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Ekaterina Zatuliveter

  • Syria, Daraa: Syrian women (unseen) shower army troops with rose petals and rice (AFP Photo / Louai Beshara)
    UN learning from its mistakes – RT contributor
    Despite the growing international preoccupation with the events in Syria, the UN does not seem to rush with a resolution on Syria as it did with Libya.
  • An Iraqi boy carries a baby as he walks past the entrance of a British-Iraqi military base on December 16, 2008 in central Basra, some 550 kms south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad (AFP Photo / Essam Al-Sudani)
    UK pulls out of Iraq amid public discontent over Libyan mission
    The British military operation in Iraq is finally ending after more than eight years. The last group of royal navy training staff is pulling out on May 22.
  • British Liberal Democrat Party leader Nick Clegg speaks to supporters in the Duke Street Church in Richmond upon Thames (AFP Photo / Carl Court)
    Coalition government means slow death for UK Liberal Democrat Party
    The UK's coalition government was dealt a bitter blow after the country said no to a new voting system. This comes on top of the minority partner, the Liberal Democrat Party, suffering heavy losses in recent UK local elections.
  • French military spending leaves pensioners defenseless
    French military spending leaves pensioners defenseless
    The billions spent on France's military forays abroad have already accounted for this year's defense budget. This has prompted claims that France’s military policy operates to the detriment of its own people.
  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron hands out "NO to AV" leaflets in Eynsham, Oxfordshire (AFP Photo / Pool / Steve Parsons)
    Britain votes on voting
    An alternative-vote referendum is being held in the UK which could see one of the oldest democracies in the world change the way it elects its MPs. The referendum has already sparked fierce debate among British politicians.
  • A Syrian protester  shouts slogans against three pro-reform in Syria activists, in front the Syrian embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday April 12, 2011 (AFP Photo / Getty Images)
    From sanctions to a Libya-style showdown in Syria
    France and Italy are urging the UN to put pressure on Syria to end its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters. Washington is also considering imposing sanctions, which is raising fears that Syria could be the next Libya.
  • Mirage 2000 fighter jet from the Istres military air base approaches an airborne Boeing C-135 refuelling tanker aircraft (not pictured) on March 30, 2011 during a refuelling operation above the Mediterranean sea as part of military actions over Libya. (AFP Photo / Gerard Julien)
    "Delaying UK defense cuts will bring disaster quicker"
    The UK is giving 100 million pounds of emergency funds to its military forces to support the Libyan campaign, despite the cuts agreed in October's defense spending review.
  • AFP Photo / Ben Stgansall
    Neglecting public opinion is privilege of the West
    London is bracing itself for a wave of public anger this weekend as protesters are planning to take to the streets to demonstrate against the West’s military intervention in Libya.