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    Trump’s unconventional picks make Europe tremble
    Dec13

    Trump’s unconventional picks make Europe tremble

    America’s closest overseas allies struggled Tuesday to understand and digest Donald Trump’s emerging foreign policy team. Rex Tillerson’s move from chief of the world’s most powerful oil company ExxonMobil to nominee to become chief diplomat of the world’s sole superpower elicited a collective gasp in Europe,...

    Trump and Russia critics fear Rex Tillerson will upend European relations
    Dec13

    Trump and Russia critics fear Rex Tillerson will upend European relations

    Republicans assert ‘friend of Putin’ must back Nato and sanctions at Senate confirmation hearing amid concerns that business ties could drive state agendaThe surprise pick of Rex Tillerson as Donald Trump’s nomination for secretary of state has led to excitement in Moscow – and trepidation in other eastern European capitals – at the...

    The Snow Queen | Athens | December 17-27
    Dec13

    The Snow Queen | Athens | December 17-27

    The Kiev National Opera Ballet will be performing “The Snow Queen” at the Athens Concert Hall in a series of shows from December 17 to 27. …read more Source:...

    EU ministers reject Austria’s call to freeze Turkey membership talks
    Dec13

    EU ministers reject Austria’s call to freeze Turkey membership talks

    European Union foreign ministers on Tuesday rejected a push by Austria to halt Turkey’s EU membership talks over concerns about a crackdown on opponents since a failed coup in the summer. Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s foreign minister, threatened to block adoption of conclusions on EU enlargement before they are passed on to leaders...

    Ukraine’s defence ministry says website hit by cyber attack
    Dec13

    Ukraine’s defence ministry says website hit by cyber attack

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Tuesday its website was down due to cyber attacks that appeared aimed at disrupting it giving updates on the pro-Russian separatist conflict in eastern regions. …read more Source:...

    Trump’s future chief of staff: No commitment to keeping Russia sanctions in place
    Dec13

    Trump’s future chief of staff: No commitment to keeping Russia sanctions in place

    WASHINGTON — Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus would not commit the administration of President-elect Donald Trump to keeping sanctions against Russia in place, telling MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that “you have to just wait and see.” Priebus, who will leave his...

    Strong support for UNESCO transnational file of post-war socialist architecture
    Dec13

    Strong support for UNESCO transnational file of post-war socialist architecture

    Alla Stashkevich said that experts from Belarus, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Germany discussed the idea to develop a transnational nomination portfolio that would include Independence Avenue (Prospekt Nezavisimosti) in Minsk as they met in the Belarusian capital in September 2016. …read more Source:...

    No deal yet on Ukraine treaty, Dutch foreign minister says
    Dec13

    No deal yet on Ukraine treaty, Dutch foreign minister says

    The cabinet has not yet reached agreement with other EU states on a separate declaration to take away Dutch objections… …read more Source:...

    Merkel and Hollande support sanction extensions against Russia
    Dec13

    Merkel and Hollande support sanction extensions against Russia

    The German and French leaders have said they support extending sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Merkel cited the ‘very sluggish’ implementation of last year’s peace deal as reason for the renewal. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Merkel: Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended
    Dec13

    Merkel: Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday the EU should extend sanctions against Russia because of a lack of progress in eastern Ukraine and Moscow’s disregard of the ceasefire. EU sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy such as finance and energy were first imposed in July 2014 after Russia’s military action in...

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