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    NATO chief: Numbers don’t add up to a new Cold War
    Oct28

    NATO chief: Numbers don’t add up to a new Cold War

    For Jens Stoltenberg, the former Norwegian prime minister and one-time government statistician who is now the 13th secretary general of NATO, even the highest-stakes military and political problems can often be reduced to simple math. Asked in an interview with POLITICO if he worried that the four new NATO battalions to be stationed in eastern...

    Show me the money
    Oct28

    Show me the money

    Ukraine’s anti-corruption drive reveals that some top politicians, including the prime minister, have huge wealth, Tom Burridge reports. …read more Source:...

    Business environment in Ukraine still problematic but efforts being made to fix it
    Oct28

    Business environment in Ukraine still problematic but efforts being made to fix it

    Latvian entrepreneurs doing business in Ukraine still encounter many problems there, but efforts by Ukrainian authorities to improve the business environment are also evident, Latvian Ambassador to Ukraine Juris Poikans said on Latvian Television this morning, reports LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    [Ticker] EU states issue record number of residence permits
    Oct28

    [Ticker] EU states issue record number of residence permits

    EU states issued a record number, 2.6 million first residence permits, to non-EU nationals in 2015, according to the EU’s statistical office Eurostat. The top beneficiaries were people from Ukraine and the United States. The UK issued the most permits, with a total of 633,000 or about 24.3% of the total in the EU. …read more Source:...

    Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state
    Oct28

    Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state

    Joe Biden is at the top of the internal short list Hillary Clinton’s transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, a source familiar with the planning tells POLITICO. This would be the first major Cabinet candidate to go public for a campaign that’s insisted its focus remains on winning the election, and perhaps...

    Moldova’s choice: Russia or the West
    Oct28

    Moldova’s choice: Russia or the West

    There may be nine candidates in Moldova’s presidential elections on Sunday, but it really boils down to two options: Russia, or the European Union. Socialist candidate Igor Dodon, a former economy minister and a front-runner in all the opinion polls, is on the record telling a Russian newspaper that his country’s association agreement...

    Ukraine’s PM: Things can ‘only get better’
    Oct28

    Ukraine’s PM: Things can ‘only get better’

    KIEV — To Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s prime minister, questions from Western capitals about Kiev’s commitment to reform are unfathomable. For him, the results speak for themselves. While battling Russian-backed insurgents in the east of the country and stabilizing the economy, which just a year ago seemed to be heading off a cliff,...

    Lviv regional authorities in Ukraine evict Russian cultural center
    Oct27

    Lviv regional authorities in Ukraine evict Russian cultural center

    A Russian cultural center has been evicted by the local council in Lviv. The building is now to be handed over to groups involved in the Ukrainian army’s operation in eastern Ukraine against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russia, Nato and the return to a cold war | Letters
    Oct27

    Russia, Nato and the return to a cold war | Letters

    With the demise of the communist-led countries of eastern Europe and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, the world breathed easier and we all felt that we would no longer stand permanently on the edge of a nuclear Armageddon. The post-cold war escalation of Nato activities and the encirclement of Russia threatens, once again, to take us back to...

    EU slaps sanctions on 10 Syrian officials
    Oct27

    EU slaps sanctions on 10 Syrian officials

    The European Union on Thursday added 10 more Syrian regime officials to the list of suspects involved in the aggression against Syrian civilians, according to a statement. They include high-ranking military officials and several senior figures linked to President Bashar al-Assad’s government. They have been slapped with a travel ban and...

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