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EU Ministers Reaffirm Iran Deal, Seek More Regional Security
Nov14

EU Ministers Reaffirm Iran Deal, Seek More Regional Security

Top EU diplomats are calling for more robust European defense and a greater European voice in world affairs as Donald Trump — whose isolationist, protectionist promises have worried many in Europe — prepares to assume the U.S. presidency. With many question marks around Trump’s foreign policy plans, EU foreign ministers agreed Monday at...

Poroshenko ‘sure’ Trump supports Ukraine against Russia
Nov14

Poroshenko ‘sure’ Trump supports Ukraine against Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday said he has “no doubt” that president-elect Donald Trump will refuse to recognise Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and will cooperate with his country. “Not one state in the world, except it seems to me North Korea and Venezuela, recognises Crimea,” Poroshenko told a joint news conference with...

Poroshenko ‘sure’ Trump supports Ukraine against Russia
Nov14

Poroshenko ‘sure’ Trump supports Ukraine against Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday said he has “no doubt” that president-elect Donald Trump will refuse to recognise Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and will cooperate with his country. “Not one state in the world, except it seems to me North Korea and Venezuela, recognises Crimea,” Poroshenko told a joint news conference with...

Pro-Russian candidate wins Moldova presidency
Nov14

Pro-Russian candidate wins Moldova presidency

Pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon on Monday emerged as winner of Moldova’s presidential runoff, viewed as an East-West choice in the impoverished ex-Soviet country. With 99.9 percent of ballots counted, Socialist Party chief Dodon had 52.3 percent of the votes, according to the electoral commission, with pro-European rival Maia Sandu on 47.7...

Bulgaria: Country in turmoil after PM quits over new pro-Russia president
Nov14

Bulgaria: Country in turmoil after PM quits over new pro-Russia president

EU member Bulgaria faced an uncertain future on Monday after centre-right Prime Minister Boyko Borisov quit following the crushing defeat of his presidential nominee at the hands of a Moscow-friendly general backed by the Socialist opposition.Critics fear the surprise win could tilt ex-communist Bulgaria, which has long walked a tightrope between...

In Bulgaria: Boyko Borisov: Knockout for black-belt PM
Nov14

In Bulgaria: Boyko Borisov: Knockout for black-belt PM

"I apologise to those who supported us. I thought I was doing the right thing," the straight-talking premier said Sunday evening. The resignation of Bulgaria’s charismatic Prime Minister Boyko Borisov — holder of a black belt in karate — comes as a self-inflicted knockout.The burly bruiser had vowed to quit if his...

Obama: President on farewell tour to Europe fearful of ‘Trump effect’
Nov14

Obama: President on farewell tour to Europe fearful of ‘Trump effect’

Trump, whose victory over Hillary Clinton surprised virtually everyone, has given Europeans ample cause for concern. Barack Obama will travel Monday to Greece and Germany in a final official visit designed, in a strange bit of political contortion, at reassuring worried Europeans about a man he once warned was “unfit” for the...

Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of ‘Trump effect’
Nov14

Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of ‘Trump effect’

Barack Obama will travel Monday to Greece and Germany in a final official visit designed, in a strange bit of political contortion, at reassuring worried Europeans about a man he once warned was “unfit” for the presidency: Donald Trump. The irony is cruel: In the name of a peaceful transition, the American president, having thoroughly denounced...

Bulgaria PM quits after pro-Russia candidate wins presidential vote
Nov14

Bulgaria PM quits after pro-Russia candidate wins presidential vote

Bulgaria’s centre-right Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stepped down Sunday after his presidential nominee suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of a Moscow-friendly general backed by the Socialist opposition. Observers say the surprise win could tilt ex-communist Bulgaria, which has long walked a tightrope between Moscow and Brussels,...

Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of ‘Trump effect’
Nov14

Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of ‘Trump effect’

US President Barack Obama speaks at a ceremony to commemorate Veterans Day, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, on November 11, 2016 © AFP/File / Yuri GripasWashington, United States, Nov 14 – Barack Obama will travel Monday to Greece and Germany in a final official visit designed, in a strange bit of political contortion, at reassuring...

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