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    Eastern Orthodox Cacophony in America
    Feb10

    Eastern Orthodox Cacophony in America

    On January 22-23 there took place a meeting (technically called a synaxis) of all Eastern Orthodox primates (presiding bishops or patriarchs in different parts of the world). The meeting took place at the Orthodox Center in Chambesy, near Geneva, and was presided over by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who (rather uncomfortably) resides in...

    NATO to Increase Forward Presence in East Europe
    Feb10

    NATO to Increase Forward Presence in East Europe

    NATO’s secretary general says the alliance’s increased “forward presence” in Eastern Europe sends a “clear signal” to any would-be aggressor. Speaking Wednesday in Brussels before a two-day NATO defense ministers meeting, Jens Stoltenberg said with an obvious reference to Russia, that “NATO will respond as one to any...

    3 people killed by land mine in eastern Ukraine
    Feb10

    3 people killed by land mine in eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Three people were killed Wednesday morning in eastern Ukraine when a bus hit a land mine in a no man’s land between separatist rebels and government troops. The bus driver and a female passenger were killed instantly, while another passenger died of his wounds in the hospital after the minibus drove over the mine on...

    IMF chief tells Ukraine to fix graft or lose vital aid (AFP)
    Feb10

    IMF chief tells Ukraine to fix graft or lose vital aid (AFP)

    Washington (AFP) – IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned Ukraine on Wednesday that its stalled fight against corruption and inability to push through required restructuring measures were jeopardising the future of the Fund’s rescue plan. …read more Source: The West...

    The Pentagon Has Fired the First Shot in a New Arms Race — Against ‘Russian Aggression’
    Feb10

    The Pentagon Has Fired the First Shot in a New Arms Race — Against ‘Russian Aggression’

    The Defense Department’s message is unambiguous: Russia is a much bigger threat than ISIL. As the voters of New Hampshire braved the snow to play their part in the great pageant of American democracy on Tuesday, the US secretary of defence was setting out his spending requirements for 2017. And while the television cameras may have...

    OSCE unhappy about civilian casualties in Ukraine
    Feb10

    OSCE unhappy about civilian casualties in Ukraine

    Sessions of the subgroups on political affairs, security, and humanitarian affairs of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine took place in Minsk on 10 February. “There was no session of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine. Its meeting was postponed due to reasons of coordination and planning,” explained Martin Sajdik. …read more...

    NATO, EU sign agreement on cyberdefense cooperation
    Feb10

    NATO, EU sign agreement on cyberdefense cooperation

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union have signed an agreement to improve cooperation in cyberdefense, which NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called a concrete example of the two Brussels-based organizations joining forces to counter modern forms of hybrid warfare. The technical agreement, signed at NATO headquarters on Wednesday,...

    Contact group on Ukraine may meet in Minsk 24 February
    Feb10

    Contact group on Ukraine may meet in Minsk 24 February

    “The four working groups will certainly resume talks in two weeks. We had plans to hold the meeting (of the contact group – BelTA’s note) on 24 February. However, there is a chance that we will reconvene earlier,” Martin Sajdik said. …read more Source:...

    Three civilians killed in eastern Ukraine landmine blast
    Feb10

    Three civilians killed in eastern Ukraine landmine blast

    Three civilians are killed as a passenger minibus leaving Donetsk strikes a landmine in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    3 People Killed by Land Mine in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb10

    3 People Killed by Land Mine in Eastern Ukraine

    At least three people have been killed in eastern Ukraine when a bus hit a land mine in a no man’s land between separatist rebels and government troops.The Kiev-controlled prosecutor’s office for the Donetsk region said Wednesday that the driver and a woman in the bus were… …read more Source:...