Archive for March, 2014

Romania, Albania discuss bilateral relations

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Romania, Albania discuss bilateral relations

Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Romanian counterpart Titus Corlatean stressed the need to intensify political dialogue and relations between the two countries in the future.

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Romania urges faster EU integration for Moldova

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Romania urges faster EU integration for Moldova

Romanian President Traian Basescu on Wednesday said the only solution to guarantee the security of the Republic of Moldova was to speed up its process of joining the European Union.

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Kerry could meet Lavrov next week

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Kerry could meet Lavrov next week

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia in Europe next week to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.

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Obama expands sanctions on Russia

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Obama expands sanctions on Russia

President of United States, Barack Obama, imposed sanctions against Russian officials and a bank Thursday and warned to apply more on the wider Russian economy if Moscow escalates actions against Ukraine. “Russia must know that further escalation will only isolate it further from the international community,” Obama said at the White House.

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Shootouts in Tripoli between Assad supporters and opponents

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Shootouts in Tripoli between Assad supporters and opponents

Shootouts between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad died down in Tripoli, northern Lebanon on Friday after heavy fighting in the past 24 hours, three deaths.

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Ukraine warns of military response if Russia attempts to annex eastern regions

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Ukraine warns of military response if Russia attempts to annex eastern regions

Ukraine would respond with military action if Russia is attempting to annex the eastern regions mainly Russian-speaking country, the interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday. “I want to officially warn Russia: we firmly respond, including through military means, against any attempt to seize the Ukraine, to cross borders, or append eastern regions or others […]

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Turkey not yet decided on CAR mission

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Turkey not yet decided on CAR mission

Turkey has yet to take a decision to meet the demand for the EU to contribute to the mission to deploy troops in Central African Republic, but plans to send an officer of the army group and a plane.

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French forces killed 40 suspected jihadists in Mali

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off on French forces killed 40 suspected jihadists in Mali

The French defense minister said forces have killed about 40 suspected jihadists in sweeps in northern Mali in recent weeks. Jean-Yves Le Drian says militants linked to al Qaeda’s north African wing have recently been trying to regroup. French

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Russia ratifies treaty on Crimea

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Russia ratifies treaty on Crimea

The Russian parliament approved a treaty to Crimea part of Russia as well as Ukraine declared the area an “occupied territory” and threatened to go nuclear.

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Ukraine, EU sign agreement for better ties

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Ukraine, EU sign agreement for better ties

The leaders of the European Union and Acting Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, several chapters have signed a historic agreement to strengthen political ties between the two parties.

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France could cancel selling Mistral warships to Russia

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Comments Off on France could cancel selling Mistral warships to Russia

France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius has mentioned the possibility to veto against the sale of two Mistral warships to Russia, and also urged other countries to take similar action, even though the financial losses would be high. “If Putin continues doing what he is doing we could envisage cancelling the sales,” Fabius said on Tuesday.

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Presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey to meet in May

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Comments Off on Presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey to meet in May

Presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey will meet in Tbilisi at beginning of May. “Previously, these meetings representatives of the three countries were held at ministerial level of the economy, while

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France pushes for de-escalation of tensions in Crimea

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Comments Off on France pushes for de-escalation of tensions in Crimea

France urges de-escalation of tensions in Ukraine after tensions have intensified over the past 48 hours. France has strongly criticized Russia to approve the integration of Crimea in the Russian Federation and Paris

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Turkey supports EU and NATO policy on Crimea

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Comments Off on Turkey supports EU and NATO policy on Crimea

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said his government supports the European Union and NATO’s policies regarding Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula. “We stand together with the EU and NATO on Crimea,” Davutoglu said on March 18.

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Syrian air force bomb northwest suburb of Damascus

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Comments Off on Syrian air force bomb northwest suburb of Damascus

The Syrian air force bombed a northwest suburb of Damascus Wednesday, killing eight people and violated a truce that had been in place since October, activists said.

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Ban Ki-moon to visit Russia, Ukraine

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Comments Off on Ban Ki-moon to visit Russia, Ukraine

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was Wednesday preparing to leave for Russia and Ukraine to promote a peaceful settlement of the crisis of conflict between threatening.

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French President to visit South Caucasus

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Comments Off on French President to visit South Caucasus

French President François Hollande will visit the South Caucasus. Azerbaijan is the first country on the list during his visit.

