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NATO to train quick-response spearhead force in Eastern Europe

NATO plans to increase the alliance’s presence in eastern countries, developing «spearhead force» within member states that will provide them with the ability to respond to threats ‘within very short periods of time’, as reported by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Israel to seize land from Palestinians in West Bank

Shortly after the tragic conflict in Gaza Strip, Israel announced on August 31 its plans to expropriate four square kilometres of land in the occupied West Bank.

App developers in rush to seize iOS 8's new opportunities

After Apple presented its upcoming mobile operating system iOS 8 in June, developers of software applications have sought to shape apps in order to make use of iOS 8's new opportunities, which include today screen widgets, interactive notifications and adding photo editing functions to Apple's camera app.

Putin urges Kyiv to hold talks with separatists; West urge to arm Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has urged to hold talks between pro-Kremlin separatist rebels and Kyiv to protect civilians in the proximity of the conflict area.

Earth’s global ecological budget for 2014 is already spent

In less than eight months of 2014, mankind has managed to use up its annual ecological budget for this year.

Russian military aircraft breach Finnish airspace

Over the course of the past week, Russian military aircraft have been spotted three times breaching Finnish airspace, as reported by the Finnish Defence Ministry.

NATO claims Russia has sent troops into Ukraine

NATO has published satellite images that show the possible involvement of Russian forces in the Ukrainian conflict.

Ukraine: Eyewitness speaks about Russia's incursion

Ukraine's Security and Defence Council acknowledged on August 28 that Russian forces have captured the city of Novoazovsk and surrounding villages in the south-eastern corner of Ukraine. Fighter of Ukrainian voluntary battalion Dnipro-1 recalls the events from an eyewitness point of view.

FM: Russia’s aggressive actions threaten peace all over the European continent

Latvia condemns the armed invasion of Russian military forces in Ukraine. It is a clear act of aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and ruins the basic principles of international law, notes Latvian Foreign Ministry.

Proshenko: «Russian troops were actually brought into Ukraine»

President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine has changed his plans to go on a visit to Turkey, stating the Russian troops are deployed in Ukraine.

Five of the most resilient tribes in the world

Even in our modern age and civilized world there are some harsh locations where people manage to survive in tribes and nearly primitive conditions. Here are five such tribes presented by National Geographic survival instructor Hazen Audel.

Ebola epidemic expected to worsen in West Africa

The Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa will worsen befort diminishes, a leading U.S. disease control specialist estimates.

Infectologist: it is not entirely impossible for Ebola virus to enter Latvia

The risk of Ebola virus entering Latvia is low. However, it is not impossible, says infectologist Yury Perevoshikov.

Russia promises to respond to rotation of NATO forces in Eastern Europe

If NATO begins regular rotation of its forces within members states of Eastern Europe, Moscow will ‘respond’ in order to protect its own security interests, as it has been confirmed by Russian officials this week.

Rumour on announcing iPhone 6

Rumour spreads through technology news portals that in the coming weeks Apple could announce its next smartphone model. In the past, the appearence of similar assumptions has been followed by the American firm's official announcements.

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