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    Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state
    Oct28

    Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state

    Joe Biden is at the top of the internal short list Hillary Clinton’s transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, a source familiar with the planning tells POLITICO. This would be the first major Cabinet candidate to go public for a campaign that’s insisted its focus remains on winning the election, and perhaps...

    Moldova’s choice: Russia or the West
    Oct28

    Moldova’s choice: Russia or the West

    There may be nine candidates in Moldova’s presidential elections on Sunday, but it really boils down to two options: Russia, or the European Union. Socialist candidate Igor Dodon, a former economy minister and a front-runner in all the opinion polls, is on the record telling a Russian newspaper that his country’s association agreement...

    Ukraine’s PM: Things can ‘only get better’
    Oct28

    Ukraine’s PM: Things can ‘only get better’

    KIEV — To Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s prime minister, questions from Western capitals about Kiev’s commitment to reform are unfathomable. For him, the results speak for themselves. While battling Russian-backed insurgents in the east of the country and stabilizing the economy, which just a year ago seemed to be heading off a cliff,...

    Lviv regional authorities in Ukraine evict Russian cultural center
    Oct27

    Lviv regional authorities in Ukraine evict Russian cultural center

    A Russian cultural center has been evicted by the local council in Lviv. The building is now to be handed over to groups involved in the Ukrainian army’s operation in eastern Ukraine against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russia, Nato and the return to a cold war | Letters
    Oct27

    Russia, Nato and the return to a cold war | Letters

    With the demise of the communist-led countries of eastern Europe and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, the world breathed easier and we all felt that we would no longer stand permanently on the edge of a nuclear Armageddon. The post-cold war escalation of Nato activities and the encirclement of Russia threatens, once again, to take us back to...

    EU slaps sanctions on 10 Syrian officials
    Oct27

    EU slaps sanctions on 10 Syrian officials

    The European Union on Thursday added 10 more Syrian regime officials to the list of suspects involved in the aggression against Syrian civilians, according to a statement. They include high-ranking military officials and several senior figures linked to President Bashar al-Assad’s government. They have been slapped with a travel ban and...

    NATO Undertakes Largest Deployment Around Russia Since Cold War End
    Oct27

    NATO Undertakes Largest Deployment Around Russia Since Cold War End

    At the meeting of the defence ministers of NATO countries on Wednesday, the UK undertook the obligation to send fighter jets to Romania in 2017, while the USA promised Poland military forces, tanks and artillery – the biggest deployment of the alliance at Russia’s borders since the end of the Cold War, reported Reuters. Germany,...

    Living in Opytne – on the Ukrainian frontline
    Oct27

    Living in Opytne – on the Ukrainian frontline

    About five million people live in the parts of eastern Ukraine where the Ukrainian army has been fighting pro-Russia separatists for the past two years. Some of these people are living in towns and villages that are close to the no-man’s land between the two sides, or that sit on the Ukrainian frontline. …read more Source: Radio...

    Two Yazidi women receive EU Zacharov Award
    Oct27

    Two Yazidi women receive EU Zacharov Award

    Two Yazidi women who survived sexual enslavement by Islamic State before escaping and becoming advocates for their people in Iraq have won the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize. Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar were abducted along with other Yazidi women in August 2014 when their home village of Kocho in northern Iraq was attacked by Isis...

    Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi women
    Oct27

    Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Yazidi women

    Two Yazidi women, who have advocated the plight of survivors of horrific abuse by ISIL in Iraq, have been awarded the European Parliament’s 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the Parliament’s president Martin Schulz announced on Thursday. Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar “are representatives for the Yazidi community...

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