The current year, 2017, was declared the Year of Ecology in Russia. The goal is to draw attention to the problems existing in the environmental sphere and improve the state of the country's environmental security. A very timely step. After all, more than 40 million Russians live in dysfunctional environmental conditions, and more than 1 million - in territories where the level of pollution is characterized as dangerous. Russia ranks third in the world in terms of the level of energy extravagance and the first - in terms of the volume of absolute losses in heat networks.
Turkmenistan is preparing a project to improve ecological condition of oil-contaminated areas in the Balkan province.
Increasing Western pressure on Russia will trigger a further escalation of relations between the United States and some EU member states.
With Germany playing a larger international role, foreign policy and global security are major campaign issues. Here's where the major political parties stand on issues ranging from NATO to North Korea.
The European Union would be worse off without Poland and Hungary, the Hungarian prime minister has said, praising Poland's economic results after meeting his Polish counterpart in Warsaw on Friday.
Construction of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline’s underwater section in the Marmara Sea has started, the Turkish media report .
World leaders and foreign ministers in UN General Assembly during last week spoke about real challenge for the global community. World must hope the chance for formal and informal discussions can play its part in reducing tensions and divisions.
For a tantalizing two months in the spring, it looked as if Germany might actually have something like a real election this year—that is, a contest between at least two candidates with distinct policy programs that both have a chance of forming a government.
The OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek supported a one-day command-staff exercise “Issyk-Kul Anti-terror - 2017”, on September 16, conducted by the Anti-Terrorism Centre of the National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan, in cooperation with the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan, the Interior Ministry, the Emergency Situations Ministry and local self-government bodies.
A meeting on the Iranian nuclear deal between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and foreign ministers of Six powers (Russia, the US, France, UK, China and Germany) is planned to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.