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Daily Memo: Azerbaijan and Armenia Hold Peace Talks in Berlin

Mixed messages. The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan held talks in Germany on Wednesday on a possible peace agreement. The German foreign minister...

Daily Memo: Armenia Pivots to the West, EU Eyes Turkish Drones

Pushing Russia out. Armenia is considering scrapping Russian bases located on its territory, Armenian news outlet Hraparak reported. According to the report, the government...

Daily Memo: Serbia and Greece Talk Business, Myanmar to Call Up Conscripts

Growing partnership. Serbia plans to buy a 5-10 percent stake in either the Thessaloniki or Piraeus port in Greece to increase its export potential,...

Daily Memo: Russian Rail Crunch, Kazakh Exports

Russian shortage. Russian Railways experienced a shortage of trains in late 2023 due to maintenance delays, Russian business daily Vedomosti reported. According to the...

Daily Memo: Armenia’s Leader on Russia as an Ally

Turning away from Russia. Armenia can no longer rely on Russia as its main defense partner, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in an interview...

Daily Memo: Moscow Hosts the BRICS, Turkey and Kosovo Sign Deal

Looking ahead. During a meeting of the BRICS countries in Moscow on Tuesday, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said the group will focus on the...

The World in 2024

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Daily Memo: Macron in India, US Forces in Iraq

France and India. On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron began a two-day visit to India, where he will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi....

Daily Memo: Airstrikes on Houthis, Iran and Pakistan Make Amends

Defending the Red Sea. The U.S. and the U.K. carried out another round of airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen in response to...

Daily Memo: China’s Latest Anti-Corruption Push, Germany’s Change of Heart

Chinese campaign. Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a renewed push against corruption in a speech at a meeting of the Central Commission for...

Daily Memo: Hamas Leadership, Sweden’s Economy

Escalation. Hamas’ deputy leader, Saleh al-Arouri, was reportedly killed in an Israeli airstrike in Beirut on Tuesday. Six other Hamas members were also apparently...

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