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    75th birthday of Kazakhstan strongman raises questions on country’s future
    Jul04

    75th birthday of Kazakhstan strongman raises questions on country’s future

    Kazakhstan’s veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrates his 75th birthday on Monday, in good shape and vastly popular, but the expected fireworks and fanfare mask uncomfortable questions about the future of the second-largest post-Soviet economy. Nicknamed “Papa” and officially titled “Leader of the Nation”, he...

    OSCE:  Kiev violating truce in east Ukraine
    Jul04

    OSCE: Kiev violating truce in east Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has pointed to the growing deployment of heavy arms in eastern Ukraine by government forces that violates the terms of the demarcation line. …read more Source: Iran...

    Kiev violating truce in east Ukraine: OSCE
    Jul04

    Kiev violating truce in east Ukraine: OSCE

    The OSCE warns of the growing deployment of heavy arms in east Ukraine by government forces that violates the terms of the demarcation line. …read more Source:...

    West’s economic sanctions unable to split Russian society: Putin
    Jul04

    West’s economic sanctions unable to split Russian society: Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says the West’s attempts to split the Russian society with economic sanctions have failed. According to Press TV, Putin said during a Friday meeting of the Russian Security Council “Today it’s clear that attempts to split our society, to play on some difficulties, to find a weakness didn’t...

    ‘Death to the enemy’ as pro-Kiev fighters march in capital
    Jul04

    ‘Death to the enemy’ as pro-Kiev fighters march in capital

    Ukraine rebels withdraw from key frontline village …read more Source:...

    Passage of Magna Carta of seafarers pushed
    Jul04

    Passage of Magna Carta of seafarers pushed

    DUBAI–Senator and acting labor committee chairman Edgardo “Sonny” Angara called for the immediate passage of Senate Bill 214, known as An Act Instituting the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers, which seeks to guarantee fundamental rights, benefits and comprehensive protection for the thousands of sea-based Filipino workers worldwide. “Filipino...

    Philippine officials say China island-building in full swing
    Jul04

    Philippine officials say China island-building in full swing

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines— China is pressing ahead with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs that are also claimed by the Philippines in an increasingly tense territorial dispute, Filipino officials said, despite Beijing’s pronouncement that some work would end soon. Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon of Kalayaan islands,...

    Ukranian far-right protesters demand end to Minsk deal
    Jul04

    Ukranian far-right protesters demand end to Minsk deal

    Hundreds of far-right protesters in Ukraine have gathered outside the parliament building to demand an end to the Minsk agreement. …read more Source:...

    AIC’s Amb. Thomas Pickering discusses Iran nuclear negotiations and non-proliferation in exclusive interview — American Iranian Council
    Jul04

    AIC’s Amb. Thomas Pickering discusses Iran nuclear negotiations and non-proliferation in exclusive interview — American Iranian Council

    Originally published in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. By Dan Drollette Jr. Diplomat Thomas R. Pickering draws upon his 40 years of experience in the US State Department to give the Bulletin’s Dan Drollette Jr. his take on a wide range of current affairs—such as the progress of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear capabilities,...

    Russia slams Ukraine failure on talks with rebels
    Jul03

    Russia slams Ukraine failure on talks with rebels

    MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said Ukraine’s perceived failure to agree with rebels on implementing a peace deal was “alarming” and urged the West to pressure Kiev. “The situation is alarming because we’re witnessing a tendency, if you will,” Russia’s top diplomat told reporters. “Starting with a state...

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