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Peter Oliver

Hungary re-elects ruling party in parliamentary vote, far-right gains support
Hungarians re-elected Viktor Orban, who led the country out of crisis and resisted Brussels’ influence, as prime minister, early parliamentary election results showed. Meanwhile, the far-right Jobbik party gained substantial political power.

06.04.2014 08:44

EU, US reaffirm 'energy independence' gameplan
US and EU diplomats have said they will help Ukraine cut back on Russian gas, and also promised to help diversify the Russian-dominated European energy market, a difficult long term task for energy-dependent EU countries.

02.04.2014 15:34

EU cozies up to China, as relations with Russia sour
Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his official European tour. His hosts have pampered the head of state and his 200-strong business entourage as the two economic blocs work towards a multi-billion dollar free trade agreement.

31.03.2014 12:11

Lavrov: Right Sector radicals call the tune in Ukraine
Ukraine’s new government is under the influence of the radical nationalists, according to Russia’s Foreign Minister, who believes his foreign counterparts are well aware of the fact, but are unwilling to acknowledge it.

08.03.2014 09:24

Ukraine far-right leader demands govt open arsenals for radical groups
The leader of the Ukrainian radical group Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, has reportedly demanded the country’s authorities open military arsenals for the group’s fighters.

07.03.2014 11:47

​Rule by oligarchs: Kiev appoints billionaires to govern east
The self-proclaimed government in Kiev has appointed two of Ukraine’s richest men to govern large industrial regions in the defiant east. One of the reasons for the Maidan protest was the influence the rich have on politics in the country.

03.03.2014 05:54

Troika ‘governor’ of European ‘colonies’: Lawmakers fed up with debt crisis tactics
​European lawmakers are calling into question the ability of the Troika to effectively deal with the crisis, and many are attacking its methods. An investigation report due in April will look at the handling of the Greek sovereign debt debacle.

26.02.2014 08:38

Tens of thousands protest in France defending traditional family values (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Paris and Lyon Sunday to protest against France’s legalization of gay marriage and defend their interpretation of traditional family values, which brought together conservatives from across France.

02.02.2014 16:11

Ukraine Justice Ministry seized by rioters
Protesters in Kiev seized the Justice Ministry building near Independence Square on Sunday, following a day of calm. It comes one day after rioters seiged a convention center in the capital where police were stationed.

26.01.2014 23:23

Ukrainian opposition urges snap elections, continues protests despite PM position offer
Opposition leaders called for an early presidential election following a Saturday meeting with the government, where top government posts were offered to protest leaders and a review of the constitution was promised.

25.01.2014 20:19

Police officer killed, two others captured as violence resumes in Kiev
Clashes have resumed in central Kiev, following a tense ceasefire. Rioters are burning tires and hurling firecrackers and Molotov cocktails at police. There are reports of injuries.

24.01.2014 20:32

Ukrainian president ready for govt reshuffle and review of anti-protest laws
The Ukrainian president has promised a government reshuffle and amendments to the anti-protest laws that triggered violent clashes in Kiev.

24.01.2014 15:55

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