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    Defense minister Hanso: Estonian special forces have done excellent job in Ukraine
    Aug24

    Defense minister Hanso: Estonian special forces have done excellent job in Ukraine

    Estonian Minister of Defense Hannes Hanso visited members of the Estonian special operations forces who are currently in Ukraine training members of a Ukrainian special forces regiment, and received a thorough overview of the Estonian soldiers’ service in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    What the doyen of the advertising world is worried about
    Aug24

    What the doyen of the advertising world is worried about

    Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of the British advertising conglomerate WPP, gave his assessment of the economic and political forces affecting the advertising industry in the company’s latest financial results on Wednesday. The upshot: Companies are still being super-cautious because of a “cocktail” of economic, political and business...

    Crimea’s champagne makers hope to recreate the Soviet glory days
    Aug24

    Crimea’s champagne makers hope to recreate the Soviet glory days

    Since the Russian annexation local vineyards have been capitalising on gaps in the market triggered by western sanctionsIt was once the “Coca-Cola of the Soviet Union”, a homegrown luxury promoted by Josef Stalin as a promise of the supposed abundance soon to come to the USSR. Now, more than 80 years since Stalin’s “invention” of Soviet...

    Lukashenko sends Independence Day greetings to Ukraine
    Aug24

    Lukashenko sends Independence Day greetings to Ukraine

    “Many-year productive cooperation of the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine relies on respect, support, and mutual interest in the enhancement of kind and friendly relations,” the message of greetings reads. …read more Source:...

    25 years with the Soviet Union, 25 without. We want to hear your stories
    Aug24

    25 years with the Soviet Union, 25 without. We want to hear your stories

    We’re looking for people who have had the unique experience of living at least half their lives under the USSR By the summer of 1991 it was clear that the Soviet empire’s days were numbered. After widespread shortages of food and other supplies, rising nationalism and demands for independence across Central Asia, a coup against leader...

    Trump open to ‘softening’ some immigration laws
    Aug24

    Trump open to ‘softening’ some immigration laws

    Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he’s open to a “softening” of laws affecting undocumented immigrants, further distancing himself from his previous hardline proposals. Trump’s latest explanation of his immigration views came during a town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who asked the nominee, “Is there any part of the law...

    France’s farmers on suicide watch as wheat crop fails
    Aug24

    France’s farmers on suicide watch as wheat crop fails

    Paris — Desperate French farmers are increasingly turning to newly created suicide hotlines as the worst wheat harvest in a generation devastates their livelihoods. Heavy spring rains have crippled the EU’s top wheat exporter just as Russia and Ukraine piled on the pressure, depressing prices with a bumper crop. While France’s harvest...

    Over PLN 500 mln for new cross-border program
    Aug23

    Over PLN 500 mln for new cross-border program

    The Polish Ministry of Development has announced the allocation of €116 million (PLN 500 million) for a Poland-Belarus-Ukraine cross-border cooperation program, the launch of which is scheduled for October. Funding will be provided for projects related to the promotion of local culture and the preservation of historical heritage; environmental...

    Merkel, Hollande and Putin talk Ukraine clashes
    Aug23

    Merkel, Hollande and Putin talk Ukraine clashes

    The leaders of France and Germany urged Russian President Putin to help calm the tensions in Ukraine, during in a joint phone call. The three are set to discuss the latest spike in violence at a G20 summit in China. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    David Petraeus: Beware ‘the rise of ISIS 3.0’
    Aug23

    David Petraeus: Beware ‘the rise of ISIS 3.0’

    These days, Gen. David Petraeus is far from the battlefield. Petraeus, who retired in 2011, works in New York as a partner at the private equity firm KKR and is chairman of the KKR Global Institute. In his spare time, the retired four-star general is a professor at the City University of New York and the University of Southern California and a...

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