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    Geoffrey Pyatt tapped as next US Ambassador to Greece
    May08

    Geoffrey Pyatt tapped as next US Ambassador to Greece

    Geoffrey Pyatt, who currently heads the American Embassy in Ukraine, is set to become US ambassador in Greece. …read more Source:...

    Why Middle Eastern leaders are talking to Putin, not Obama
    May08

    Why Middle Eastern leaders are talking to Putin, not Obama

    The United States has significantly more military capability in the Middle East today than Russia — America has 35,000 troops and hundreds of aircraft; the Russians roughly 2,000 troops and, perhaps, 50 aircraft — and yet Middle Eastern leaders are making pilgrimages to Moscow to see Vladimir Putin these days, not rushing to Washington. Two weeks...

    Straight, No Chaser: Full of the joys of spring
    May08

    Straight, No Chaser: Full of the joys of spring

    In the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … industrial-scale tax fiddling? Brexit? Another potentially disastrous open-ended war in the Middle East? An economic downturn? Donald Trump being elected US president? As the Bard put it: “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,” and how right he was. Bothersome Brexit...

    Russia beams message into Georgia: ‘You belong to us’
    May07

    Russia beams message into Georgia: ‘You belong to us’

    TBILISI, Georgia — The EU used to be seen here as a beacon of democracy and prosperity. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the prospect of membership fueled reforms all over the region. The allure of today’s European Union, plagued with crisis, appears to be waning. For most Georgians, Europe is little more than a fantasy that comes to...

    Why George Washington would have agreed with Donald Trump
    May06

    Why George Washington would have agreed with Donald Trump

    For all the lamentation about the level of rhetoric in this Trumped-up election year, the race between Donald Trump and all-but-certain Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is already shaping up to be a debate over America’s global role of the kind we haven’t had for decades, perhaps since the last “America First” movement of the late...

    US Energy Envoy: New Gas Projects ‘Are Little More Than Distractions’
    May06

    US Energy Envoy: New Gas Projects ‘Are Little More Than Distractions’

    New proposals and MoUs for new gas projects sometimes “have little more than the goal of distracting from the good projects that are underway”, Amos Hochstein, US Special Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, said on Friday. In a phone briefing on the US-EU Energy Council meeting held earlier this week, he said there were “a lot of...

    Belarus to continue granting subsidiary protection to Ukrainians fleeing conflict
    May06

    Belarus to continue granting subsidiary protection to Ukrainians fleeing conflict

    “The Minsk agreements are being implemented, and the influx of Ukrainian citizens has subsided but not stopped. Today in Belarus there are around 47,000 Ukrainian nationals with temporary or permanent residence permits,” Sergei Kasinsky said. …read more Source:...

    Estonia and Germany strengthen parliamentary cooperation
    May06

    Estonia and Germany strengthen parliamentary cooperation

    Deputy Speaker of the Estonian parliament Helir-Valdor Seeder and Speaker of the parliament of the German state of Bavaria Barbara Stamm talked about cooperation, interparliamentary ties, the situation in Europe and migration crisis, relations with Russia and Ukraine-related developments at a meeting here on ay 6th, reports LETA/BNS. …read...

    Russia Still Ready to Build Gas Pipeline to Southern Europe, Lavrov Says
    May06

    Russia Still Ready to Build Gas Pipeline to Southern Europe, Lavrov Says

    Moscow hasn’t given up on its plans to build a pipeline to carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe across the Black Sea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed. “The southern direction is not yet written off,” Lavrov told sputniknews.com earlier this week. “Sometime in February, I think Gazprom signed a memorandum...

    Sanctions on Russia should be maintained: senior US official
    May06

    Sanctions on Russia should be maintained: senior US official

    Sanctions on Russia should be maintained over its annexation of Crimea, US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said in Warsaw. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

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