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    The race to conquer the Arctic – the world’s final frontier
    Mar12

    The race to conquer the Arctic – the world’s final frontier

    As the polar ice caps melt, Russia and China are leading the race to control the lucrative and strategically important shipping lanes and natural resources of the High North. On 14 December 2017 Vladimir Putin gave his annual end-of-year media conference, which lasted nearly four hours and was televised across Russia. The British and American...

    Talking to North Korea is a risk worth taking
    Mar12

    Talking to North Korea is a risk worth taking

    History is sometimes made in sudden, unexpected bursts. Upon his return to Seoul from his meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s national security advisor, Chung Eui-Yong, announced on March 6, that South Korea’s President Moon Jae In and Kim Jong Un would hold a summit by the end of April. Just 48 hours later at...

    Russian election: Vladimir Putin promises he will ‘NEVER’ give Crimea back to Ukraine
    Mar12

    Russian election: Vladimir Putin promises he will ‘NEVER’ give Crimea back to Ukraine

    VLADIMIR Putin has said will not give Crimea back to Ukraine – under any circumstances – in a documentary released yesterday ahead of his expected re-election in this week’s polls. …read more Source:...

    Russian election: Vladimir Putin promises he will ‘NEVER’ give Crimea back to Ukraine
    Mar12

    Russian election: Vladimir Putin promises he will ‘NEVER’ give Crimea back to Ukraine

    VLADIMIR Putin has said will not give Crimea back to Ukraine – under any circumstances – in a documentary released yesterday ahead of his expected re-election in this week’s polls. …read more Source:...

    ‘The Distant Barking of Dogs’ scoops top honors at Thessaloniki doc fest
    Mar11

    ‘The Distant Barking of Dogs’ scoops top honors at Thessaloniki doc fest

    Simon Lereng Wilmont’s “The Distant Barking of Dogs,” a powerful fly-on-the-wall portrait of a 10-year-old boy living with his grandmother in a warzone village near the Ukraine-Russia border has won the international competition award at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. …read more Source:...

    Feature: Ruussaar in Eastern Ukraine, Part 1 | War
    Mar11

    Feature: Ruussaar in Eastern Ukraine, Part 1 | War

    ERR’s Ainar Ruussaar traveled to Eastern Ukraine in February as part of a training program for local journalists. ERR News is publishing Ruussaar’s account of the situation in the area over the next few weekends. This is the first of four parts, where he describes his arrival in the Mariupol area. …read more Source:...

    Bulgartransgaz to Acquire Assets of South Stream Bulgaria
    Mar10

    Bulgartransgaz to Acquire Assets of South Stream Bulgaria

    Bulgaria’s gas transmission system operator Bulgartransgaz said it is planning to acquire 28 properties owned by South Stream Bulgaria, a 50/50 joint venture set up by Russia’s Gazprom and state-owned Bulgarian Energy Holding. The properties have a total estimated value of 13.2 million levs ($8.3 million/6.7 million euro),...

    Ukraine nabs negotiator over plot to kill president Poroshenko
    Mar09

    Ukraine nabs negotiator over plot to kill president Poroshenko

    Ukraine’s security forces detained Volodymyr Ruban while he was transporting weapons from the conflict zone in the country’s east. Officials claimed he planned to kill top Ukrainian leaders, including the president. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Trade, spies and the perils of going it alone
    Mar09

    Trade, spies and the perils of going it alone

    At risk of accusations of “talking down Britain,” it nevertheless seems fair to observe that this was a week that highlighted the risks inherent in striking out alone in the world. First, there was Trump and his tariffs. Despite assertions from Liam Fox that the U.K. will be seeking an exemption, it is not clear how this can be squared with the...

    Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Is Europe under threat?
    Mar09

    Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Is Europe under threat?

    The gas dispute between Moscow and Kyiv is entering a new round, and some fear that deliveries through Ukraine will be stopped. Which countries could be most affected, and will bilateral tensions lead to a new gas war? …read more Source: Deutsche...

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