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    French presidential candidate a friendly face for Putin
    Nov23

    French presidential candidate a friendly face for Putin

    French presidential frontrunner Francois Fillon has known Russian leader Vladimir Putin through good times and bad — and believes that dialogue, not threats, are key to handling the Kremlin strongman. Fillon, a conservative hoping to clinch the nomination for the Republicans party over the centrist Alain Juppe at the weekend, has taken an overtly...

    Finland to set up centre to counter ‘hybrid’ threats
    Nov21

    Finland to set up centre to counter ‘hybrid’ threats

    Several NATO and EU countries are planning to establish a centre in Helsinki to research how to counter ‘hybrid’ warfare, a senior Finnish government official said on Monday. Finland has a 1,300-km (800-mile) border with Russia, which has been accused of mounting ‘hybrid’ campaigns in the Ukraine conflict – combining...

    Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor
    Nov20

    Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor

    Angela Merkel has announced that she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year’s election, a sign of stability after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next US president. Despite a voter backlash over her open-door migrant policy, the 62-year-old conservative said...

    Shades of Eastern Europe at Global Village
    Nov18

    Shades of Eastern Europe at Global Village

    New area sees goods from Ukraine and other former Soviet states …read more Source: Gulf...

    Obama praises Merkel, says she’d get his ‘vote’
    Nov17

    Obama praises Merkel, says she’d get his ‘vote’

    US President Barack Obama called German Chancellor Angela Merkel an “outstanding” ally yesterday and said she might get his support if he were a German citizen and she decided to run for a fourth term as leader of Europe’s largest economy.Obama praised Merkel as a leader who had shown “her integrity, her truthfulness, her...

    Ukraine calls for visa-free travel as EU drags its feet
    Nov16

    Ukraine calls for visa-free travel as EU drags its feet

    Ukraine has been the heart of a dispute between the West and Russia …read more Source: Gulf...

    Ukraine police chief quits as exodus of reformers continues
    Nov15

    Ukraine police chief quits as exodus of reformers continues

    Ukraine’s police chief and a prominent customs officer resigned on Monday, continuing an exodus of reformist officials that has raised serious doubts about the Western-backed government’s commitment to tackle corruption.Police chief Khatia Dekanoidze, a Georgian who was appointed on the strength of her reforms as a minister in...

    Steinmeier gets backing for German presidency
    Nov14

    Steinmeier gets backing for German presidency

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives agreed yesterday to back Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier as Germany’s next president, creating a vacancy at the foreign ministry at a critical moment in relations with Russia and the United States. Merkel’s camp had hoped to promote its own candidate but chose to back political...

    Ex-Georgian leader launches new party in Ukraine
    Nov11

    Ex-Georgian leader launches new party in Ukraine

    Citing past praise by US president-elect Donald Trump for his reforms, former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili launched a new political party in Ukraine yesterday to fight corruption, just days after resigning bitterly as a regional governor.Saakashvili, who is widely credited with cracking down on graft when he led Georgia from 2004 till...

    China state media warns Trump against isolationism
    Nov10

    China state media warns Trump against isolationism

    Chinese state media has warned the US president-elect against isolationism and interventionism, calling instead for the United States to actively work with China to maintain the international status quo. President-elect Donald Trump threatened to tear up trade deals and pursue a more unilateral foreign policy under his “America First”...

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