Saturday, 1st November 2014

World

Palestine: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has praised a decision by Sweden to officially recognize Palestine as an independent state. "President Abbas welcomes Sweden's decision," Nabil Abu Rudeina, a spokesman for the Palestinian national unity government, said on Thursday. The spokesman said that Abbas termed the decision by the Swedish government as "brave and historic". "All countries of the world that are still hesitant to recognize our right to an independent Palestinian state based on 1967 borders, with east Jerusalem (East al-Quds) as its capital, (should) follow Sweden's lead,"...
BELGIUM: Trilateral talks on the Russia-Ukraine gas row have reached an agreement worth 4.6 billion U.S. dollars for the coming winter, the European Union (EU) announced Thursday. The package allows the resumption of Russian gas supply to Ukraine till March 2015 on the condition that Ukraine pays in two tranches by the end of the year 3.1 billion dollars of outstanding debt, said a European Commission statement. The final sum of debt would be determined through arbitration. In return, Russia has agreed to deliver gas to Ukraine on the basis of pre-payments. Ukraine foresees to purchase 4...