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    US strike wiped out fifth of Assad air force, Mattis says
    Apr11

    US strike wiped out fifth of Assad air force, Mattis says

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires missiles at Syria from the Mediterranean Sea on April 7, 2017 © US NAVY/AFP/File / Ford WILLIAMSWashington, United States, Apr 11 – The US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of the Damascus regime’s remaining warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday as Washington fired a fresh...

    Bashar al-Assad: US strike wiped out fifth of Syria President’s air force, Pentagon says
    Apr11

    Bashar al-Assad: US strike wiped out fifth of Syria President’s air force, Pentagon says

    The US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of the Damascus regime's remaining warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday as Washington fired a fresh salvo of warnings at President Bashar al-Assad. The US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of the Damascus regime’s remaining warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis...

    Syria, Russia to top agenda as G7 ministers meet
    Apr10

    Syria, Russia to top agenda as G7 ministers meet

    Lucca, Monday The search for a unified approach to the Syria conflict after last week’s suspected chemical attack looks set to dominate talks between the G7 group of leading nations in Italy on Monday. Foreign ministers from US, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan meeting in Italian city of Lucca will focus on how to pressure...

    After praise and death threats, Ukraine’s central bank governor quits
    Apr10

    After praise and death threats, Ukraine’s central bank governor quits

    Ukraine’s central bank governor, Valeria Gontareva, resigned on Monday, depriving the country of a tough reformer capable of taking on vested interests at a time when the economy is just recovering from a steep recession., She warned at a news conference that resistance to change would now increase. The resignation — effective on May...

    Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia
    Apr10

    Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia

    The search for a unified approach to the Syria conflict after last week’s suspected chemical attack looks set to dominate talks between the G7 group of leading nations in Italy on Monday., Foreign ministers will focus on how to pressure Russia to distance itself from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Allies will also be seeking clarity from...

    Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria
    Apr10

    Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

    MMOSCOW- Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington., The warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea launched dozens...

    European Parliament approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    Apr06

    European Parliament approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    An EU bill allowing Ukrainians into the bloc for short stays without visas has been overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament. Amid the conflict with Russia, the deal is a show of closer EU-Ukraine ties. …read more Source:...

    Poverty in Russia rises to decade-high of 20 million
    Apr06

    Poverty in Russia rises to decade-high of 20 million

    Some 19.8 million people — more than 13 percent of the population — were living with incomes below the minimum deemed acceptable last year, the figures from statistics agency Rosstat showed, an uptick from 19.5 in 2015 © AFP/File / Natalia KOLESNIKOVAMOSCOW, Apr 6 – The number of Russians living in poverty reached nearly 20 million last year — a...

    In Russia: Poverty rises to decade-high of 20 million
    Apr06

    In Russia: Poverty rises to decade-high of 20 million

    Some 19.8 million people — more than 13 percent of the population — were living with incomes below the minimum deemed acceptable last year. The number of Russians living in poverty reached nearly 20 million last year — a decade high — after sanctions over Ukraine and an oil crisis battered the economy, official figures...

    Rex Tillerson: US Secretary of State to visit Russia April 11
    Apr05

    Rex Tillerson: US Secretary of State to visit Russia April 11

    Russia's foreign ministry said the visit on April 11-12 would include talks with counterpart Sergei Lavrov. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make his first visit to Moscow next week, Russia’s foreign ministry said Wednesday, as the Kremlin looks to improve ties with Donald Trump’s administration.The ministry said the...

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