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Georgia finds loophole to join the EU (Part 1)

Georgia finds "loophole" to join the EU (Part 1)

Efforts undertaken by the Georgian authorities to join the EU have yielded their first results.

When will the war end for Alan Tatarov?

"Charon" is looking  for the remains of soldiers lost in WWII and people lost in local conflicts."Charon" is an organisation founded by Alan Tatarov to look for the remains of WWII soldiers and then to bury them in honour. Alan Tatarov himself is a professional sociologist and graduate of the University of the North Ossetia, who is concerned about the destiny of the heroes."Charon" has found the remains of over 2000 Soviet soldiers and about 400 Nazis. Alan Tatarov said that the remains of the German soldiers were turned over to Germany to be buried.

UK#039s premier warns not to shut Turkey out

UK's premier warns not to shut Turkey out

Cameron today challenged France and Germany over their opposition to Turkish membership of the EU when he issued a stark warning of the dangers of shutting Ankara "out of the club".In a passionate defence of Turkey, whose EU ambitions have long been championed by Britain, the prime minister accused Paris and Berlin of double standards for expecting Ankara to guard Europe's borders as a Nato member while closing the door to EU membership.

Germany urges world to halt military supplies to Iran

Germany has called on the international community to refrain from supplying military equipment to Iran, Interfax reports, citing Germany's state minister.The statement also said that the recently adopted UN Security Council's resolution on Iran "demonstrates that the growing worries over the Iranian nuclear program unite us with Russia."

Ingush judo-players at the European youth competition

Ingush judo-players at the European youth competition

Three Ingush judoists represented Russia.

Germany expects to expand economic relations with Kazakhstan

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel is on a visit to Kazakhstan. She was welcomed at the airport by Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Karim Massimov, and the Minister of Economic Development, Gruzia Online reports.The German delegation is attending a business-forum, in which 400 representatives of the business community are expected to take part. The Federal Chancellor of Germany is also going to meet the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Russian and Brazilian diplomats discuss Iranian nuclear programme

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov and Brazilian Ambassador Karlos Antonio da Rosa Paranos discussed Iran's nuclear programme in Moscow on Friday, reports the Foreign Ministry's Information and Press Department. «Several issues of a bilateral character, including scheduling Russian-Brazilian contacts for the current period and Iran's nuclear programme, were discussed», reports RIA-NOVOSTI, citing the ministry.

German-Azerbaijani economic forum in Baku

An official delegation of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology of Germany will visit Azerbaijan on 18th and 23rd July, Trend reports, citing the information of the German-Azerbaijani economic unity organisation (DAWF). The main event of the visit is the 11th economic forum, to be held in Baku on July 19th.

Azerbaijani servicemen attending NATO drills in Crimea

 The "Sea Breeze 2010" Ukraine-NATO joint drills began today in Crimea, APA reports. Servicemen from Azerbaijan, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Moldova, Turkey, the US, Germany, Belgium and Poland will attend the exercises as well. The main purpose of the drills is preparation for international operations against sea smuggling. The training will last until July 23.?The "Sea Breeze" exercises are not being held?by decision of Ukraine's Supreme Rada.

Egypt considers possibility of gas supply by Nabucco

Egypt is considering the possibility of connecting the Pan-Arab gas pipeline to the Nabucco pipeline, to supply its own gas by this route, the Oil Minister of Egypt, Samih Fahmi Amin, told Trend in Baku.

An Eighth chion

An Eighth champion

After the second semi-final between Germany and Spain the world awaits an eighth champion

European World Chion

European World Champion

The last obstacle to a European side lifting the 2010 World Cup was a good side, but not the continent’s strongest. Uruguay has lifted the World Cup twice, but the last time was in 1950.

Role of Germany in EU South Caucasus policy discussed in Berlin

The policy of the EU in South Caucasus was discussed in Berlin, Trend reports, citing the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry. The document was prepared by the German community of foreign policy (DGAP). The head of the community's Otto Wolf institute, the deputy head of the social-democratic fraction of Bundestag, the former state secretary of the German Foreign Ministry, Gernot Erler, and the special envoy of the ministry, Patricia Flor, as well as others participated in the discussions.

Khloponin proposes scrapping VAT for domestic flights

The government should lift valued added tax for flights in Russia, vice-premier and the president’s envoy to the North Caucasian Federal District, Alexander Khloponin, said on Thursday, RIA Novosti reports. The measure would reduce the cost of flights by 20%, he said. Khloponin pointed out that VAT meant it was often cheaper to fly from Moscow to Germany than from Moscow to certain Caucasus regions.

