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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Relatives admit existence of Russia’s ‘Wagner mercenary army’ in Syria
    Oct13

    Relatives admit existence of Russia’s ‘Wagner mercenary army’ in Syria

    As Russia counts the cost of victories in Syria two years after the start of its overt military intervention, there is apparent surprise at the news that two fighters from a Russian mercenary unit have been killed by Daesh. The Defence Ministry in Moscow immediately denied the news, stressing that there are no Russian prisoners of war in Syria....

    Latvian ambassador to UN: Russia’s violation of Budapest memorandum weakened trust
    Oct13

    Latvian ambassador to UN: Russia’s violation of Budapest memorandum weakened trust

    Russia’s violation of the Budapest memorandum, which provided security guarantees to Ukraine, has seriously weakened trust in nuclear disarmament efforts, Latvian Ambassador to the UN Janis Mazeiks said during a UN debate on nuclear disarmament, reports LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Poland says it’s repelled a 3rd Russian hacking attack
    Oct13

    Poland says it’s repelled a 3rd Russian hacking attack

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s defense minister says the nation’s cyber experts have successfully repelled a third hacking attempt from Russia but warns the cyberattack threat is mounting. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Friday the recent attack targeted companies in Ukraine that also have offices in other countries,...

    Repeal and Replace In Farsi
    Oct13

    Repeal and Replace In Farsi

    President Trump is expected to announce today that he cannot certify Iran’s compliance with the terms of the agreement over its nuclear program that it entered into with the United States and five other nations in 2015. The president’s decision, according to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, will commence a 60-day...

    The EU-Myanmar IPA Threatens Emerging Democracy
    Oct13

    The EU-Myanmar IPA Threatens Emerging Democracy

    Recently, the press had a field day with the leaked footage of British foreign minister Boris Johnson attempting to recite Rudyard Kipling’s colonial-era Road To Mandalay in the grounds of Shwedagon Paya (it could have been worse). While such gaffes that call to mind the bad old days of colonialism are in bad taste, more pertinent stories...

    Mexican Saints and Ukrainian Bakeries: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Oct13

    Mexican Saints and Ukrainian Bakeries: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    To Combat Gentrification in Mexico City, Two Artists Invented a Patron Saint Maya Kroth | Pacific Standard “In Mexico, which rivals the Democratic Republic of the Congo in income inequality, displacement by gentrification has only made things worse. And the artists say corruption from real estate speculators and local politicians—even the...

    Turkey’s Erdogan says no problem with Russian S-400 purchases
    Oct13

    Turkey’s Erdogan says no problem with Russian S-400 purchases

    Ankara’s decision to buy the S-400s has been seen in some Western capitals as a snub to NATO, given tensions with Moscow over Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: The...

    [Ticker] Dutch government takes aim at referendum law
    Oct13

    [Ticker] Dutch government takes aim at referendum law

    The new ruling coalition in the Netherlands wants to scrap a 2015 Dutch law, unique in Europe, which allows citizens-enforced, non-binding referendums on newly-adopted laws, like the ratification of the EU-Ukraine treaty. But the bill that would remove the people’s power to demand referendums could itself be the subject of a...

    Moscow: Russia assails US over flag removals amid consulate dispute
    Oct13

    Moscow: Russia assails US over flag removals amid consulate dispute

    The United States in August ordered Russia to close its San Francisco consulate and two other installations. Moscow has lodged a protest with Washington over the removal of Russian flags from two of its closed diplomatic missions in the United States, the foreign ministry said Thursday.”Yesterday we learned about a new hostile act of the US...

    Chinese company helps write new chapter in Ukraine’s Black Sea port
    Oct13

    Chinese company helps write new chapter in Ukraine’s Black Sea port

    A huge hydraulic excavator is grabbing a coat of grey muck and loading it on barges, which transfer the waste to the dump site — Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Yuzhny is in the midst of the major dredging operation. …read more Source: English China News...