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Will Iran have its first conservative president since 1989?

Will Iran have its first conservative president since 1989?

A new conservative front representing several parties is giving Rouhani a run for his money

Ankara’s role in global stability

Ankara’s role in global stability

The early 21st century has been marked by the rise of new players who are increasingly demonstrating their independent capacity to affect politics around the globe. Turkey has become a formidable growth zone that has attracted the attention …

Second wind for Scottish independence

Second wind for Scottish independence

When in 2014 the majority of Scots voted to stay in the UK, it seemed that the supporters of Scotland's independence failed, and their recover will not be soon.

Letter bomb at IMF#039s Paris office injures female employee

Letter bomb at IMF's Paris office injures female employee

A female employee of the International Monetary Fund was injured today when a letter bomb posted to the world lender's Paris office blew up as she opened it, Reuters reports. The explosion was caused by a homemade device, the head …

Russia-India rail link could undermine Suez Canal#039s importance

Russia-India rail link could undermine Suez Canal's importance

Expanding transport networks in Central Asia will help shape global routes

Turkey notifies UN of international law breaches by Netherlands

Turkey notifies UN of international law breaches by Netherlands

Turkey’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday notified the global body of what it said were international law violations committed by the Dutch government. Amsterdam breached the Vienna Convention on consular and …

Lukashenko: EU needs to be preserved

Lukashenko: EU needs to be preserved

Belarus seeks to prevent the breakup of the European Union, the country’s President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting with Belgian Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders. "Lately, I have been calling for the …

 Omer Celik: time has come to reassess migration deal with EU

Omer Celik: time has come to reassess migration deal with EU

Turkey's minister for EU Affairs Omer Celik said he believed the time has come for Turkey to reassess its migration deal with the European Union. Celik said that Turkey has fulfilled all of its obligations regarding …

Tensions rising between Turkish, European leaders before elections

Tensions rising between Turkish, European leaders before elections

The Netherlands is heading for a nationwide vote Wednesday, with concerns about Muslim immigration a central issue

 Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijani-EU deal supposed to be comprehensive

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijani-EU deal supposed to be comprehensive

The partnership agreement, which will be signed with the European Union, will cover many spheres, including the economic cooperation, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said at a meeting with members of the Movement of the …

European court allows headscarf constraints at workplace

European court allows headscarf constraints at workplace

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave a joined judgment in the cases of two women, in France and Belgium, who were dismissed for refusing to remove headscarves. "An internal rule of an undertaking which prohibits the …

Europe to say #039yes#039 to Nord Stream 2

Europe to say 'yes' to Nord Stream 2

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will likely approve the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project: the decision could be announced after Germany’s general elections in September. "EU officials …

Zakharova: EU’s decision to prolong anti-Russian sanctions regrettable

Zakharova: EU’s decision to prolong anti-Russian sanctions regrettable

The Minsk Accords have failed to be implemented to this day through Kiev’s fault, so the EU Council’s decision to prolong sanctions against Russia is regrettable, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria …

EU Turmoil Makes Russia the Sanctioned Bond Market Traders Love

EU Turmoil Makes Russia the Sanctioned Bond Market Traders Love

The political turbulence roiling the European Union is making Russia look like a safe bet to bondholders

EU prolongs sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals

EU prolongs sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals

The European Union prolonged sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and legal entities for six months until September 2017, the EU Council said today. "The assessment of the situation did not justify a change in the …

UK minister tells lawmakers not to delay Brexit

UK minister tells lawmakers not to delay Brexit

Britain's top minister for leaving the European Union said Sunday that lawmakers should let Prime Minister Theresa May "get on with the job" of quitting the bloc, and the main opposition Brexit spokesman said he …

EU stops financing of Turkey

EU stops financing of Turkey

According to the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement, Johannes Khan, the European Union has started to cut financing the programs of the European-Turkish cooperation, for which there is no noticeable progress. …

EU to Kiev: no new sanctions against Russia

EU to Kiev: no new sanctions against Russia

The EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Hugh Mingarelli, said today that there will be no new sanctions against Russia, answering the journalist's question about the EU's need to draft a new set of sanctions against the Russian Federation. …

Turkey says all deals with EU in jeopardy if no visa liberalization

Turkey says all deals with EU in jeopardy if no visa liberalization

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday deals with the European Union, including an agreement on stemming the flow of migrants, would be jeopardized if the bloc failed to implement promised visa liberalization …

 Russia helps Georgia to get closer to Europe

Russia helps Georgia to get closer to Europe

Dialogue between Georgia and Russia has contributed to a certain extent to the implementation of a successful European project, the Georgian prime minister’s special representative for relations with Russia, Zurab …

EU to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months - source

EU to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months - source

The European Union will extend sanctions against Russia for another half a year starting March 15, a source in European diplomatic circles said. “The Council of Permanent Representatives of the EU member states will extend a …

Official Journal of EU publishes legislation on visa waiver for Georgia

Official Journal of EU publishes legislation on visa waiver for Georgia

Georgian citizens will be able to travel to any of the Schengen Zone countries visa-free in just 20 days. New legislation lifting visa-requirements for Georgians has been published in the European Union’s (EU) Official Journal …

Georgian Ambassador: Kurz has no plans to create migrant cs in Georgia

Georgian Ambassador: Kurz has no plans to create migrant camps in Georgia

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, proposing the creation of migrant camps in Georgia, had nothing particular in mind, the Georgian ambassador in Vienna Konstantine Zaldastanishvili …

Will EU resettle refugees to Georgia?

Will EU resettle refugees to Georgia?

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said that it's necessary to create European centers for reception of refugees outside the bloc. "We need refugee centers outside the EU. They should be managed jointly …

Macron and migrants

Macron and migrants

Le Pen’s globalist rival thinks newcomers renew French society

EU ambassador to Azerbaijan: status quo in Karabakh conflict unsustainable

EU ambassador to Azerbaijan: status quo in Karabakh conflict unsustainable

The status quo in the Karabakh conflict is unsustainable, the head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, Malena Mard, said. She expressed the EU’s support for the activity of the OSCE Minsk Group. In …

EU Army?

EU Army?

Brussels ‘to set up new military unit amid growing tensions in Europe

 Sharp rise in Iran#039s crude oil shipments to Europe

Sharp rise in Iran's crude oil shipments to Europe

Iran is making rapid forays into the European crude oil market

Georgia in anticipation of  visa-free regime with EU

Georgia in anticipation of visa-free regime with EU

The EU decision to lift visa requirements for Georgian citizens is a joint achievement of the Georgian society, the authorities and Georgia's friends, the country's President Giorgi Margvelashvili said. "I …

Martin Schulz is a ‘threat’ to Merkel’s 12 year rule

Martin Schulz is a ‘threat’ to Merkel’s 12 year rule

He puts three things in front: for a united Europe; for democracy; for justice