Posts Tagged ‘Commentary’

Syrian conflict getting worse – VOR

Monday, June 11, 2012 Comments off

Andrei Smirnov
The Syrian conflict has taken a sharp turn for the worse, with international news agencies reporting the start of serious clashes in the capital Damascus.

According to United Nations observers, armed rebels have been firing rocket-propelled grenades, hitting apartment blocks, a power plant and at least six commuter buses. Government forces have had to use tanks to remove barricades of burning tires from the streets. The latest Damascus clashes are believed to have claimed over 50 civilian lives. Read more…

France – “Hollande” – new France’s President

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Comments off

Vive Hollande!             Sarkozy   Baga!   
Denisova Olga (May 7, 2012 )

France has elected its new President – Francois Hollande who scored 51.67% defeating the incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy with 48.33%. Leftists took the helm again after a 17-year break. Sarkozy admitted his defeat and decided to quit big politics. Read more…

Once again on the First Amendment

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Comments off

Volkhonsky Boris 

A U.S. college student has been suspended for his support of Breivik
Kevin Forts, a 22-year-old senior at a Catholic college in Worcester, Massachusetts, has publicly expressed his support for the infamous Norwegian terrorist and mass murderer Anders Breivik. Read more…

Breivik not sorry for his crimes

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Comments off

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Court hearings over the case of Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik have only started – the first one took place this Monday, and the second on Tuesday. However, as many as two scandals concerning these hearings have already broken out. Read more…

Breivik’s case: dangerous symptoms of new European disease

Monday, April 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 16, 2012
Andrei Smirnov 

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The Oslo police is on alert: on April 16 the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, whose summer attacks left 77 people dead, began. Meanwhile, experts are warning of the possibility of similar tragedies, saying that the massacre is a dangerous symptom of a new European disease. Read more…

Moscow urges end to turmoil in Libya

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Comments off

Garibov Konstantin

Moscow has urged an end to the violence in Libya and settlement of differences through a dialogue. Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued such a statement following the severe military clashes between two tribes near Read more…

Syria’s self-proclaimed ‘friends’

Monday, April 2, 2012 Comments off

Pershkina Anastasiya, Yulia Ashcheulova
A conference of representatives of about 70 countries and international organizations was held in Istanbul on Sunday.
The conference discussed ways to settle the conflict between the government and opposition groups in Syria and was called ‘Friends of Read more…

BRICS want to play by own rules

Saturday, March 31, 2012 Comments off

Garibov Konstantin

The recent summit of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) held in New Delhi earlier this week has fixed the intention of these five countries to play by their own rules on the international financial market. Read more…

Syria: ambitions and realities

Saturday, March 31, 2012 Comments off

Chernitsa Polina
This week saw several milestone events, which may play important role in the settlement of the Syrian conflict.
The Arab League has softened its position towards the Syrian government. The joint UN-Arab League Envoy Kofi Annan announced his plan of the crisis settlement which was approved by official Damascus. This is a serious step towards the national dialogue, experts note. But the Syrian opposition, which has a strong backing abroad, is not going to give in. Read more…

The Arab League gives Assad time for reforms

Friday, March 30, 2012 Comments off

Natalya Kovalenko

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Arab League leaders have rejected the possibility of foreign intervention in Syria. During an Arab League summit in Baghdad on Thursday, the participants called for an immediate halt to violence in Syria, resting responsibility for the country’s political future on the Syrian nation. Read more…