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    Who is Nobel literature prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich?
    Oct08

    Who is Nobel literature prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich?

    Belarusian journalist and Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich (© AP Photo/Sergei Grits) Who is Svetlana Alexievich? Svetlana Alexievich was born in Ukraine on 31st May 1948 to a Ukrainian mother and Belarusian father. Her family moved to Belarus, which was then a Soviet republic, when she was a child, and her parents worked as teachers. She...

    How to cooperate with Russia in Syria
    Oct08

    How to cooperate with Russia in Syria

    Russia’s rapid military build-up in Syria and provocative initial actions — including airstrikes focused on U.S.-supported anti-Assad rebels and incursions into NATO ally Turkey’s airspace — pose a serious challenge to three key American goals: stabilizing Syria, containing ISIL, and constructing a durable balance of power in the...

    Belarus’ Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize
    Oct08

    Belarus’ Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize

    Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, with the Swedish Academy citing her “polyphonic writing, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” Alexievich, who had been one of the bookies’ favorites to win last year when the prize went to France’s Patrick Modiano,...

    Turkey Could Look Elsewhere for Gas Supplies, NPP Builder, Erdogan Tells Russia   
    Oct08

    Turkey Could Look Elsewhere for Gas Supplies, NPP Builder, Erdogan Tells Russia  

    Turkey could receive the natural gas it needs from sources other than Russia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday amidst mounting tensions between Ankara and Moscow over recent violations of Turkish airspace by Russian warplanes flying bombing missions in Syria, newswires reported. He also warned Russia that Turkey can find a...

    Moscow’s Syria operations give Baltic a reprieve | Delfi – Lithuania
    Oct08

    Moscow’s Syria operations give Baltic a reprieve | Delfi – Lithuania

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    Explosion confirmed at Polish consulate in Ukraine
    Oct08

    Explosion confirmed at Polish consulate in Ukraine

    An explosion occurred on Wednesday night on the terrain of the Polish Consulate in Lviv, Western Ukraine, although no one was injured. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Filmmaker Afineevsky: ‘Not a welcome guest in Russia’
    Oct08

    Filmmaker Afineevsky: ‘Not a welcome guest in Russia’

    Evgeny Afineevsky’s “Winter on Fire” documents the uprising in Ukraine. Before the Netflix premiere on Friday, DW talked to the director about the dramatic events in Kyiv and the impact of his documentary. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    U.S. Senate Passes Bill Allowing Supply of Weapons to Ukraine
    Oct08

    U.S. Senate Passes Bill Allowing Supply of Weapons to Ukraine

    A bill on defense expenditures in 2016 fiscal year which started October 1 was amended with provisions regarding military assistance to Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    MFA: economic relations between Lithuania and Sweden continue to strengthen
    Oct08

    MFA: economic relations between Lithuania and Sweden continue to strengthen

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallstrom to discuss bilateral partnership, the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia, regional security, cooperation in the region and in the fields of strategic communication, energy and transport, reports BC...

    With truce largely holding in Ukraine, pro-Kremlin militants consider Syria as next stop
    Oct08

    With truce largely holding in Ukraine, pro-Kremlin militants consider Syria as next stop

    Since warfare in eastern Ukraine has largely ceased, separatist militants are considering going to Syria, where the civil war has intensified with Russian air strikes. …read more Source: Baltic News...

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