Sunday , October 22 2017

Politics

Venezuela ‘truth commission’ ready to hound regime opponents

epa06133059 A handout photo made available by the Miraflores Press shows Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R), next to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza (L), taking part in a session of foreign ministers of the intergovernmental organization Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) at the Yellow House in Caracas, Venezuela, 08 August 2017. The ALBA member countries rejected the international sanctions against the National Constituent Assembly installed in Venezuela by the ruling party and expressed support for the plenipontentiary body.  EPA/MIRAFLORES PRESS HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Bloomberg A Venezuelan assembly rewriting the nation’s constitution is intensifying a campaign of persecu- tion that already has sent opposition politicians into hiding, exile and prison. President Nicolas Maduro said the constituent assembly, which on Tuesday declared itself the nation’s supreme political authority, will strip legal immunity from the national ...

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Macedonia eyes NATO to ward off Russian meddling

epa06118722 US soldiers participated on the joint military exercise 'Dragon Guardian 17' with US and Macedonian soldiers at the largest Macedonian military base and training area in Krivolak, near city of Negotino, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 31 July 2017. Some 300 US soldiers, accompanied by 95 Macedonian soldiers participate in a joint exercise at the largest Macedonian military base and training area in Krivolak in east-central Macedonia. Media outlets report that the main goal of the exercise is part of a drive to help the country join NATO.  EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI

Bloomberg The Republic of Macedonia’s new government is stepping up its efforts to join NATO, arguing that membership in the military alliance will protect the Balkan nation from Russia “interfering” in its affairs, the country’s defense minister said. “Influences interfering in this strategic goal aren’t helpful, and they’re not friendly,” ...

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Poland ramps up case for World War II reparations

Bloomberg Poland’s ruling officials are stepping up calls to demand compensation from Germany for damages caused in World War II, potentially deepening a divide between the European Union’s largest eastern member and the bloc’s biggest economy. Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki lamented that Poland was “massacred” by the country’s neighbor ...

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