The formation of a new Macedonian government will be a daunting task, observers said after Sunday's elections ended with a near-tie between the ruling party and the opposition.
Kazakhstan – the world’s fifth largest country in terms of land mass – is aiming to put its valuable territory to global good use as it participates in a massive new railway-to-sea transit route linking China with Eastern Europe.
Party chairman hails result after Social Democrats win 46% of vote, far ahead of second-placed Liberals on 20%.
In what could mark an escalation of tensions with the West, commercial satellite images suggest that Russia is moving a new generation of nuclear-capable missiles into Eastern Europe.
The French government on Saturday announced plan to extend the state of emergency in the country, which has been in force since last year’s November 13 Paris attacks, until 15 July 2017.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim paid a visit to Russia on December 6 and 7. Within the framework of the visit, Yildirim held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. Then he paid a visit to Tatarstan’s capital Kazan and attended the Turkish–Tatar Business Forum and the unveiling of a monument dedicated to Sadri Maksudi Arsal (AA, December 6–7).
Recently-elected UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took the oath of office in front of at a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Monday.
During Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s visit to Russia, the two countries agreed to intensify efforts on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Recai Berber, head of the Turkey-Russia interparliamentary friendship group at Turkey’s Grand National Assembly.
Major industrial enterprises in the region of Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city, want to hire at least 5,000 workers but lack qualified candidates and plan to recruit ethnic Bulgarians from abroad.
Heads of railway authorities of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Georgia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Baku on prospects of development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TCITR), said a message from Azerbaijan Railways CJSC .