1 - 1 DECEMBER 2017 marks the 99th Birthday of modern Romania. Back in 1st December 1918, Romania became the free country that is today. 

2 - This World AIDS Day, we must recommit to make AIDS a disease of the past

As 2017 comes to a close, nearly 37 million people around the world are living with HIV/AIDS. Friday is World AIDS Day and we must recommit to eradicating AIDS, once and for all. [source]

3 - EU slashes aid to Turkey by €105mn over human rights violations

The EU has agreed to cut funds bound for Turkey by €105 million and freeze another €70 million, linked to its bogged-down membership talks, citing the Turkish government’s disregard for human rights and rule of law. [source]


4 - Russia not surprised by war in North Korea, but prepared

A war breaking out on the Korean Peninsula is one of the scenarios considered by the Russian military, so it would not be blindsided in case it actually happens, the head of Russia’s Security Council said, advocating a diplomatic solution to the crisis. [source]

5 - FIFA World Cup 2018 Final Draw

The FIFA World Cup Final Draw is taking place on Friday at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow to decide the groups for the Russia 2018 tournament next year, which the country will host for the first time. [source]