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    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...

    Europe in revolt
    Dec13

    Europe in revolt

    Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National, addresses a Paris crowd. The poster depicts Joan of Arc and says: “No to Brussels, yes to France” ©Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty Images From the timeless cafés of Vienna, or from the trendy bars of Berlin and Amsterdam, it is easy to dismiss Brexit as a curiously British affair. Did Winston Churchill not...

    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...

    Merkel wants to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Dec13

    Merkel wants to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday they favour extending EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, ahead of a Brussels summit that will discuss the issue. …read more Source: The Local...

    America: the failed state
    Dec13

    America: the failed state

    Trump addresses the 2016 Republican National Convention: “the greatness which Trump promises to regain will not be that which America used to imagine for itself” ©Action Press/Rex/Shutterstock Adam Tooze writes on the birth of the American Century here Donald Trump’s evolution from a buffoonish fringe candidate taken seriously by no one to...

    Folklore festival in Koprivshitsa – in people’s hearts and now, on the UNESCO list
    Dec13

    Folklore festival in Koprivshitsa – in people’s hearts and now, on the UNESCO list

    “Bulgaria in our hearts”. These words on the T-shirts worn by Japanese tourists coming to the national folklore festival in Koprivshitsa are a good way to sum up the feelings of the thousands of people the event brings together once every five years on the seven meadows around of the quaint Revival-time town. The participants begin preparing very...

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