Articles by Oliver Tree

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Putin Packs Russian Government With Loyalists

The former KGB strongman maneuvered key allies into prominent posts, including naming the heavy-handed Moscow police chief Vladimir Kolokoltsev as interior minister, who came down hard on anti-Putin protestors in recent weeks.

U.S.-Pakistan Supply Route Battle Mars NATO Summit

The two sides have so far failed to agree on a strategy to re-open the vital supply routes between Pakistan and Afghanistan, which have been closed since a U.S. air-strike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November.

Turkey Warns Oil Companies Off Cyprus Drilling

Turkey, which does not recognize the Cyprus government, and has repeatedly warned against exploration for oil and gas deposits on the island, launched its own exploration effort in the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Turkey 'Re-Starts' Bid To Join EU

Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fuele visited the Turkish capital on Thursday to launch a new positive agenda aimed at overcoming the numerous hurdles to the country joining the union.