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Russia Honors Gold Medal Winners of 2016 Olympics

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Russia Honors Gold Medal Winners of 2016 Olympics

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, presented state awards to the Russian athletes who won gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Russia’s national team took fourth place in the medals table with 56 medals in total: 19 gold, 18 silver, and 19 bronze. “We will have a thorough consideration [...]

United States to Augment Air Policing Over Bulgaria

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United States to Augment Air Policing Over Bulgaria

The US Air Force and the Bulgarian Air Force will jointly conduct air policing to protect Bulgarian airspace starting on 9 September 2016. Two US F-15 fighter jets will join Bulgaria’s MIG-29s for a week on this mission, which is part of NATO’s enhanced air policing measures for eastern Allies. Until now, according to NATO, [...]

Over 50 Killed in Attack on Wedding Party in Turkey

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Over 50 Killed in Attack on Wedding Party in Turkey

President Tayyip Erdogan said that a suicide bomber attacked a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday. The attack carried out by a child aged between 12 and 14 has killed more than 50 people, it was reported. Although no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Erdogan believes that the [...]

Vladimir Putin Attends Tavrida Youth Forum

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Vladimir Putin Attends Tavrida Youth Forum

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, attended the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum during his working visit to the Republic of Crimea on Friday. The forum has been held each year since 2014, and lasts from July 1 to August 24 this year, with about three thousand people from Russia and a number of foreign countries [...]

NATO to Acquire More Capability for Aerial Refueling

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NATO to Acquire More Capability for Aerial Refueling

NATO said Monday it is preparing a major boost to its ability to refuel aircraft in mid-air, with the signature of an agreement between the Netherlands and Luxembourg to acquire two Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) aircraft. The new tankers will be acquired on behalf of the participating nations and NATO. They [...]

NATO Appoints New Director General of Military Staff

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NATO Appoints New Director General of Military Staff

Lieutenant General Jan Broeks took over the position of Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS) last week from outgoing Director General, Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper. Lieutenant General Broeks is a three star General in the Royal Netherlands Army who was elected by the NATO Chiefs of Defence in September 2015 and [...]

UN Deplores Crackdown on Journalists in Turkey

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UN Deplores Crackdown on Journalists in Turkey

Two top media freedom experts of the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) condemned Thursday the ongoing crackdown on journalists and the media launched by Turkish Government in the wake of the attempted coup. The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, [...]

Turkey Coup: WikiLeaks Releases AKP Email Database

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Turkey Coup: WikiLeaks Releases AKP Email Database

Secret information service WikiLeaks released Tuesday part one of the AKP emails. AKP, or the Justice & Development Party, is the ruling party of Turkey and is the political force behind the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. According to WikiLeaks, part one of the series covers 762 mail boxes beginning with ‘A’ through to ‘I’ [...]

NATO Nations to Strengthen their Cyber Defences

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NATO Nations to Strengthen their Cyber Defences

NATO’s 28 leaders took decisions to bolster the Alliance’s deterrence and defence at the first working session of the Warsaw Summit on Friday (8 July 2016). The 2016 Warsaw Summit is taking place in Warsaw, Poland on July 8 and 9. It will be a meeting of NATO heads of state and heads of government. [...]

Russia to Take Strong Measures Against Terrorism

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Russia to Take Strong Measures Against Terrorism

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed Thursday Federal Law On Amendments to the Russian Federation Criminal Code and the Russian Federation Criminal Procedural Code as concerns Introduction of Additional Measures to Counter Terrorism and Guarantee Public Security. According to a statement released by the Kremlin, the Federal Law expands the list of terrorism-related crimes [...]

Human Rights Situation in Ukraine Is Volatile: UN

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Human Rights Situation in Ukraine Is Volatile: UN

Unless urgent action is taken in Ukraine to separate sides and remove heavy weaponry, wide spread hostilities in the country could re-escalate, a senior United Nations human rights official has warned. Addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Ivan Šimonović, the assistant secretary-general for Human Rights, appealed to the leaders of the warring sides to [...]

United Russia Gets Ready for State Duma Election

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United Russia Gets Ready for State Duma Election

President of Russia Vladimir Putin addressed Monday the United Russia party’s 15th congress. The congress will approve the party’s election campaign programme and present party lists of candidates for the upcoming State Duma election. The State Duma in the Russian Federation is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, the upper house being [...]

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