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    Russia foreign ministry: Date for Trump-Putin call being finalized
    Jan23

    Russia foreign ministry: Date for Trump-Putin call being finalized

    A spokesman for Russia’s foreign ministry said Monday that his government expects to finalize a date soon for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first phone call with President Donald Trump since his inauguration last week. On a conference call with reporters that was reported by Reuters, Russian foreign ministry spokesman...

    Rumen Radev assumes office as president, a “hot” spring in the offing
    Jan23

    Rumen Radev assumes office as president, a “hot” spring in the offing

    Continuity and change. These were the guiding principles the new President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev formulated in his brief speech as he assumed office at a ceremony in Sofia yesterday. Former president Rosen Plevneliev wished success to his successor, stating that throughout the five years of his term of office he had worked solely for the...

    Tragic tale behind the long-lost Victoria Cross found buried in mud by the Thames
    Jan22

    Tragic tale behind the long-lost Victoria Cross found buried in mud by the Thames

    The medal was one of 16 awarded at the Battle of Inkerman during the Crimean War in 1954, but its recipient, thought to be Private John Byrne, was tortuered by what he witnessed on the battlefield …read more Source:...

    Medal awarded to a Crimean War soldier lost in the mud
    Jan22

    Medal awarded to a Crimean War soldier lost in the mud

    Tobias Neto, from Putney, south west London, found the Victoria Cross which was one of 16 medals given to British soldiers after the Battle of Inkerman on November 5, 1854, on the banks of the Thames. …read more Source: Daily...

    US spies fear allies will stop sharing intel under Russia-friendly Trump
    Jan22

    US spies fear allies will stop sharing intel under Russia-friendly Trump

    Now that Donald Trump is officially its commander-in-chief, America’s foreign allies are being forced to grapple with a highly sensitive question: Is it still safe to share information with U.S. intelligence agencies? The global spy community — a fractious world where friends, frenemies and sometimes enemies often enter...

    Close Relations review – illuminating but flawed documentary
    Jan22

    Close Relations review – illuminating but flawed documentary

    Are the director’s own family the most reliable guides to the fallout from the uprising in Ukraine?Acclaimed Russian documentarian Vitaly Mansky turns his lens on his own family to explore the fallout from Ukraine’s Maidan uprising. Although he was born in Lviv, Ukraine, Mansky moved to Moscow and considers himself Russian. However,...

    Belarus chooses entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
    Jan21

    Belarus chooses entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

    Naviband will represent Belarus at Eurovision 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine. Artyom Lukyanenko and Ksenia Zhuk performed Story of My Life in the Belarusian language posting the highest total score thanks to the 12 points from the professional jury. …read more Source:...

    Belarus, Ukraine explore opportunities for cooperation in energy efficiency
    Jan21

    Belarus, Ukraine explore opportunities for cooperation in energy efficiency

    Igor Sokol and Sergiy Savchuk discussed the prospects for the cooperation between Belarus and Ukraine in energy efficiency, alternative energy, and the use of local fuels. …read more Source:...

    Germany urged to confront combat reluctance in Trump era
    Jan20

    Germany urged to confront combat reluctance in Trump era

    PARIS — Germany must be prepared for stronger involvement in military operations as Donald Trump will pressure Europe to shoulder more of the defense burden, a senior French MEP and security specialist warned. In recent interviews Trump repeated his campaign assertion that the NATO alliance is “obsolete” and European allies need to...

    Martin Schulz’s long goodbye
    Jan20

    Martin Schulz’s long goodbye

    So long, farewell, auf Wiederse… Make that, see you Monday. Perhaps no figure in the history of the European Parliament has had as many ceremonial, valedictory events as Martin Schulz, the recently-departed Parliament president. There was a news conference in late November when he announced his decision to leave Parliament and return to...

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