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Hungary vetoes €18 billion aid package for Ukraine, EU seeks alternative solution

The Hungarian government has blocked an €18 billion aid package for Ukraine, forcing the European Commission and other EU countries to seek an alternative solution. The Commission is looking into providing an alternative mechanism for channeling funds to Ukraine in January, but this will require national budgetary guarantees which may take some time.

Maximiliaan va… Tue, 12/06/2022 - 16:23 Exiled Russian broadcaster TV Rain ordered to close by Latvian media regulator

Russia's last remaining independent television channel station, Dozhd TV, commonly known in English as TV Rain, has been ordered to close by Latvia's media regulator less than five months after moving operations to Riga.

Latvia's media regulator, The National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP), announced the ruling on Tuesday (6 December), ordering TV Rain to cease operations by Friday 8 December. It said the decision to order the station to close was taken "in connection with threats to national security and public order."

patrickn97 Tue, 12/06/2022 - 14:01

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The August 2008 Georgia-Russia War in ten questions and answers.

The August 2008 Georgia-Russia War in ten questions and answers.

Five years have passed since Georgia and Russia fought a short but costly war that again brought suffering and death on a huge scale to the Caucasus. Lessons need to be learnt and the world and the people of the region together must say "Never again", and must with their actions and their will avoid the spiral that leads to war. Commonspace.eu summarises the conflict and its background in ten short questions and answers as an introduction to a series of articles, interviews and special reports which we will be publishing over the next few days
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USUBOV IN YEREVAN. The Interior Minister is the highest ranking Azerbaijani official ever to travel to Armenia officially since the collapse of the USSR.

USUBOV IN YEREVAN. The Interior Minister is the highest ranking Azerbaijani official ever to travel to Armenia officially since the collapse of the USSR.

The highest ranking Azerbaijani official ever to travel to Armenia officially since the collapse of the Soviet Union has arrived in Yerevan. The Minister of Interior Ramil Usubov is participating in a meeting of CIS Interior Ministers