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    Internet reposts can mean jail in Russia crackdown
    Jul08

    Internet reposts can mean jail in Russia crackdown

    Recent graduate Maxim Kormelitsky did not think twice when he shared a picture online with an expletive-ridden caption about Russian Orthodox believers and their tradition of jumping into freezing cold water. But then he got a summons from investigators in his small Siberian hometown. Within a few months the 21-year-old was put on trial on...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 8 Jul 2016
    Jul08

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 8 Jul 2016

    Four police officers shot dead at US protest Eleven police officers have been shot, four of them fatally, by at least two snipers at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas, Texas. Police have arrested some suspects and are investigating claims by one of them that there are bombs “all over Dallas”. One sniper is still at large...

    Obama: NATO Must Make ‘Concrete’ Commitments To Face Challenges
    Jul08

    Obama: NATO Must Make ‘Concrete’ Commitments To Face Challenges

    U.S. President Barack Obama says that NATO must summon the political will and make commitments to meet challenges from Islamic State (IS) extremists, Russia, Britain’s “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union, and conflicts that have prompted millions of people to seek refuge in Europe. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    US providing $23M in additional aid to Ukraine
    Jul08

    US providing $23M in additional aid to Ukraine

    US top diplomat says sanction on Russia to remain until Moscow fulfills all its commitments on de-escalation …read more Source: World...

    President Plevneliev to take part in NATO summit
    Jul08

    President Plevneliev to take part in NATO summit

    President Rosen Plevneliev is to head the Bulgarian delegation at the NATO summit in Warsaw on July 8 and 9. The forum will focus on the decisions from Wales, the Ukraine crisis, NATO-Russia relations and cooperation between NATO and the EU. The Bulgarian delegation includes Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev as well...

    Armenian boxer Hovhannes Bachkov qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
    Jul08

    Armenian boxer Hovhannes Bachkov qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Armenian boxer Hovhannes Bachkov (64 kg) has qualified for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The member of the Armenian boxing team entered the finals after beating Volodymyr Matviychuk of Ukraine at the APB/WSB Olympic Qualification Tournament. In the quarterfinals, Bachkov beat Peter Raymond Moilete of Ireland. Over 30 Armenian sportsmen have so far...

    Azerbaijan pays advance for military cargo planes bought from Ukraine
    Jul08

    Azerbaijan pays advance for military cargo planes bought from Ukraine

    Azerbaijan has paid advance for two An-178 planes bought from Ukraine’s “Antonov” corporation, Ukrainian deputy PM Gennady Zubko, according to Ukrinform. …read more Source:...

    NATO tries to flex under Trump, Brexit cloud
    Jul08

    NATO tries to flex under Trump, Brexit cloud

    WARSAW — President Barack Obama and his top national security advisers are in Poland to rally NATO countries around the threat of Russia and the fight against the Islamic State as they try to re-energize the Alliance in the face of isolationist movements on both sides of the Atlantic. The two-day NATO summit comes amid populist unrest in the...

    Belarus Is Latest Target of Russia’s Use of Oil and Gas as Geopolitical Weapons
    Jul08

    Belarus Is Latest Target of Russia’s Use of Oil and Gas as Geopolitical Weapons

    Image: Belarusian flag. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com The West found out firsthand on January 7 of 2009 how Russia uses oil and gas as geopolitical weapons. That was the day in the dead of winter when Gazprom halted its gas supplies to Ukraine in a dispute over price and money that it said Ukraine owed it. At the time, Russia supplied a third of...

    Cyprus passes resolution for lifting sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
    Jul08

    Cyprus passes resolution for lifting sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    The House of Representatives in Cyprus approved with 33 votes in favour a resolution calling for the lifting of the sanctions the European Union has imposed on the Russian Federation, Thursday. The ruling party abstained from the vote. The resolution was approved by 33 votes in favour. The ruling Democratic Rally party DYSI abstained. Leader of...