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    Trump: “With invasion of Georgia, Russia demonstrated willingness to violate sovereignty of states in region”
    Dec19

    Trump: “With invasion of Georgia, Russia demonstrated willingness to violate sovereignty of states in region”

    Donald Trump has unveiled his National Security Strategy and he mentions Georgia in the document He says that with its invasions of Georgia and Ukraine Russia has demonstrated its willingness to violate the sovereignty of states in the region …read more Source:...

    Trump’s strategy speech sends mixed signals on Russia
    Dec19

    Trump’s strategy speech sends mixed signals on Russia

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s official new national security strategy warns in blunt language that Russia is a dangerous global competitor that seeks to undermine the U.S. at home and abroad. But midway through his Monday speech unveiling the 55-page document, Trump seemed to contradict that message, saying the U.S. would work to “build a...

    US vetos UN resolution on Jerusalem

    Credits Drew Angerer/Getty Images Alt Text Nikki Haley condemns a UN resolution on the placement of the US embassy in Israel The rest of the Security Council backed the resolution rejecting Trump’s decision to recognise Israeli capital One-Minute Read Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – 6:50am …read more Source: The...

    Ex-Georgian president freed from detention in Ukraine
    Dec16

    Ex-Georgian president freed from detention in Ukraine

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was freed from detention in Ukraine on Monday, after a judge rejected prosecutors’ request to put him under house arrest. “The prosecutors’ petition … is dismissed,” judge Larysa Tsokol told the court, Reuters reported. During the eight-hour hearing, hundreds of Saakashvili’s...

    The countries that have two Christmases
    Dec16

    The countries that have two Christmases

    Please may I have some more? ADULTS take the adage “Christmas comes but once a year” as an excuse to splurge on gifts. For children, it is a warning of the limits of Utopia. The tots would no doubt be angered to learn that in some places it is not true. This year Ukraine recognised December 25th as an official holiday, along with the traditional...

    As elections near, Putin says Russians will not stand for Ukraine-style coup
    Dec16

    As elections near, Putin says Russians will not stand for Ukraine-style coup

    President Vladimir Putin said Russians “do not want and will not stand for” a Ukraine-style coup as he responded to a question from a rival presidential candidate at his annual press conference on Thursday. …read more Source: France...

    Christmas gift-bringers of Europe (MAP)
    Dec15

    Christmas gift-bringers of Europe (MAP)

    Santa Claus is relentlessly trying to enter our European households (mostly through our mailboxes rather than chimneys), but Father Christmas, Baby Jesus, Grandfather Frost, and other traditional gift-bringers have managed to fend him off so far (well, sort of). Each country (or region) has its own traditional Christmas gift-bringer. Some of them...

    Ukraine’s chief prosecutor says Saakashvili extradition ‘likely’
    Dec15

    Ukraine’s chief prosecutor says Saakashvili extradition ‘likely’

    …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukraine’s chief prosecutor says Saakashvili extradition ‘likely’
    Dec15

    Ukraine’s chief prosecutor says Saakashvili extradition ‘likely’

    …read more Source: Financial...

    Europe is still living with the consequences of the Lisbon Treaty

    The EU doesn’t usually shy away from landmark celebrations. But one notable date passed almost unnoticed in Brussels this week as the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Lisbon Treaty came and went. No official ceremony was held. No pro-EU gushing from the most reliable of EU federalists. Not even any faint murmurs of nostalgia for...

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