Arms control tit-for-tat continues as treaty deadlines loom

By |julij 9th, 2020|arms control, China, New START treaty, News, Russia, United States|

The world's only remaining nuclear arms control treaty is set to expire in less than a year unless Russia and the US agree to roll it over. While Washington has repeatedly called on China to take part in negotiations to extend it, the overall tone betw...

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US to start Cyprus military training, defying Turkey

By |julij 9th, 2020|Cyprus, News, Turkey, United States|

The US said Wednesday (8 July) it plans to conduct military training with Cyprus for the first time, defying NATO ally Turkey, which warned of destabilization.

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Germany spent over $1 billion to cover costs linked to US troops presence

By |julij 7th, 2020|defence spending, Donald Trump, Germany, Nato, News, United States, US troops|

Germany has spent more than $1 billion over the past decade to cover the costs related to the stationing of US troops on its territory, according to figures by the German finance ministry, which a key government official called "anything but too high",...

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International donors pledge $7.7 billion in aid to Syria

By |julij 1st, 2020|humanitarian aid, Iran, janez Lenarcic, Josep Borrell, News, Russia, Syria, Syrian Civil War, Turkey, United Nations, United States|

International donors pledged $7.7 billion in aid to face the ongoing humanitarian crisis at a Syrian aid summit co-hosted by the EU and the United Nations on Tuesday (30 June).

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EU lifts travel restrictions for 15 third countries from 1 July, excluding the US

By |junij 30th, 2020|China, EU external borders, News, Russia, tourism, travel, travel ban, United States|

The EU agreed on Tuesday (30 June) on a 'safe travel list' including 15 third countries from where travel to Europe will be possible from 1 July, with the notable exception of the United States, where COVID-19 is still spreading.

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China passes feared Hong Kong security law, enters tit-for-tat with US

By |junij 30th, 2020|China, Hong Kong, Mike Pompeo, News, United States|

China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday (30 June), a historic move that critics and many western governments fear will smother the finance hub’s freedoms and hollow out its autonomy. The legislation was unanimously approved...

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US and EU must face down China together, Pompeo says

By |junij 25th, 2020|China, Mike Pompeo, News, United States|

The US and EU need a shared understanding of China to resist it, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday (25 June), calling Beijing a threat and accusing it of stealing European know-how to develop its economy.

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EU nations could block US, Russian tourists over virus response

By |junij 24th, 2020|Brazil, coronavirus, News, Russia, tourism, United States|

EU nations may close their borders to US travelers as they seek to reopen their economies to tourism because of how Washington has handled the pandemic, The New York Times reported Tuesday (23 June), citing unnamed European officials.

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US, Russia to resume ‘productive’ nuclear disarmament talks later this summer

By |junij 23rd, 2020|arms control, China, New START treaty, News, Russia, United States|

Russia and the US hope to meet for a second round of nuclear disarmament talks as soon as possible, perhaps already in late July or early August, a US special envoy said after the first negotiating round on the future of the world’s two largest nuclear powers concluded in Vienna on Monday (22 June).

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Palestinians rally against Trump Mideast plan

By |junij 23rd, 2020|Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Israel, Middle East conflict, News, Nickolay Mladenov, Palestinians, United Nations, United States|

Thousands of Palestinians on Monday (22 June) demonstrated against US President Donald Trump's plan for the Middle East that includes Israel's annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank.

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