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Research and innovation as the only perspective for progressive growth

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The EU aims at helping the states become the global innovation leaders. First, they have great potentials: Europe accounts for 20% of global R&D investment, produces 1/3 of all high-quality scientific publications, and holds a world leading position in industrial sectors, e.g. pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mechanical engineering and fashion. Second, the EU assistance would give the states strategic orientation and support to reach the goal. Europe is relatively strong in adding…

US Still ‘Testing’ Same ‘Iron Curtain’ Anti-Missile System After 13 Years

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The US Army is looking to protect lightly armored vehicles from missiles and lethal projectiles with an “iron curtain” that has been under development for more than a decade without being delivered to warfighters’ hands. According to Popular Mechanics, the army is growing increasingly worried about the Russian Army’s Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missiles as well as Taliban fighters destroying vehicles with shoulder-fired rocket propelled grenades (RPGs). “Passive” protection in the form of more armor does not always…

Merkel: No Solution to Syrian Conflict Without Russia, Turkey, Iran, Europe

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The conflict in Syria has taken an enormous scale and cannot be settled without the participation of Russia, Turkey, Iran, Europe and other regional powers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. “The civil war in Syria and the fight against Islamic terrorism have escalated into a regional conflict of an enormous scale, which cannot be resolved without Russia, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and, I would say, Europe,” Merkel said…

Russia unveils bridge to Crimea, Ukraine condemns the move

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Russia has opened a strategic bridge in the Kerch Strait of the Black Sea connecting its illegally annexed peninsula of Crimea and mainland Russia. British news portal The Guardian reports that 19 km-long bridge is Moscow’s only direct road link to Crimea as since 2014, all car traffic passed over the Kerch strait by ferry or by passing through Ukraine Russia. Russia plans that the bridge would carry millions of…

North Korea says may reconsider summit with Trump, suspends talks with South

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

North Korea threw next month’s unprecedented summit between Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump into doubt on Wednesday, threatening weeks of diplomatic progress by saying it may reconsider if Washington insists on unilateral denuclearisation. The North’s official KCNA news agency said earlier on Wednesday Pyongyang had called off high-level talks with Seoul in the first sign of trouble in what had been warming ties. Citing first vice minister…

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians near border as Gaza buries dead

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Israeli forces shot dead two more Palestinians on Tuesday, although protests were quieter than the previous day. It appeared that many protesters had gone to mourning tents rather than back to the scene of Monday’s…

Iran says U.S. sanctions intended to derail efforts to save nuclear deal

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Iran said on Wednesday that new sanctions imposed on it by Washington were an attempt to derail efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal by its remaining signatories following the U.S. withdrawal from the accord. The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Iran’s central bank governor, three other individuals and an Iraq-based bank, a week after U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned the deal Iran signed with world powers to…

If Sweden, Finland joins NATO, it might deteriorate relations with Russia

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

If Sweden and Finland joins NATO, it might deteriorate the alliance’s relations with Russia, but in a long term it will strengthen Latvia’s defense capabilities, said Latvian MEP Artis Pabriks (Unity). Hes aid that if Sweden and Finland joined NATO, Latvia would be more secure and stronger, while now cooperation between Latvia an Finland and Sweden is regulated by NATO. The politician said though that in the nearest time this…

Palestinians to bury 58 people killed in US embassy protests

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Funerals are to be held in Gaza for the 58 people killed by Israeli forces as tens of thousands protested along the frontier against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. The funerals were expected to take place in the coastal enclave on Tuesday, coinciding with the day Palestinians mark the “Nakba”, or catastrophe, commemorating the more than 700,000 people who fled or were expelled from their homes in…

Germany to miss NATO defense spending goal

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Germany will fail to meet an annual defense spending goal of 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the country’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) announced on Monday. Speaking during an annual conference of the armed forces (Bundeswehr) in Berlin, von der Leyen predicted that the German military budget would only grow gradually from currently 1.24 percent of GDP…