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    Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia
    Feb17

    Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries.Turkish police have raided the homes of Russian-speaking immigrants in Istanbul, detained many and...

    Four famines mean 20 million may starve in the next six months
    Feb17

    Four famines mean 20 million may starve in the next six months

    GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 20 million people – greater than the population of Romania or Florida – risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, UN World Food Programme chief economist Arif Husain says.Wars in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices,...

    Police arrest Ukrainian in fake card scam
    Feb17

    Police arrest Ukrainian in fake card scam

    A Ukrainian man has been arrested in connection with a transnational fake credit card scam which involves acquiring cash by launching attacks on ATMs in Thailand. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site
    Feb17

    Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site

    Ukraine is expected to renew this spring its search for human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Stef Blok said on Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    US and Russia agree to boost military communications: Pentagon
    Feb16

    US and Russia agree to boost military communications: Pentagon

    Washington, Feb 17 : The US and Russian militaries agreed to “enhance communications” after a meeting between their top commanders in Azerbaijan today, the Pentagon said. Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford and his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov discussed military relations between the two countries as well as security in...

    Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site
    Feb16

    Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site

    February 17, 2017 3:11 AMTHE HAGUE (AFP) – Ukraine is expected to renew this spring its search for human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Stef Blok said on Thursday (Feb 16). …read more Source: The Straits...

    All eyes on Tillerson’s debut at G20 in Germany
    Feb16

    All eyes on Tillerson’s debut at G20 in Germany

    BONN: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his diplomatic debut at a G20 gathering in Germany yesterday as Russia pressed the Trump administration to make good on promises of improved relations. All eyes were on Tillerson as he held initial talks with his Saudi, Yemen and British counterparts but he was giving nothing away amid intense...

    US puts brakes on better ties with Russia
    Feb16

    US puts brakes on better ties with Russia

    The Trump administration signalled Thursday there will be no change soon in US-Russian relations, putting the onus on Moscow to prove itself if it wants closer cooperation with Washington. Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists was underscored as a test case of its willingness to change behaviour. At a NATO meeting in Brussels, US...

    FIFA to encourage co-hosting for 2026 World Cup
    Feb16

    FIFA to encourage co-hosting for 2026 World Cup

    ZURICH: The 2026 soccer World Cup could be split between up to four countries, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday, announcing the organisation would encourage applications to co-host the tournament. “We will encourage co-hosting for the World Cup because we need FIFA to show we are reasonable and we have to think about...

    Germany urges Russia to influence separatists in eastern Ukraine: sources
    Feb16

    Germany urges Russia to influence separatists in eastern Ukraine: sources

    BONN, Germany – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has told Russia to exert its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to withdraw their weapons from the frontline, German diplomatic sources said after the minister met his Russian counterpart Sergei… …read more Source:...

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