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    Sweden could join NATO if Russia’s aggression persists
    Sep19

    Sweden could join NATO if Russia’s aggression persists

    Moscow’s bellicose behavior in Ukraine and the Baltic region has triggered a debate about NATO membership in Sweden. While joining the alliance is unlikely anytime soon, Swedes are clearly reassessing their options. The sentiment of traditionally nonaligned Swedes toward applying for NATO membership has undergone a notable shift within the...

    Deutsche Bank to trim business in Russia
    Sep19

    Deutsche Bank to trim business in Russia

    Germany’s biggest bank has announced it would close its onshore corporate banking and securities business in Russia amid a strategy change aimed at reducing complexity, costs, risks and capital consumption. Deutsche Bank said in a statement released Friday that its Russian Corporate Finance and Markets businesses would now operate from...

    US, Russian defense chiefs discuss ‘de-conflict’ in Syria
    Sep19

    US, Russian defense chiefs discuss ‘de-conflict’ in Syria

    The US and Russia’s heads of defense have discussed ways to tackle the Syrian conflict amid a Russian military buildup in the country. The conversation follows Kremlin’s announcement that it could deploy troops to Syria. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday, the first step in...

    Syrian army reversals spook Russia into hasty military build-up
    Sep19

    Syrian army reversals spook Russia into hasty military build-up

    For Putin, Russia’s bolstered military assistance in Syria is a potential diplomatic trump card and a handy way of diverting attention from Ukraine’s frozen conflict. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Fury in Ukraine after Putin and Berlusconi drink Crimea’s oldest bottle of wine
    Sep19

    Fury in Ukraine after Putin and Berlusconi drink Crimea’s oldest bottle of wine

    The 250 year-old bottle of wine was ‘one of the five bottles that constitute the heritage of all… …read more Source:...

    U.S. sees military talks with Russia on Syria as important next step: Kerry
    Sep18

    U.S. sees military talks with Russia on Syria as important next step: Kerry

    U.S. President Barack Obama believes that holding military talks with Russia on Syria is an important next step and hopes they will take place very shortly, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday. Russia, which is building up a military presence in Syria, was quick to say that Moscow was also ready for talks with the United States. At a...

    UPDATE 2-Egypt’s GASC receives offers in wheat purchase tender -trade
    Sep18

    UPDATE 2-Egypt’s GASC receives offers in wheat purchase tender -trade

    (Adds best offers cost and freight) ABU DHABI/HAMBURG, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The lowest offer in Egyptian state buyer GASC’s wheat purchase tender that closed on Friday was $174.95 a tonne free on board (FOB) for Ukrainian wheat, traders said. The… …read more Source:...

    International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
    Sep18

    International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

    The popular instant messaging service Telegram has dismissed claims by Iranian officials that a third of the data from its Iranian users is processed by servers based in Iran, saying such statements were “100 percent” wrong. The claim was made by Mohammad Hassan Entezari, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme Cyberspace Council, the country’s...

    NATO chief to make first visit to Ukraine next week
    Sep18

    NATO chief to make first visit to Ukraine next week

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will next week make his first visit to Ukraine, the alliance said Friday, as efforts to solve the conflict between pro-Russian rebels and government forces continue. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine probes Putin, Berlusconi wine drinking in Crimea
    Sep18

    Ukraine probes Putin, Berlusconi wine drinking in Crimea

    Ukrainian prosecutors are prepared to file charges against the director of a winery in Russia-occupied Crimea for uncorking a 240-year old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. …read more Source: The Daily...

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