Ambassadors of EU countries meeting in Brussels gave the go-ahead to a tweaked proposal that sets the scene for negotiations on extending the bloc's rules regulating gas deliveries to incoming pipelines, like Nord Stream 2.
Attempts at building nation-states after the end of World War I have done little more than raise the foundations for a vicious cycle of conflicts in former Ottoman Empire territories.
"Today marks the start of colonisation and the start of genocide..."
US and Poland, sponsors of an Iran-focused conference in Warsaw, have backtracked from their initial agenda as some EU invitees' plan to skip the meeting. Is the summit headed for a two-day fiasco?
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the TurkStream gas pipeline, consisting of two 930-kilometre lines each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic metres, would become fully operational by the end of 2019.
Shiffrin also became the first skier, male or female, to win 15 World Cup races in a single calendar year.
The Russian Biathlon Union has revealed that Austrian police officers visited members of the nation's biathlon team to interview them over possible doping violations.
A majority of UN states have adopted a non-binding global pact to better handle migrant flows, though fewer governments joined than had previously worked on the proposal.
Houthi negotiator Mohammed Abdusalam said Hudaida should be a neutral zone apart from the conflict, and the military brigades that came from outside Hudaida province should leave.
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said they would cut 800,000 barrels per day for six months from January, causing a sharp spike in oil prices.
Crude prices have been falling since October because major producers — including the US — are pumping oil at high rates and due to fears that weaker economic growth could dampen energy demand.
Turkey and the EU have moved closer to lifting restrictions to Turkish citizens visiting the EU.
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