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Saakashvili Calls on Poroshenko to Voluntarily Resign
Dec20

Saakashvili Calls on Poroshenko to Voluntarily Resign

The politician added that in case of voluntary resignation Poroshenko could “count on mitigating punishment and pardon.” Saakashvili also accused the Ukrainian president’s administration of carrying out a provocation near Kiev’s October Palace. “Admit it to yourself and to the people – you and your colleagues cannot and do not want to...

Fighting in eastern Ukraine worst since February: OSCE

In February, a surge of violence around the government-held industrial town of Avdiivka cut off power and water to thousands of civilians on the front line. …read more Source: Eyewitness...

Less and Less Meaningful:  Anti-Russia Sanctions ‘Aren’t Important’ – Professor
Dec17

Less and Less Meaningful: Anti-Russia Sanctions ‘Aren’t Important’ – Professor

On Thursday, EU leaders agreed to prolong their anti-Russia sanctions another six months, until July of 2018. The sanctions otherwise would have expired on January 31, 2018. The EU has imposed sanctions against Russia in response to Crimea’s reunification with Russia, as well as the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. “Inherited policies...

New Austrian Government Rules Out EU Referendum
Dec17

New Austrian Government Rules Out EU Referendum

Future Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (L) of the conservative People’s Party (OeVP) and incoming vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) give a joint press conference to unveil their joint programme on December 16, 2017 in Vienna, Austria. PHOTO: ALEX HALADA / AFP Austria’s new coalition...

Less and Less Meaningful:  Anti-Russia Sanctions ‘Aren’t Important’ – Professor
Dec17

Less and Less Meaningful: Anti-Russia Sanctions ‘Aren’t Important’ – Professor

On Thursday, EU leaders agreed to prolong their anti-Russia sanctions another six months, until July of 2018. The sanctions otherwise would have expired on January 31, 2018. The EU has imposed sanctions against Russia in response to Crimea’s reunification with Russia, as well as the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. “Inherited policies...

Airport robbery suspect must stay in custody—judge
Dec17

Airport robbery suspect must stay in custody—judge

Derek AchongPublished: Saturday, December 16, 2017A High Court judge has refused a legal challenge from one of the five suspects in last week’s $5.5 million robbery at the Piarco International Airport. Lawyers representing the 32-year-old suspect ofLongdenville filed the habeas corpus writ in the San Fernando High Court on Thursday evening....

EU leaders formally approve second Brexit phase
Dec15

EU leaders formally approve second Brexit phase

The European Union (EU) has given the formal green light for a second phase of negotiations on Britain’s departure from the bloc. The talks will now focus on a transition period and the future trading relationship between the two sides.  EU leaders meeting in Brussels said on Friday that the way was clear for the opening of the second...

Putin says Russians will reject opposition ‘coup’ at annual press conference
Dec15

Putin says Russians will reject opposition ‘coup’ at annual press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about his re-election bid, Olympic doping, North Korea and US leader Donald Trump in his annual press conference © SPUTNIK/AFP / Alexey DRUZHININMoscow, Russian Federation, Dec 14 – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the opposition was hoping for a “coup”, during a marathon press conference...

Baumgarten Accident Showed Necessity to Diversify Gas Supply Routes – Gazprom

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The explosion at the gas hub in Austria’s Baumgarten, where Russian gas is fed through the Ukrainian-Slovak corridor, showed that in order to enhance the EU energy security, “more routes for the transportation of natural gas through pipelines are available to Europe, the more reliable the energy security of the continent...

U.S. President Signs Massive Defense Policy Bill Worth Nearly $700 Billion
Dec14

U.S. President Signs Massive Defense Policy Bill Worth Nearly $700 Billion

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law a massive defense policy bill to bolster the country’s military and modernize its services. Washington.- The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was approved with bipartisan support on Tuesday. It is worth nearly 700 billion dollars allocated for the fiscal year 2018. Trump called on...

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