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    How Russia became the leader of the global Christian right
    Feb11

    How Russia became the leader of the global Christian right

    In early April 2014, as the post-Cold War order roiled in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula — the first forced annexation in Europe since the Second World War — Pat Buchanan asked a question. Taking to the column-inches at Townhall, Buchanan wondered aloud:...

    EU migration commissioner meets with Greek PM on refugee crisis, Ukraine visit
    Feb10

    EU migration commissioner meets with Greek PM on refugee crisis, Ukraine visit

    The refugee crisis and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s discussions during his visit to Ukraine topped the agenda of talks between the latter and European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Well-wishers pay tribute to slain rebel leader Givi
    Feb10

    Ukraine: Well-wishers pay tribute to slain rebel leader Givi

    Admirers lined up in separatist-held Donetsk on Friday to pay their final respects to Mikhail Tolstykh, the latest pro-Russian rebel leader to be killed in eastern… …read more Source:...

    Eastern Ukraine witnessed ‘most violent’ week in over a year, says OSCE
    Feb10

    Eastern Ukraine witnessed ‘most violent’ week in over a year, says OSCE

    Violence in eastern Ukraine peaked with more than 10,000 ceasefire violations a day, NATO officials said, citing monitors. The EU has announced a disbursement of 600 million euros to Kyiv for pursuing democratic reforms. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Pahor calls for Ukraine de-escalation in Moscow
    Feb10

    Pahor calls for Ukraine de-escalation in Moscow

    Meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Friday, President Borut Pahor said that a de-escalation in eastern Ukraine was essential for improving EU-Russia ties and boosting economic cooperation. Putin also expressed interest in the latter, including for Russian companies to get involved in projects in Slovenia. …read more...

    [Ticker] EU invites US foreign policy chief to Brussels
    Feb10

    [Ticker] EU invites US foreign policy chief to Brussels

    EU foreign elations chief Federica Mogherini has invited the new US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to an EU foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels “at his earliest convenience”. She spoke to Tillerson, while in Washington, about Russia, Ukraine, Iran, and EU defence cooperation. The US envoy to the OSCE, a European multilateral club,...

    [Ticker] Ukrainians to get EU visa-free talks ‘before summer’
    Feb10

    [Ticker] Ukrainians to get EU visa-free talks ‘before summer’

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told Ukrainian prime minister Volodymyr Groysman in Brussels on Friday that Ukrainian nationals would be able to visit the EU without a visa “before summer.” Juncker added that he was also prepared to disburse a further €600 million aid after Ukraine introduced a bill to lift a ban on wood exports...

    Minsk agreement two years on
    Feb10

    Minsk agreement two years on

    Two years ago, the presidents of France, Russia and Ukraine along with German Chancellor Merkel agreed to a peace deal, known as the Minsk Agreement. The aim of the deal was to bring about a lasting solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio France...

    Trump congratulates Lithuania, with focus on Ukraine, defense spending, fighting ISIS  – The Baltic Times
    Feb10

    Trump congratulates Lithuania, with focus on Ukraine, defense spending, fighting ISIS – The Baltic Times

    VILNIUS – US President Donald Trump has congratulated Lithuania on the upcoming independence anniversary, thanking for its support to Ukra…… …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Watchdog Catches MPs Casting Multiple Votes, Again
    Feb10

    Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Watchdog Catches MPs Casting Multiple Votes, Again

    Source: Chesno, YouTube On Thursday, the Ukrainian anti-corruption watchdog Chesno recorded five instances of MPs casting multiple votes through parliament’s electronic voting system, marking 161 documented cases of such fraud since the organization began keeping count in December 2014. Videos uploaded to YouTube by Centre UA, an...

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