We'll be back on January the 8, 2014.
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu paid a farewell visit to Turkey on 16-17 December 2013.
After years of debate, a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline may be close at hand.
Across the Atlantic, a shale gas revolution is sweeping the United States, helping re-vitalise the economy, while Europeans are held back by environmental concerns. Such concerns are not to be taken lightly but each can be addressed.
In 2014, NATO will mark its 65th year as the world’s most powerful and successful military alliance. Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute on Tuesday (10 Dec. 2013), Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper, Director General of NATO International Military Staff, discussed the key challenges the Alliance must seek “to restore its experience, capability and capacity to operate throughout the full range of the conflict spectrum.”
The post-Cold War order in Europe is finished, with Vladimir Putin its executioner. Russia’s withdrawal from the Treaty of Conventional Forces, its deliberate efforts to block the election monitoring of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the Kremlin’s refusal to ratify the reform of the European Court on Human Rights (Protocol No 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights), all marked its passing.
In Moldova, began an active struggle for change integration vector with the EU's customs union .
Billions of euros-worth of tax is lost in Hungary each year because of VAT fraud. The tax authority suggests the issue is innate to the European tax system, and cannot be stopped.
In 2011, the United States decided to withdraw combat troops from Iraq threatened to change the status of American troops that could be amenable to Iraqi tribunals. In 2014, the same scenario could happen in Afghanistan.
The FBI confirmed the involvement of Rakhat Aliyev to the killing of a well known Kazakh politician Sarsenbayev.
Prime Minister David Cameron is ready to block any attempt to give the EU a bigger role in co-ordinating defence policy, his office has indicated.
Recently one could hear quite many statements that European Union Eastern partnership (EP) Programme is ineffective and has no future. Yet Ukraine‘s approach toward the Association Agreement demonstrated that the EP initiative has proved successful.
Loans, Grants Upward of €19 Billion Would Have Been Available Had Kiev Signed On to EU, IMF Pacts
Kazakhstan will send observers of military missions, rather than peacekeepers to some countries, in keeping with the UN decision, Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov told reporters on Thursday.