Tevan J. Poghosyan: Rotation in the CSTO will take place till the interests of CSTO are met.

An exclusive interview with the member of the Parliament, National Assembly of Armenia and Heritage Party Mr. Tevan J. Poghosyan READ MORE

EU's Tusk demands closure of Balkan route to refugees 'for good'

European leaders have met in the Austrian capital to find a common solution to the wave of migration to the continent. The European Council's president has called for restoring control over the EU's external borders. READ MORE


Acting President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received first deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin on 22 September. READ MORE

NATO Secretary General discusses global challenges with leaders in New York

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with several world leaders on Wednesday (21 September 2016) in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. READ MORE

Changes to Slovak-Hungarian border on Ipeľ river approved

The state border between Slovakia and Hungary will be changed; but rather than political reasons, technicalities have forced this decision. READ MORE

Baltics, other EU ministers voice support for signing of CETA and continuation of TTIP negotiations

Lithuania, Latvia, and another 10 European nations sent a letter to Cecilia Malmstrom, the European Commissioner for Trade, to voice support for the signing and provisional application of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), BNS learned from the Latvian Foreign Ministry. The foreign affairs and trade ministers are also urging the European Commission to continue work to reach a free trade deal with the United States. READ MORE

Oleksandr Turchynov: Cowardice is a terrible sin. One needs to squeeze a slave out of themselves

By Tatiana Urbanskaya

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov in an interview with UNIAN has told how in 2014 he managed to secure an effective majority of votes in the Verkhovna Rada, how he assessed the first wave of mobilization according to the number of boots in storages, and why Ukraine in its confrontation with Russia should rely solely on itself. READ MORE

Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland

Sweden's Baltic Sea island of Gotland is once again home to a permanent military presence, the military said Wednesday, amid speculation over the country's ability to defend itself against a more assertive Russia. READ MORE

Territorial disputes - favorite game of China

By Arthur Dunn

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, China has put forward the claim not only to Russia but also to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. In the case of all except Kyrgyzstan, the debate culminated in China's favor. Kyrgyzstan tightens negotiations because of chronic internal instability that occurred in the 2000s. It should be noted that the dispute resolution does not mean the complete removal of the Chinese claim to the country. So, after a border conflict with Vietnam that ended not in favor of China, Beijing has begun to emphasize the claim in respect of the Spratly Islands. Approximately the same situation and Sino-Indian disputes: after a series of high-level talks in the 2000s. China announced a strategic partnership with India, while not recognizing the country a state - Arunachal Pradesh. READ MORE

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Steinmeier calls on sides to adhere to new Framework Decision on Disengagement in eastern Ukraine

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed the Framework Decision on Disengagement of Forces and Hardware agreed by the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on 21 September 2016. READ MORE

September 2016