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Putin signs law on adding South Ossetian forces to Russian army

Russian long-time head of state Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill on the ratification of an agreement between Russia and South Ossetia that sets forth adding to the Russian army the individual military units of this self-proclaimed republic formed in the territory of Georgia.

140 thousand Greeks protest against «Macedonia» name solution to neighbouring country

140 thousand people in Greece have attended a mass protest in Athens voicing their opinion as to government attempts to solve long diplomatic dispute with the country of Macedonia.

Latvia in December had more rapid producer price rise than the average in EU

Compared with the same month of 2016, Latvia’s industrial sector’s producer prices grew 2.7% in December 2017. It is a more rapid increase than the average in the European Union, according to data published by Eurostat.

Trump, Putin’s critics and refugee organization nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s critics, and UN Refugee Agency UNHCR have been nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

Coface: growth will continue, but ‘overheating’ risk will remain for businesses

In its latest rating, Coface international credit risks insurance company has upgraded ratings for Ukraine, Georgia, and Netherlands. Experts say there is a possibility of businesses overheating. That and political tension will be among the main business risks in 2018.

Facebook prohibits promoting virtual currencies in ads

The world's leading social network has stated it would not allow advertising to offer any virtual currency products and services.

Poland adopts bill to link country to Holocaust, despite criticism from Israel

The Senate of Poland has passed a bill that criminalises blaming Poles for involvement in the Nazi German Holocaust, despite Israel strongly opposing it an accusing Poland of an attempt to change history.

Syria peace conference calls for elections, but main opposition issues – unheard

During a Russian-held Syria peace conference, a statement has been passed encouraging organising democratic elections in the war-torn Middle East country, yet not mentioning key demands from opposition forces.

Putin generalises U.S. list of Russian oligarchs and officials as move against all population

Reacting to Russian senior officials and billionaires being placed on a U.S. list related to a sanctions' law, Russia's President Vladimir Putin has evaluated that the move is targeting all Russians.

VW CEO assumes responsibility for exhaust experiments on humans and monkeys

Scandal-scarred German automotive giant Volkswagen has assumed partial responsibility for diesel fume experiments with humans and monkeys.

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