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    Number of Forcibly Displaced People Hit Record 65.3 Million in 2015
    Jun20

    Number of Forcibly Displaced People Hit Record 65.3 Million in 2015

    According to the latest Global Trends report of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released on Monday, 65.3 million people around the world were forcibly displaced at the end of last year, meaning that one in every 113 was either asylum-seeker, internally displaced or refugee. This is the largest number of forcibly displaced people...

    Austria: ‘EU should gradually lift Russian sanctions’
    Jun20

    Austria: ‘EU should gradually lift Russian sanctions’

    Austria’s foreign minister has called for the EU to come to an agreement with Russia over the possible lifting of sanctions placed on the country following the war with Ukraine. …read more Source: The Local...

    Russian Author under Scrutiny from Bulgaria’s Security Service
    Jun20

    Russian Author under Scrutiny from Bulgaria’s Security Service

    Bulgaria’s domestic security and counter-intelligence agency DANS is closely monitoring the activities of a Russian social scientist who in May published an article about the country, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.Responding to an inquiry by Metodi Andreev, a lawmakers from his GERB party, Borisov has explained that, while the...

    [Ticker] Austria: Time for ‘significant step’ towards Russia
    Jun20

    [Ticker] Austria: Time for ‘significant step’ towards Russia

    The EU should make a “significant step towards Russia,” Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz said. He told Austrian TV that EU and Russia should “gradually come to a modus in which for every implementation of the Minsk protocol [on a ceasfire in East Ukraine], for every single step, sanctions will gradually be lifted...

    New Western frontier, conquered by China
    Jun20

    New Western frontier, conquered by China

    KHORGAS, China — The world’s lost cities have all been unearthed. The modern-day equivalent — fulfilling an age-old desire to stand in a place wholly unknown to others — is a city built so recently that few have even heard of it. The Chinese town of Khorgas, on the border with Kazakhstan and a strategic crossroads along the new Silk Road,...

    Germany’s Steinmeier favors gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions
    Jun19

    Germany’s Steinmeier favors gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union should gradually phase out sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis if there is substantial progress in the peace process, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was quoted on Sunday as saying. …read more Source:...

    Say hello to Chieftain Árpád
    Jun19

    Say hello to Chieftain Árpád

    I first went to Vereckei-hágó in Transcarpathia, Ukraine, by means of independent travel, 10 years ago. To have gone there before would have been more difficult, due to visa requirements and very limited on-site information, at least in English. My inspiration came after hearing much about Vereckei-hágó’s historical significance from...

    EU extends sanctions targeting Crimea after Russian annexation
    Jun17

    EU extends sanctions targeting Crimea after Russian annexation

    EU ministers on Friday extended for another year a set of sanctions targeting the Crimea peninsula, following its annexation by Russia in March 2014. The economic restrictions include an import ban of products originating from Crimea and prohibiting EU-based companies from investing on the peninsula or exporting certain goods and technologies...

    EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea annexation
    Jun17

    EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea annexation

    The EU extends for another year the sanctions it imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea in March 2014. …read more Source:...

    Euro 2016: Second Northern Ireland fan dies after collapsing at Ukraine match ‘doing what he loved’
    Jun17
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