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Russia Suspends Its Participation in PACE Until End of Year

The Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) decided on Wednesday to suspend its participation in the body until the end of the year.

World » Russia | 6 hours ago | Viewed: 412

EP's Schulz Criticises Tsipras of Splitting Common EU Stance on Russia

European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz criticised on Wednesday the newly-elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of splitting the common European Union (EU) stance on Russia.

World » EU | 7 hours ago | Viewed: 439

EU Foreign Ministers to Discuss Further Sanctions Against Russia

The foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) member states are planning to expand the sanctions against Russia in view of the renewed escalation of violence in Ukraine.

World » EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 828

New Greek Govt Objects to EU Call for Further Sanctions on Russia

Greece’s new government on Tuesday distanced itself from an EU call to consider expansion of the bloc's sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

World » EU | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 22:02 | Viewed: 1664

Gazprom Plans to Start Pumping Gas to Turkey via New Pipeline in Dec 2016

Russia’s Gazprom said on Tuesday a planned gas pipeline to Turkey will become operational by the end of next year.

World » Russia | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 20:44 | Viewed: 1397

SYRIZA Determined to Seek Renegotiation of Greek Debt

Parties in the newly elected Greek government formed by left-wing SYRIZA and right wing ANEL have agreed to firmly oppose the austerity measures regarding the country's imminent debt payments.

World » Southeast Europe | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 15:56 | Viewed: 911

World Commemorates Victims of Holocaust, Liberation of Auschwitz

State representatives from all around the world gather in Poland on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp.

World | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 12:18 | Viewed: 934

Ukraine Declares State of Emergency in Donbass

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced on Monday that the government decided to declare a state of emergency in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

World » Ukraine | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 10:53 | Viewed: 2500

S&P Downgrades Russia's Credit Rating to `Junk`

The US rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has downgraded Russia's credit rating to junk, which is below investment grade.

World » Russia | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 10:05 | Viewed: 984

IMF Ready to Continue Support for Greece

The International Monetary Fund has said it is ready to extend its financial support for Greece.

World » Southeast Europe | January 26, 2015, Monday // 21:34 | Viewed: 1019

Greek Fighter-Jet Crash in Spain Kills 10

A fighter jet crash at a military base in southeastern Spain has left ten people dead and 13 injured.

World | January 26, 2015, Monday // 21:00 | Viewed: 1004

NATO Urges Russia to Stop Supporting Separatists in Eastern Ukraine

Following the Mariupol attack on Saturday, an extraordinary ambassadorial meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission took place in Brussels on Monday.

World » Ukraine | January 26, 2015, Monday // 19:16 | Viewed: 1093

Tsipras Sworn In as Greek Prime Minister

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Greece’s next prime minister by President Karolos Papoulias.

World » Southeast Europe | January 26, 2015, Monday // 16:21 | Viewed: 981

SYRIZA Win Pushes Euro to 11-Year Low

The euro hit its lowest level against the US dollar in more than 11 years on Monday following the victory of radical left SYRIZA party in Greece’s elections that has ignited fears the country might exit the eurozone.

World » EU | January 26, 2015, Monday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1223

Greece's SYRIZA, ANEL Agree to Form New Gov't

Greece is to have an anti-austerity government, Panos Kammenos, Independent Greeks, has told reporters after coalition talks with SYRIZA's Alexis Tsipras in Athens.

World » Southeast Europe | January 26, 2015, Monday // 11:39 | Viewed: 1396

Macedonia's Foreign Minister Visiting Albania to Boost Cooperation

Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki is visiting Albania on Monday as part of intensified contacts between the two Balkan neighbours.

World » Southeast Europe | January 26, 2015, Monday // 11:03 | Viewed: 1654

SYRIZA Vows to Avoid Grexit as Talks Begin with Independent Greeks

Coalition talks have started between leftist SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and the Independent Greeks right-wing party's Panos Kammenos.

World » Southeast Europe | January 26, 2015, Monday // 10:59 | Viewed: 986

Islamic State Claims to Have Killed One Japanese Hostage

Islamic State militants appear to have beheaded one of their two Japanese hostages and are demanding the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan in exchange for the other.

World | January 26, 2015, Monday // 09:57 | Viewed: 943

SYRIZA, Independent Greeks 'Might Form Greece Gov't' Monday

Leftist SYRIZA party, the winner in Greece's snap elections, and rightist, anti-austerity Independent Greeks could form a government as early as Monday, sources suggest.

World » Southeast Europe | January 26, 2015, Monday // 08:53 | Viewed: 1042

Greek Election Results Prompt Mixed Reaction across Europe

British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Twitter that "the Greek election will increase economic uncertainty across Europe.

World » Southeast Europe | January 26, 2015, Monday // 08:37 | Viewed: 1099

SYRIZA Wins Greece's Early Election, Official Count Shows

Leftist SYRIZA party is to win 149 out of 300 seats in Greece's Parliament, two seats short of a majority, according to official results cited by Greek news websites.

World » Southeast Europe | January 26, 2015, Monday // 07:42 | Viewed: 1057