September 2016

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.

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.

Territorial disputes - favorite game of China

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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.

Make more efforts to tell the world about Ukraine, don't wait until people ask - Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij

By Natalia Kostina

The Ministry of Information was established in Kuwait since the country gained its independence in 1961. It was headed by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the current Amir of Kuwait, three times during the whole history of the ministry's work (early 1960s, 1971-1975, 1981-1985). Kuwait's Ministry of Information includes television and radio network with a staff of journalists.