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Kerry says hopes to reveal cooperation plan with Russia on Syria in August

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hoped to announce in early August details of a U.S. plan for closer military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria.

(c) reuters I 26.07.2016

Why Putin hates Hillary

Behind the allegations of a Russian hack of the Democrats is the Kremlin leader’s fury at Clinton for challenging the fairness of Russian elections.

(c) Politico I 26.07.2016

Erdogan starts dispute over migrant deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday (25 July) accused the EU of not paying its way under a deal to send Syrian refugees back across the Aegean.

(c) EurActiv I 26.07.2016

EU row over China trade

Debate over market economy status for Beijing sharply divides Brussels.

(c) Politico I 20.07.2016

Why is the World Bank backing coal power in Europe's youngest country?

The World Bank is poised to support a new coal plant that would modernise Kosovo’s creaking energy infrastructure, but also lock the young nation into a future powered by a regressive fossil fuel.

(c) The Guardian I 20.07.2016

Turkey's long road to EU membership just got longer

President Erdoğan is now more concerned about seizing extra powers to deal with internal opposition than in cosying up to Brussels.

(c) The Guardian I 20.07.2016

Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed coup

Turkey vowed to root out allies of the US-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary yesterday (19 July) to universities and schools, the intelligence service and religious authorities.

(c) EurActiv I 20.07.2016

UK will relinquish EU presidency in 2017

The U.K. will relinquish its upcoming presidency of the EU Council in 2017, Downing Street said Wednesday.

(c) Politico I 20.07.2016

World Bank Middle East director: ‘Libya and Jordan have got into serious debt’ to host refugees

Four million people have fled the violence in Syria seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Refugees now make up 20% of the population in Jordan and 30% in Lebanon, as national debts have climbed to unsustainable levels.

(c) EurActiv I 19.07.2016

Turkey PM urges 'no acts of revenge' over coup bid

The Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has warned people not to act out of a spirit of revenge in the wake of Friday's failed military takeover.

(c) BBC I 19.07.2016