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Slovakia Confirms Interest in Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico said that Slovakia is interested in the modernization of the Russian S-300 missile defense system.

Majority of German Companies in Russia Awaiting Sanctions’ Removal

President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) Ulrich Grillo said that that the majority of German enterprises that have been working in Russia are waiting for the sanctions to be canceled.

THE MOST IMPORTANT SURA: Robert Spencer’s Blogging the Qur’an: Sura 9, ‘Repentance’

If you don't know Sura 9, then you don't know Islam, you don't understand the Middle East.

Putin to Host SCO Foreign Ministers' Council Wednesday – Kremlin

According to Kremlin press service, Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Wednesday host a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) foreign ministers‘ council.

Greece Should Exit Eurozone, Recover National Currency to Pay Debt

European Parliament member from France said that In order to pay its debt to international creditors, Greece should exit the eurozone instead of criticizing the European Union.

French Delegation Braces for Confrontation With Russia Over Travel Ban

French parliamentarian Bruno Le Roux, whose name appeared in a confidential Russian list of EU politicians, diplomats and military experts barred from entering the country, will nevertheless make an attempt to enter as part of a visit by parliamentarians later this month.

Bulgaria's Absent 'Skype Parents' Fostering Lost Generation

On International Children's Day, the Bulgarian press notes that over one quarter of its schoolchildren will mark the occasion by contacting their parents who work overseas using Skype, and not in person.

Finnish Air Force to Conduct Aerial Bombing for First Time Since WWII

Finland's Air Force has announced it is going to conduct aerial bombing at its artillery practice range in Rovajärvi for the first time since the Second World War; next week's bombing test is part of a scheduled lifecycle update for the country's Hornet fighter jets.

Russia Needs Own Staff in Order Not to Pay for Foreign Coaches - Minister

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that Russia needs to prepare own staff instead of invited foreign coaches.

Fear and Chaos at the Heart of Britain’s Murky Detention Estate?

As British Prime Minister David Cameron introduces a new "immigration taskforce" - an attempt by the Conservatives to reduce net migration from hundreds of thousands to "tens of thousands", inspections of two of the UK's biggest immigration removal centers reveal "the fear and chaos at the heart of Britain's murky detention estate".

Ukraine Receives $1 Bln Loan From US – Finance Ministry

Ukrainian finance ministry said that Kiev has received a loan of $1 billion from the United States.

Israel Blames UN for Accrediting Palestinian NGO With Alleged Hamas Ties

Israel has slammed the United Nations for granting accreditation to a Palestinian non-governmental organization which Tel Aviv claims is linked to the Islamic movement Hamas.

Russia's Oil Production in May Nears Record

Russia’s oil output neared a record last month, producing 10.708 million barrels a day, according to Energy Ministry unit data.

Egyptian Court Postpones Morsi Death Sentence Verdict to June 16

The Cairo criminal court postponed the final death sentence verdict for ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and his allies that was previously scheduled for June 2.

Russia Plans Arms Delivery to Iraq Worth 'Hundreds of Millions of Dollars'

Russian Presidential Aide Vladimir Kozhin said that Moscow plans to deliver weapons to Iraq worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Greece Should Leave Eurozone If Bailout Terms Fail – Official

European Parliament Vice President Alexander Graf Lambsdorff said that if Greece does not pay to its international creditors, Greece should leave the eurozone.

No Fair Trial for Snowden if US Pursues 'Political Biases' - Lawyer

Edward Snowden’s lawyer said that if the US does not drop its political biases against former NSA contractor Snowden, then no fair trial can ever be expected.

Kiev to Enforce Complete Blockade Over 'Cancerous Tumor' of Donbass - MP

An MP from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc has suggested to his fellow deputies that the territories under the control of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics should be subjected to a complete economic blockade, calling them a "cancerous tumor."

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