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    As Russia enters war in Syria, conflict in Ukraine begins to wind down
    Oct01

    As Russia enters war in Syria, conflict in Ukraine begins to wind down

    The conflict in Ukraine sees less shelling each week, while hawks and rebel leaders are being told by Moscow to pipe down and toe the lineAt a highly fortified separatist position near the village of Peski outside Donetsk, the pro-Russia fighters have been getting used to an unusual sound in recent weeks: silence.Shelling and exchanges of fire...

    Hungary and Malta call for ‘global migrant quotas’ to ease Europe burden
    Oct01

    Hungary and Malta call for ‘global migrant quotas’ to ease Europe burden

    Ukraine and Malta calls for a ‘global system of refugee quotas’ based on post-WW2 Bretton Woods deal, as Europe cannot handle migrant numbers alone …read more Source: The...

    Belavia to offer new flight to Odessa, may increase Kiev flights frequency
    Oct01

    Belavia to offer new flight to Odessa, may increase Kiev flights frequency

    “The airline plans to open a new flight Minsk-Odessa-Minsk. We worked on this flight for a long time. Perhaps we will offer more than one flight, but this decision is not connected with what is happening in our closest neighbors. We may also increase the frequency of flights to Kiev,” Yevgeny Rogachev noted. …read more Source:...

    Latvian president criticizes UN Security Council over Ukraine and Syria
    Oct01

    Latvian president criticizes UN Security Council over Ukraine and Syria

    Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis in his speech at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 30 criticized the UN Security Council for lack of timely and decisive action, stressing that past failures should be lessons for the future, the Latvian president’s press service said. …read more Source:...

    Putin blindsides Obama
    Oct01

    Putin blindsides Obama

    On Monday afternoon, President Barack Obama grudgingly sat down with Vladimir Putin in part to gain a clearer understanding of the Russian leader’s opaque plans for Syria. Less than 48 hours later, Putin unpleasantly surprised Obama with new clarity: airstrikes that are scrambling the U.S. president’s plans for Syria and escalating...

    US-Macedonia defense consultations
    Oct01

    US-Macedonia defense consultations

    NATO integration, defense reforms, bilateral cooperation and deployment in Alliance and UN-led peacekeeping operations were in the focus of Wednesday’s talks between the Macedonian and US defense delegations, led by Defense Minister Zoran Jolevski and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, Evelyn Farkas....

    Merkel’s new normal
    Oct01

    Merkel’s new normal

    BERLIN — Did Angela Merkel’s chancellorship just reach its tipping point? A few weeks ago, such a question would have prompted quizzical stares, if not outright opprobrium. Until recently, Merkel, who this fall marks her 10th anniversary as chancellor, appeared to be at the height of her power. Even when confronted with thorny political...

    Moldova’s Maidan
    Oct01

    Moldova’s Maidan

    CHISINAU, Moldova — The poorest country in Europe is having its Maidan moment, as hundreds of protestors camp out in the center of the capital, blue EU flags fluttering overhead, to protest the disappearance of over €1 billion from the country’s banking system. The similarities to the movement that overthrew Ukraine’s corrupt...

    Time for Joint Action to Solve World Conflicts, Bulgaria’s President Says
    Oct01

    Time for Joint Action to Solve World Conflicts, Bulgaria’s President Says

    Present-day challenges trascend national borders and require action with “with resolve on a global scale”, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said on Wednesday. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, he described “poverty, inequalities and environmental degradation” as “issues that require are...

    Former Greek ministers attacked by members of far-right organisation in Ukraine
    Oct01

    Former Greek ministers attacked by members of far-right organisation in Ukraine

    A delegation of Greek left-wing politicians, including former ministers under the previous cabinet Nadia Valavani and Kostas Isichos, were attacked… …read more Source:...

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