Russian ambassador to Tehran has revealed Russian plans for a new energy route to Europe which effectively sets aside Ukraine, once a major energy route to the continent.
In 2014 President Obama told an Estonian audience: ‘Article 5 is crystal clear: An attack on one is an attack on all. So if, in such a moment, you ever ask again, “who will come to help,” you’ll know the answer -- the NATO Alliance, including the Armed Forces of the United States of America...We’ll be here for Estonia. We will be here for Latvia. We will be here for Lithuania. You lost your independence once before. With NATO, you will never lose it again.’
Strengthening cooperation between 12 countries of the Adriatic-Baltic-Black Sea Initiative will be the focus of the Dubrovnik Forum, "Strengthening Europe: Connecting North and South“, on Thursday and Friday.
Deep divisions over relations with Moscow complicate the choice of a new head of state
“Building a Nuclear Weapon Free World”, the international conference to be held Aug. 29, has attracted senior figures from nations that possess nuclear weapons, as well as non-nuclear states. The conference will bring together parliamentarians, representatives of international organisations, civil activists, scholars, as well as mayors and media from around the world.
Finland would like to sign off on a proposed defence cooperation agreement with the United States before Americans elect a new President, says Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö. However the minister told Reuters news agency that he believes bilateral cooperation between Finland and the US will continue regardless of who enters the White House after the November election.
President Rouhani has inaugurated Bavar-373 which is an Iranian long-range mobile air defense system.
Kiev asks "Gazprom" and Western companies to agree with him the construction of "Nord Stream-2". This is stated in an address to participants in a project, posted on the website of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU).
There is no reason to lift the European Union's sanctions against Russia as Moscow has not fulfilled all of its commitments under an international peace plan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published on Friday.
The next president should recognize that Russia under Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian, kleptocratic regime that poses a serious threat to our values, interests and allies. We should contain and deter Russian aggression by reassuring our NATO allies that we will defend them, fulfilling the collective-defense guarantees of Article 5 and reaffirming our support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and aspirations of Russia’s neighbors to join NATO or the European Union. We must also support those living inside Russia who are struggling for a better, more democratic future.
Ukraine's foreign minister said the sole communication takes place in Normandy meetings.
A backload of issues will be addressed at next month's G20 Leaders' Summit in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. At a time when the world economy is struggling to recover from global financial crisis, still showing a low growth trajectory and high unemployment, the G20 is striving to turn itself from immediate crisis management to a mechanism for establishing long term governance strategies for better macroeconomic coordination and cooperation to prevent future crises.
The outreach is in line with China’s revamped approach towards India’s other neighbours
ATOM Project Calls for Moment of Silence on August 29, 25th Anniversary of Closure of Nuclear Test Site
The ATOM Project (Abolish Testing: Our Mission) is calling for a moment of silence on August 29, the UN International Day against Nuclear Tests, to honour all victims of nuclear weapons testing. On this day Kazakhstan and the international community will mark the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site.
Angela Merkel's visit to Tallinn comes at the time when Germany has taken more interest in Estonia. The two countries share a long history and are cooperating on EU, security and digital affairs.