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    EU Defence Union: The end of soft power?
    May25

    EU Defence Union: The end of soft power?

    Brexit, Trump, but also Macron’s victory have given fresh impetus to EU defence cooperation. Concrete initiatives were launched last week. After years of languishing in the long grass, the process of European defence cooperation has recently been kicked into top gear. Brexit, Donald Trump repeatedly calling into question US commitment to...

    NATO cheers Trump’s military budget
    May24

    NATO cheers Trump’s military budget

    Analysts of U.S. President Donald Trump’s initial budget plan are slamming it as built on fuzzy math. But if Trump’s numbers are fuzzy, his proposal on military spending has NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg feeling all warm and cuddly toward the White House. Trump’s fiscal blueprint, released in Washington just as...

    Contact group on Ukraine to reconvene in Minsk on 7 June
    May24

    Contact group on Ukraine to reconvene in Minsk on 7 June

    Martin Sajdik said that during the meeting on 24 May they discussed protection and maintenance of civilian infrastructure among other things. Participants of the meeting welcomed the comprehensive approach to addressing ecological matters in the conflict zone. …read more Source:...

    Creator of Ukrainian anti-graft database accused of embezzlement:  prosecutor
    May24

    Creator of Ukrainian anti-graft database accused of embezzlement: prosecutor

    KIEV (Reuters) – The head of a Ukrainian software firm tasked with building a landmark anti-corruption computer program is suspected of stealing Western funds from the project and funneling the cash overseas, General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko said on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Call for warring sides in Ukraine to respect life, observe agreements
    May24

    Call for warring sides in Ukraine to respect life, observe agreements

    In particular, Martin Sajdik noted that the beginning of May 2017 was extremely deadly for the civilian population in the conflict zone. The diplomat referred to the sad statistics presented by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. …read more Source:...

    Milex 2017: Belarus’s Military Exhibition – Belarus Photo Digest
    May24

    Milex 2017: Belarus’s Military Exhibition – Belarus Photo Digest

    On 20-22 May, Minsk hosted Milex 2017, its eighth exhibition of arms and military equipment. This year, the exhibition hosted more than 140 official guests from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, China, and Kazakhstan. Military officials from more than 27 countries were in attendance. However, the exhibition’s results remain somewhat mysterious....

    EU’s visa waiver for Ukraine may boost Debrecen Airport traffic
    May24

    EU’s visa waiver for Ukraine may boost Debrecen Airport traffic

    The European Union’s decision to waive visas for Ukrainian citizens from mid-June is expected to boost tourist traffic from Transcarpathia to Western Europe and Israel, Debrecen International Airport expects, in its position 130 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, according to a press statement sent to the Budapest Business Journal....

    Griboedov Theatre under spotlight at Ukrainian fest
    May24

    Griboedov Theatre under spotlight at Ukrainian fest

    Theatre goers visiting the international festival Melpomene of Tavria in southern Ukraine will see Tbilisi s Griboedov Theatre with their award winning play The Government Inspector this week …read more Source:...

    Russia’s new T-14 Armata tank to be operational in 2020 (video)
    May24

    Russia’s new T-14 Armata tank to be operational in 2020 (video)

    Russia’s new main battle tank, the T-14 “Armata,” is slated to become operational in 2020. The advanced third generation tank will replace older Soviet-era designs and is set to be a formidable opponent to NATO designs including the American M1A2 Abrams. According to The Diplomat, the T-14 Armata will enter service in 2020 with the 1st...

    Tedros overcomes attacks on record to win WHO race
    May23

    Tedros overcomes attacks on record to win WHO race

    GENEVA — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus overcame late attacks on his record in Ethiopia to become Africa’s first director general of the World Health Organization. A charismatic former health minister and diplomat, Tedros, 52, pointed to his track record of developing a vast network of health centers in his country and...

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