If European countries don’t want to eliminate gas supply problems by building the South Stream pipeline, they should take responsibility for the possible transit risks, said Russian Minister of Economic Development Aleksey Ulyukayev.
Christmas is not a Muslim holiday per se, but one unorthodox Muslim family in Denmark decided to break the rules. Hussein Allouch's open invitation to celebrate Christmas with his family has gone viral on Facebook, with thousands eager to join in.
American armored vehicles sent to Poland and the Baltic States for military drills are to remain for the constant training of local troops and rotation of US forces. More fighting vehicles will be “pre-positioned” at US military bases in Germany.
Obesity and being overweight are to blame for at least half a million cases of cancer a year, says the World Health Organization's cancer research agency. Women are especially at risk, and the problem is most serious in North America.
The festival of Russian cinema “Sputnik over Poland” is starting in 35 Polish cities. It’s the second biggest film event in the country, and is being held for the 8th time – despite all political complications between the two countries.
Most European countries have enough stocks to cover for “lost” gas from Russia should there be a major disruption. Hardest hit would be Slovakia, Austria, and Turkey as they rely on Russia for at least 15 percent of their energy needs, OECD experts say.
Finland’s leader Sauli Niinisto says his country, which has traditionally steered a course between Russia and the West, should not join NATO, despite the Ukraine crisis and calls from other Finnish politicians.