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Ukraine paid Trump lawyer to arrange White House talks: BBC

U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 to arrange talks between Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko last year, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The payment was...
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PM Tsipras: Name negotiations based on Nimetz’s four proposals

The government clearly stated that it was negotiating with Skopje on the basis of the four names, proposed by the UN, namely the package of suggestion tabled by mediator Matthew Nimetz, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Wednesday in response...
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Beijing ready to stimulate Chinese investments in Western Balkan countries

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met in Buenos Aires, where the two are attending a G20 Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers, BTA reports. “We would like to encourage more Chinese companies...
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Athens conference on Western Balkans and Greece’s role after EU summit

Countries of the region belong to the European Union, agreed participants at conference “After EU Summit – Western Balkans and Greece’s Role”, organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Athens on Wednesday. Greek...
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Bundesbank: Additional measures for Greek debt relief ‘not necessary’

Germany’s central bank (Bundesbank) directly entered the “Greek debt” fray this week, amid still unresolved differences between European creditors and the IMF over the issue, pointing out that Greece continues to exceed memorandum-mandated...
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Katrougalos: Constitutional revision so that name agreement reaches Greek parliament

The name agreement will not reach the Greek parliament unless there is constitutional revision, says Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos, MIA reports from Athens. Katrougalos was referring to the statement by Panos Kammenos, leader...
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EU says Venezuela vote did not meet standards

Venezuela’s vote, in which socialist President Nicolas Maduro won re-election, did not meet international standards, the European Union said on Tuesday, saying it would consider its response. “Presidential and regional polls went ahead...
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Zuckerberg: Facebook not done enough to prevent misuse

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized to EU lawmakers on Tuesday, saying the company had not done enough to prevent misuse of the social network and that regulation is “important and inevitable”. Meeting the leaders of the...
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Ford to invest $236m in Romanian plant

Ford says it plans to invest some 200 million euros ($236 million) and create 1,500 new jobs to build a second vehicle at its plant in Romania. The automaker did not unveil details when it made the announcement Tuesday about the new model,...
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OAS refuses to recognize Maduro as Venezuela’s President

The Organization of American States (OAS) does not recognize the results of Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela, Luis Almagro, the organization’s secretary general, said Tuesday, stressing the need for transitional government...