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    Russian parliament grants Putin right to use military force in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian parliament grants Putin right to use military force in Syria

    The Russian parliament on Wednesday unanimously granted President Vladimir Putin the right to deploy the country’s military in Syria, a move a top Kremlin aide said related only to the air force. Russia has been building up its military presence in Syria, where it supports the government forces of President Bashar al-Assad in a conflict...

    Negotiators reach weapons agreement in east Ukraine
    Sep30

    Negotiators reach weapons agreement in east Ukraine

    A much anticipated agreement for weapons withdrawal deal has been signed, hoping for a complete withdrawal by mid-October. …read more Source: World...

    On the new, misguided, international approach to Syria
    Sep30

    On the new, misguided, international approach to Syria

    Comment: The international community is betraying the Syrian people by accepting the Russian-led bid to rehabilitate Bashar al-Assad in the name of fighting terrorism, argues former SNC head Burhan Ghalioun With Russian forces deploying heavily to the Syrian coast, the Syrian war has entered a new phase.The discussion is no longer about how Assad...

    Obama & Putin Spar at U.N.: Will Regime Change in Syria Further Destabilize War-Torn Nation?
    Sep30

    Obama & Putin Spar at U.N.: Will Regime Change in Syria Further Destabilize War-Torn Nation?

    This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first formal meeting in two years on Monday in New York to discuss Syria and Ukraine. In recent weeks, Russia has built up forces inside Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad and has reached a new...

    Ukraine opens trial of Russian troops
    Sep29

    Ukraine opens trial of Russian troops

    KIEV: Ukraine on Tuesday began hearing a case against two Russian soldiers it claims will prove Moscow’s direct involvement the conflict in the war-torn former Soviet state. Troops captured the two men, both of whom were wounded, in May and interrogated them, broadcasting their alleged confessions in which they said they were active members...

    Obama, Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev discuss non-proliferation, Ukraine -White House
    Sep29

    Obama, Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev discuss non-proliferation, Ukraine -White House

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed nuclear non-proliferation. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Negotiators reach deal on weapons withdrawal in east Ukraine
    Sep29

    Negotiators reach deal on weapons withdrawal in east Ukraine

    Representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have reached a long-awaited agreement on the withdrawal of weapons of less than 100 mm caliber from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukrainian leader tells UN not to trust ‘conciliatory’ Russia
    Sep29

    Ukrainian leader tells UN not to trust ‘conciliatory’ Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko used his speech at the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday to rail against Russian aggression, urging the world not to believe “conciliatory” statements from his counterpart Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Egypt GCI ranking of 116th is first improvement since 2011
    Sep29

    Egypt GCI ranking of 116th is first improvement since 2011

    Egypt’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) ranking improved compared to last year to come in at 116 of the 140 countries included in the index’s 2015-2016 report. In previous GCI rankings, Egypt came in at: 119 out of 144 countries in the 2014-2015 report; 118 out of 148 countries in the 2013-2014 report; and 107 out of 144 countries...

    The Daily 202: Elizabeth Warren challenges Brookings over research backed by industry
    Sep29

    The Daily 202: Elizabeth Warren challenges Brookings over research backed by industry

    Elizabeth Warren talks with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in the House chamber prior to Pope Francis’ speech last week. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) THE BIG IDEA: — EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Elizabeth Warren today takes her ongoing crusade against the outsized influence of the financial services industry to one of Washington’s most respected think...

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