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    Pope Francis urged to take tougher stance against Vladimir Putin
    Jun10

    Pope Francis urged to take tougher stance against Vladimir Putin

    US ambassador to Holy See says pontiff, who has taken a cautious approach to criticising Russia since Crimea annexation, should raise concernsPope Francis has been encouraged by a top American diplomat to take a tougher stance against Vladimir Putin when he meets the Russian president on Wednesday evening.The pope, a frequent critic of military...

    Eastern Europe enjoys oil-driven recovery
    Jun10

    Eastern Europe enjoys oil-driven recovery

    Region’s economies defy eurozone weakness and Ukraine crisis to power ahead …read more Source: Financial...

    Less than 30% of Ukrainians Approve Government Politics
    Jun10

    Less than 30% of Ukrainians Approve Government Politics

    Less than a third of Ukrainians have stated their support for the policies of the current government, according to a research conducted by Pew Research Center, quoted by Financial Times. Over a period of a year the number of Ukrainians that approve government politics has dropped by 15%. Surveys on public perception were conducted among 11,000...

    Sanctions push central Europe’s armies further from Russia
    Jun10

    Sanctions push central Europe’s armies further from Russia

    BRATISLAVA/SOFIA (Reuters) – A European Union embargo on arms imports from Russia, imposed last year in response to a pro-Russian rebellion in Ukraine, is speeding the demise of central Europe’s remaining military ties to its former overlord. …read more Source:...

    From Ukraine to the UK, academic freedom is under threat
    Jun10

    From Ukraine to the UK, academic freedom is under threat

    The freedom to think, discuss and disagree is being eroded in institutions around the world. Turkish students protest their freedom of speech in Ankara (placards read “Universities belong to the students and they will be free with us”). Photo: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images When Resat Baris Ünlü sat down to write an exam question for his students,...

    Jeb Bush: “Putin has changed”
    Jun10

    Jeb Bush: “Putin has changed”

    BERLIN — To Jeb Bush, it’s clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “bully” who is waging a covert war in Ukraine and that NATO should not rule out putting ground troops in the Baltic states. So why, Bush was asked, did the Obama administration and others — like his brother, who famously said in 2001 that he’d gotten a sense...

    Surikov: Belarus’ organizational role in Ukraine settlement welcomed by international community
    Jun10

    Surikov: Belarus’ organizational role in Ukraine settlement welcomed by international community

    The contact group was able to set up four working group that began to discuss certain topics, the ways out of the situation in keeping with the Minsk accords, and this is the undisputed success, Alexander Surikov noted. …read more Source:...

    International Festival of Orthodox Music in Pomorie (10-14 June)
    Jun10

    International Festival of Orthodox Music in Pomorie (10-14 June)

    The beautiful landscapes along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and the low cost holidays are not the only things that bring people from all corners of the planet to our climes. Enthusiasts from countries like Russia and Finland plan their holidays here, in Bulgaria, so they may coincide with one event – the Theotokos – It Is Truly Meet...

    U.S. urges Vatican to get tough with Putin on Ukraine
    Jun10

    U.S. urges Vatican to get tough with Putin on Ukraine

    ROME (Reuters) – The United States urged the Vatican on Wednesday to criticize Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict more forcefully, hours before Pope Francis was due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source:...

    Finland must not neglect Russia | Maaseudun Tulevaisuus – Finland
    Jun10

    Finland must not neglect Russia | Maaseudun Tulevaisuus – Finland

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