Politics of brutal pressure
Friday, 22 November 2013 16:48

ONE can always count on Ukrainian governments to renege and surprise.  And so it did this time. On November 21st, one week before the European Union summit in Vilnius during which Ukraine was supposed to sign an association agreement, its government suspended talks with the EU.

The suspense and excitement were replaced by deep disappointment....

5 reasons Ukraine stepped away from the EU
Friday, 22 November 2013 15:41
Published time: November 22, 2013 16:41
Edited time: November 23, 2013 09:00
Reuters/Marian Striltsiv

Reuters/Marian Striltsiv

Ukraine’s decision to halt its European ambitions and again cozy up to Russia days before it was scheduled to ...

Meeting Andrej Babiš
Friday, 22 November 2013 12:12

ANDREJ BABIS takes most visitors to the back room of a Prague restaurant near the headquarters of the company he founded. Just weeks after his party called ANO (Czech for Yes) surpassed expectations by finishing a close second in the Czech general election, the billionaire businessman has returned to the campaign trail, hosting rallies and...

Russia stands strong to defend Arctic regions from foreign influence
Friday, 22 November 2013 06:12

Russia will oppose policies of a number of countries trying to take the Northern Sea Route out of Russia's jurisdiction. This statement was made by Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev on Thursday at a meeting in Magadan.

He said that "a number of countries are trying to impose their control over shipping routes in the Arctic and...

The ticking time-bomb at the bottom of the Baltic Sea
Thursday, 21 November 2013 15:24

THERE IS something dangerous lurking in the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea. Nearly 70 years after the victorious Allies dumped thousands of tonnes of Nazi chemical weapons and chemical agents into the Baltic Sea, experts have warned of an environmental disaster as the weapons corrode and their deadly contents spill into sea.

Under an agreement...

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