Alexander Gusev

Will Austria lift anti-Russian sanctions?

Austria may start working to mitigate or abolish European sanctions against Russia. Heinz-Christian Strache, chairman of the far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPO), who is involved in the formation of the new government, …

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EEU and Armenia: who needs who more?

Armenia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved the economic standards of targeting countries, the list of target countries, criteria for evaluating the performance of economic activity of diplomatic missions of the Republic of Armenia in …

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Is EEU returning to single currency unit?

The Eurasian Development Bank proposed the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member countries to create a single currency unit for calculations, the Director of the Centre for Integration Studies at the Eurasian Development Bank Evgeny …

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Trump scuttles State Department

US President Donald Trump's budget proposal would convert some of the United States' foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29%, the …

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Will Putin and Trump ever meet?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that there are no plans for a meeting of Russian and US presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, in the next couple of months. "So …

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Does G7 not dare to introduce sanctions on Russia?

The G7 group of nations has failed to reach agreement in Italy’s city of Lucca over new sanctions against Russia and Syria, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said. The topic of the anti-Russian sanctions was not …

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Preparations for Putin-Trump meeting underway

Practical preparations for the meeting between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are under way, but no understanding has been reached yet on the date and the place, Russia’s …

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Will UN Security Council undergo changes?

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on to carry out reforms in the Security Council and international financial institutions. "If you look at the UN for instance, there is a clear lack of …

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Obama says goodbye to America

After eight years in the top job, US President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech as the country's leader on Tuesday night in Chicago. "By almost every measure, America is a better, stronger …

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EU sanctions on Russia to be extended for six months

The European Union will prolong sanctions against Russia for six more months by the end of 2016, a high-ranking EU official said ahead of the bloc’s summit. "Not one of EU countries has voiced concern over a possible …

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 European Parliament proposes NATO without US

The European Parliament backed an EU plan to deepen coordination of member states' defense policies and rely less on the United States, driven in part by US. President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion he may scale back …

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Erdogan tired of European visa games

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement that if the EU is not liberalizing the visa regime for Turkey in the middle of October, Ankara may scrap the agreement on migrants, came like a bolt out of the blue. …

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Is there EU after Brexit?

On Thursday, June 23, the UK will host referendum on the country's secession from the European Union (the so-called Brexit). The voting was preceded by an extensive media campaign of both opponents and supporters of Brexit. …

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