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    Diplomats Say Russia Targets Bulgaria, 6 Other EU States in Drive to Kill Sanctions – Reuters
    Jul30

    Diplomats Say Russia Targets Bulgaria, 6 Other EU States in Drive to Kill Sanctions – Reuters

    Bulgaria and six other EU Member States of southern and eastern Europe is one of the main targets of Russia’s efforts to end the economic sanctions of the bloc imposed over the Ukraine crisis, Reuters has reported, citing diplomats. According to several unnamed Moscow-based EU diplomats, “Russia’s tactic of methodically lobbying...

    Reuters: Putin Slovenia visit part of drive to end EU sanctions
    Jul29

    Reuters: Putin Slovenia visit part of drive to end EU sanctions

    Vladimir Putin will step up Russia’s campaign to end EU sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday, Reuters reports citing Moscow-based EU diplomats. …read more Source:...

    Here’s Why Google Maps Changed Some Town Names in Crimea—And Is Now Changing Them Back
    Jul29

    Here’s Why Google Maps Changed Some Town Names in Crimea—And Is Now Changing Them Back

    As if by magic, Google Maps changed some town names in Crimea overnight. Images edited by Tetyana Lokot. On July 27 Internet giant Google renamed a number of towns, villages, and settlements in Crimea—a peninsula in Ukraine that has been under Russian control since early 2014—on their Google Maps service. The change came after the Ukrainian...

    Lithuanian court refuses to extradite Kazakh billionaire’s Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law to Ukraine and Kazakhstan
    Jul29

    Lithuanian court refuses to extradite Kazakh billionaire’s Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law to Ukraine and Kazakhstan

    On 29 July, 2016 Court of Appeal of Lithuania has announced its final and undeniable decision, by which the Court has refused to extradite Kazakh billionaire’s Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law Syrym Shalabayev to Ukraine and Kazakhstan, BC informs Jurex representative. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Putin reshuffles officials ahead of parliamentary elections
    Jul29

    Putin reshuffles officials ahead of parliamentary elections

    Vladimir Putin has dismissed Russia’s ambassador to Ukraine and reshuffled regional officials ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections in September. DW Moscow correspondent Emma Burrows looks at what it means. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Chernobyl could be reinvented as a solar farm, says Ukraine
    Jul29

    Chernobyl could be reinvented as a solar farm, says Ukraine

    Ministers create presentation to show how idle land around nuclear disaster site can be used to produce renewable energyThe contaminated nuclear wasteland around Chernobyl could be turned into one of the world’s largest solar farms, producing nearly a third of the electricity that the stricken plant generated at its height 30 years ago,...

    Nato and cyber-attacks: Time to raise our game
    Jul29

    Nato and cyber-attacks: Time to raise our game

    Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg | Photo credit: Press association They may be invisible, but every day our countries face attacks in cyber-space. Nato is adapting to this increasing threat, writes Jens Stoltenberg. Until recently, cyber-attacks on financial institutions were the ones that hit the headlines. Today, it is critical networks...

    Trump and the Oligarch
    Jul29

    Trump and the Oligarch

    The house wasn’t built for a Russian oligarch, although it looked the part. The 62,000-square-foot, 17-bedroom mansion is a palace of new-money flash, featuring Greek fountains, tennis courts, trompe l’oeil murals, underground parking for dozens of cars, and a 100-foot swimming pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean. It even had a...

    Belarusian volunteers organize recreation for Ukrainians from conflict zone
    Jul29

    Belarusian volunteers organize recreation for Ukrainians from conflict zone

    “A group of five adults and eight children rested in Belarus from 20 July to 28 July. This trip was organized with the assistance of many organizations,” the representative of the parish said. …read more Source:...

    The murder of fearless journalist Pavel Sheremet must be solved – but Ukraine needs more
    Jul29

    The murder of fearless journalist Pavel Sheremet must be solved – but Ukraine needs more

    Sheremet was blown up as he drove to host a morning radio programme On 20th of July Kiev was shaken by the news of the assassination of the respected Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet. Outside the ex-Soviet republics he was hardly known. Yet the murder is one that the West should reflect on, as it could do much to aggravate the...

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