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Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin
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Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin

Throughout July the German capital will host seminars and conferences organised by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. Continuing their objective of enabling and improving communication between different cultures, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) will host a series of seminars and conferences in Berlin. Anyone can attend these events, from […]

Russian Duma and US Congress: frozen links
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Russian Duma and US Congress: frozen links

The chairman of the Russian Duma’s Committee on International Affairs Konstantin Kosachov confirmed last days their U.S. counterpart had suspended links with them. Ana Julia Suárez Cruz Ever since Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen became chair of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Duma committee no longer has the links […]

Europe would suspend biofuel subsidies
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Europe would suspend biofuel subsidies

The European Commission announced recently that it would propose the suspension of subsidies for biofuel crops, amid the growing controversy over that energy source. The European spokesman for agricultural matters, Michael Mann, said the EC would propose that member states suspend those subsidies, because it is not necessary to encourage […]

Hamburg: A difficult start for Angela Merkel
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Hamburg: A difficult start for Angela Merkel

The outcome of the regional elections in her country could not have been worse for the German Chancellor: her party only obtained 21.9% of the votes, one of the poorest results in this port town. Harald Neuber On Sunday, at the end of the electoral period, the leaders of the […]

Crisis forces Ireland to elections
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Crisis forces Ireland to elections

After a government defeat caused by the financial crisis, this is now the first country in the euro zone to be forced to call an early general election. Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, agreed to bring the election date forward to 25 February, instead of serving out the full term of […]