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    Voting Begins in Bulgaria’s Dramatic Presidential Runoff
    Nov13

    Voting Begins in Bulgaria’s Dramatic Presidential Runoff

    Bulgarians are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect the country’s new President in a runoff vote. A tight race is expected between the two remaining contenders, Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva, nominated by main ruling party GERB, and former Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev, endorsed by the main opposition force, the Bulgarian...

    Victoria Cross medal worth £50,000 was awarded to an unknown Crimean War hero 
    Nov13

    Victoria Cross medal worth £50,000 was awarded to an unknown Crimean War hero 

    The medal, awarded to a hero of the Crimean War and worth £50,000 despite being badly weathered, was found by a treasure-hunter ‘mudlarking’ on the Thames with a metal detector. …read more Source: Daily...

    The black swan president
    Nov12

    The black swan president

    On Tuesday, when Donald Trump defied the polls, the Clinton machine and much of his own party establishment to become president-elect of the United States, he also became the closest thing to a black swan event we’ve ever seen in American politics: Statistically unlikely, rationalized only in hindsight—and carrying an impact that could be...

    Russians clear unexploded WW2 mines from Crimea peninsula
    Nov12

    Russians clear unexploded WW2 mines from Crimea peninsula

    …read more Source: The...

    Trump’s Victory Shakes Kiev
    Nov12

    Trump’s Victory Shakes Kiev

    Donald Trump’s victory may leave Ukraine alone and frightened. The fear is that the newly-elected US President will prefer warm relations with Moscow to the annoyance of supporting Ukraine – a country which he described during his campaign as a “mess”. “The biggest loser tonight is Ukraine,” wrote Michael McFaul, former ambassador of the...

    Hollande covers ISIS, Ukraine and climate in Trump call
    Nov12

    Hollande covers ISIS, Ukraine and climate in Trump call

    US president-elect Donald Trump and French President Francois Hollande vowed in a telephone call Friday to try “clarify positions” on potentially thorny issues including climate change, French presidential sources said. …read more Source: The Local...

    Ex-Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili plans new party in Ukraine, wants early elections
    Nov11

    Ex-Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili plans new party in Ukraine, wants early elections

    Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has announced plans to fight corruption in Ukraine with a new opposition party. Saakashvili resigned from his position as governor of Odessa earlier this week. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Mikheil Saakashvili plans new party, wants early elections in Ukraine
    Nov11

    Mikheil Saakashvili plans new party, wants early elections in Ukraine

    The former Georgian president wants to fight corruption in the east European nation. Saakashvili resigned from his governor of Odessa post Monday. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Canada says Russian sanctions must be upheld by all countries
    Nov11

    Canada says Russian sanctions must be upheld by all countries

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion on Friday urged all countries to remain firm about upholding sanctions against Russia for its actions toward Ukraine and said Canada will not ease them as long as Moscow keeps its current stance. …read more Source:...

    News in Digest: An all-out Asian sensation
    Nov11

    News in Digest: An all-out Asian sensation

    Never one to turn down a chance to improve bilateral relations, Denmark has been thriving of late in Asia, where there has been good news in a number of different countries, including Iran, South Korea, Singapore and Lebanon. Lars is a Seoul man Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen visited South Korea as part of a business delegation from October 23-25...

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