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    NATO says non-US 2017 defence spending to rise 4,3%
    Jun29

    NATO says non-US 2017 defence spending to rise 4,3%

    European NATO allies and Canada will increase defence spending this year by 4.3 percent, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, amid pressure from President Donald Trump to spend more. “In 2017 we foresee an even greater annual real increase of 4.3 percent. That is three consecutive years of accelerating defence spending,” Stoltenberg...

    Eurovision: Ukraine facing fine over Russia row
    Jun29

    Eurovision: Ukraine facing fine over Russia row

    Eurovision Song Contest bosses penalise the country over its organisation of this year’s contest. …read more Source:...

    Venezuela’s shield-bearing protesters inspired by Ukraine
    Jun29

    Venezuela’s shield-bearing protesters inspired by Ukraine

    CARACAS (Reuters) – Drawing inspiration from Ukraine’s 2013-14 revolt, Venezuela’s young protesters are donning Viking-like shields in battles with security forces and eagerly watching a film on the Kiev uprising. …read more Source:...

    Five men guilty of murdering Putin critic Nemtsov
    Jun29

    Five men guilty of murdering Putin critic Nemtsov

    A Russian court on Thursday convicted five men of killing opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in 2015. The court found former soldier Zaur Dadayev and four accomplices — all ethnic Chechens — guilty of the murder after eight months of hearings, according to Reuters. Nemtsov, 55, a staunch critic of Vladimir Putin, was...

    Nikki Haley Grilled in US Congress on America’s Role in the UN and the World
    Jun29

    Nikki Haley Grilled in US Congress on America’s Role in the UN and the World

    Nikki Haley and the Egyptian ambassador to the UN, Amr Aboulatta, in the Security Council. Haley told Congress recently that Trump’s proposed budget for the UN put the world body “on notice.” Credit: RICK BAJORNAS/UN PHOTOBy Barbara CrossetteUNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 2017 (IPS)Five months into her stint as United States ambassador to the...

    Extended Sanctions For Russia, Preferential Measures For Ukraine
    Jun29

    Extended Sanctions For Russia, Preferential Measures For Ukraine

    Yesterday (June 28th) the Council of the European Union prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until January 1st 2018. This decision follows an update from President Macron and Chancellor Merkel to the European Council of 22-23 June 2017 on the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. This paved the way for...

    Ukraine faces Eurovision fine
    Jun29

    Ukraine faces Eurovision fine

    Ukraine’s state TV company should be fined for damaging the “brand reputation” of the Eurovision Song Contest, according to the organizers. “The contest’s steering committee … has recommended that UA:PBC [the Ukrainian state broadcaster] should receive a substantial fine in line with the rules of the competition,” said a statement by...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 29 Jun 2017
    Jun29

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 29 Jun 2017

    Vatican treasurer Pell faces sex charges An Australian cardinal, the third most senior figure in the Vatican, has denied any wrongdoing after being charged with multiple sexual offences by Melbourne police. Saying he was ill, Cardinal George Pell last year refused to return to Australia to give evidence to a child abuse inquiry and spoke via...

    Amid global ransomware cyberattack analysts point to Ukrainian accounting software
    Jun29

    Amid global ransomware cyberattack analysts point to Ukrainian accounting software

    A number of cybersecurity firm analysts have noted that in this week’s international cyberattack, which has severely affected computer systems in Ukraine, has been linked to the Ukraine-built accounting and finance software MEDoc. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Bulgaria’s coalition Government  to Table  Amendments to Speed up the Process of Granting Citizenship
    Jun29

    Bulgaria’s coalition Government to Table Amendments to Speed up the Process of Granting Citizenship

    Bulgaria’s coalition government is to table in the National Assembly proposed amendments to the Bulgarians Abroad Act and the Bulgarian Citizenship Act to speed up the process of granting citizenship to applicants from non-EU countries, quoted by the Independent Balkan News Agency. Principal beneficiaries are expected to be those claiming...

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