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    Cuba, from antagonist to diplomatic player
    Feb14

    Cuba, from antagonist to diplomatic player

    Spurned for decades by Western powers, Cuba is now taking an ever bigger role in international relations.Havana hosted a historic meeting between the heads of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches on Friday. Cuba’s President Raul Castro, 84, witnessed their kiss and embrace.Those talks were significant in the context of tension between...

    Russia warns of new Cold War amid surging violence in eastern Ukraine
    Feb14

    Russia warns of new Cold War amid surging violence in eastern Ukraine

    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 the West of dragging the world back 50 years. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev described East-West relations as having “fallen into a new Cold War”...

    Libyans intercept suspected fuel-smuggling ship
    Feb14

    Libyans intercept suspected fuel-smuggling ship

    TRIPOLI: 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...

    Ukraine’s graft problem tests Western patience and resolve
    Feb14

    Ukraine’s graft problem tests Western patience and resolve

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s failure to fight state graft is testing the patience of its Western allies and threatening renewed economic and political chaos in a country still healing the wounds of war. The latest and perhaps sternest warning to the pro-EU team of President Petro Poroshenko came Wednesday, February … …read more...

    Russia Warns of New Cold War as East Ukraine Violence Surges
    Feb14

    Russia Warns of New Cold War as East Ukraine Violence Surges

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    Russia warns of new Cold War as east Ukraine violence surges
    Feb14

    Russia warns of new Cold War as east Ukraine violence surges

    MUNICH: 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. In the latest… …read more Source: The News...

    Syria ground operations can happen
    Feb13

    Syria ground operations can happen

    Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said yesterday, as Russian prime minister yesterday said the simmering East-West tensions over Middle East and Ukraine have plunged the world into a “new Cold War”. The coordinated plans by Riyadh and Ankara, who...

    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...

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