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    Senate overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions deal with new limits on Trump
    Jun14

    Senate overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions deal with new limits on Trump

    The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan package of new Russia sanctions that also lets Congress block President Donald Trump from easing or ending penalties against Moscow, the year’s most significant GOP-imposed restriction on the White House. The 97-2 vote on the Russia sanctions plan capped a week of talks that...

    New golden age for animation industry
    Jun14

    New golden age for animation industry

    Making the most of talented cartoonists, brand-new technologies and state support, studios are ushering in an exciting new era in animation. A good example is Russia where award winning cartoons have helped its animation sector gain international recognition. Although many aspects of Soviet Union life were unknown beyond the country’s...

    Belarusian runner Elvira German 2nd in Turku
    Jun14

    Belarusian runner Elvira German 2nd in Turku

    The 19-year-old Pinsk resident showed the time of 13.14 seconds to finish second. Anna Plotitsyna of Ukraine won the event in 13.08 seconds. …read more Source:...

    Joint military trainings of Bulgaria and Ukraine discussed
    Jun14

    Joint military trainings of Bulgaria and Ukraine discussed

    Bulgarian Head of Defense Gen. Andrei Botsev and Ukraine’s Land Forces Commander Gen. Sergey Popko discussed options for joint participation of both states’ military formations in international trainings and exercises. Gen. Popko expressed his gratitude for taking care of Ukrainian soldiers and officers, treated and rehabbed at the...

    Poland vows to fight back against Commission penalty after ‘refugee inaction’: ministry
    Jun14

    Poland vows to fight back against Commission penalty after ‘refugee inaction’: ministry

    The Polish ministry of foreign affairs on Wednesday said the country is ready to “plead its case before the European Court of Justice†in response to the European Commission’s decision to launch an infringement procedure against Warsaw for failing to comply with its obligations on migration. The Commission...

    [Ticker] Record number of Brits get German passport
    Jun14

    [Ticker] Record number of Brits get German passport

    Some 2,865 Britons became German in 2016, 2,200 more than the previous year. The 360.6-percent increased “suggests some link with the Brexit issue,” the German statistical office said on Tuesday. Overall, naturalisation increased by 2.9 percent in Germany compared to last year, with Turkey (16,290; -17.3%) and Poland (+11.3%) being...

    The pipeline feeding billions to Putin … evading sanctions on the way
    Jun14

    The pipeline feeding billions to Putin … evading sanctions on the way

    Nord Stream 2 will transport gas from Russia to Europe, endangering habitats, fuelling climate change and funding Putin’s regime for decadesTough western sanctions on Russia may be squeezing the economy – but that’s only half the story. The other half you can understand better by attending a public hearing into a project that will...

    LOT joins AIRE
    Jun13

    LOT joins AIRE

    Polish, state-owned airline LOT has joined Brussels-based Airlines International Representation in Europe (AIRE) that will offer airlines a more effective representation, information and access to the European institutions. LOT joins Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association...

    Tillerson signals trouble for Senate’s bipartisan Russia sanctions deal
    Jun13

    Tillerson signals trouble for Senate’s bipartisan Russia sanctions deal

    As the Senate chugs toward a bipartisan deal to punish Russia and restrict President Donald Trump from any attempt to ease sanctions, his administration and House Republicans are signaling that the agreement has a shaky future. Senators in both parties have urged Trump to avoid leveling any veto threat on the Russia sanctions deal that emerged...

    Exclusive: Russian diplomats expelled from Moldova recruited fighters – sources
    Jun13

    Exclusive: Russian diplomats expelled from Moldova recruited fighters – sources

    CHISINAU (Reuters) – Moldovan intelligence believes five Russian diplomats expelled from Moldova last month were spies who were recruiting fighters for the Moscow-backed insurgency in neighboring Ukraine, a government source and two diplomatic sources told Reuters. …read more Source:...

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