Jul 23 2014 - 21:08
Speaker of the Georgian Parliament David Usupashvili, currently on a visit to Israel, has met with elected President Reuven Rivlin, the Georgian parliament reports.In addition, the sides discussed the situation in Israel and some issues related to Russian-Georgian relations.
Jul 23 2014 - 20:29
The Dutch Safety Board has officially taken over responsibility for the international investigation into the plane crash in the Donbass, according to their press release.Now the Council will coordinate teams of investigators from several countries - Russia, Ukraine, Australia, UK, Germany, Malaysia, the United States, as well as representatives of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).Currently, four investigators of the Dutch Safety Board are working in the area of the crash of the liner in an international group of 24 people, reports "Interfax."
Jul 23 2014 - 19:56
Chinese investors have offered an alternative to the bridge across the Kerch Strait. They found it useful to run under the strait a tunnel junction with railways and highways, says Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Yevgenia Bavykina.She calls the Chinese proposal very interesting. Investors explain that the project involves not only laying an underwater tunnel, but also the construction of port infrastructure solutions.
Jul 23 2014 - 19:06
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has met with a delegation led by the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Herbert Salber.Congratulating the interlocutor on his recent appointment to the post, the president expressed confidence that it would be a good opportunity to familiarize him with the situation in the region.
Jul 23 2014 - 18:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, held at the initiative of the latter, has called for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, says the Kremlin press service.
Jul 23 2014 - 17:04
By ratifying the Association Agreement with the European Union now, Ukraine risks losing about $ 50 million, says the Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Valery Chaly."Now we export to Europe freely. If we ratify the agreement, then it comes into action in such a way that we lose two months of very favorable regime, that is 560 million hryvnia (about $ 50 million)," RIA Novosti quotes Chaly.As VK previously reported, Ukraine signed an Association Agreement with the EU on 27 June.
Jul 23 2014 - 15:13
Spokeswoman of the European Commission Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen said that permanent representatives of the Committee of the European Union will meet on Thursday to discuss new anti-Russian sanctions, ITAR-TASS reports.
Jul 23 2014 - 15:07
The Turkish military and the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD), a branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), have started a fight in the Sanliurfa Province of Turkey on the Syrian border, Trend reports.Turkey is sending reinforcements to the area. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said earlier that activation of PYD was a threat to the country.