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    Bulgaria PM ‘Bans’ Talk about Presidential Elections until Summer
    Apr01

    Bulgaria PM ‘Bans’ Talk about Presidential Elections until Summer

    Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Thursday said he had “forbidden” the issue of presidential elections until June. The vote is due in the autumn. An open race for the office of the President, an office of predominantly ceremonial functions, is not expected to begin before the summer, but some parties are already putting...

    Europe to US: Ignore Donald Trump, we need NATO
    Apr01

    Europe to US: Ignore Donald Trump, we need NATO

    WASHINGTON — The disconnect was striking. As Donald Trump doubled down on his disdain for an “obsolete” NATO this week, Eastern European and Baltic leaders were pitching a very different message to U.S. leaders: American support for the 66-year-old alliance is more vital than ever. “It is in the interest of the United States not to have war in...

    5 things you must know about Ted Cruz
    Apr01

    5 things you must know about Ted Cruz

    WASHINGTON — More than halfway through the Republican presidential primary season, Donald Trump continues to bewilder political experts, terrify party elders and astonish foreign leaders with his dominance. But Trump isn’t a sure thing for the nomination and Republicans who oppose the bombastic businessman are coalescing around 45-year-old...

    Dutch referendum on Vladimir Putin
    Apr01

    Dutch referendum on Vladimir Putin

    AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands holds a referendum next week on whether the EU should work more closely with Ukraine, but the campaign is just as much about Vladimir Putin. On the surface, Dutch voters will decide if they should accept a treaty to strengthen political and economic ties with the country of 46 million. The agreement was the spark for...

    Biden tells Ukraine’s Poroshenko U.S. to give $335 million in security aid
    Apr01

    Biden tells Ukraine’s Poroshenko U.S. to give $335 million in security aid

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday that the United States was moving forward with an additional $335 million in security assistance, the White House said in a statement. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine must press the reset button
    Mar31

    Ukraine must press the reset button

    KIEV — Ukraine’s complex, at times Byzantine, politics continues to confound and confuse. Since independence, the main drivers of positive change in the country have been mass civic movements, Western economic pressure and incentives, and the necessity to act to avert economic disaster. Nothing that will happen under a new government is...

    Eurostat: US regaining trade market share in EU
    Mar31

    Eurostat: US regaining trade market share in EU

    The United States’ share of total trade in goods with the European Union has risen markedly since 2013, while Russia’s share has fallen sharply over the same period, the EU’s statistics agency said today. The United States captured 18 percent of goods trade with the EU in 2015, compared to about 14 percent in 2011, the Eurostat...

    About 200 scientists to gather for Chernobyl conference in Minsk on 21-22 April
    Mar31

    About 200 scientists to gather for Chernobyl conference in Minsk on 21-22 April

    The international scientific conference Chernobyl: 30 Years Later will take place in the Radiobiology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 21-22 April. It will gather about 200 scientists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, and Japan. …read more Source:...

    Nordic security changed ‘dramatically’ by Ukraine conflict
    Mar31

    Nordic security changed ‘dramatically’ by Ukraine conflict

    Nordic countries agree to tighten security co-operation, establish secure communication lines and exchange radar images. …read more Source:...

    Dissociative disorder
    Mar31

    Dissociative disorder

    UKRAINE’S efforts to reach an association agreement with the European Union have led to revolution, poisoned relations with Russia and caused war with Russian-backed separatists. After years of negotiations, Ukrainian and EU leaders at last signed the agreement in Kiev in March 2014, just after the Maidan revolution. But the deal may yet...

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