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    EU to back temporary halt on visa-free travel
    May19

    EU to back temporary halt on visa-free travel

    EU interior ministers are expected to approve on Friday an “emergency brake” that would allow member countries to temporarily suspend visa-free travel for non-EU citizens. Germany and France led a push for the measure to assuage fears in national capitals that non-EU citizens could travel to the bloc in large numbers. The European Commission came...

    The 12th International Cartoon Contest opens activities at Opera House
    May19

    The 12th International Cartoon Contest opens activities at Opera House

    Damascus, SANA – Seventy caricature paintings from all over the world were showcased at the Opera House in Damascus within the framework of Syria’s 12th International Caricature and Cartoon Contest 2016 under the title “Art against Terrorism”. The seventy paintings were selected from hundreds of artworks submitted by 300 artists from 63...

    Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka key in Ukraine Euro 2016 squad
    May19

    Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka key in Ukraine Euro 2016 squad

    KIEV – Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko on Thursday announced a provisional 28-man squad for Euro 2016, led by Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevgen Konoplyanka who starred in Sevilla’s Europa League triumph. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    U.S. House Backs Increase In Defense Spending For European Deployments
    May19

    U.S. House Backs Increase In Defense Spending For European Deployments

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a new $602 billion defense policy bill that backs increased spending for bolstered military deployments in Europe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Two Ukrainian troops, one civilian killed in rebel east
    May19

    Two Ukrainian troops, one civilian killed in rebel east

    KIEV: Two Ukrainian soldiers and a civilian have been killed in eastern Ukraine amid deadlocked international efforts to halt the violence, the military said on Thursday. “As a result of hostilities, over the past 24 hours two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and two more wounded”, Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk...

    Montenegro set to become 29th member of NATO
    May19

    Montenegro set to become 29th member of NATO

    Montenegrin is rarely among the languages needed at NATO press conferences, but it was on Thursday after Prime Minister Milo Đukanović signed a protocol on the country’s accession to the alliance. Full membership is set to follow and Đukanović said he’s optimistic it will happen soon. “I believe this will be possible within a year,”...

    Azerbaijani cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan killing 7
    May19

    Azerbaijani cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan killing 7

    BAKU: An Azerbaijani freight plane has crashed in Afghanistan killing seven crew members while two survived, the Caucasus nation’s aviation authorities said Thursday. The Antonov-12 plane that belonged to Azerbaijan’s Silk Way cargo airline crashed on take-off from Dwyer airbase in the southern Helmand province, Azerbaijan’s...

    Montenegro’s NATO Moment
    May19

    Montenegro’s NATO Moment

    NATO has formally invited Montenegro to join the military alliance, adding a new member for only the seventh time in its 67-year history.“As of today, Montenegro will have a seat at NATO’s table, taking part in all our meetings as an observer,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.NATO foreign ministers signed the document...

    Referendumania
    May19

    Referendumania

    JAN HERFKENS, a 25-year-old law student in Amsterdam, did not want to vote in the Netherlands’ recent referendum on the European Union’s trade deal with Ukraine. “We already have one big referendum,” he says, meaning the general election; he would rather elect representatives to handle policy issues than vote on them himself. The...

    Trump and the Walling Off of the World
    May19

    Trump and the Walling Off of the World

    In recent days, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have criticized Donald Trump as hopelessly old-fashioned. During a rally in New Jersey on Friday, the former U.S. president argued that his wife has a better understanding of today’s interconnected world than her Republican opponent in the 2016 election. The proof was Trump’s plan to build...