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    Russia sanctions to remain until Ukraine deal implemented: Kerry
    Feb13

    Russia sanctions to remain until Ukraine deal implemented: Kerry

    Sanctions against Russia will continue until it implements all aspects of the Ukraine peace agreement reached in Minsk last year, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia’s Medvedev says world is in ‘new Cold War’
    Feb13

    Russia’s Medvedev says world is in ‘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 clearly: We have slid into a new period of Cold War,” he said, speaking at the Munich Security Conference....

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba
    Feb13

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

    Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East.Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba was the first...

    Russian, Ukrainian, German, French officials meet on Ukraine
    Feb13

    Russian, Ukrainian, German, French officials meet on Ukraine

    Senior officials from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have met on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Daily...

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba
    Feb13

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

    HAVANA, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport...

    ‘Illusions’ on Syria must be dispelled: Iran
    Feb13

    ‘Illusions’ on Syria must be dispelled: Iran

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stresses the importance of pursuing a “political solution” to the Syria crisis, warning against entertaining “illusions” about the situation in the Arab country.Zarif made the remarks in response to a question from Press TV correspondent on Friday about Iran’s stance on the Saudi offer to...

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on
    Feb13

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on

    MUNICH/AMMAN, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight until he regained full control of the country. Although billed as a potential breakthrough, the “cessation of hostilities” agreement does not take...

    The Ruling on Julian Assange Sheds Light on the Limitations of UN Human-Rights Powers
    Feb13

    The Ruling on Julian Assange Sheds Light on the Limitations of UN Human-Rights Powers

    Wikileaks founder Julian Asange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, February 5, 2016. (Rex Features via AP) The case of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who has been living in the Ecuadoran embassy in London for more than three years to avoid extradition to Sweden to face a sexual-assault investigation, should reopen...

    Left behind in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb13

    Left behind in Eastern Ukraine

    One year after the ceasefire agreement, we return to Eastern Ukraine to hear the stories of those left behind. …read more Source: AL...

    Pope, patriarch meet in Cuba nearly 1,000 years after split
    Feb12

    Pope, patriarch meet in Cuba nearly 1,000 years after split

    POPE FRANCIS IN THE NEWSPope Francis will visit Juarez in February | 03:41The pope hasn’t been this close to Phoenix since Pope John Paul II visited in the 1980s. Rafael Carranza, who covered the Pope in Rome, breaks down what this means for Phoenix residents and Catholics. The Arizona Republic 1 of 23 POPE FRANCIS IN THE NEWSPope Francis...

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