As the 2018 World Cup looms in Russia, the need for a peacekeeping force in the Donbass grows evermore urgent. Beijing should recognise the irony in coming to the aid of both the West and the former Soviet bloc.
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s submarines The Rostov-on-Don and The Novorossiysk have practiced test launches of Kalibr cruise missiles against ground and air targets, the Black Sea Fleet’s spokesman Vyacheslav Trukhachyov told the media on Friday.
Lithuania's state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (LG) will have to rebuild the dismantled railway stretch to Latvia after the removal caused the European Commission to impose a 28-million-euro fine, says Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis .
Russia will support Kazakhstan’s presidency of the UN Security Council in January and promote the implementation of its program, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abrakhmanov on Friday.
Turkey plans to introduce a new security system in air transport which provides for armed escorts during certain flights, Turkish media quoted Ahmet Arslan, minister of transport, maritime affairs and communications.
Two Bavarian lawyers are seeking to challenge the German election result because Bavarians couldn't vote for Angela Merkel's CDU. They believe the AfD should not have won such a large proportion of the vote.
Catalan leaders expected to declare independence from Spain, which would present historic challenge to PM Rajoy.
Prior to the Catalan referendum, the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, in his latest tweet on Sept. 28, had stated that “the world's first internet war has begun, in Catalonia, as the people and government use it to organize an independence referendum on Sunday and Spanish intelligence attacks, freezing telecommunications links, occupying telecoms buildings, censors hundreds of sites, protocols etc.”
The situation of Catalans cannot be compared with that of Estonia when our country left the Soviet Union, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid told public broadcaster ERR on Monday.
The Swedish Academy has honored British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro with the prestigious literary award. Ishiguro's best-known works include "The Remains of the Day" and "Never Let Me Go."