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    Do not wait for Savchenko`s fast swap – lawyer
    Apr16

    Do not wait for Savchenko`s fast swap – lawyer

    Nadia Savchenko`s lawyer Mark Feygin does not believe in fast swap of his client.”It is not necessary to wait for a quick solution on the exchange of Nadia Savchenko for Russian GRU officers Yerofeyev and Alexandrov, within a couple of days or so,” he wrote on Twitter.According to Feygin, ”after sentencing Yerofeyev and Alexandrov in Kyiv court,...

    Pope Francis visits migrants on Lesbos
    Apr16

    Pope Francis visits migrants on Lesbos

    Pope Francis, alongside Orthodox leaders, is visiting the Greek island of Lesbos to show the plight of refugees. The visit comes as a controversial EU-Turkey deal aimed at ending the migration crisis takes effect, according to Deutsche Welle.The leader of the world`s estimated 2 billion Catholics arrived on Lesbos Saturday, alongside the...

    U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea`s failed missile test
    Apr16

    U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea`s failed missile test

    The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned North Korea`s failed ballistic missile launch, warning that it was a ”clear violation” of U.N. resolutions and the council could take further punitive measures against Pyongyang, according to Reuters.Experts believe North Korea attempted to launch an intermediate-range ballistic missile on...

    Savchenko`s transfer may lead to her death – lawyer
    Apr16

    Savchenko`s transfer may lead to her death – lawyer

    The Russian government may convoy illegally convicted Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko, but it can lead to her death, her lawyer Nikolai Polozov said in an interview with Ukrainian TV Channel 112 Ukraine.”According to the law, the Russian authorities may convoy Savchenko, especially because she is...

    DW: Islamic nations pledge to coordinate anti-terror efforts
    Apr16

    DW: Islamic nations pledge to coordinate anti-terror efforts

    Islamic leaders have pledged to cooperate in anti-terrorism efforts and establish a coordination center in Istanbul. At a summit, delegates lamented sectarianism and condemned Iran for alleged use of proxy warfare, according to Deutsche Welle.A final communique from the heads of state summit at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation said a...

    Kerry calls on Russia to immediately release Savchenko, implement Minsk obligations
    Apr16

    Kerry calls on Russia to immediately release Savchenko, implement Minsk obligations

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry did speak on Friday over the phone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and urged Russia to immediately release Nadia Savchenko and all other remaining hostages, as well as to fully implement its Minsk obligations.”On Ukraine, Secretary Kerry urged Russia to end the violence along the line of contact, to...

    Poroshenko dismisses Navy Commander Haiduk
    Apr16

    Poroshenko dismisses Navy Commander Haiduk

    On April 15, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree to dismiss Serhiy Haiduk from the post of Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.The President explained the dismissal of Haiduk from the post of Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by shortcomings in implementing his official duties...

    On ground in Syria, scant evidence of draw down trumpeted by Kremlin – Reuters
    Apr16

    On ground in Syria, scant evidence of draw down trumpeted by Kremlin – Reuters

    A month since Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of most Russian forces from Syria, his military contingent there is as strong as ever, with fewer jets but many more attack helicopters able to provide closer combat support to government troops, according to Reuters.A Reuters analysis of publicly available tracking data shows no letup in...

    Lithuania`s FM calls on EU to condemn violation of rights of Crimean Tatars
    Apr16

    Lithuania`s FM calls on EU to condemn violation of rights of Crimean Tatars

    On 15 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius sent a letter to the European Union`s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini thanking her for a prompt statement by the European External Action Service, which condemned the filing of a...

    Japan earthquake: Rescue under way after 7.3 tremor – BBC
    Apr16

    Japan earthquake: Rescue under way after 7.3 tremor – BBC

    Rescue efforts are under way in south-western Japan to help victims of a powerful earthquake that hit the region a day after an earlier deadly tremor, according to the BBC.Some 20,000 troops are being deployed in the operation in Kyushu region after the magnitude-7.3 quake at 01:25 on Saturday (15:25 GMT Friday), the BBC wrote.At least 18 people...

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