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    One in Every 122 Humans Forcibly Displaced by War and Persecution: UN | Common Dreams
    Jun19

    One in Every 122 Humans Forcibly Displaced by War and Persecution: UN | Common Dreams

    As wars and persecution escalate worldwide, one out of every 122 people on the planet is a refugee, seeking asylum, or internally displaced, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported Thursday. Taken together, this population of humans wrenched from their homes by violence would constitute the 24th largest country in the...

    US, Russia edging toward nuclear catastrophe: Anti-war activist
    Jun19

    US, Russia edging toward nuclear catastrophe: Anti-war activist

    The United States and its NATO allies are edging toward a high-risk military standoff with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, an annalist says. …read more Source:...

    Putin reaffirms support for Assad, urges West on Kiev
    Jun19

    Putin reaffirms support for Assad, urges West on Kiev

    Putin made a statement in economic conference in the city of St Petersburg …read more Source: World...

    Everything You Want To Know About Iran Sanctions
    Jun19

    Everything You Want To Know About Iran Sanctions

    The United States, United Nations, and European Union have levied multiple sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program since the UN’s nuclear watchdog found in September 2005 that Tehran was not compliant (PDF) with its international obligations. The United States spearheaded international efforts to financially isolate Tehran and block its...

    Ukraine claims ‘9,000 Russian troops’ in the east
    Jun19

    Ukraine claims ‘9,000 Russian troops’ in the east

    Ukraine has said that there are 9,000 troops on the border 33,000 pro-Moscow forces …read more Source: World...

    Putin says Russia is weathering sanctions storm
    Jun19

    Putin says Russia is weathering sanctions storm

    By Timothy Heritage President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia had a “sufficient supply of inner strength” to overcome its economic problems and assured investors that his country remained open to business with the West. Addressing foreign and Russian business leaders at an economic conference in the city of St Petersburg, Putin set out no...

    Tsipras optimistic on Greek debt deal as banks bleed (Update 2)
    Jun19

    Tsipras optimistic on Greek debt deal as banks bleed (Update 2)

    By George Georgiopoulos and Lefteris Papadimas Greeks pulled more than 1 billion euros out of their banks in a single day, banking sources said on Friday, as the country edged closer to default despite assurances from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that the doomsayers are wrong. The Greek central bank – which has warned that the country’s...

    EU prolongs Crimea sanctions until 2016
    Jun19

    EU prolongs Crimea sanctions until 2016

    28-nation bloc continues to ‘condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea, Sevastopol by the Russian… …read more Source:...

    Greece, Russia to cooperate on Turkish Stream pipeline
    Jun19

    Greece, Russia to cooperate on Turkish Stream pipeline

    By Timothy Heritage Greece and Russia signed a memorandum on Friday on extending the planned Turkish Stream gas pipeline to Europe through Greek territory, with financing coming from Russia. Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis said at the signing ceremony in the Russian city of St Petersburg that Greece needed support and not pressure...

    NATO exercise aims to send message to Moscow
    Jun19

    NATO exercise aims to send message to Moscow

    Over 2,000 troops are taking part in the first exercise of NATO’s new rapid response force, intended to advertise its readiness to Russia and reassure east European members spooked by the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

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