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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Is NATO obsolete?
    Feb09

    Is NATO obsolete?

    What does US President Donald Trump think about NATO? Twice during his election campaign he rubbished it publically, saying it was “obsolete.” Yet this month, when he met UK Prime Minister Theresa May, he told her he supported NATO 100 percent. A few influential people have argued that it is indeed obsolete. One of them was William Pfaff, the...

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel chiefs are being assassinated in elaborate ambushes — but on whose orders?
    Feb09

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel chiefs are being assassinated in elaborate ambushes — but on whose orders?

    MOSCOW — All died far from the front lines in circumstances unrelated to military action. They died in elaborate ambushes, car bomb attacks and, in one case, a booby-trapped elevator. The latest died Wednesday in an explosion in his office. The staccato of about half a dozen assassinations of commanders in the Russian-backed separatist army in...

    Agencies abuse Czech visa system in Ukraine to fuel booming illegal business
    Feb09

    Agencies abuse Czech visa system in Ukraine to fuel booming illegal business

    Reporters from public service broadcaster Czech Radio have mapped a booming business for Ukraine agents and middlemen by ensuring clients get visas for the Czech Republic or wider Schengen area. And to help ensure demand for their services, they have rigged the visa appointments system so that it is blocked to those who try to get visas by...

    France fears that Russia is trying to push Marine Le Pen to victory
    Feb09

    France fears that Russia is trying to push Marine Le Pen to victory

    France’s top intelligence agency fears that Russia is trying to sway the upcoming presidential elections in favor of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. On Wednesday, the satirical weekly newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné reported that France’s Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) believes a disinformation campaign coordinated...

    Remain has lost – it’s time to fight for Return
    Feb09

    Remain has lost – it’s time to fight for Return

    Is it possible Nigel Farage will go down in history as the great herald of British Europeanism? After all, he did say “a 52-48 result would be unfinished business”. Let’s backtrack to that result. On the morning of 24 June last year, two things were already clear to Labour. The first was that Article 50 was now inevitable,...

    Ukraine’s leaders may be giving up on reuniting the country
    Feb09

    Ukraine’s leaders may be giving up on reuniting the country

    Square peace agreement, round war FROM her roadside stall in eastern Ukraine, Svetlana Tsymbal watches the cars creep past the Mayorsk checkpoint. This used to be a peaceful provincial highway. Now it is a border crossing at the front line of a conflict that has left some 10,000 people dead. Parents return home “to the other side” after visiting...

    NATO Allies Lock In U.S. Support For Stand-Off With Russia
    Feb09

    NATO Allies Lock In U.S. Support For Stand-Off With Russia

    Immediately after Donald Trump was elected, U.S. diplomats urged Lithuania to rush through an agreement to keep American troops on its soil, reflecting alarm that the new, Russia-friendly U.S. president might try to stop more deployments in Europe.The agreement was signed just a few days before Trump’s inauguration, according to a document...

    Trump to attend Nato summit in unfinished HQ
    Feb09

    Trump to attend Nato summit in unfinished HQ

    Nato will host a summit of leaders including US President Donald Trump in May at its new Brussels headquarters, even though it will not be ready by then, sources said on Thursday. Security and IT systems at the $1.2bn headquarters in the Belgian capital are behind schedule and so the transatlantic military alliance will only properly move in come...

    Russia: Any deal with Trump unlikely to address the conflict in east Ukraine
    Feb09

    Russia: Any deal with Trump unlikely to address the conflict in east Ukraine

    “Right now, it’s not clear what we are preparing for.” …read more Source: Business...

    Signatures that triggered Dutch referendum were not verified: minister
    Feb09

    Signatures that triggered Dutch referendum were not verified: minister

    The Dutch government cannot guarantee the authenticity of more than 400,000 signatures on a petition that triggered a referendum on an EU-Ukraine deal, local media reported Thursday. “It cannot be established with certainty that the requests [signatures] have been submitted by several individuals,” Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk said in...