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    Mogherini’s very good year
    Oct30

    Mogherini’s very good year

    Federica Mogherini will next week clock up one year in office as the European Union’s foreign policy chief. That anniversary looks insignificant beside the geo-political crisis that is unfolding in Syria, where the EU watches helplessly as Russian planes fly bombing missions to assist President Bashar al-Assad, just as earlier it watched...

    At least two killed by ammunition dump explosion in Ukraine
    Oct30

    At least two killed by ammunition dump explosion in Ukraine

    Emergency services struggle to control blaze in Svatove as exploding shells force residents to take coverHuge blasts have rocked a town in eastern Ukraine after an ammunition depot exploded and a series of fireballs erupted into the night sky. At least two people were reported dead and three wounded, though the numbers of casualties are expected...

    Amateur footage ‘shows huge blast at Ukrainian ammunition depot’ – video
    Oct30

    Amateur footage ‘shows huge blast at Ukrainian ammunition depot’ – video

    Amateur footage published on YouTube purports to show a huge explosion after an ammunition storage facility reportedly caught fire in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. The footage, filmed from a distance, shows a fierce blaze sending large plumes of smoke into the sky, and a series of fireballs shooting over the nearby town. Early reports suggest...

    EU considers civil mission in the Balkans
    Oct29

    EU considers civil mission in the Balkans

    The EU is considering launching a “civil mission” to help Western Balkan countries deal with the flow of refugees through the region, officials said Thursday. Diplomats met in Brussels to discuss ways to control the influx of migrants traveling from the Middle East through the Balkan countries and on to northern Europe. The proposal for a civil...

    Europe suspends Belarus sanctions
    Oct29

    Europe suspends Belarus sanctions

    The European Union decided Thursday to suspend most of its sanctions against Belarus after the authoritarian country freed political prisoners and did not crack down on dissent following this month’s flawed presidential election. The asset freeze and travel ban applying to 170 people, including President Alexander Lukashenko, and an asset...

    Russia raids Ukrainian library in Moscow, arrests head
    Oct29

    Russia raids Ukrainian library in Moscow, arrests head

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Armed, masked police raided a Moscow library specializing in Ukrainian literature, arresting its director before dawn on Thursday and carting off books that the authorities called illegal anti-Russian propaganda. …read more Source:...

    Moldova’s government ousted over banking scandal
    Oct29

    Moldova’s government ousted over banking scandal

    Moldova’s parliament on Thursday dismissed the country’s government, part of the fallout from a banking scandal that saw nearly $1 billion vanish from Europe’s poorest country and that set off long-running street protests in the capital. The no-confidence vote was backed by 65 out of 101 MPs, and removes Prime Minister Valeriu...

    Russia detains Ukrainian library chief
    Oct29

    Russia detains Ukrainian library chief

    Russian investigators detain the director of a Ukrainian library in Moscow after a search found what they called “anti-Russian propaganda”. …read more Source:...

    Reading the Pussy Riot act
    Oct29

    Reading the Pussy Riot act

    Nadya Tolokonnikova, of female punk protest collective Pussy Riot, on the danger of UK conservatism, living in Moscow, and how the middle-class anti-Putin movement is waning. “Moscow calling!” The Belarusian rock band Brutto tear into their adaptation of the Clash classic. A roar erupts from the audience packing out Koko, the opulent late...

    NATO considers sending battalion size units to Baltics, Poland
    Oct29

    NATO considers sending battalion size units to Baltics, Poland

    NATO allies are discussing stationing more troops in Eastern Europe to deter Moscow in wake of aggression in Ukraine, the Wall Street Journal reports. …read more Source:...

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