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    Russia warns of new Cold War
    Feb13

    Russia warns of new Cold War

    Violence in eastern Ukraine is intensifying and Russian-backed rebels have moved heavy weaponry back to the front line, international monitors warned on Saturday as Moscow responded by accusing Kiev … …read more Source: The...

    World has slipped into ‘new Cold War’: Russian PM
    Feb13

    World has slipped into ‘new Cold War’: Russian PM

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a “new Cold War”. With tensions high over the lingering Ukraine conflict and Russia s backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: “All that s left is an unfriendly policy of NATO against Russia”. “We can say it even more...

    Libyans intercept suspected fuel-smuggling ship
    Feb13

    Libyans intercept suspected fuel-smuggling ship

    TRIPOLI (AFP) – The Libyan coastguard on Saturday intercepted a ship with a 12-man foreign crew that it said was smuggling diesel and escorted it to the marine base in Tripoli.The coastguard was conducting a reconnaissance mission when it intercepted the tanker carrying about 1.66 million litres of diesel, coastguard official Abu Ajila told...

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba
    Feb13

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

    Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba was the first...

    Turkey strikes Kurds in Syria, mulls ground attack with Saudi
    Feb13

    Turkey strikes Kurds in Syria, mulls ground attack with Saudi

    BEIRUT (AFP) – Turkish artillery on Saturday shelled areas of Aleppo province in northern Syria held by Kurdish forces, a monitor said, as Ankara said it could launch a ground assault alongside Saudi troops.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Turkish artillery struck areas of Aleppo, including Minnigh airbase recently taken by the...

    Russia’s Medvedev decries ‘new Cold War’
    Feb13

    Russia’s Medvedev decries ‘new Cold War’

    The world has plunged into a “new Cold War,” the Russian premier said Saturday, as East-West tensions over Ukraine and Syria took center stage at a gathering of world leaders in Germany. …read more Source: Global...

    Russia warns of new Cold War as east Ukraine violence surges
    Feb13

    Russia warns of new Cold War as east Ukraine violence surges

    Violence in eastern Ukraine is intensifying and Russian-backed rebels have moved heavy weaponry back to the front line, international monitors warned on Saturday as Moscow responded by accusing Kiev of violating a peace deal. …read more Source: Channel...

    ‘Protection’ rally
    Feb13

    ‘Protection’ rally

    Ukrainian students and a man dressed in a condom greet people at the WWII open air museum in Kiev on Saturday to mark International Condom Day. The day seeks to promote the use of condoms as a means of preventing unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. …read more Source: Global...

    Russia warns of new Cold War as east Ukraine violence surges
    Feb13

    Russia warns of new Cold War as east Ukraine violence surges

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Violence in eastern Ukraine is intensifying and Russian-backed rebels have moved heavy weaponry back to the front line, international monitors warned on Saturday as Moscow responded by accusing Kiev of violating a peace deal. …read more Source: The...

    Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal
    Feb13

    Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal

    MUNICH: Germany’s foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don’t have forever to implement the deal. After the effort in Munich to push forward diplomatic efforts,...

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