Theoretically, there is a threat that the country would split into three parts. But neither the West nor Russia are interested in the split of Ukraine. Eastern Ukraine and south-east feed all the other regions of Ukraine. But for the West (the EU), this scenario is disadvantageous. The European Union is already feeding the Baltic states
The Pentagon refused to buy Russian Mi-17 helicopters worth about one billion dollars under the public pressure. Congressional hearings have revealed that the deal was made without proper justification, by silencing possible alternatives. The secrecy hides the military budget considered to be the most transparent in the world
On the last day of the applications to the UN Commission on the Law of the Sea, Canada has decided to follow the example of Russia and Denmark and justify its right to a part of the Arctic shelf up to the North Pole. The disputed overlap of the territories with Russia is approximately 29,000 square nautical miles
Ukraine's flirt with the Russian-led Customs Union meant that the Europe will not only lose almost 50 million strong market, it also meant the strengthening the positions of Russia, one of the biggest EU's political competitors and a major oil and gas supplier. There is no need to enter into discriminating treaties in order to be and feel European
Manizha Naderi, Executive Director of Women for Afghan Women, speaks about women's rights in Afghanistan, the effects of the Millennium Development Goals and the tremendous challenge which is keeping the world committed to Afghanistan in the years ahead, before going on to explain what the average citizen outside Afghanistan can do to help.
After weeks of debate, the French parliament adopted a bill providing punishment for the clients of prostitutes "for purchasing sexual intercourse." It is obvious that such a step did not increase the popularity of the Socialist government. President Hollande dutifully continues to conduct experiments conceived by the world government on his people
The Obama Administration has set a new anti-record. The awkward foreign policy of the White House is the reason why over half of the U.S. citizens believe that the United States should not interfere in the affairs of other countries. For the nearly 50-year history of the poll on this subject that many people have never taken this adamant position
Over 65 percent of Croatia's population supported the definition of marriage as the union between a man and a woman, thus rejecting the idea of same-sex marriage. The country split into two camps, but there is no division, rather, there is a risk that Croatia may return to the fascist Ustasha ideology under pressure from the EU
Most Cubans were born under the punishments and conditions of the blockade exercised for more than half a century by the United States against the residents of the neighbouring little island. The result is the longest economic, commercial and financial siege of history, guaranteed by laws and regulations.
The International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO 2013 took place in early September of this year in the Polish city of Kielce. The main novelty was shown to the public before the exhibition. This was a new development - PL-01 tank that a consortium of Polish defense companies decided to show to a wide audience before the opening of the exhibition
As soon as the new treaty between Russia and the EU failed, the latter decided that it was about time to bite off a big chunk from the pie of the Eurasian Union that President Vladimir Putin wanted to bake. If Ukraine steps on the path of integration into the EU, one should not make a drama out of it, as there is a positive side of that for Russia
The EU believes that they do so looking up to the EU and at the initiative of the EU. This is a weighty substitution of concepts. If we talk about the results of the summit, then surely it is a complete failure, no matter how much they would try to make happy faces. The whole idea of the Eastern Partnership was launched from across the ocean
Sex sells, it's as simple as that. Modern society has become obsessed with sex. Unfortunately not because one considers it to be a source of great joy and a way to experience love and connectedness. On the contrary, people's obsession with sex merely sprouts from all the guilt and misguided 'values' surrounding the topic. Media moguls know this