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Турски военен хеликоптер е нарушил въздушното пространство на Гърция

Според гръцкия сайт Прото тема (www.protothema.gr) турски хеликоптер е бил забелязан малко след 23 часа в понеделник (11.02.2013 г.) да прелита в близост до остров Калимнос.

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Serbia, Kosovo heads of state meet for first time

The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo met for the first time Wednesday in talks mediated by the European Union to defuse tension in one of the continent's last simmering hot-spots.

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NATO Urges Bosnia to Register State Property

 

Anders Fogh Rasmussen of NATO urged Bosnia to implement last year's agreement on registering state property as a condition of advancing its membership of the alliance.

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Turkey and the Kurds: progress on the horizon

If a Kurdish spring happens, the rewards for both sides are significant – not just the end of a conflict that has claimed 40,000 lives

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Macedonian Hague Convict Seeks Early Release

 

Former police commander Johan Tarculovski, the only Macedonian national convicted for war crimes by the Hague Tribunal, is appealing for early release after completing eight of his 12-year sentence.

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Bulgaria links Hezbollah to Burgas bombing

Bulgarian interior minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has said that two people guilty of bombing a bus last year, killing five Israeli tourists and the driver, "were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah."

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Report Says 54 Countries Helped C.I.A. After 9/11

Some 54 countries (including Romania)helped facilitate the Central Intelligence Agency’s secret detention, rendition and interrogation program in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a new human rights report that documents broad international involvement in the American campaign against Al Qaeda.

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Four Patriot Batteries Operational In Turkey

NATO now has command and control of two Dutch and two German Patriot batteries located in Adana and Kahramanmaras in the south of Turkey. These four Patriot anti-missile systems are now actively defending these locations from missile threats.

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Thousands Rally in Kosovo Over Serbia Monument Removal

 

Demonstrators staged a mass rally in Pristina after Belgrade took down a memorial to ethnic Albanian guerrillas in the south Serbian town of Presevo.

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Turquie : les premiers missiles Patriot de l'OTAN sont opérationnels

La première des six batteries de missiles Patriot déployés par l'Otan en Turquie pour protéger sa frontière avec la Syrie d'éventuelles attaques a été déclarée opérationnelle, a indiqué l'alliance atlantique dans un communiqué, samedi 26 janvier.

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Kosovo Condemns Removal of Presevo Monument

 

Kosovo authorities have slated Serbia's removal of a monument erected to ethnic Albanian fighters in southern Serbia, calling it an act of hatred.

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Fortress Europe: a Greek wall close up

A 12.5-km-long fence rolled with barbwire runs across plots of garlic and asparagus on the Greek-Turkish border.

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Albania Asks Greece to Declare War Finally Over

 

Albanian Foreign Minister Edmond Panariti on Thursday urged Greece to scrap a World War Two-era law that has left Greece technically in a state of war with Albania.

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Нов доклад за отношенията ЕС - Турция

 

ЕС напомня на Турция за тероризма и човешките права

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Thaci to Serbia: get your 'forces' out of north Kosovo

Kosovo leader Hashim Thaci has said Serbia should stop talking about autonomy for north Kosovo and pull out its security forces instead.

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