Europe thrashes South America

Europe thrashes South America

Those who backed South American sides after the first group stage at the World Cup now see their hopes for the continent lie with its sole representative in the semi-finals - Uruguay. No one expected that Brazil and Argentina would fall to the Dutch and the Germans respectively in the last eight.

Iran ready to start talks with international mediators in Sept.

Iran is ready to re-start negotiations with six international mediators

High-speed train to connect Moscow and Sochi

The high-speed "Lastochka" (Swallow) train will connect Moscow and Sochi on the eve of 2014 Olympics,

BP refuses to fuel Iranian planes

British Petroleum has refused to fuel Iranian airliners.

Aviation management of UAE continues to fuel Iranian airplanes

The airport of Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is continuing to fueling Iranian airplanes, despite the introduction of new US sanctions against Tehran, RIA Novosti reports, citing France Press.The Iranian information agency ISNA cites spokesman of the Iranian Airlines Union, Mehdi Aliyari, that the airports of the UK, Germany and the UAE have refused to fuel Iranian airplanes due to the US sanctions.

Iran is incensed by airports refusing to fuel its airplanes

Iran willnot fuel planes on its territory that belong to the countries that refuse to fuel Iranian planes, according to the member of the Iranian parliamentary commission for national security and exterior policy, Khishmatulla Falakhatpishe, Trend reports, citing ISNA.He added that the planes of countries such as the UK, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates often carry out transit flights through Iran and that they should remember about the actions Iran may take in response.

Airports stop fueling Iranian airplanes

The airports of UK, Germany and United Arab Emirates stopped fuelingairplanes belonging to Iranian air companies due to new sanctionsagainst Iran, reports, citing The Iraniansecretary of the air company guild, Mehdi Aliyari, said that theairplanes are either fueled in Iran or carry out forced landings inother countries.

Russo-Iranian alert partnership (Part 1)

Russo-Iranian "alert partnership" (Part 1)

Russo-Iranian "alert partnership" (Part 1)Many different events have taken place in the history of Russo-Iranian relations, both positive and negative. However, the parties have always sensed and been aware of each other's significance.Historical facts

Turkey bans discos after midnight

The Turkish Ministry of Environmental and Forest Protection hasforbidden "noisy" events and discos after midnight, reports,citing Turkish media. Minister Veysel Eroglu said that tourists hadcomplained about noise at night.

Israel ready to swap 1000 Palestinian prisoners for Shalit

Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Thursday that Tel Avivwas ready to exchange 1000 Palestinian prisoners for the Israelicaptive soldier Gilad Shalit, RIA Novosti reports.Negotiations on exchanging 23-year old Shalit, who has been held forseveral years by Palestinian militants, have been held under themediation of Germany and Egypt, but face a stalemate after Israelcalled demands release the heads of Palestinian groups excessive.

FIFA apologizes

FIFA apologizes

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has apologized to the English and Mexican football associations, which were harmed by refereeing errors in their second round matches of the football World Cup in South Africa.

Russian tourism expands its office network

By 2011 Russian tourism will have opened offices in Turkey, Egypt andChina, according to deputy chief of the federal agency for tourism,Alexander Radkov, RIA Novosti reports.According to Radkov, the Russian tourist market is seeing a greatrise, tourist numbers this year exceed the record of 2008. Statisticsshow a 20% increase compared to 2009.

Iran to clarify conditions for continuing negotiations

Tehran will tell the international community next week about the conditions for continuing negotiations on an Iranian nuclear program settlement with the mediators (Russia, China, USA, France, UK, Germany), Fars reports, citing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Ahmadinejad said that UN Security Council is an unjust structure that must be replaced. He said that they are ready to continue talks with the six mediators, adding that Tehran wants its opponents to recognize the new resolution as a mistake.

Armenia develops relations with Germany and EU

The visit of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to Germany was animportant event in developing relations between Germany and Armenia,Angela Merkel said, reports.Merkel gave a positive rating to the reforms in Armenia. She said thatthe countries plan to simplify the visa regime and emphasized thateconomic aspects play a key role in the countries’ relations.

Dagestani renewable energy

Dagestani renewable energy

Alternative energy sources will solve problems of ecology and unemployment and will increase life quality.

Armenian president heads to Germany

Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan will begin a three-day working visit to Germany today. The main issue of the talks is expected to be political and economic cooperation between the states, Armenia Today reports.During the visit, Serzh Sargsyan will hold meetings with high-ranking German officials and top industrial management.