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Nationwide Strike to Paralyze Brussels on Thursday

Brussels will be fully blocked Thursday due to a nationwide strike against plans of the new government to increase the retirement age and tax rates and to give up on certain investments.

World | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 08:57 | Viewed: 1691

Serbia, Russia Agree on Repayment Plant for Gas Debt

Serbia has reached agreement with Russia on the repayment of its gas debt and is expected to have deliveries fully restored.

World » Russia | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 08:20 | Viewed: 816

Vladimir Putin Tops Forbes' Most Powerful People Ranking

For the second year running, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the world’s most powerful person by a panel of Forbes editors, reports RT.

World » Russia | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 19:27 | Viewed: 924

Serbia to Host Joint Military Exercise with Russia in November

Serbia will host a joint military exercise with Russia in the first half of November, ITAR-TASS reported on Wednesday.

World » Russia | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1392

Poland to Buy Combat Drones over 'Russian Presence' in Ukraine Airspace

Poland is to acquire combat drones to help Ukraine against Russian activity in its air space, the country's Deputy Defense Minister has said.

World » EU | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 11:37 | Viewed: 740

Russia Confirms Receiving First Tranche of Ukraine Gas Debt Payment

Russian gas giant Gazprpom on Wednesday confirmed receiving the first tranche of payment for past deliveries from Ukraine’s Naftogaz.

World » Russia | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 11:34 | Viewed: 518

Ukraine's Naftogaz Starts Paying Off Debt to Gazprom

The Ukrainian energy utility Naftogaz has transferred USD 1.45 B to Gazprom, the first installment of its debt to the Russian concern, Naftogaz says.

World » Ukraine | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 07:43 | Viewed: 624

Turkey's New Presidential Palace Costs USD 0.6 B - FinMin

About USD 615 M have been earmarked so far on the construction of Ak Saray, Turkey's impressive presidential palace, the country's Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek announced.

World » Southeast Europe | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 21:19 | Viewed: 740

EU's GDP to Grow Only Slowly Until 2016

Economic growth for the rest of 2014 in both the EU and the euro area will be weak, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

World » EU | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 14:57 | Viewed: 650

Albania Secures USD 150 M Loan from World Bank for Power Sector Recovery

The Albanian government has signed an agreement with the World Bank on a loan of USD 150 M.

World | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 13:18 | Viewed: 737

Greek PM Samaras Rules Out Early Elections

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has rejected calls for early elections by the leader of opposition radical leftist party Syriza Alexis Tsipras.

World » Southeast Europe | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 517

EU Migration Commissioner Seeks Urgent Measures against Irregular Migration

Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, has underscored the need for urgent measures in the sphere of irregular migration.

World » EU | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 08:35 | Viewed: 750

Twenty-Four Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Turkey

A boat reportedly carrying migrants has sunken while crossing the Bosphorus leaving 24 people dead and an unknown number missing, authorities say.

World » Southeast Europe | November 3, 2014, Monday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1120

Germany: UK Exit from EU is Possible if Cameron Insists on Migrant Quotas

The German Federal Government has suggested that it considers a British exit from the EU as a possibility.

World » EU | November 3, 2014, Monday // 09:53 | Viewed: 2221

Heads of Donbass 'People's Republics' to Retain Posts after Poll

Alexandеr Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy, leaders of the Donetsk ad Luhansk "People's Republics" in Ukraine's east, are to remain leaders of the rebel-controlled entities after the regions held presidential and general elections Sunday.

World » Ukraine | November 3, 2014, Monday // 09:46 | Viewed: 1051

Romania's Ponta, Iohannis to Face Election Run-Off

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta is leading on Sibiu Mayor Klaus Iohannis in the first round of the country's presidential elections on Sunday.

World » Southeast Europe | November 3, 2014, Monday // 08:01 | Viewed: 1024

Romanians Vote In Presidential Elections

Eighteen million Romanians are voting for president on Sunday among 14 candidates.

World » Southeast Europe | November 2, 2014, Sunday // 12:36 | Viewed: 649

Ukraine Rebels Hold Elections

The rebel Luhansk and Donetsk republics in eastern Ukraine are holding leadership elections on Sunday.

World » Ukraine | November 2, 2014, Sunday // 11:57 | Viewed: 730

New European Commission Takes Office

The new European Commission officially took office on Saturday.

World » EU | November 1, 2014, Saturday // 17:13 | Viewed: 983

Russia Reduces Gas Flow to Serbia over Unpaid Debt

Russia has cut gas deliveries to Serbia by 28% over the past week, Serbia’s Energy Minister Aleksandar Antic has said.

World » Southeast Europe | November 1, 2014, Saturday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1430

More Migrant Deaths Feared as Europe Winds Down Mediterranean Mission

Fears of a rise in migrant deaths at sea have increased as a Mediterranean coastal mission by the EU formally replaces  a much wider search and rescue operation by Italy on Saturday.

World » EU | November 1, 2014, Saturday // 11:49 | Viewed: 980