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BVI in an uncertain world after Brexit
Jun28

BVI in an uncertain world after Brexit

Benito Wheatley By Benito Wheatley (Director of the BVI London Office) The United Kingdom (UK) vote to leave the European Union (EU) is a game changer in International Relations. Britain’s withdrawal from the EU will have far-reaching implications for Europe and beyond and create a more uncertain international environment in which the...

NATO chief urges unity after British vote to leave the EU
Jun28

NATO chief urges unity after British vote to leave the EU

With Europe thrown into turmoil by the British vote to quit the European Union, cooperation between the EU and the U.S.-led NATO alliance is more vital than ever, NATO’s chief said Tuesday as he arrived for a meeting with EU leaders. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, said “we have to send a clear message that the vote...

Russia Denounces New Sabotage Attempts in Crimea
Jun27

Russia Denounces New Sabotage Attempts in Crimea

27 de junio de 2016, 11:34Moscow, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Prime Minister of the government of Crimea, Ruslan Balbek, has denounced new sabotage attempts by extremist commandos against targets in the Kerch Strait, on the south of the peninsula. …read more Source: Prensa...

Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit
Jun25

Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit

For the first 7½ years of his presidency, Barack Obama could rely on the United Kingdom to back him up at nearly every turn, knowing British leaders had both the global clout and shared perspective to be powerful U.S. partners. He enters his final months in office with that sense of certainty shattered by the U.K.’s decision to leave the...

Supporters of Florence Nightingale Say Jamaican-born Mary Seacole Receiving Attention for “Political Reasons”
Jun23

Supporters of Florence Nightingale Say Jamaican-born Mary Seacole Receiving Attention for “Political Reasons”

A statue of Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole is scheduled for installation at St. Thomas Hospital in London in late June 2016. The 8-foot-tall statue, which cost $730,000, is the first of its kind to be paced in honor or Seacole, who used knowledge of herbal medicine learned in the Caribbean, to provide care for soldiers during the Crimean War...

Croatia 2 Spain 1: Late Perisic strike wins Group D as Italy await La Roja
Jun22

Croatia 2 Spain 1: Late Perisic strike wins Group D as Italy await La Roja

Croatia on Tuesday condemned Spain to their first European Championship defeat in 12 years as a 2-1 victory sent them into Euro 2016’s last 16 as Group D winners. Ivan Perisic was the tournament’s latest last-gasp hero, marking his 50th cap with a virtuoso performance and an 87th-minute winner that means double-defending champions...

Blaszczykowski goal cements Poland’s place in last 16
Jun21

Blaszczykowski goal cements Poland’s place in last 16

Without much help from star striker Robert Lewandowski, Poland has made it into the knockout round of the European Championship for the first time. Poland cemented its place in the last 16 with a 1-0 win in Marseille on Tuesday against already eliminated Group C opponent Ukraine. Second-half substitute Jakub Blaszczykowski struck the winner for...

Germany beat Northern Ireland 1-0, top Euro 2016 group
Jun21

Germany beat Northern Ireland 1-0, top Euro 2016 group

Germany pounded Northern Ireland on Tuesday but could only manage a 1-0 win that still ensured the world champion topped its group at the European Championship and advanced to the round of 16. Defied by the woodwork and standout Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern, Germany had only Mario Gomez’s 30th-minute goal to show for its...

Hollande, Poroshenko Insist on Maintaining Sanctions Against Russia
Jun21

Hollande, Poroshenko Insist on Maintaining Sanctions Against Russia

21 de junio de 2016, 13:33Paris, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, insisted today on maintaining European sanctions against Russia, on the basis of Russia””s non-compliance with the Minsk agreements. …read more Source: Prensa...

NATO commander sees no imminent Russian threat to Baltics
Jun20

NATO commander sees no imminent Russian threat to Baltics

NATO is not contemplating a troop build-up in East Europe and the Baltics beyond exisiting plans as there is no imminent threat from Russia, despite fears amongst Baltic states, the alliance’s military chief said on Monday. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia see themselves in the frontline of any potential conflict with Russia and are putting...

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