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    Elections in Belarus: The Continuation of a New Model?
    Jul08

    Elections in Belarus: The Continuation of a New Model?

    Belarusian oppositional coalition ahead of elections. Photo: belarusinfocus.info The parliamentary election campaign has begun in Belarus. There was little protest during the 2015 presidential elections. Elections are not elections as such, but became more a self-appointment of Lukashenka through an electoral façade. Yet the elections were...

    Why hundreds of British troops are heading to Eastern Europe
    Jul08

    Why hundreds of British troops are heading to Eastern Europe

    Description Soldiers take part in a Nato military sea exercise in Poland last year Credits Janek Skarzynski/Getty Alt Text Soldier Battalion will act as ‘trip-wire’ in Poland and Estonia to deter further Russian aggression One-Minute Read …read more Source: The...

    Russian state media: NATO like a ‘kindergarten teacher’
    Jul08

    Russian state media: NATO like a ‘kindergarten teacher’

    As leaders from the 28-member NATO alliance gather in Poland, Russian state media has pounced on comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that security in Europe can only be ensured by keeping Moscow on-side. The military alliance’s posture toward Russia since its annexation of Crimea in 2014 has been increasingly aggressive....

    Richard Ansett’s best photograph: the baby in Ukraine who unlocked my subconscious
    Jul08

    Richard Ansett’s best photograph: the baby in Ukraine who unlocked my subconscious

    ‘It’s a reference to the fact that I was adopted. You don’t know if the mother’s arm is coming in – or moving away’Five years ago, I was invited to Donetsk in Ukraine for a month-long residency, overseen by my all-time hero Boris Mikhailov. Mother and child is a classic artistic subject, and I wanted to do my own...

    NATO to Approve Eastern Flank Measures in Warsaw Summit
    Jul08

    NATO to Approve Eastern Flank Measures in Warsaw Summit

    A Summit of NATO members’ heads of state and government begins on Friday, with issues such as security at NATO’s eastern flank and relations with Russia being high on the agenda. Member states will formally approve the deployment of four multinational battalions in Poland and the Baltics. Additionally, a proposal to set up a...

    NATO to Approve Eastern Flank Measures in Warsaw Summit
    Jul08

    NATO to Approve Eastern Flank Measures in Warsaw Summit

    A Summit of NATO members’ heads of state and government begins on Friday, with issues such as security at NATO’s eastern flank and relations with Russia being high on the agenda. Member states will formally approve the deployment of four multinational battalions in Poland and the Baltics. Additionally, a proposal to set up a...

    Obama urges NATO to stand firm vs. Russia despite Brexit fallout
    Jul08

    Obama urges NATO to stand firm vs. Russia despite Brexit fallout

    WARSAW (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, saying Britain’s vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the western defense alliance. …read more Source:...

    Cyprus MPs call for lifting of Russia sanctions
    Jul08

    Cyprus MPs call for lifting of Russia sanctions

    The Cypriot parliament has asked to government to work for the end of the EU sanctions on Russia. MPs from the president’s party did not vote. …read more Source:...

    President Plevneliev to take part in NATO summit
    Jul08

    President Plevneliev to take part in NATO summit

    President Rosen Plevneliev is to head the Bulgarian delegation at the NATO summit in Warsaw on July 8 and 9. The forum will focus on the decisions from Wales, the Ukraine crisis, NATO-Russia relations and cooperation between NATO and the EU. The Bulgarian delegation includes Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev as well...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 8 Jul 2016
    Jul08

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 8 Jul 2016

    Four police officers shot dead at US protest Eleven police officers have been shot, four of them fatally, by at least two snipers at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas, Texas. Police have arrested some suspects and are investigating claims by one of them that there are bombs “all over Dallas”. One sniper is still at large...

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