Macedonia Unveils Proposal for New Coat of Arms

Macedonia's cabinet has put forward a proposal for a new state emblem set to replace the one Skopje has had for the past twenty-two years.

World » Southeast Europe | December 6, 2014, Saturday // 12:30 | Viewed: 2333

Mogherini Calls on Russia to Avoid Involving Balkans in Dispute over Ukraine

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has called on Russia not to involve Southeast Europe in the Moscow-Brussels dispute over the Ukraine crisis.

World » EU | December 6, 2014, Saturday // 10:41 | Viewed: 1123

Obama Nominates Ashton Carter for Defense Secretary

President Barack Obama has nominated former senior Pentagon official Ashton Carter as US Secretary of Defense.

World | December 5, 2014, Friday // 20:51 | Viewed: 472

US President Expected to Name Ashton Carter New Defense Chief

US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate on Friday Ashton Carter to succeed Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, according to White House sources quoted by CNN.

World | December 5, 2014, Friday // 14:56 | Viewed: 460

EU Grants EUR 180 M in Fresh Aid to Syrian Refugees

The European Commission adopted on Thursday EUR 180 million package aimed at ameliorating the ongoing crisis in Syria, as well as its spillover effects in neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon.

World » EU | December 5, 2014, Friday // 09:53 | Viewed: 659

Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Agree on 'Day of Silence'

Following a meeting with the heads of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies on Thursday, President Petro Poroshenko declared December 9 as a “day of silence” in eastern Ukraine.

World » Ukraine | December 5, 2014, Friday // 08:35 | Viewed: 1033

OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers Meets in Switzerland

The annual Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) takes place on 4 and 5 December in the Swiss city of Basel.

World | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 13:41 | Viewed: 737

Vladimir Putin: Russia Should Become Competitive, Self-Reliant

Russian President Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual address to the country's Parliament calling for measures to get the economy back on its feet.

World » Russia | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 12:39 | Viewed: 676

US Reports of Supposed IS Training Camps in Libya

The Head of the US Africa Command General David Rodriguez reported on Wednesday that Islamic State (IS) has set up training camps in eastern Libya.

World | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 12:04 | Viewed: 574

Grozny Clashes 'Leave Up to 10 Dead'

Up to ten police officers could have been killed in a shootout following a special operation against militants in the Chechen capital Grozny, media reports suggest.

World » Russia | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 10:39 | Viewed: 531

Putin to Address Russian Parliament in Annual Speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to address both chambers of the country's legislative body, the Federation Council and the State Duma.

World » Russia | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 09:27 | Viewed: 509

Situation at Ukraine's Zaporizhye NPP 'Under Control'

Workers have begun an emergency repair at Europe's biggest nuclear power plant Zaporizhye (Ukraine), with "no issues" registered at the reactor where a short-circuit forced authorities to shut down parts of the plant.

World » Ukraine | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 17:04 | Viewed: 996

Ukraine Names Cause of Nuclear Plant Accident

Ukraine's nuclear utility Energoatom has cast more light on the accident at the Zaporizhye nuclear plant which officials reported earlier on Wednesday.

World » Ukraine | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1126

US Points to Iranian Air Strikes on IS in Iraq, Iran Denies Information

The US revealed that Iran has carried out air strikes against targets of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq in the recent days.

World | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 15:36 | Viewed: 786

French Parliament Votes in Favour of Recognition of Palestine

The French Members of Parliament adopted with a large majority on Tuesday a resolution calling on the government to recognise the Palestinian state, and through this to achieve a final settlement of the conflict.

World | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 460

Ukraine Reports Accident at Nuclear Plant, Energy Minister Says 'No Threat'

An accident at Ukraine’s Zaporizhye nuclear power plant has forced the shutdown of a reactor but posed no danger, government officials said on Wednesday.

World » Ukraine | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 14:25 | Viewed: 776

Israel’s PM Netanyahu Fires Two Ministers, Seeks Early Elections

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced he wants early elections as soon as possible after dismissing two rebellious cabinet ministers.

World | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 09:32 | Viewed: 417

US to Discuss New Sanctions on Russia with EU Allies if Ukraine Fighting Goes on

The US will discuss with its EU allies imposing new sanctions against Moscow if pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine don’t stop the fighting, a State Department official has said.

World | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 08:22 | Viewed: 567

Serbia to Study Alternative Gas Supply Options After Russia Drops South Stream

Russia’s decision to abandon the South Stream pipeline project is a problem for Serbia which is forcing Belgrade is going to study alternative options to ensure its gas supplies,  Serbian Deputy PM Zorana Mihajlovic said on Tuesday.

World » Southeast Europe | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 07:38 | Viewed: 880

Hungary Looking for New Gas Sources After Putin Scraps South Stream

Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Tuesday the country will have to find alternative sources to secure its long-term gas supplies following Russia’s decision to drop the South Stream project.

World » EU | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 18:02 | Viewed: 811

Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Strike Luhansk Ceasefire Deal - OSCE

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) announced in one of its regular reports that a ceasefire had been agreed between representatives of Ukraine's armed forces and the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic.

World » Ukraine | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 16:54 | Viewed: 667