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Russia to Open Base for Su-27 Fighter Jets in Belarus in 2016

Russia is going to set up an air base in eastern Belarus and deploy Su-27 fighter jets there, Russian Air Force Commander-in-Chief Viktor Bondarev said on Wednesday.

World » Russia | October 15, 2014, Wednesday // 14:43 | Viewed: 882

Juncker Approves Slovenia’s Violeta Bulc as EC Member

European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has approved the nomination of Slovenia’s vice premier Violeta Bulc for member of the EU’s executive body.

World » EU | October 15, 2014, Wednesday // 11:32 | Viewed: 8832

Russia, US Agree to Intensify Intelligence Sharing on Islamic State

Russia and the United States have agreed to step up intelligence sharing about Islamic State group despite stark differences over the Ukraine crisis.

World | October 15, 2014, Wednesday // 10:42 | Viewed: 975

Luxembourg to Abandon Bank Secrecy Rules from 2017

Luxembourg said on Tuesday it will drop its bank secrecy rules from 2017 in a move that marks a  breakthrough in global efforts to reduce tax evasion.

World » EU | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 21:55 | Viewed: 915

UN Medical Worker Dies of Ebola in Germany

A United Nations medical worker infected with Ebola virus while working in Liberia has died in a hospital in Germany.

World | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 16:02 | Viewed: 596

Romanian President Says PM 'Was Secret Agent'

Romania's President Traian Basescu accused Prime Minister Victor Ponta of working for the the country's secret services between 1997 and 2001.

World » Southeast Europe | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 15:41 | Viewed: 800

Stepan Poltorak Appointed Ukraine Defense Minister

Ukraine's Parliament has approved Stepan Poltorak to take over the Defense Ministry from Valeriy Heletey.

World » Ukraine | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 15:18 | Viewed: 723

Russia Calls on EU for New Approach to South Stream

Interests of the local population and businesses within the EU in the South Stream pipeline project should be taken into consideration, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced.

World » Russia | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 14:02 | Viewed: 789

Russia's Vladimir Zhirinovsky Calls Rosen Plevneliev 'Scoundrel', 'CIA Lackey'

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is “a scoundrel and a lackey of the CIA”, said the leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky for a show on Rossia 1 TV channel.

World » Russia | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1234

British MPs Pass Non-Binding Vote To Recognize Palestine

British lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding resolution in favor of a Palestinian state Monday night.

World | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 10:12 | Viewed: 558

7.4-Magnitude Earthquake Reported Off Coast of El Salvador

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of El Salvador late on Monday.

World | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 09:38 | Viewed: 394

Catalonia Cancels Independence Referendum

Catalonia’s regional government has decided to call off the November referendum on independence from Spain.

World » EU | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 08:38 | Viewed: 744

Ukraine Still Rejecting Gas Prepayment System

Ukraine's state-owned energy utility Naftogaz does not agree on prepayment of gas it receives by Russia, the country's Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan said.

World » Ukraine | October 13, 2014, Monday // 21:47 | Viewed: 571

Ukraine Confirms Russian Troops Pullback from Border

The Ukrainian government has confirmed that thousands of Russian soldiers are withdrawing from the Russian territories bordering Ukraine.

World » Ukraine | October 13, 2014, Monday // 21:18 | Viewed: 497

French Economist Jean Tirole Wins 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics

French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics Monday for his research on market power and regulation.

World | October 13, 2014, Monday // 17:54 | Viewed: 399

Lukoil Refinery in Romania Resumes Operations amid Tax Evasion Probe

Lukoil's Petrotel refinery in Romania has resumed operations after a production halt imposed last week on suspicion of tax evasion.

World » Russia | October 13, 2014, Monday // 16:06 | Viewed: 868

Turkey Opens Military Bases for US Troops

Turkey has agreed to let the US use its military bases in the campaign against Islamic State militants, American defense officials said Sunday.

World | October 13, 2014, Monday // 08:02 | Viewed: 690

Civilian Deaths in Ukraine's Donetsk Despite 'Silence Mode'

Up to twelve people could have died in the city of Donetsk in Ukraine's east since Saturday, according to various reports.

World » Ukraine | October 12, 2014, Sunday // 16:28 | Viewed: 807

Bosnia Votes for Parliament, President amid Rising Tensions

Voters in Bosnia-Herzegovina are heading to the polls on Sunday in a period of growing social tensions, ethnic disputes and corruption thwarting any EU accession effort.

World » Southeast Europe | October 12, 2014, Sunday // 11:34 | Viewed: 710

Ebola Increasingly Unlikely Cause of British Man’s Death in Skopje

It is increasingly unlikely Ebola virus had caused the death of a British national in Macedonia, Macedonian news agency MIA reported on Saturday.

World » Southeast Europe | October 11, 2014, Saturday // 16:05 | Viewed: 1309

Turkey to Break Ground for First NPP Next Spring

Turkey plans to launch the construction of its first nuclear power plant (NPP) in March or April next year, Energy Minister Taner Yıldız has said.

World | October 11, 2014, Saturday // 13:58 | Viewed: 930