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    Russia withdraws from US nuclear pact
    Oct04

    Russia withdraws from US nuclear pact

    The Russian government announced Monday it would suspend a deal with the U.S. on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium as relations between the countries worsen. Under the agreement, the two countries agreed to dispose of 34 tonnes of plutonium each so that it could not be used to build nuclear weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin accused...

    US-Russia talks on Syria ceasefire break down
    Oct04

    US-Russia talks on Syria ceasefire break down

    The United States broke off talks with Russia on Monday on implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under the Sept. 9 deal to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities. The confirmation that the U.S.-Russian talks on Syria have collapsed suggests that there is little hope,...

    Russia detains Ukraine journalist on spying accusations
    Oct04

    Russia detains Ukraine journalist on spying accusations

    Russia’s FSB security service has arrested a senior Ukrainian journalist on spying charges sparking a fresh diplomatic row between the two countries. …read more Source:...

    Netherlands braces for sharp right turn
    Oct04

    Netherlands braces for sharp right turn

    THE HAGUE — One of Europe’s most liberal countries is on the brink of turning decisively to the right. Ahead of the elections in the Netherlands on March 15 next year, polls show a tight race between center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his political foe Geert Wilders, a right-wing firebrand with staunch positions on Islam (ban the...

    ‘I Will Work to Amplify Voice of Goodness’, Bulgaria’s Georgieva Tells UN
    Oct03

    ‘I Will Work to Amplify Voice of Goodness’, Bulgaria’s Georgieva Tells UN

    Bulgaria’s UN top job candidate Kristalina Georgieva asserted on Monday she would “work to amplify the voice of goodness in our world” if she became the next Secretary General. “Goodness is universal, but quiet. Hate is loud,” she said at the informal dialogue at the United Nations General Assembly General,...

    Putin suspends nuclear pact, raising stakes in row with Washington
    Oct03

    Putin suspends nuclear pact, raising stakes in row with Washington

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, signaling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in disputes with the United States over Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source:...

    Russia detains Ukraine journalist for ‘spying’
    Oct03

    Russia detains Ukraine journalist for ‘spying’

    Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko is being held in a Moscow prison for “collecting state secrets”, Russia’s FSB security service says. …read more Source:...

    Boris Nemtsov murder trial begins in Moscow
    Oct03

    Boris Nemtsov murder trial begins in Moscow

    Five Chechens accused of assassinating Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov went on trial Monday, appearing in front of a military court in Moscow, the BBC reported. The men have all denied the charges and a lawyer for the Nemtsov family has slammed the government investigation as lacking in evidence. They fear that whoever was behind the...

    Roos condemns government’s ‘scandalous’ handling of Ukraine referendum
    Oct03

    Roos condemns government’s ‘scandalous’ handling of Ukraine referendum

    One of the leading voices behind the ‘no’ vote on Ukraine’s accession treaty with the EU has attacked the Dutch… …read more Source:...

    Bulgarian President Gets Scolded for Being ‘too Hawkish’ on Russia
    Oct03

    Bulgarian President Gets Scolded for Being ‘too Hawkish’ on Russia

    Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said President Rosen Plevneliev made a mistake by “playing the hawk” on Russia and straining Sofia-Moscow relations. Borisov has told reporters, quoted by the government’s press service, that the current cabinet has managed to normalize ties.”His mistake was that, by playing the...

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