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    U.S.-Russia Talks Focus on Syria, IS, Ukraine
    Dec16

    U.S.-Russia Talks Focus on Syria, IS, Ukraine

    Saying the first two rounds of talks on a political transition in Syria are a “strong beginning,” Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States and Russia have the ability to make a “significant difference” in Syria’s crisis. He commented Tuesday at the start of talks with Russian President V…...

    First Briton to travel to ISS blasts off into space
    Dec16

    First Briton to travel to ISS blasts off into space

    BAIKONUR (AFP) – Tim Peake, the first Briton to travel to the International Space Station, blasted off on Tuesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome with two other astronauts, to cheers and excitement back home.Peake, 43, joins Russian space veteran Yury Malenchenko and Tim Kopra of NASA for a six-month mission on the ISS. Fire from the boosters...

    Ukraine's leaders say dismissing PM not on the agenda
    Dec16

    Ukraine's leaders say dismissing PM not on the agenda

    KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian parliament should not consider dismissing Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, the country’s president, parliament’s speaker and Yatseniuk said in joint statement on Tuesday, in which they called on lawmakers to work together to pass critical reform bills. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s leaders say dismissing PM not on the agenda
    Dec15

    Ukraine’s leaders say dismissing PM not on the agenda

    The Ukrainian parliament should not consider dismissing Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, the country’s president, parliament’s speaker and Yatseniuk said in joint statement on Tuesday, in which they called on lawmakers to work together to pass critical reform bills. …read more Source: Channel...

    Eduard Sharmazanov says OSCE Minsk Group may impose sanctions on Baku
    Dec15

    Eduard Sharmazanov says OSCE Minsk Group may impose sanctions on Baku

    The upcoming meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan and the Turkish leadership’s instigations and provocative statements has resulted in a new wave of escalation in the Karabakh conflict zone. Eduard Sharmazanov, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, made such statement to ArmInfo recalling that Azerbaijan resorts to...

    First Briton to travel to ISS blasts off into space
    Dec15

    First Briton to travel to ISS blasts off into space

    Member of the International Space Station expedition 46/47, British ESA astronaut Timothy Peake gestures to his children during a sending-off ceremony at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 15 December 2015, before travelling on board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo: Reuters Baikonur, December 15...

    Kerry seeks ‘real progress’ on Syria in Moscow talks
    Dec15

    Kerry seeks ‘real progress’ on Syria in Moscow talks

    US Secretary of State John Kerry sought in a visit to Moscow on Tuesday to make progress in narrowing differences with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over how to end the conflict in Syria. At the start of a three-hour meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kerry said he wanted to prepare the ground for a third round of talks of world...

    Kerry meets Putin to push Syria peace plan
    Dec15

    Kerry meets Putin to push Syria peace plan

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin today to seek agreement on how best to push forward efforts to halt Syria’s brutal civil war. Russia and the United States are sponsors of an international effort to broker a ceasefire and political talks between Bashar al-Assad’s regime and...

    Russia supplies Syria mission with old cargo ships bought from Turkey
    Dec15

    Russia supplies Syria mission with old cargo ships bought from Turkey

    Earlier this year, an old refrigerator ship called the Georgiy Agafonov, built to transport fruit and vegetables for the Soviet Union, was quietly gathering rust in the Ukrainian port of Izmail where the Danube flows into the Black Sea. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU expected to agree on extending Russian sanctions on Friday
    Dec15

    EU expected to agree on extending Russian sanctions on Friday

    The European Union is set to agree a six-month extension of its economic sanctions on Russia on Friday, once Italy’s prime minister has discussed the issue with his fellow leaders at a summit in Brussels, diplomats said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Channel...

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