• Sanctions over Ukraine to be extended despite Russian cooperation in Syria

    As reported by The Wall Street Journal, US and EU are prepared to keep pressure on Kremlin and renew their sanctions despite new Russian cooperation in the wake of the Paris attacks.The sanctions are expected to be discussed at EU leaders mid-December summit, and the decision must be backed by all 28 member states.

    Officials say there is a broad agreement that economic pressure should be kept on Russia until the peace is fully implemented. The options discussed are: extending the sanctions …

  • Russian court to overturn international court decisions

    As reported by RIA Novosti, a group of Russian Parliament members has introduced a draft bill that would authorize the Russian Constitutional Court to overturn international court decisions “if they run counter to the provisions of the Russian constitution”.

    The main goal of the proposal was “to safeguard Russian legal sovereignty,” one of the bill's co-sponsors, the Communist party lawmaker Vasily Likhachev, was quoted as saying.

    The bill's authors explicitly mentioned the European Court of …

  • Barack Obama called on Putin to withdraw Russian forces from Ukraine

    While meeting with President Putin at the G20 Summit, President Obama raised the issue of withdrawal of the foreign troops from Ukraine, the release of hostages and return of the control over the Ukrainian border. The information on the meeting of the two Presidents has been made available through an official report of the US National Security Council.According to the White House, the talks between Putin and Obama lasted about 35 minutes.Talking about the situation in Ukraine, the US President …

  • How France became the principal enemy of ISIS

    On November 13 a series of terrorist acts hit Paris. Several explosions happened near the Stade de France stadium during the match between France and Germany. The President of France, François Hollande was there, he was not hurt. Other attacks took place in one of the restaurants in the 10th arrondissement of Paris and the Bataclan concert hall in the 11th arrondissement. 129 people were killed during these horrific attacks.

    Why terrorists chose Paris and how France has become one of the …

  • Kremlin: Putin will meet with Merkel and other leaders at G-20

    According to the Russian President's assistant, Yuri Ushakov, Putin will meet the heads of States and European governments at the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey. At the talks with the leaders of Germany, Great Britain and Italy, he is going to discuss bilateral and international issues including the situation in Syria and Ukraine. The metting of the Russian President with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is scheduled for November 13.

    According to Ushakov, it is expected that the heads of …