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    Three deadly viruses that could spawn the next pandemic
    Feb20

    Three deadly viruses that could spawn the next pandemic

    Bird flu is back. Chinese authorities are closing live poultry markets as H7N9 courses through the country, infecting 192 and killing 79 in January alone. So far, this strain of avian flu appears to have been transmitted only through contact with live poultry, but there’s always a fear it will mutate and start passing between humans....

    Mike Pence pledges American support for EU
    Feb20

    Mike Pence pledges American support for EU

    Seeking to reassure European allies unnerved by President Donald Trump’s support for Brexit and criticism of NATO, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with senior EU officials Monday and issued a strong statement of solidarity and commitment to working with the European Union. Pence, after a meeting with European Council President...

    Ukraine ambassador attacks Trump aides’ secret peace plan
    Feb20

    Ukraine ambassador attacks Trump aides’ secret peace plan

    Under deal reportedly discussed by allies of US president and Ukrainian politician Russian sanctions would be liftedA secret attempt to persuade Donald Trump to strike a deal that would involve Moscow keeping Crimea in return for ensuring peace in eastern Ukraine must be seen off, the Ukrainian ambassador to London has said.The New York Times...

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

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    Debate: Should Europe spend more on defence?
    Feb20

    Debate: Should Europe spend more on defence?

    The new US administration has emphatically reminded Nato members of their commitment to invest two percent of their GDP in defence. In the wake of the Ukraine crisis it was resolved in 2014 that this goal would be met by 2024. Apart from the US, however, only Estonia, Greece, Britain and Poland fulfil their military obligations. Europe’s...

    [Ticker] Russia to recognise passports from breakaway Ukraine regions
    Feb20

    [Ticker] Russia to recognise passports from breakaway Ukraine regions

    Russia will recognise passports issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics in eastern Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced on Saturday. People from the eastern regions will be able to travel into Russia without applying for a visa. The decree also recognises identity papers, diplomas, birth and marriage...

    Unconventional cash project challenges aid status quo in Lebanon
    Feb20

    Unconventional cash project challenges aid status quo in Lebanon

    The EU and Britain have met resistance to a new $85 million project to simplify cash allowances for Syrian refugees. In future, only one contractor will handle the payments and another will monitor the project, replacing systems involving some nine aid agencies. The donors say the new arrangement, due to start n the next few months, will reduce...

    Ceasefire supposed to start in eastern Ukraine
    Feb20

    Ceasefire supposed to start in eastern Ukraine

    According to an international agreement reached over the weekend in Munich, a ceasefire should start on Monday, February 20, in the Donbas war raging in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Clashes over blockade of coal from eastern Ukraine
    Feb20

    Clashes over blockade of coal from eastern Ukraine

    Seven people have been arrested during a protest to support a blockade of coal from Russian-backed rebels in the east. Ukraine’s leaders say the obstruction, which started in late January, could lead to more power cuts. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect
    Feb20

    East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect

    There have been many such agreements in the past and the omens for peace are not good. …read more Source:...

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