatom’s involvement he is bowing to MoscowFinland’s parliament is poised to give the go-ahead to a controversial joint venture with the Russian state-owned energy company Rosatom to build a new nuclear power plant in the north of the country.The green light will come...

    Brown bear spotted in Chernobyl for first time in 100 years
    Dec01

    Brown bear spotted in Chernobyl for first time in 100 years

    The bear was photographed by an automatic camera trap in the exclusion zone around the Ukrainian nuclear power plant, scene of one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents. …read more Source: Daily...

    Ukranian internet bride in divorce fight with cash-strapped truck driver
    Dec01

    Ukranian internet bride in divorce fight with cash-strapped truck driver

    Tow-truck driver John Yates in legal battle with internet bride Marina Ivleva over ‘fair share’ of £300,000 assets after she moved to Britain from Crimea and made fortune …read more Source: The...

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