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    Trump NATO pick was US military’s ally on Capitol Hill
    Aug09

    Trump NATO pick was US military’s ally on Capitol Hill

    Never mind keeping the peace. America’s new ambassador to NATO once had to pretend to keep the peas. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the former United States senator from Texas who is Donald Trump’s new envoy to the military alliance, once delivered two tons of peas to American soldiers in Bosnia. Or perhaps more accurately, the peas...

    Cor Caroli Regatta to start in Burgas
    Aug09

    Cor Caroli Regatta to start in Burgas

    About 50 sea yachts are going to join the Cor Caroli sailing regatta in the Black Sea. The participants are from Ukraine, Romania, Austria and Bulgaria. The demonstration race is due on 12 August in Burgas Bay from 1 PM and there will be an option to watch the show from the Sea Park. The official start of the regatta is on 13 August at Burgas Bay...

    Georgian, Ukrainian Presidents Hold Phone Talk
    Aug09

    Georgian, Ukrainian Presidents Hold Phone Talk

    Giorgi Margvelashvili and Petro Poroshenko spoke on the ninth anniversary of the Russian-Georgian war. …read more Source:...

    Battle of the oligarchs returns to court
    Aug08

    Battle of the oligarchs returns to court

    A classic oligarch v oligarch battle returns to court in Moscow on Tuesday (8 August), as attorneys for the telecoms-to-oil conglomerate Sistema seek again to postpone proceedings initiated by state-controlled oil giant Rosneft. The Rosneft claim concerns a mid-sized oil company called Bashneft. The company had been the subject of...

    U.S. troops train in Eastern Europe to echoes of the Cold War
    Aug08

    U.S. troops train in Eastern Europe to echoes of the Cold War

    After more than a decade spent fighting Islamic insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States Army is scrambling to relearn Cold War-era skills to confront potential threats from Russia here in Eastern Europe, territory formerly defended by the Soviet Army. The adjustments to the new threats are wide ranging. Hundreds of desert-tan battle...

    Tillerson: US will respond to Russia’s move to expel diplomats by September 1

    The U.S. government will respond by the end of this month to the Russian government’s decision to reduce the number of American diplomatic staff in Russia by more than 700, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday morning, according to an Associated Press report. Tillerson’s promise of a U.S. response followed his...

    Mikheil Saakashvili: I do not Intend to Seek Legal Status Anywhere Else but Ukraine
    Aug07

    Mikheil Saakashvili: I do not Intend to Seek Legal Status Anywhere Else but Ukraine

    In an interview with Voice of America’s Ia Meurmishvili former Governor of Odessa and former President of Georgia shared his views on the circumstances and reasons behind his becoming effectively stateless. …read more Source:...

    International wrought iron workshop held in Oreshak
    Aug07

    International wrought iron workshop held in Oreshak

    An international wrought iron workshop is taking place for a first time on August 7 – 12th in the village of Oreshak, North Bulgaria and within the frames of the National Exhibition of Art and Crafts. Top blacksmiths from Bulgaria, England, Scotland, Holland and Ukraine are taking part in it. The foreign guests have different awards from other...

    Alleged Ukraine fighter acquitted in Latvian court
    Aug07

    Alleged Ukraine fighter acquitted in Latvian court

    The Riga City Vidzeme District Court on August 4 acquitted Artjoms Skripniks, a man from the south-eastern Latvian city of Daugavpils, who was charged with illegal participation in the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    U.S., Russian envoys to discuss Ukraine soon: Lavrov
    Aug06

    U.S., Russian envoys to discuss Ukraine soon: Lavrov

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that the United States’ special representative on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, would soon meet a senior aide to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source:...

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