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    MH17 investigators to pinpoint missile launch in rebel-held Ukraine
    Sep27

    MH17 investigators to pinpoint missile launch in rebel-held Ukraine

    Report expected to say Buk missile was fired from separatist-held area in Ukraine and its launcher smuggled back to RussiaAn international criminal investigation into the shooting down of flight MH17 is likely to conclude that the plane was downed by a Buk missile fired from separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine, diplomats say.The...

    Bulgaria Ranks 2nd Worldwide In Terms Of Deats Due To Air Pollution
    Sep27

    Bulgaria Ranks 2nd Worldwide In Terms Of Deats Due To Air Pollution

    Bulgaria ranks second in terms of deaths per capita caused by air pollution, showed data of the World Health Organisation published on Tuesday. With 118 deaths per 100,000 people, Bulgaria occupies the unenviable second position, immediately after Ukraine with 120/100,000 cases caused by pollution of the air with fine dust particles. Belarus...

    Hope for Ukraine to resume full participation in CIS
    Sep27

    Hope for Ukraine to resume full participation in CIS

    According to Sergei Lebedev, Ukraine remains in the CIS, and the country presented at the CIS summit in Bishkek on 16 September at the level of the Ambassador. …read more Source:...

    [Column / Crude World] Why Putin’s union doesn’t want to work with the EU
    Sep27

    [Column / Crude World] Why Putin’s union doesn’t want to work with the EU

    The EU should not dismiss institutional cooperation with the Russia-led economic association. But Moscow’s previous behaviour with Ukraine and Moldova shows it won’t let its neighbours turn too much to the West. …read more Source:...

    New Russian military base 100km from Ukraine ‘almost ready’
    Sep27

    New Russian military base 100km from Ukraine ‘almost ready’

    Russia is completing the construction of a large military base in the southern Rostov region, some 100 kilometres from the border with Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    This Soviet Cartoon Was Too Much for Romania’s Communist Censors
    Sep26

    This Soviet Cartoon Was Too Much for Romania’s Communist Censors

    A scene from an episode of the Soviet cartoon “Nu Pogodi” not approved by Communist Romanian censors. According to the documentary “Chuck Norris vs Communism,” Romania’s state censorship board had been deleting scenes from the classic Soviet cartoon “Nu Pogodi” before broadcasting it on state TV during the 1980s. For instance, in the first...

    [Ticker] MEPs back visa freedom for Ukrainians
    Sep26

    [Ticker] MEPs back visa freedom for Ukrainians

    The European Parliament’s civil liberties committee (Libe) on Monday (26 September) backed a report on granting visa freedom to Ukrainian nationals within the Schengen area. The committee gave centre-right politician Mariya Gabriel the mandate to start negotiations with EU governments. Gabriel said that Ukraine had met the benchmarks set by...

    EU parliament backs visa-free travel for Ukraine, hurdles remain
    Sep26

    EU parliament backs visa-free travel for Ukraine, hurdles remain

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukrainians’ hopes of securing visa-free travel to the European Union received a boost on Monday when a key committee of the European Parliament backed their cause, but further hurdles remain. …read more Source:...

    EU leaders to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions
    Sep26

    EU leaders to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will explore next month the possibility of improving strained ties with Russia in response to growing irritation among some member states over economic sanctions imposed on Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    ‘There are a lot of factors – east-west, north-south’: inside the race for UN secretary general
    Sep26

    ‘There are a lot of factors – east-west, north-south’: inside the race for UN secretary general

    Geopolitical struggle and Balkan intrigue mean there is no clear favourite to succeed Ban Ki-moon in the world’s top diplomatic jobHacked emails, bogus Twitter accounts, smear allegations and backroom deals. Welcome to the race for the international community’s top diplomatic job – United Nations secretary general.The eventual winner...

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