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Biden to discuss security, migrants at Balkans summit
Biden to discuss security, migrants at Balkans summit

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Zagreb for a Western Balkans summit, highlighting renewed interest from Washington in the fragile region as it deals with an unprecedented influx of refugees.

Biden to discuss security, migrants at Balkans summit
NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed
NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the military alliance stands by key ally Turkey after it shot down a Russia fighter jet on the Syrian border but urged both sides to try to calm the crisis.

NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed
Lavrov warns citizens off travel to Turkey as cancels visit
Lavrov warns citizens off travel to Turkey as cancels visit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recommended against Russians travelling to Turkey and cancelled his own planned visit after Ankara shot down a Russian fighter jet.

Lavrov warns citizens off travel to Turkey as cancels visit
French Muslim body to create 'licence to preach' for imams
French Muslim body to create 'licence to preach' for imams

France's leading Muslim body said it would create a permit to preach for imams in a bid to root out extremists, as well as a new religious body to fight back against jihadist propaganda.

French Muslim body to create 'licence to preach' for imams
Photo courtesy of kazakhembus.com
Russia moves forward with common currency for EEU despite Kazakhstan's opposition

Russia is considering a common unit of account and currency for the EEU, while Kazakhstan is not eager to move forward with this project.

Russia moves forward with common currency for EEU despite Kazakhstan's opposition
Queen Elizabeth sells 25,000 tickets to 90th birthday
Queen Elizabeth sells 25,000 tickets to 90th birthday

Tickets to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebrations sold out within hours as Buckingham Palace promised four days of pageantry "fit for the queen" including dancing and horse shows.

Queen Elizabeth sells 25,000 tickets to 90th birthday
Vladimir Makei ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan's accession to WTO may hamper development of EEU: Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei, Kazakhstan’s accession to the World Trade Organization may hamper the development of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Kazakhstan's accession to WTO may hamper development of EEU: Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei
British Prime Minister David Cameron. RIA Novosti©
Britain's Cameron to pledge extra £12 billion for defence

British Prime Minister David Cameron is to promise an additional £12 billion to strengthen the defence forces when he unveils a five-year strategic review on Monday.

Britain's Cameron to pledge extra £12 billion for defence
Kerry in Abu Dhabi for talks on Syria peace plan
Kerry in Abu Dhabi for talks on Syria peace plan

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Abu Dhabi to meet his Emirati counterparts on efforts to build a Syrian opposition coalition to lead peace talks with the Damascus regime.

Kerry in Abu Dhabi for talks on Syria peace plan
Photo courtesy of Akorda press office.
Queen Elizabeth II receives Nursultan Nazarbayev in London

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Queen Elizabeth II during his official visit to the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II receives Nursultan Nazarbayev in London
Greek PM seeks 'national dialogue' on retirement reforms
Greek PM seeks 'national dialogue' on retirement reforms

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for dialogue with the country's top powers on retirement reforms days after the ruling coalition was weakened by a dwindling majority.

Greek PM seeks 'national dialogue' on retirement reforms
UN envoy urges Libya rivals to say yes to peace deal
UN envoy urges Libya rivals to say yes to peace deal

UN envoy Martin Kobler urged rival Libyan politicians to sign up to a UN-brokered agreement for power sharing in the war-torn nation during weekend talks with both sides.

UN envoy urges Libya rivals to say yes to peace deal
Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran
Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran for talks sure to sharpen attention on his alliance with Iran in Syria after the Islamic State group's deadly attacks in Paris.

Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran
UN vote shows world united against IS 'evil death cult': UK PM
UN vote shows world united against IS 'evil death cult': UK PM

The unanimous UN Security Council vote backing action against Islamic State shows the world is united against the "evil death cult", British Prime Minister David Cameron said.

UN vote shows world united against IS 'evil death cult': UK PM
EU to overhaul passport-free zone after Paris attacks
EU to overhaul passport-free zone after Paris attacks

The European Union agreed to rush through reforms to the passport-free Schengen zone by the end of the year amid growing concerns about border security in the wake of the Paris attacks.

EU to overhaul passport-free zone after Paris attacks
'Naive' Sweden to beef up anti-terror measures: PM
'Naive' Sweden to beef up anti-terror measures: PM

Sweden has been naive about the risk of an attack on its soil and plans to beef up security measures, including surveillance of encrypted communications.

'Naive' Sweden to beef up anti-terror measures: PM
Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes
Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes

Russia plans to unveil a bronze "Wall of Grief" in Moscow next year in its first tangible condemnation of Stalin-era crimes but critics accuse the government of playing a double game.

Putin's Russia sends mixed signals on Stalin-era crimes
Some attackers used refugee crisis to 'slip into' France: PM
Some attackers used refugee crisis to 'slip into' France: PM

Some of the suspects in the Paris attacks took advantage of Europe's migrant crisis to "slip in" unnoticed, warning the EU needed to "take responsibility" over border controls.

Some attackers used refugee crisis to 'slip into' France: PM
Hopes for Syria peace dim after Assad, Obama remarks
Hopes for Syria peace dim after Assad, Obama remarks

Hopes for a quick political transition in war-ravaged Syria dimmed as embattled President Bashar al-Assad threw cold water on an ambitious timetable agreed at international talks in Vienna.

Hopes for Syria peace dim after Assad, Obama remarks
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives a speech on her approach to defeating the Islamic State terrorist networkÊin Syria, Iraq and across the Middle East at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Clinton backs sweeping US-led global fight against IS

Hillary Clinton called for a US-led global fight to defeat the Islamic State group and shut down its flow of fighters, propaganda and weapons in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Clinton backs sweeping US-led global fight against IS

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