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Biden visits Poland to reassure allies of US support

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Comments Off on Biden visits Poland to reassure allies of US support

Vice President of the United States Joe Biden arrived in Poland Tuesday during a visit to reassure allies that the United States will stand up to Russian aggression in neighboring Ukraine.

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EU pledges support for Ukraine’s energy needs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Comments Off on EU pledges support for Ukraine’s energy needs

EU “provide financial support” of Ukraine and help “ensure energy supply.”

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NATO ends practical cooperation with Russia

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Comments Off on NATO ends practical cooperation with Russia

NATO ends its practical cooperation with Russia, due to tensions in Ukraine. NATO is currently reconsidering its cooperation with Russia, Secretary

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Putin recognizes Crimea

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Comments Off on Putin recognizes Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a diploma recognizing the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent State, a day after the Crimean voted to secede from Ukraine.

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Turkey could close Bosphorus for Russian Ships if there is violence against Crimean Tatars

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Comments Off on Turkey could close Bosphorus for Russian Ships if there is violence against Crimean Tatars

Turkey could close the Bosphorus for Russian ships, if there is violence against Crimean Tatars, said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan.

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Fule says EU is obliged to enlarge policy towards Ukraine

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Comments Off on Fule says EU is obliged to enlarge policy towards Ukraine

EU is “forced” to use the enlargement policy towards Ukraine, Commissioner Stefan Füle said on Tuesday. Füle said that the block should use ” its strongest instrument ” if it wants to deal with ” this part of Eastern Europe that have affected recent events . “

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France decides to suspend Russia from G-8

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Comments Off on France decides to suspend Russia from G-8

Minister of Foreign Affairs of France said that the leaders of the Group of Eight world powers have suspended the participation of Russia in the club as tensions

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Turkish FM warns of domino effect of Ukrainian crisis

Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments Off on Turkish FM warns of domino effect of Ukrainian crisis

  Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine could affect latent conflicts in the Eurasian region that people in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea went to the polls to decide whether or not to secede from the Ukraine.

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United States calls Russian actions “dangerous and destabilizing”

Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments Off on United States calls Russian actions “dangerous and destabilizing”

The United States Sunday strongly rejected a vote on breaking Crimea with Ukraine, and called Russian actions in the crisis “dangerous and destabilizing.”

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Ukraine approves partial mobilization of reservists

Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments Off on Ukraine approves partial mobilization of reservists

Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev officially approved the partial mobilization of 40,000 reservists.

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France urges Algeria to respect fundamental freedoms

Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments Off on France urges Algeria to respect fundamental freedoms

France on Friday urged Algerian authorities to respect the fundamental freedoms and rights to peaceful marches and expression after preventing a manifestation of opposition before the presidential elections.

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Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, held trilateral meeting

Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments Off on Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, held trilateral meeting

The trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan held for creating designs for the expansion of relations in the political, economic and cultural wrapped by issuing a joint statement in the eastern

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EU rejects Crimean referendum

Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments Off on EU rejects Crimean referendum

The European Union will not recognize the outcome of the referendum of Crimea, senior EU officials said on Sunday, calling the vote illegal and indicating that the block will respond.

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EU to impose sanctions on Russia

Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments Off on EU to impose sanctions on Russia

Foreign Ministers of the European Union were set Monday to consider sanctions to punish Moscow on his actions in the Crimea, a day after the Ukrainian peninsula has voted to join Russia in a referendum.

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Crimea declares independence from Ukraine

Monday, March 17, 2014 Comments Off on Crimea declares independence from Ukraine

The Crimean parliament said Monday the region an independent state, after its people voted overwhelmingly to break away from Ukraine and Russia seek to join.

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Turkey will not recognize Crimean referendum

Friday, March 14, 2014 Comments Off on Turkey will not recognize Crimean referendum

Turkey does not recognize the results of the referendum in the Crimea scheduled for March 16, if a decision to join Russia is reached. Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu urged the cancellation of the referendum in

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Russia holds training exercises over Mediterranean Sea

Friday, March 14, 2014 Comments Off on Russia holds training exercises over Mediterranean Sea

The Russian Navy said on Friday fighters began training exercises over the Mediterranean Sea. Spokesman for the Navy said Vadim Serga output started training which included tactics to

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NATO Chief condemns referendum in Crimea

Friday, March 14, 2014 Comments Off on NATO Chief condemns referendum in Crimea

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday he continues to monitor developments in Ukraine with “great concern” and noted that “the so-called referendum” in Crimea scheduled on March 16 would be “a direct violation of the Constitution of Ukraine and international law.

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