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Top 7 Jamaican & Caribbean News Stories for the week ending July 8th, 2016
Jul08

Top 7 Jamaican & Caribbean News Stories for the week ending July 8th, 2016

—————————————- THIS WEEK’S TOP NEWS STORIES —————————————- FIVE JAMAICAN POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED IN SHOOTING OF STUDENT—07/05/16 Jamaica’s Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) has arrested five members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in connection with the shooting of a student of the Convent of Mercy Academy....

NATO leaders meet to deal with threats from Russia, south
Jul08

NATO leaders meet to deal with threats from Russia, south

Leaders of the NATO military alliance gathered Friday to order ambitious actions against a daunting array of dangers. Thees are the security of their nations and citizenry, including a rearmed and increasingly unfriendly Russia to Europe’s east and violent Islamic extremism to the south. “The decisions we’re going to take...

Obama urges NATO to stand firm against Russia despite Brexit
Jul08

Obama urges NATO to stand firm against Russia despite Brexit

U.S. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, saying Britain’s vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the Western defense alliance. In an article published in the Financial Times newspaper as he arrived for his last summit of the North...

NATO Summit to Retool Alliance to Face New Threats
Jul07

NATO Summit to Retool Alliance to Face New Threats

In what some are terming NATO’s most important meeting in a generation, U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of the 27 other member nations are deciding how to retool the Cold War-era military alliance to face a daunting range of modern threats, from a hostile Kremlin to religious-fueled violence and attacks in cyberspace. They meet...

Putin calls Obama to discuss Syria, Ukraine, Karabakh
Jul06

Putin calls Obama to discuss Syria, Ukraine, Karabakh

The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has called U.S. President Barack Obama to inform him about the results of talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Putin said he hosted the talks with Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents to help stabilize the situation in the conflict zone. While discussing Syria, Putin called for encouraging moderate...

Russians angry over spike in travel plans to Turkey
Jul05

Russians angry over spike in travel plans to Turkey

Russians are taking to social media to rage against their fellow countrymen who are making plans to travel to Turkey. The reactions are appear to indicate that many Russians still haven’t forgiven their neighbors to the south for downing a Russian jet near the Syria-Turkey border in November. Over the weekend, a major Russian news site...

July 4 Message from Putin to Obama: Let’s Have Better Ties
Jul04

July 4 Message from Putin to Obama: Let’s Have Better Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday in a July Fourth message to President Barack Obama that he hopes ties between the two countries will get back on track. Relations between Moscow and Washington hit a post-Cold War low in 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and threw its weight behind separatists in eastern...

With Russia as an ally, Serbia edges toward NATO
Jul03

With Russia as an ally, Serbia edges toward NATO

Serbia is performing a delicate balancing act between its European aspirations, partnership with NATO and its centuries-old religious, ethnic and political alliance with Russia. Belgrade is being wooed by the West which has sought to bring it into the fold since the fall of Slobodan Milosevic in 2000. Serbia is now a European Union membership...

EU Prolongues Economic Sanctions against Russia
Jul02

EU Prolongues Economic Sanctions against Russia

01 de julio de 2016, 16:51Brussels, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Despite the risk of losing market, the European Union (EU) decided today to extend for six months the economic sanctions imposed on Russia in July 2014, immediately after a conflict associated with Ukraine. …read more Source: Prensa...

EU extends sanctions on Russia for another 6 months
Jul01

EU extends sanctions on Russia for another 6 months

The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the peace agreement in Ukraine. The decision, which had been expected, was announced in a statement Friday. It means restrictive measures targeting Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors, as well as some goods that can...

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