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    Ukraine reform push would pave way to support from new U.S. president – Pritzker
    Sep29

    Ukraine reform push would pave way to support from new U.S. president – Pritzker

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine should ramp up economic and anti-corruption reforms to pave the way for continued support from whoever wins the U.S. presidential election, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said on a visit to Kiev on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Colombia tipped for Nobel Peace Prize after deal to end war
    Sep29

    Colombia tipped for Nobel Peace Prize after deal to end war

    OSLO: A Colombian peace accord ending a half-century of war is widely tipped for the Nobel Peace Prize next week, returning the award to its roots after a run of wins for organisations including the European Union. The prize might be shared by President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Timochenko – the nom de guerre of Rodrigo...

    Russia’s army chief calls on CIS countries to extend defense cooperation
    Sep29

    Russia’s army chief calls on CIS countries to extend defense cooperation

    The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) should broaden cooperation in defense and security, Russia’s Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov said on Thursday, TASS reports. “Taking into consideration that the situation on the external borders of the Commonwealth is far from being stable, we have a common task not to allow the spread of...

    US weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: officials
    Sep29

    US weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: officials

    WASHINGTON: Obama administration officials have begun considering tougher responses to the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on Aleppo, including military options, as rising tensions with Moscow diminish hopes for diplomatic solutions from the Middle East to Ukraine and cyberspace, US officials said on Wednesday. The new discussions were...

    US welcomes MH17 inquiry, notes Russian link
    Sep29

    US welcomes MH17 inquiry, notes Russian link

    The United States welcomed Wednesday the preliminary results of a criminal inquiry into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying it supported Washington’s suspicions of Russian involvement. (FILES) — A file photo taken on July 18, 2014 shows a piece of wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 pictured in Shaktarsk, eastern...

    Azerbaijan, Ukraine eye production of anti-tank missile systems
    Sep29

    Azerbaijan, Ukraine eye production of anti-tank missile systems

    Ukraine and Azerbaijan have discussed the possibility of manufacturing anti-missile systems at the Azerbaijani enterprises, the press service of the company UkrSpecExport said on September 28. …read more Source:...

    OPEC agrees on modest oil output curbs in first deal since 2008
    Sep29

    OPEC agrees on modest oil output curbs in first deal since 2008

    OPEC agreed on Wednesday modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group’s leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices. Read more: OPEC agrees to limit oil output at 32.5 mn barrels per day “OPEC made an exceptional decision today … After two and a half...

    Besiktas, Dynamo Kyiv play to draw in Champions League
    Sep29

    Besiktas, Dynamo Kyiv play to draw in Champions League

    Turkey’s Besiktas played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday against Ukraine’s defending champions Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League tournament. …read more Source:...

    Unlikely US-Russia outreach on Syria all but dead
    Sep29

    Unlikely US-Russia outreach on Syria all but dead

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – On Monday, John Kerry said it would be diplomatic malpractice to abandon talks with Russia on restoring a ceasefire in Syria. On Wednesday, he threatened to do just that.In a phone call to his sparring partner in a year-long diplomatic bout, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the US secretary of state demanded that Russia...

    Pro-Russian rebels took down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, prosecutors say
    Sep29

    Pro-Russian rebels took down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, prosecutors say

    STRONG evidence shows that the ill-fated Malaysian airliner shot down by a Buk missile in Ukraine in 2014 was attacked by pro-Russian rebel forces, said Dutch-led criminal investigators. Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police, said communications intercepts showed that pro-Moscow rebels...

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