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    Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away
    Oct16

    Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away

    With two WHO-confirmed cases of polio in Ukraine in September, vaccinating the country’s 1.8 million children needs to start as soon as possibleNext week a nationwide polio vaccination campaign should start in Ukraine. I say should because we’ve been here before. The campaign should have actually started weeks ago.Ukraine’s...

    Ivaylo Kalfin: EU should declare its refugee receiving capacity
    Oct16

    Ivaylo Kalfin: EU should declare its refugee receiving capacity

    A day before the Brussels’ held summit of the heads of states and governments, the EC has reminded that the implementation of the quotas for the receiving of 160,000 refugees should begin. The migration subject is the leading topic at the sitting of the European Council. The referendum for Great Britain’s staying within the EU is also...

    Kiev and Moscow tussle over $3bn debt
    Oct15

    Kiev and Moscow tussle over $3bn debt

    IMF’s $17.5bn loan programme to Kiev risks becoming compromised in highly politicised case …read more Source: Financial...

    [Ticker] Ukraine gets 2-year seat at UN security council
    Oct15

    [Ticker] Ukraine gets 2-year seat at UN security council

    Ukraine was elected on Thursday as a non-permanent member of the UN security council by the UN assembly general. Ukraine, which got 177 votes out of 193 members, will sit for 2 years at the same table as permanent member Russia. Other new members are Egypt, Senegal, Uruguay and Japan. …read more Source:...

    Cameron sideshow at the summit
    Oct15

    Cameron sideshow at the summit

    Under pressure from fellow European leaders to spell out his reform demands ahead of a U.K. referendum on EU membership, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he is ready to reveal them — next month. Cameron said before a summit in Brussels that he would “quicken the pace” of talks, which started during the summer at a technical...

    Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay win U.N. council seats
    Oct15

    Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay win U.N. council seats

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay were elected unopposed on Thursday to the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term starting Jan. 1, 2016. …read more Source:...

    Muddling through
    Oct15

    Muddling through

    In Crimea, Russia has mucked it up SOME find it relaxing to be covered head to toe in black, smelly mud. Others become a bit gloomy, particularly when the spa is half-empty and is in disputed territory. The job of Lieutenant Doctor Igor Aleksandrovich Dovgan, director of the gracelessly named Saki Military Clinical Sanatorium N.I. Pirogov, is to...

    The TTIP of the spear
    Oct15

    The TTIP of the spear

    IT IS becoming hard to remember a time when Europe was not in crisis. The European Union doused the Greek fire (though the embers still glow) only to be confronted with flows of refugees it could not manage. Relations with Russia, already gravely wounded by the invasion of Ukraine, are now further complicated by the Kremlin’s deployment in...

    Crash course
    Oct15

    Crash course

    ELSEMIEK DE BORST was 17, about to enter her final year of secondary school. She enjoyed playing the piano and worked part-time at a pancake house near her father’s home outside The Hague; she dreamt of one day becoming an architect. But first came the summer holidays. On July 17th 2014 she packed her suitcase (purple, with red flowers) and...

    Growing home guard needs more resources, says officer
    Oct15

    Growing home guard needs more resources, says officer

    The Estonian Defense League, a voluntary home guard, has seen the number of new recruits increase since the Ukraine crisis began. The institution is aiming to increase its numbers to 30,000, double the current participation. …read more Source:...

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