Voice Of America
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The Commission has sent a letter of formal notice to Budapest. “A letter of formal notice is a first step towards infringement procedure but there is a time for Hungarian authorities to react to the letter of formal notice and then following the reactions the Commission will decide on further steps,” EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said Wednesday. Claire Gordon, head of the London School of Economics Teaching and Learning Center and an expert on the EU role in eastern Europe, says Brussels appears to have run out of patience with Hungary. “For some years now Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary, has been flying quite close to the democratic edge in his restrictions of the judiciary and the media. And it’s interesting that with this attempt to close down the Central European University, this seems to have been a step too far.
Washington Free Beacon
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The Week
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BBC News 24
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the former Warsaw Pact, trying to rebuild that sphere of influence in the Baltics, in the Western Balkans, in Eastern Europe, and the UK has just sent, as you know, an enhanced forward presence to Estonia of 850 troops, this is the time for the UK to stand tall and to be strong and to support our allies.
ITV
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The Economist - Science
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WHEN did the first human beings arrive in the Americas? Though there are arguments about the details, the consensus is that it was around 15,000 years ago, when retreating glaciers at the end of the last ice age permitted travellers from Asia to cross what is now the Bering strait but was then dry land. This makes sense. The evidence suggests that, recent migrants from Africa and their progeny aside, people now alive in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas are descended from a handful of Africans who left the continent of their birth about 70,000 years ago. This fits nicely with the conventional date for America’s colonisation, by giving time for the heirs of these African émigrés to make it to eastern Asia, ready for the hop to the New World when conditions permitted. What, then, to make of a discovery, reported in this week’s Nature , by Thomas Deméré of the San Diego Natural History Museum and his colleagues? They have just dated an archaeological site found in California in 1992, which seems to be a place where human beings used stone tools to dismember a mastodon, a now-extinct type of elephant.
RT News
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Overcoming a strong level of mistrust and encouraging “a stronger engagement of the sides” is needed to bring peace to eastern Ukraine, according to the secretary-general of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), who spoke to RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
Voice Of America
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” “The hate speech used by the new boss in the White House and his accusations of lying also helped to disinhibit attacks on the media almost everywhere in the world, including in democratic countries.” The United States ranked 43rd on the index, down two spots from 2016.Britain, which decided in a referendum last year to leave the European Union, ranked 40th. “Donald Trump’s rise to power in the United States and the Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom were marked by high-profile media bashing, a highly toxic anti-media discourse that drove the world into a new era of post-truth, disinformation, and fake news.” The report said the Middle East and North Africa region continues to be the most dangerous for journalists to work, with Eastern Europe and Central Asia close behind.
Sputnik International
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China Daily
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The Iran Project
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To add salt to the injury, the terrorists who are vandalizing the region and its people won supports of big powers, he said. The Americans try to introduce new doctrine dubbedCommercializing Security” which is a new form of “Global Fascism” to stabilize their role internationally, General Dehghan said. The policy will lead to creation of new threats and promoting phobia mainly with regards to Russia, China and Iran, he said. The US seeks to justify its presence through establishment of new military bases to further interfere in various parts of the world mainly in Western Asia, Eastern Asia, Southeast Asia, borders in Eastern Europe, return to the cold war era, looting wealth of nations in those regions under the pretext to maintain security of the unified countries and this will result to restoration of peace and sustainable development in the world, the defense minister said.
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Voice Of America
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” “The hate speech used by the new boss in the White House and his accusations of lying also helped to disinhibit attacks on the media almost everywhere in the world, including in democratic countries.” The United States ranked 43rd on the index, down two spots from 2016.Britain, which decided in a referendum last year to leave the European Union, ranked 40th. “Donald Trump’s rise to power in the United States and the Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom were marked by high-profile media bashing, a highly toxic anti-media discourse that drove the world into a new era of post-truth, disinformation, and fake news.” The report said the Middle East and North Africa region continues to be the most dangerous for journalists to work, with Eastern Europe and Central Asia close behind.
