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Russia's Shadow Looms Over Transnistria: Potential Referendum Within Days Sparks Concerns in Moldova and NATO

Amidst escalating tensions in the region, Transnistria, the self-proclaimed state bordering Moldova, is considering convening a new "referendum" on potential annexation by Russia. The possibility of such a move has raised concerns about the destabilization of the region and its implications for international relations.

US to level more sanctions as Russia claims fresh gains in Ukraine

The United States plans to impose sanctions Friday on more than 500 targets involved in Russia's war in Ukraine, as Moscow claims fresh battlefield advances two years after its invasion.

Ukraine, grappling with hold-ups to much-needed Western military aid, has been pushed back from the front line in recent months.

Dutch PM Rutte Gains Momentum as Frontrunner for NATO Secretary General

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has garnered backing from over two-thirds of NATO's 31 member nations for the role of the alliance's next secretary general, according to sources cited by Politico.

Senior diplomats in Brussels revealed that Rutte's candidacy gained significant traction following extensive discussions and negotiations, making him the primary contender thus far.

Israel pounds Gaza as US vetoes UN truce resolution

Israel kept up its deadly bombardment of war-torn Gaza as Washington vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that called for a ceasefire in the Palestinian territory.

Global powers trying to navigate a way out of the spiralling crisis have so far come up short, and mediation efforts have so far failed to secure a truce to halt the fighting.

The shift in sentiment from skepticism to mutual trust

Greek-American relations are experiencing a "golden age" right now, US analyst and senior fellow for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress think tank Alan Makovsky told Kathimerini in Washington DC recently, sitting at a Foggy Bottom restaurant looking out at the University of Georgetown dorm named after Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

Djuric: We have exposed Kurti's disinformation systematically

WASHINGTON - Serbia's outgoing ambassador to the US Marko Djuric said on Tuesday Pristina's PM Albin Kurti had developed an "imposing capacity" for spreading disinformation about Kosovo-Metohija in the international community and that Serbia had approached that systematically and that it had a responsibility to expose that with facts and through developing capacities to fight disinformation.

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