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Refugee resettlement in Lithuania to start next January

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The first group of refugees from Africa and the Middle East should be resettled to Lithuania in January 2016, the government’s officials say. READ MORE

Iran says no separate agreement signed on inspecting Parchin military base

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No separate agreement based on the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has been made on inspecting Parchin military site, said Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. READ MORE

What Global Warming? Arctic ice caps have INCREASED in size despite climate change warning

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By Tom Batchelor

ARCTIC sea ice has INCREASED in volume by as much as a third in recent years despite warnings that it is melting away, according to a new study.  READ MORE

US President Obama urges UK to stay in European Union to retain world influence

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In a wide-ranging television interview, President Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the European Union in order to have influence on the world stage. He also admitted US gun laws were his “biggest frustration.” READ MORE

Donald Tusk: Azerbaijan is EU’s reliable, strategic energy partner

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By Aygun Badalova

Azerbaijan is the EU’s reliable and strategic partner in the energy field, and we want to take this partnership further, President of European Council Donald Tusk said at the joint press conference with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Baku on July 22. READ MORE

Only Malta, Hungary to accept fewer refugees than Estonia

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Under the European Union’s migrant relocation and resettlement program, only Malta and Hungary will accept a smaller number of refugees affected by the Mediterranean Crisis than Estonia. READ MORE

“Hybrid war” – a Scholarly Term or a Propaganda Cliché?

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By Pyotr Topychkanov

In June 2015 the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) published a report entitled “Russia’s Hybrid War in Ukraine: Breaking the enemy’s ability to resist”, by András Rácz, a senior research fellow at the institute [1]. As the title indicates, the subject of the paper is the phenomenon of “hybrid war”. Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the start of military actions between Ukrainian security forces and units of the non-recognised Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in 2014, this phenomenon has attracted the close attention of political, military, academic and journalistic circles in western countries and in Russia. READ MORE

Indo-Russian Naval Cooperation: Sailing High Seas

By Petr Topychkanov

If we compare the three areas where there is military-technical cooperation between Russia and India; for the Army, the Air Force, and Naval requirements; the Navy’s is distinguished from the first two by its strategic character. It is quite clear that the cooperation began to take on this character during the Cold War years. READ MORE

IRANIAN EQUATION WITH MANY UNKNOWNS

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By Mark Byrne

Today, the leading players calculate the consequences of the release of Iran sanctions. What could be the role of the country’s post-Soviet neighbors of the Islamic Republic? READ MORE

What can Azerbaijan gain from participation in SCO?

By Anakhanum Khidayatova

Azerbaijan as one of the new observer countries in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), will take advantage to strengthen the economic, trade and political ties with the organization that represents a significant majority of the Eurasian territories, political analyst, expert on international relations at Marquette University (US), Peter Tase told Trend July 13. READ MORE

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