Voice Of America
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In a move that further cements Russia's control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut off the power because of millions in unpaid bills. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the decision as a humanitarian mission - helping to keep an estimated 3 million people out of darkness - but would not say exactly when or how the power supply will be flowing into the rebel-controlled part of Luhansk region that borders Russia. The rebels are backed by Russia. Ukraine on Monday announced it will stop supplying power to rebel-held areas in Luhansk because of mounting debts, and local media reported the supply was cut off around midnight. “Cutting the power supply to the Luhansk region is yet another step by Ukraine to push those territories away,” Peskov told reporters in Moscow, saying the movecontradicts the spirit” of the peace accords that Kyiv and the rebels signed in Minsk, Belarus, under Russia and European mediation in 2015.
The Event Chronicle
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Politico
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Thirty years ago, writing against the backdrop of Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe, novelist Margaret Atwood called the women in the “The Handmaid’s Tale” who were standing up to the fictional Puritan-inspired totalitarian government “the resistance.” Next week, Stephanie Schriock, the influential president of the women’s political empowerment group EMILY’s List, is preparing to give the organization’s annual award to the Women’s Resistance to President Donald Trump overall. One of these women is a 77-year-old Canadian feminist poet whose love of fairy tales inspired her to be a writer; the other a seasoned political operative who was rumored to be in the running to be Hillary Clinton’s pick for Democratic National Committee chair if she’d won. One writes dystopian novels about women’s rights being taken away; the other deals in the practical world of fighting to preserve them.
EDIS Emergency & Disaster Alert
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An outbreak of H5N8 bird flu has been detected at a hen farm near the town of Nykoping in eastern Sweden, the country's board of agriculture said on Tuesday. The authorities have taken steps to contain the outbreak of the disease, imposing a three km safety perimeter and banning visits to the farm. All or parts of the hen population would be destroyed, the agriculture board said in a statement. Sweden eased restrictions on bird farms earlier this month. Bird flu was detected at a Swedish hen farm in December 2016 and has also been found in several wild birds in the country.
Daily Mail - Food
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Nestle have announced plans to move production of the classic bar to eastern Europe - and it's made social media users realise that the chocolate treat is not in fact called Blue Ribbon'.
Voice Of America
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As Europe and the United States crack down on migrants from the Middle East and Africa, China is welcoming those with money with the boomtown of Yiwu, known as "Christmas Town", luring business-savvy Syrians, Yemeni, Libyans and Iraqis. Although China doesn't have laws recognizing refugees, it grants visas to people from war-torn countries who can afford to live in the country, paying language course fees or business taxes from their own pocket. The rapid rise of Yiwu as a business center since the early 2000s has proved an attraction for migrants wanting to rebuild their lives. The eastern city of 1.2 million people, 285 km (180 miles) south of Shanghai, is nicknamed "Christmas Town" for producing 60 percent of the world's Christmas decorations - as well as a host of other goods from socks to plastic toys and electronics. A Yiwu government report showed that in 2016 the city issued 9,675 people temporary residence permits, a 17 percent rise on the previous year, of which over 4,000 were to those from war-torn countries including Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan.
The Guardian
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Sputnik International
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Channel Pro
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In addition, the channel anticipated demand and increased its stock intake ahead of further device price hikes." Commercial notebooks performed the best, with shipments up by 11.2% year-on-year in Western Europe. The traditional PC market wasn't so fortunate, with the UK's take-up falling by 7.9% against the rest of the territory's 3.1% growth. "Both consumer and especially commercial segments increased, despite inventories built up at the end of 2016 due to an expected rise in component ASPs," Nikolina Jurisic, product manager for IDC CEMA, added. "The market was boosted by healthy growth on the back of a depressed 2016 Q1 result, some backlog from the previous quarter, further recovery in the eastern CEE region, and stabilization in exchange rates for local currencies against the dollar." However, a lack of deals on desktop devices meant the market wasn't as buoyant as it could have been, especially as people turned to more cost-effective detachable tablets and smartphones instead.
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