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    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 15 Oct 2015
    Oct15

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 15 Oct 2015

    US troops to tackle Boko Haram in Cameroon Barack Obama has revealed the US has deployed troops to Cameroon to help fight the terror group Boko Haram. The force, which will eventually total 300 troops, will provide intelligence and reconnaissance and will remain in country until “no longer needed”, the president said. Boko Haram is also active in...

    Plea for Swedish Ikea to set up shop in Ukraine
    Oct15

    Plea for Swedish Ikea to set up shop in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s economy minister has pleaded with Ikea to open in his country, saying it would show Kiev was serious about fighting corruption that reportedly caused the Swedish furniture giant to ditch a previous foray. …read more Source: The Local...

    Opinion: Belarus enjoys trust worldwide
    Oct15

    Opinion: Belarus enjoys trust worldwide

    “The incumbent President of Belarus has earned great reputation both among his people and on the international arena. He personally made a huge contribution to the conflict settlement in Ukraine. It is no doubt that other countries put trust in Belarus,” said Natalia Guivik. …read more Source:...

    No surprises expected at UN Security Council elections  –  but wait for Ukraine to face Russia
    Oct15
    US defense chief: we will deter Russia’s ‘malign and destabilizing influence’
    Oct14

    US defense chief: we will deter Russia’s ‘malign and destabilizing influence’

    Ash Carter says US will not cooperate as long as Russia pursues a ‘misguided strategy’ in Syria but Moscow says it has been rebuffed in calls for consultationThe US defense chief has vowed to take “all necessary steps” against a resurgent Russia which is challenging a frustrated Washington in eastern Europe and the Middle East.Ash Carter,...

    Ukraine slams Russia as ‘state sponsor of terrorism’
    Oct14

    Ukraine slams Russia as ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

    Kyiv believes Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian separatists armed with a surface-to-air missile launcher, something that… …read more Source:...

    Moscow fends off allegations that pro-Russian rebels shot down MH17
    Oct14

    Moscow fends off allegations that pro-Russian rebels shot down MH17

    Dalje English High-ranking Russian officials on Wednesday fended off allegations that pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine were responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last year. Federal Air Transport Agency deputy head Oleg Storchevoi said the Dutch-led investigation failed to disprove Russia’s evidence that the...

    Carter: U.S. will take ‘all necessary steps’ to counter Russia
    Oct14

    Carter: U.S. will take ‘all necessary steps’ to counter Russia

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivered a sharp warning to Russia on Wednesday, calling its airstrikes in Syria a “misguided strategy” that will “inflame and prolong” the civil war and vowing that Washington would not stand idly by amid a series of destabilizing Russian military moves on several continents. Carter, who began his government career...

    Insiders: EU failing on migration
    Oct14

    Insiders: EU failing on migration

    A poor European response to an unprecedented influx of migrants is stirring an extremist backlash, according to participants in POLITICO’s Transatlantic Caucus, who urged EU leaders to take stronger, long-term measures to address the crisis at this week’s summit in Brussels. The continuing tide of new arrivals — 710,000 have been...

    Former head of Ukrainian defence factory faces six years for espionage
    Oct14

    Former head of Ukrainian defence factory faces six years for espionage

    Yury Soloshenko, 73, sentenced by Moscow city court to six years in strict penal colony for allegedly smuggling missile components out of RussiaA Russian court has sentenced an elderly Ukrainian citizen who once served as director of a defence factory to six years for espionage, a court spokesman said.The classified case against Yury Soloshenko,...

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