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    Czech President says Muslim integration ‘practically impossible’
    Jan18

    Czech President says Muslim integration ‘practically impossible’

    The existence of “ghettos” in some West European countries proves that “the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible,” Czech President Miloš Zeman said Sunday. In an interview with the tabloid Blesk, Zeman cited two passages from the Quran that he said reflected men’s right to mistreat women and he highlighted the...

    Belarus 13th in women’s relay in Ruhpolding
    Jan18

    Belarus 13th in women’s relay in Ruhpolding

    The Ukrainian team won the women’s relay, with one penalty and four spare rounds in 1:16:14.2. Germany with two penalties and eleven spares, was 1.2 seconds back. Italy finished third, 43.8 seconds back. …read more Source:...

    Integrating Muslims into Europe ‘Practically Impossible’, Czech President Zeman Says
    Jan17

    Integrating Muslims into Europe ‘Practically Impossible’, Czech President Zeman Says

    Czech Republic President Milos Zeman, known for his staunchly anti-migrant stance, has said that the Muslim community cannot be integrated into the European society. “The experience of Western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible,”...

    Avalanche: teacher charged with involuntary homicide
    Jan17

    Avalanche: teacher charged with involuntary homicide

    A French teacher who took students onto a closed skiing piste in the French Alps where an avalanche killed two of them and a Ukrainian tourist has been charged with involuntary homicide, his lawyer said on Saturday. …read more Source: The Local...

    Christmas in Grozny
    Jan17

    Christmas in Grozny

    GROZNY, Russia — As I entered the lobby of my hotel in Grozny, I came face to face with two men dressed in tight black uniforms, revolvers hanging from their waists. They bore no military or police insignia, just two patched flags: Chechen on the right arm, and Russian on the left. A slightly unnerving welcome. I would hear a lot about these...

    Conflict settlement in Ukraine named OSCE key task
    Jan16

    Conflict settlement in Ukraine named OSCE key task

    The Belarusian side is convinced that the road to stable and lasting peace lies through the full and good-faith fulfillment of the Minsk Agreements by all the parties. …read more Source:...

    Hug: Minsk Agreements must and can be implemented in Ukraine
    Jan16

    Hug: Minsk Agreements must and can be implemented in Ukraine

    “There is no alternative to the Minsk Agreements and implementing this document is needed and desirable,” said Alexander Hug as he visited Kominternovo and Shirokino in Donetsk Oblast. …read more Source:...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Political DOGFIGHT — OBAMA and the ‘E’ word — EURO jet set — EU COOKIE monster
    Jan16

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Political DOGFIGHT — OBAMA and the ‘E’ word — EURO jet set — EU COOKIE monster

    WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?: If 2015 was the year of the grumble about a possible extended term for European Parliament President Martin Schulz (above left), then 2016 is the year of the roar. Opposition to Schulz holding onto the office — which anchors the grand coalition between the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Socialists and Democrats...

    Kerry to travel to Switzerland, Middle East, Asia: State Department
    Jan15

    Kerry to travel to Switzerland, Middle East, Asia: State Department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Zurich on Jan. 20 to discuss Syria and Ukraine with his Russian counterpart before heading to Davos for the World Economic Form, the State Department said on Friday. …read more Source:...

    Celebrating the Malanka winter festival – in pictures
    Jan15

    Celebrating the Malanka winter festival – in pictures

    Villagers in Krasnoilsk, western Ukraine, celebrate Malanka, the old New Year’s Eve. According to the Julian calendar it falls on 13 January, and is marked with two days of festivities to symbolise the release of spring … …read more Source: The...

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