Putin to Attend TurkStream Pipeline Completion Ceremony

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the Turkish city of Istanbul on November 19 to attend the ceremony of ending construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline.

The TurkStream pipeline project envisages the construction of a gas pipeline comprising two strings, each with the capacity to deliver 15.7 billion cubic meters (554 billion cubic feet) of gas per year.

Italy to host Libya conference in Sicily

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The meeting will be held in the Sicilian capital Palermo on Nov. 12 and 13, with key players from both within Libya and abroad expected to turn up, Moavero told parliament.

“We want to find a common solution, even though there will be different opinions around the table,” Moavero said, adding that the goal was to help restore peace in Libya and facilitate an inclusive political process ahead of possible elections.

Trump and Putin plan Paris meeting

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Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to discuss U.S. plans to exit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) arms treaty with Donald Trump when the two meet in Paris on Nov. 11, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Trump and Putin plan to hold a bilateral meeting in Paris on the sidelines of events to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.

“There are still a lot of questions concerning strategic stability, even more so in the context of the stated U.S. intention to leave the INF. All of this will of course be on the agenda,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

Turkey’s preparations for military operation to East of Euphrates

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After the bombardment on YPG positions on the Eastern bank of Euphrates Turkey makes preparations for a broader scale operation. “Turkey will destroy militants east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria” President Tayyip Erdogan said, adding that intervention there had begun and more extensive operations will be launched soon.

Africa Forum takes place in Paris

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The 18th Africa Forum will take place on 31 October 2018 as a joint effort between the African Union Commission and the OECD Development Centre, and in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD).

The Africa Forum 2018 will take a closer look at the topics of Growth, Employment, Migration and Development.

(IISS) Regional Security Summit

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Set to take place in Bahrain on 26–28 October 2018, this year’s summit will see a diverse group of prime ministers, defence ministers, foreign ministers, national security advisers, and military and intelligence chiefs gather for three days of debate on ways to address the Middle East’s most pressing security challenges.

Inspiring fresh policy thinking, the Dialogue provides opportunities for government leaders to engage directly with the leading experts in the region, and facilitates private bilateral and multilateral meetings between participating states.

European Council summit takes place

 

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The next European Council summit is to take place in Brussels.

Heads of state or government from the 28 EU member states are to attend.

The summit had been earmarked as the deadline to announce any Brexit deal.

Midterm elections take place in US

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Mid-term elections are to take place in the United States. All 435 members of the House of Representatives will be elected, as well as one third of the Senate. Gubernatorial elections will take place in 37 states (excluding Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia) and there will also be local council and municipal elections.

Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold elections

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The semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, which voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence last year in a referendum rejected by Baghdad, will hold an election on Sept. 30.

A Kurdistan Regional Government media official said KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani had approved the date.

The vote should elect both a parliament and a president for Kurdish regions which have gained self-rule in 1991, when a U.S-led coalition forced Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army to withdraw from them in the wake of his eight-month occupation of Kuwait.

UN General Assembly

 

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The general debate of the United Nations General Assembly is to begin in New York.

 It usually opens with an address by the secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres, and by the new president of the General Assembly.