Chancellor Angela Merkel, caught in a bind by Turkey’s bid to silence a German satirist who lampooned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Friday that her government would allow the case to go forward, but that the outdated law that permits it would be repealed with effect from 2018, The New York Times informs.

Three boats carrying the first migrants being deported from Greece have arrived in Turkey on Monday as part of an EU plan aimed at easing mass migration to Europe.

A network of secret offshore deals and vast loans worth $2bn has laid a trail to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Moscow expat community through the eyes of an Englishman who has lived in the Russian capital for 30 years.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official income rose by 1 million rubles (roughly $15,000) in 2015, according to an income declaration of property and earnings the Kremlin posted on Friday. It brings his total annual pay to 8.9 million rubles ($133,000), the Interfax news agency reported.

In accordance to the combat training plan, Black Sea Fleet holds training on controlling missile strikes and artillery firing. The training is headed by Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko, the Russian Federation Defence Ministry reports.

On November 24, 2017, the Federal Tourism Agency will carry out the Alliance of Welcoming Cities road show in London.

Recently, financial experts have expressed their opinion about the need to clarify the transit agreement between the UK and the EU, in order to prevent the "exit" of business and jobs from the UK. This dialogue on the possible consequences of Brexit for the United Kingdom, is commented on by Dmitry Leus in our article.

Eastern Seasons returns to London with stellar line-up of guests and events


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