Shareholders in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline designed to carry gas from Azerbaijan to Europe via Turkey and Greece, are working to double its capacity, a Greek daily reports.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan will begin chairing the meetings of the government next year.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asserted a "real ceasefire" which entered into force on Tuesday is now being observed.
Although the number of people murdered in 2012 has decreased with 16 % compared to 2000, violence still remains widespread in the world.
Romania's Black Sea city of Constanta is seeking to attract tourists with a new large natural science museum complex, reports archdaily.
The United Nations Refugee Agency warned that the international community was faced with increasing difficulties to respond to the growing number of people making dangerous sea journeys in search of asylum or migration.
The new gas pipeline which may replace the South Stream gas pipeline may be called “Turkish Stream”, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Ukrainian army is planning on extending the ceasefire with the pro-Russian separatists, following a one-day truce on Tuesday during which the warring sides largely abstained from attacking each other.
The 2014 laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi received their awards from the Norwegian Nobel Committee at a ceremony held in Oslo City Hall on Wednesday.
Ben Emerson, UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism has called for prosecution of those responsible for torturing terrorism suspects.
The Greek government has decided that Parliament will have a vote on the new head of state two months earlier.
Russia is not going to participate in the EU meeting discussing the situation with the South Stream pipeline on Tuesday in Brussels.
The Russian state company Gazprom will set up a company for the construction of a gas pipeline to Turkey, a week after Russia's President Vladimir Putin announced the cancellation of the South Stream pipeline.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is due to meet Turkish leaders an an attempt to secure Ankara's support for the fight against Islamic State (IS) and sanctions against Russia.
"It is hardly any secret that the aim sanctions is to create social and economic conditions to change [the ones in] power in Russia," a deputy minister has told Russia's lower house of Parliament, the State Duma.
Russia and France insist on the declaration of an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and bringing to an end the bloodshed that has gripped the eastern part of the country.
Ukrainian state-owned utility Naftogaz has paid USD 378 M to the Russian concern Gazprom, in line with to its plans to have booked a billion cubic meters by the end of 2014.
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