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AMID a politically charged discourse over the crisis in eastern Ukraine and its implications for regional security, with Prime Minister Robert Fico offering an interpretation that the conflict represents a geopolitical fight for influence between Russia and the United States, Slovakia has made concrete offers to its partners in NATO on how the country could contribute to facing the current challenges. The list that Slovak state officials tabled at the NATO summit in Newport, Wales on September 5 includes a logistics base in Poprad, trainings at an airport in central Slovakia and a pledge not to make any cuts to the defence budget.
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Malbork, a small town in northern Poland, view from the castle tower. The town was founded in the 13th century around the Castle of the Teutonic Knights and grew together with the castle.
Col. Dariusz Sobotka, left, commander of the Multinational Brigade greets Lt.-Col. Steve Hale, commanding officer of 1st Batallion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders acting as the Senior Canadian Planner and Contingent Commandant for exercise MAPLE ARCH 2014, during the opening ceremony on Sept.
While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far away. This powerful event, now named Gaia14aaa, took place in a distant galaxy some 500 million light-years away and was revealed via a sudden rise in the galaxy's brightness between two Gaia observations separated by one month.
Rose Colored Glasses: The New York City skyline is reflected in these politically-concious 'I Like Ike' sunglasses at a fashion show for a sunglasses manufacturers' convention in New York. With the onset of the current war, the Jews of Warsaw, Poland, are already experiencing difficulties and privations.
This Iranian men's volleyball fan would be imprisoned if she was watching the sport in Iran. Here, this fan is watching the national team play Argentina at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014 file photo, a monument to Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevchenko is silhouetted against an apartment building with a sign advertising Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom, in Moscow, Russia.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday voiced his commitment to settling the crisis in his country through political dialogue and negotiations. "I am confident that negotiations will bring positive results," said Poroshenko at the 11th Yalta European Strategy conference in Kiev.
Ergo Arena after the concert, Andre Rieu. Ergo Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena, that was opened in 2010.
About two years ago, artist Helena Czernek got the idea to seek out homes once occupied by Jews in her native Warsaw. Many prewar houses still had the outlines of mezuzahs that hung there, before the Holocaust nearly erased Polish Jewry.
The 40 passengers and crew who died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are to be honored in a new way during the 13th anniversary... Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gave the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Thursday, saying the building might not still be standing if the plane's passengers and... Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher has been rushed to the hospital after a concealed firearm she was carrying accidently discharged in a school bathroom and shot her in the leg.
11, 2014. . Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski,left, accepts the resignation of Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his entire Cabinet in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday Sept.
She's never made a memorable speech in her political life. Few people outside Poland will have heard of her and even her party's supporters accept that she lacks ideological conviction.
Poland's gas importer said it received only about half of the natural gas from Russia that it had asked for on Wednesday, stoking tensions between the two neighbours at odds over the stand-off over Ukraine. There was no sign of any shortages of Russian gas in Europe -- which relies on Russia for about a third of its gas -- indicating that this was not the 'gas war' that some European governments feared could break out this autumn.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:12 pm
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