Tens of Thousands Protest in Russia Calling for Navalny

Tens of thousands of Alexei Navalny supporters have protested across Russia in one of the largest demonstrations against Vladimir Putin’s rule in the past decade. More than 1,870 people were arrested by riot police on Saturday at dozens of unsanctioned rallies throughout the country, spanning from Kaliningrad in the west to Vladivostok in the far […]

Turkey Aspires To The EU Though Ankara’s Road To It Seems Tightly Closed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the European Union (EU) to accept his country into the EU after Brexit. “We have not abandoned our desire to obtain full membership in the EU. The growing uncertainty that Brexit has brought with it will be eliminated only after Turkey receives membership,” Erdogan said, speaking in […]

Here’s what you need to know about Inauguration Day

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday in a ceremony that will be unlike any inauguration before. No crowds will fill the National Mall. There will be no large post-ceremony celebrations. And the outgoing president won’t be in attendance, something that throughout history was a symbolic showing […]

Rouhani calls on Biden administration to return to Iran nuclear deal: ‘The ball is in the US court now’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called on President-elect Joe Biden‘s administration to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, noting that “The ball is in the U.S. court now.” Rouhani in remarks ahead of Biden’s inauguration urged the U.S. to rejoin the nuclear agreement and end sanctions on Iran implemented by the “tyrant” President Trump. Biden has expressed an openness to rejoin the […]

Security Of Azerbaijan’s Oil-Gas Pipelines Before And After Karabakh War

Azerbaijan’s economic growth is fuelled by oil and gas revenues. Oil and gas exports play a big role in the country’s income, as 75 percent of total exports are crude oil, and if we take into account oil products and gas, then it accounts for 91- 92 percent.  The country’s rapid economic development created a number of […]

Fear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP

The FBI is screening all 25,000 National Guard troops heading to D.C. as fears mount among defense officials that those responsible for security at the inauguration could participate in an insider attack, The Associated Press reported Sunday.  The screening effort comes as D.C. has beefed its security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday and after the […]

An open appeal for the dismissal of Olena Pekh

Her Excellency Minister Ann Linde, OSCE Chairperson-in- Office Copy: Her Excellency Ambassador Heidi Grau Dear Chair Linde, Please accept sincere regards from ICOM Ukraine and warm wishes of success in solving the problems that you will focus on during your tenure in the office. People in many countries pin their hopes on the OSCE as […]

Schiff says ‘massive intelligence and security failure’ led to Capitol breach

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday blamed a “massive intelligence and security failure” for the seizure of the U.S. Capitol for hours earlier this month by a violent riot, and vowed that it would be investigated. Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Schiff said that many aspects of the Jan. 6 incident would be […]

Live blog: German CDU picks new leader

Rolling coverage as ruling party chooses possible Merkel successor. Germany’s governing Christian Democratic Union on Saturday elects a new leader, who’ll have a big chance of succeeding Angela Merkel as chancellor. Armin Laschet, Friedrich Merz and Norbert Röttgen are vying for the chairmanship of the center-right party at an online-only congress overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. Merkel […]

Secret Service renting $3K a month apartment because Ivanka and Jared won’t let them use their bathrooms: report

Secret Service agents assigned to Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, and her husband, Jared Kushner, a top White House adviser, have been renting a $3,000 per month studio apartment at taxpayer’s expense for the purpose of having a bathroom available, The Washington Post reports. After being instructed not to use any of the half-dozen bathrooms inside the In […]