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    Danish government laments St Petersburg bombing
    Apr04

    Danish government laments St Petersburg bombing

    Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has offered his condolences to the people of Russia following the explosion that killed at least 11 people and injured about 50 others in the St Petersburg Metro yesterday afternoon. Rasmussen, who is currently on a state visit to Mexico, took some time out yesterday to speak to reporters in front of the national...

    Freedom House Warns Of Effects Of ‘False Promise Of Populism’ On Postcommunist World
    Apr04

    Freedom House Warns Of Effects Of ‘False Promise Of Populism’ On Postcommunist World

    Populists’ recent successes at the polls in the West have increased fears of instability in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia against a backdrop of setbacks for democratic governance, democracy monitor Freedom House has warned. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    [Ticker] IMF approves Ukraine loan
    Apr04

    [Ticker] IMF approves Ukraine loan

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday (3 April) approved a $1 billion loan to Ukraine. The IMF said in a statement that the country’s economy was improving and had lowered inflation. The IMF is supporting Ukraine with a $17.5 billion bailout programme. The country has so far received around $8.38 billion under the programme, in...

    NATO Chief Urges European Nations To Increase Defense Spending
    Apr04

    NATO Chief Urges European Nations To Increase Defense Spending

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Germany and other European nations to spend more on their defense. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF releases $1 billion loan for cash-strapped Ukraine
    Apr04

    IMF releases $1 billion loan for cash-strapped Ukraine

    …read more Source: The...

    Making sense of the attack in St. Petersburg
    Apr04

    Making sense of the attack in St. Petersburg

    BISHKEK (TCA) — Russian media reported that police suspect the bombing in a subway train in St. Petersburg on April 3 was carried out by a man from Central Asia with ties to radical Islamic groups. Here below we are republishing an article originally published by Stratfor, which looks into different theories to explain who staged the attack, and...

    Brexit and Trump encouraged Eastern Europe populism: report
    Apr04

    Brexit and Trump encouraged Eastern Europe populism: report

    The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU and Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. increased fears of instability and emboldened populists in Europe, according to a report out Tuesday by a human rights group. The U.S. based NGO Freedom House’s annual Nations in Transit report found there had been one of the biggest democratic declinesÂ...

    New Saudi-Ukrainian airplane test-flown successfully
    Apr04

    New Saudi-Ukrainian airplane test-flown successfully

    JEDDAH: The test flight of the new Saudi-Ukrainian light-weight multi-purpose airplane Antonov AN-132 took place on Saturday. It was flown for an hour and 40 minutes over Ukrainian territory by retired Gen. Muhammad bin Saeed Aiyash, accompanied by Ukrainian pilots and technicians. The pilots were received by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...

    Britain’s new centrist pin-up is … a Frenchman
    Apr04

    Britain’s new centrist pin-up is … a Frenchman

    LONDON — Britain’s beleaguered centrists have found their champion — and they’re sending the troops across the English Channel to help him win. The new golden boy for the Liberal Democrats is Emmanuel Macron, whom opinion polls favor to win the French presidential election in early May over far-right leader...

    Russia, Belarus Heal Ties in Shadow of Metro Bombing
    Apr04

    Russia, Belarus Heal Ties in Shadow of Metro Bombing

    The presidents of Russia and Belarus said on Monday they had resolved all disputes over energy, signaling a rapprochement at a time when both leaders are grappling with street protests and the threat of new Western sanctions hangs over Minsk. At a meeting in St. Petersburg, held while the Russian city was reeling from a deadly bombing on a metro...