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    Belarus’s New Military Doctrine: What’s the Message?
    Sep01

    Belarus’s New Military Doctrine: What’s the Message?

    Оn 20 July 2016 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenka approved the final version of the new Military Doctrine of Belarus. The previous version had been adopted in 2002 and has obviously outlived its usefulness in light of the dramatic changes in the global and regional security architecture. The Russia-Ukraine hybrid conflict and a new “Cold...

    Ukraine crisis: New ceasefire ‘holding with eastern rebels’
    Sep01

    Ukraine crisis: New ceasefire ‘holding with eastern rebels’

    Ukraine says a new ceasefire has been holding in eastern Ukraine since midnight, despite recent heavy shelling. …read more Source:...

    Cluster bombs kill more than 400 people, over a third of them children
    Sep01

    Cluster bombs kill more than 400 people, over a third of them children

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than 400 people were killed by cluster bombs in 2015, most of them dying in Syria, Yemen and Ukraine, which have not signed up to a treaty banning the weapon, an international anti-cluster bomb coalition said on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Belarus new military doctrine: what’s the message?
    Sep01

    Belarus new military doctrine: what’s the message?

    Оn 20 July 2016 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenka approved the final version of the new Military Doctrine of Belarus. The previous version had been adopted in 2002 and has obviously outlived its usefulness in light of the dramatic changes in the global and regional security architecture. The Russia-Ukraine hybrid conflict and a new “Cold...

    Burger King’s menu tribute to scrotum-nailing artist
    Aug31

    Burger King’s menu tribute to scrotum-nailing artist

    A fast-food chain is launching a range of burgers in honor of Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky, best known for nailing his scrotum to the cobbles of Red Square. To celebrate six years of its branch in St. Petersburg, Pavlensky’s home city, Burger King is releasing a series of limited edition burgers, each “in tribute” to the...

    This week’s magazine | Syria’s world war
    Aug31

    This week’s magazine | Syria’s world war

    A first look at this week’s issue. Syria’s world war 2 – 8 September Cover story: Syria’s world war. John Jenkins on how the West allowed Russia and Iran to take control. John Simpson: Putin’s bold gambit in Syria has fooled us all into thinking that Russia is a superpower again. Politics: George Eaton on why Theresa...

    Ukraine ends visa-free deal with North Korea to keep out ‘ineligible persons’
    Aug31

    Ukraine ends visa-free deal with North Korea to keep out ‘ineligible persons’

    SEOUL (Reuters) – Ukraine has revoked a Soviet-era deal that allowed visa-free travel for North Koreans, the latest setback for isolated North Korea which has been under growing pressure since the UN Security Council imposed toughened new sanctions in March. …read more Source:...

    Two experts added to Ukraine assistance mission
    Aug31

    Two experts added to Ukraine assistance mission

    On 30 August, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision to increase Latvia’s contribution to the European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform in Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) by approving the secondment of two more civilian experts to the mission, the Foreign Ministry confirmed. …read more Source:...

    Belarus will Participate in International Fair of Traditional Crafts in Etur Architectural and Ethnographic Complex
    Aug31

    Belarus will Participate in International Fair of Traditional Crafts in Etur Architectural and Ethnographic Complex

    The foreign artisans include craftsmen from Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Macedonia, Russia, Algeria, and Sudan, Etur Director Svetla Dimitrova said. …read more Source:...

    MH17 survivors turn to EU for help getting information
    Aug31

    MH17 survivors turn to EU for help getting information

    Relatives of MH17 victims asked the European Union for help in getting more information on the plane crash in eastern Ukraine in July 2014. They want the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to put pressure on those involved to release, among other things, missing radar image The post MH17 survivors turn to EU for help getting...

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