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    China should be barred from South China Sea islands: Trump’s secretary of state nominee
    Jan12

    China should be barred from South China Sea islands: Trump’s secretary of state nominee

    US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing on Wednesday, saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea. In comments expected to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his confirmation hearing before the US...

    US Vice President Biden to visit Ukraine on Jan. 15
    Jan12

    US Vice President Biden to visit Ukraine on Jan. 15

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    The Trump world order: get ready for a wild ride
    Jan11

    The Trump world order: get ready for a wild ride

    Guessing what the world will look like in the Trump era is a risky game. A President Donald Trump has no governing track record, and his campaign was full of contradicting policies and statements that make only one thing certain: Unpredictability. Surprise is an element that Trump relishes both in deal-making and, already as PEOTUS, in policy....

    Kerber has Serena in Aussie Open sights
    Jan11

    Kerber has Serena in Aussie Open sights

    World number one Angelique Kerber spearheads a host of dangerous players looking to halt Serena Williams’ bid for an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open next week. The German left-hander stunned the American powerhouse at Melbourne Park last year, upsetting her in the final and ultimately dethroning her as the top...

    Questions about Russia dominate start of US secretary of state hearing
    Jan11

    Questions about Russia dominate start of US secretary of state hearing

    Russia’s actions during the U.S. presidential election and its behavior toward Ukraine dominated the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, as senators pressed him on Wednesday on how he would deal with aggression from Moscow. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Red Sea and South Sinai hotel occupancy stable in past few weeks
    Jan11

    Red Sea and South Sinai hotel occupancy stable in past few weeks

    Hotel occupancy rates stabilised in Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh during the first week of January settling at 45-50%, according to investors. Investors said that the two cities are considered to have the highest hotel occupancy rates over the past 20 days due to high booking rates at the beginning of December. Hisham Ali, head of the South Sinai...

    Iran’s ‘Help’ wins top prize at Ukrainian filmfest.
    Jan11

    Iran’s ‘Help’ wins top prize at Ukrainian filmfest.

    …read more Source: Mehr News...

    US lawmakers want Russia sanctions over hacking, Ukraine, Syria 
    Jan11

    US lawmakers want Russia sanctions over hacking, Ukraine, Syria 

    US Republican and Democratic senators said Tuesday they want to slap a wide range of sanctions on Russia over its cyber activities and actions in Syria and Ukraine, and force President Donald Trump to formally waive them if he has objections. Ten senators – Republicans John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Ben Sasse and Rob Portman and...

    Trudeau reshuffles cabinet
    Jan10

    Trudeau reshuffles cabinet

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reshuffled his cabinet yesterday to prepare for Donald Trump’s presidency, according several media reports.International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland – credited with reanimating the free trade agreement with the European Union last year – will take over the country’s foreign affairs...

    Dutch Journalists Slam MH17 Probe Results: Many Pieces Still at Crash Site
    Jan10

    Dutch Journalists Slam MH17 Probe Results: Many Pieces Still at Crash Site

    Two Dutch journalists slammed MH17 investigation, saying that many pieces were still at the site where the Malaysian plane crashed in eastern Ukraine. Just days ago, Michel Spekkers and Stefan Beck returned to Holland from eastern Ukraine where the two journalists had been gathering first-hand knowledge of the locals’ attitudes towards...

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