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    The UK’s wins and losses in the Brexit transition deal
    Mar21

    The UK’s wins and losses in the Brexit transition deal

    On Monday, Britain and the EU announced a lot of progress on the terms of the British exit from the European Union, specifically when it comes to the so-called “transition stage” which will last until January 1st 2021, and during which Britain will take over EU rules in order to keep access to the EU single market. Here’s an overview of...

    Juncker under fire for ‘nauseating’ Putin letter
    Mar21

    Juncker under fire for ‘nauseating’ Putin letter

    EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker came under fire yesterday (20 March) over a “nauseating” letter congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election even as Britain blames Moscow for a deadly toxin attack. Juncker wrote to Putin, returned for another six years in power on Sunday with a record vote share, pledging to “always...

    Support for Ukraine in approved Development Plan
    Mar21

    Support for Ukraine in approved Development Plan

    On 20 March, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2018 drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The plan sets out concrete measures for putting into practice Latvia’s Development Cooperation Policy Guidelines for 2016–2020 and has a strong emphasis on support for Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Cambridge Analytica: CEO Suspended, Zuckerberg Called to Testify in U.K. over Facebook’s use of Data
    Mar21

    Cambridge Analytica: CEO Suspended, Zuckerberg Called to Testify in U.K. over Facebook’s use of Data

    LONDON — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections. Cambridge’s board of directors suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending an...

    Almost 3,000 foreign pensioners enjoy free rides in Riga transport before official retirement age in Latvia
    Mar21

    Almost 3,000 foreign pensioners enjoy free rides in Riga transport before official retirement age in Latvia

    In total, 4,916 retired citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus living in Latvia, including 2,997 pensioners who have not yet reached the official retirement age in Latvia, can enjoy free rides in Riga public transport, Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company’s spokeswoman Baiba Bartasevica told LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Are you ready for the World Cup of shame?
    Mar21

    Are you ready for the World Cup of shame?

    NEW YORK — There is a reason why autocrats aggressively seek to host mega sporting events. They offer publicity and a veneer of respectability — two things Russia is desperately in the market for. In less than a hundred days, Russia will host the FIFA World Cup, the most watched sporting event in the world. But as thousands of supporters descend...

    Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO Alexander Nix after he was secretly filmed 'boasting of dirty tricks to manipulate elections'
    Mar20

    Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO Alexander Nix after he was secretly filmed 'boasting of dirty tricks to manipulate elections'

    Data firm Cambridge Analytica has suspended CEO Alexander Nix after he was secretly filmed apparently boasting they could entrap politicians in compromising positions with bribes and Ukrainian sex workers. …read more Source: London Evening...

    Trump congratulates Putin on Russian election win
    Mar20

    Trump congratulates Putin on Russian election win

    U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his election win last weekend and predicted that the two men will meet “in the not-too-distant future.” “We had a very good call and I suspect that we’ll probably be meeting in the not-too-distant future to discuss the arms race, which is...

    Kremlin: Trump congratulated Putin on Russian election win
    Mar20

    Kremlin: Trump congratulated Putin on Russian election win

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump congratulated his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for winning his recent presidential election, a Kremlin spokesman said Tuesday. Trump and Putin also discussed limiting the arms race and cooperation on combating terrorism, according to an Associated Press report based on a statement from the Russian...

    EU’s Juncker Follows France, Germany in Congratulating Putin
    Mar20

    EU’s Juncker Follows France, Germany in Congratulating Putin

    The European Union’s chief executive has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his reelection, saying that Russia and Europe should “reestablish a cooperative pan-European security order”, according to Reuters. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker published the letter on his Twitter account on Tuesday,...

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