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    9 things Europeans must know about Donald Trump
    Dec11

    9 things Europeans must know about Donald Trump

    If you’re European, chances are you hate the idea of Donald Trump — and are utterly fascinated by it. The Republican frontrunner’s call to ban the entry of Muslims into the United States Monday swept across Europe faster than the Bubonic plague, sparking denunciations from prime ministers and presidents across the continent, and in...

    The bizarre world of Jeremy Corbyn and Stop the War
    Dec11

    The bizarre world of Jeremy Corbyn and Stop the War

    LONDON — The world of the British far-left is a small one. A consequence of this is that the same old faces seem to continually pop up in its various incarnations. The Stop the War Coalition is a case in point. Initially a front group for the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party (SWP), Stop the War’s leading lights — Lindsey German (ex-SWP),...

    Putin bogging down in Syria
    Dec11

    Putin bogging down in Syria

    As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Moscow next week to meet with Vladimir Putin, U.S. and Israeli officials say Putin’s intervention in Syria is showing slower results than the Russian president had hoped, possibly making Putin more willing to cooperate with U.S. efforts to settle Syria’s civil war. Kerry has sidestepped the...

    Christmas Price Freeze, Russian Food Embargo, Cheap Schengen Visas – Belarus State Press Digest
    Dec11

    Christmas Price Freeze, Russian Food Embargo, Cheap Schengen Visas – Belarus State Press Digest

    Belarus rejects accusations from Ukraine officials claiming that it has joined the Russian food embargo against Ukraine. Visa facilitation between the EU and Belarusan is likely to succeed, but the extent of the programme will depend on Belarus’ commitment to reform. The Belarusian agricultural sector suffers from lobbyists who constantly...

    Pressure builds in Kyiv ahead of crucial deadline
    Dec10

    Pressure builds in Kyiv ahead of crucial deadline

    The one year grace period is over. Parliament could now oust Ukraine’s governing coalition. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is increasingly under pressure. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Czech Senate finds no reason for suing Zeman for treason
    Dec10

    Czech Senate finds no reason for suing Zeman for treason

    Prague – President Milos Zeman´s statements challenging the sanctions EU imposed on Russia over the annexation of Crimea do not violate the Czech constitution, the Senate decided today in reaction… …read more Source: České...

    Renzi blocks smooth extension of Russia sanctions
    Dec10

    Renzi blocks smooth extension of Russia sanctions

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday stayed firm on blocking a planned extension of the EU’s economic sanctions against Russia, forcing EU governments to discuss the issue at a much higher level next week. Sanctions were set to be extended on Wednesday, but that did not happen after the Italian government instructed its...

    Ukraine scrambles to solve riddle of stolen Dutch art
    Dec10

    Ukraine scrambles to solve riddle of stolen Dutch art

    Kiev fears political fallout from Westfries Museum’s claims against nationalist militia …read more Source: The Irish...

    Making Joe Biden mad as hell
    Dec10

    Making Joe Biden mad as hell

    JOSEPH BIDEN, America’s folksy vice-president, is not known as an enforcer—except in Ukraine, where he has become the spearhead of American policy. This week Mr Biden made his fourth visit to Kiev since Ukraine’s Maidan revolution and delivered a fiery speech in parliament, imploring the country’s leaders to eradicate “the...

    Grodno to host Belarus-Poland forum of sister cities
    Dec10

    Grodno to host Belarus-Poland forum of sister cities

    It is expected that the forum will outline the prospects for cooperation in various fields. The representatives of Belarusian and Polish cities will discuss the joint projects in 2016-2020 under the cross-border cooperation program “Poland-Belarus-Ukraine”. …read more Source:...

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