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    [Ticker] Ukraine gets 2-year seat at UN security council
    Oct15

    [Ticker] Ukraine gets 2-year seat at UN security council

    Ukraine was elected on Thursday as a non-permanent member of the UN security council by the UN assembly general. Ukraine, which got 177 votes out of 193 members, will sit for 2 years at the same table as permanent member Russia. Other new members are Egypt, Senegal, Uruguay and Japan. …read more Source:...

    Cameron sideshow at the summit
    Oct15

    Cameron sideshow at the summit

    Under pressure from fellow European leaders to spell out his reform demands ahead of a U.K. referendum on EU membership, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he is ready to reveal them — next month. Cameron said before a summit in Brussels that he would “quicken the pace” of talks, which started during the summer at a technical...

    Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay win U.N. council seats
    Oct15

    Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay win U.N. council seats

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay were elected unopposed on Thursday to the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term starting Jan. 1, 2016. …read more Source:...

    Muddling through
    Oct15

    Muddling through

    In Crimea, Russia has mucked it up SOME find it relaxing to be covered head to toe in black, smelly mud. Others become a bit gloomy, particularly when the spa is half-empty and is in disputed territory. The job of Lieutenant Doctor Igor Aleksandrovich Dovgan, director of the gracelessly named Saki Military Clinical Sanatorium N.I. Pirogov, is to...

    The TTIP of the spear
    Oct15

    The TTIP of the spear

    IT IS becoming hard to remember a time when Europe was not in crisis. The European Union doused the Greek fire (though the embers still glow) only to be confronted with flows of refugees it could not manage. Relations with Russia, already gravely wounded by the invasion of Ukraine, are now further complicated by the Kremlin’s deployment in...

    Crash course
    Oct15

    Crash course

    ELSEMIEK DE BORST was 17, about to enter her final year of secondary school. She enjoyed playing the piano and worked part-time at a pancake house near her father’s home outside The Hague; she dreamt of one day becoming an architect. But first came the summer holidays. On July 17th 2014 she packed her suitcase (purple, with red flowers) and...

    Growing home guard needs more resources, says officer
    Oct15

    Growing home guard needs more resources, says officer

    The Estonian Defense League, a voluntary home guard, has seen the number of new recruits increase since the Ukraine crisis began. The institution is aiming to increase its numbers to 30,000, double the current participation. …read more Source:...

    Joseph Conrad and the lure of solitude
    Oct15

    Joseph Conrad and the lure of solitude

    The sceptical doubt that infuses Conrad’s work – particularly his last great novel, Victory – has to do with the human world, which he believed was moved by illusions. “It was the very essence of his life to be a solitary achievement, accomplished not by hermit-like withdrawal with its silence and immobility, but by a system of restless...

    Belaruspolicy.com, Election, Alexievich – Ostrogorski Centre Digest
    Oct15

    Belaruspolicy.com, Election, Alexievich – Ostrogorski Centre Digest

    At the Congress of Belarusian Studies The Ostrogorski Centre, the organisation behind Belarus Digest, starts publishing regular updates about its activities, including new projects, and comments by its analysts. During the the first half of October Belarus saw two major events: the presidential elections and the first ever Nobel prize awarded to...

    Belaruspolicy.com, Election, Alexievich – Ostrororgski Centre Digest
    Oct15

    Belaruspolicy.com, Election, Alexievich – Ostrororgski Centre Digest

    Y. Kryvoi, D. Melyantsou, A. Kazakevich at the Congress of Belarusian Studies The Ostrogorski Centre, the organisation behind Belarus Digest, starts publishing regular updates about its activities, including new projects, and comments by its analysts. During the the first half of October Belarus saw two major events: the presidential elections...

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