Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, whose country has seen part of its territory annexed by Russia and another part destabilized by pro-Russian separatists, has called on U.S. lawmakers to continue to support Ukraine in its quest for freedom and democracy.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders from government, business and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York on 23 September. UN’s climate chief Christiana Figueres told DW what she expects.
September 21 in New York City starts on the 69th session of the General Assembly. When growing tensions major players in world politics, then there are high expectations from such a world forum. Perhaps the dialogue at the global level will help to defuse the situation?
Around 1.8 million Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona on Thursday (12 September) calling for the right to vote on independence.
On September 8, the John Hopkins University in Washington hosted presentation of joint report by Kazakh and US analysts on “Looking Forward: Kazakhstan and the United States”, which provides a detailed analysis of development and prospects of the bilateral relations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin undoubtedly timed the coordinated effort to initiate a ceasefire in southeastern Ukraine to coincide with both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) September 4-5 summit in Newport, Wales, and the European Union’s threat of additional sanctions against his country. However, due to the downturn in relations with the Alliance since the annexation of Crimea and ongoing Russian involvement in the Ukraine crisis, Moscow has also signaled its own counter-response, though consigned to the doctrinal security policy level. Senior Russian defense officials confirmed in early September that the 2010 Military Doctrine will now be revised by the end of the year. This is allegedly driven by NATO enlargement, its military infrastructure “gradually” increasing close to Russia’s borders, the United States’ missile defense system and, of course, the crisis in Ukraine (Inosmi.ru, September 4).
President Komorowski officially appointed Ewa Kopacz, Monday, as Poland's new prime minister designate, after Donald Tusk's election to lead the EU's European Council earlier this month.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has won a confidence vote on his reshuffled government. Ahead of the vote, the premier delivered an impassioned defense of his economic policy.
China is set to overtake the US as the world's biggest economy in 2024, as consumer spending is expected to almost quadruple within the next ten years, according to IHS. But analysts also point to major challenges ahead.
Ukraine's parliament has adopted legislation granting greater autonomy to the separatist regions in the east of the country, as well as amnesty for most of those involved in recent fighting with government forces.