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    Lavrov: Russian Jets Striking Idlib & Homs to Prevent ISIL Exodus from Mosul to Syria
    Nov18

    Lavrov: Russian Jets Striking Idlib & Homs to Prevent ISIL Exodus from Mosul to Syria

    Russian bombers are striking terrorist targets in Syria’s Idlib and Homs provinces so that ISIL militants retreating from Iraq’s Mosul do not cross into Syria, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after “constructive” talks with his US counterpart, John Kerry. “Our aviation and the aviation of Syria work only in the provinces of Idlib...

    Obama, EU leaders agree to keep anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine
    Nov18

    Obama, EU leaders agree to keep anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama and EU leaders have agreed to keep anti-Russian sanctions in place for a further year over the situation in Ukraine. President Obama, who is on his final official visit to Europe, met with the leaders of Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK on Friday. Among the main topics on the agenda were extending sanctions...

    IMF team leaves Ukraine without new loan promise
    Nov18

    IMF team leaves Ukraine without new loan promise

    The International Monetary Fund said Friday its team had ended a visit to Kiev without seeing sufficient economic restructuring progress to release a new loan to Ukraine this year. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Shades of Eastern Europe at Global Village
    Nov18

    Shades of Eastern Europe at Global Village

    New area sees goods from Ukraine and other former Soviet states …read more Source: Gulf...

    EU approves Ukraine visa-free travel
    Nov18

    EU approves Ukraine visa-free travel

    European Union member states on Nov. 17 approved visa-free travel for Ukraine citizens, long sought by Kiev to help cement ties as it combats pro-Russian rebels in the east. Visa-free travel was part of an EU-Ukraine partnership accord signed in 2014 as the country, a Soviet-era satellite, angered Moscow by casting its lot with the West....

    Lavrov: Russian and Syrian airstrikes against terrorists in Idleb and Homs are to prevent ISIS terrorists from crossing into Syria
    Nov18

    Lavrov: Russian and Syrian airstrikes against terrorists in Idleb and Homs are to prevent ISIS terrorists from crossing into Syria

    Moscow, SANA – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Our air force and the Syrian air force only work in the provinces of Idleb and Homs in order to prevent the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists retreating from Iraq’s Mosul from crossing into Syria. Lavrov made his remarks after a meeting the US Secretary...

    Man, 24, who faked age for high school gets 2 months
    Nov18

    Man, 24, who faked age for high school gets 2 months

    A 24-year-old Ukrainian man who faked his name and age to attend a Pennsylvania high school has been ordered to spend More… …read more Source: Emirates...

    US’s Kerry discusses renewed bombing in Aleppo with Russia
    Nov18

    US’s Kerry discusses renewed bombing in Aleppo with Russia

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he discussed Ukraine and “all aspects” of Aleppo including renewed bombing in the Syrian city this week in a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Speaking to reporters after their one-on-one talk during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru, Lavrov denied that...

    US has prioritizes Ukraine, Syria for next 2 months
    Nov17

    US has prioritizes Ukraine, Syria for next 2 months

    State Dept. says up to Trump’s team to prioritize its own agenda after he takes office in January …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Obama praises Merkel, says she’d get his ‘vote’
    Nov17

    Obama praises Merkel, says she’d get his ‘vote’

    US President Barack Obama called German Chancellor Angela Merkel an “outstanding” ally yesterday and said she might get his support if he were a German citizen and she decided to run for a fourth term as leader of Europe’s largest economy.Obama praised Merkel as a leader who had shown “her integrity, her truthfulness, her...

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