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Russia Rejects PACE Decision to Consider Illegal State Duma
Oct19

Russia Rejects PACE Decision to Consider Illegal State Duma

Moscow, Russia rejected today the decision of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to consider illegal the seventh Legislature of the State Duma for having deputies elected in Crimea. …read more Source:...

Google Celebrates Jamaican Mary Seacole with Doodle
Oct19

Google Celebrates Jamaican Mary Seacole with Doodle

Internet search site Google honored Jamaican Mary Seacole with a commemorative doodle on October 14. 2016. Mary Seacole was a nurse known as “Mother Seacole” to the British Army. She learned herbal medicine from her mother, who knew the traditional remedies used in the Caribbean and Africa. In spite of the challenges Seacole faced as a mixed-race...

Russia, Syria halt Aleppo airstrikes ahead of 8-hour lull
Oct18

Russia, Syria halt Aleppo airstrikes ahead of 8-hour lull

Russian and Syrian warplanes halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo on Tuesday in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defense minister said. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the halt in the strikes should help pave way for...

German, Russian, Ukrainian, French Leaders to Meet in Berlin
Oct18

German, Russian, Ukrainian, French Leaders to Meet in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host a meeting with the Russian, Ukrainian and French presidents on Wednesday to discuss efforts toward peace in eastern Ukraine — their first summit in a year, her office said. Merkel invited Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French President François Hollande to...

British ITV Network to Air Documentary about Jamaican Mary Seacole
Oct18

British ITV Network to Air Documentary about Jamaican Mary Seacole

ITV, a British broadcasting network, will air a documentary about Jamaican Mary Seacole, who is the first black woman to be honored with a statue in the United Kingdom. Mary Seacole was honored with the statue for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War in the 19th century. Created by Martin Jennings, the statue includes a disc based on images...

Putin rejects accusations of meddling in U.S. election
Oct12

Putin rejects accusations of meddling in U.S. election

Even as WikiLeaks released another trove of internal documents from Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted his country was not involved in an effort to influence the U.S. presidential election.Last week, the U.S. government formally accused Russia of launching a hacking campaign to “interfere with...

Amid tensions, Putin, Hollande, Merkel to hold Ukraine talks
Oct12

Amid tensions, Putin, Hollande, Merkel to hold Ukraine talks

Despite growing diplomatic tensions over Syria, the leaders of Russia, France and Germany may meet “very soon” in Berlin to revive peace efforts for Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Hollande’s office said in a...

Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia
Oct11

Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia

Outraged by Russia’s intensified air strikes on rebels in Syria, the European Union is now less likely to ease sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, diplomats say, and some in the bloc are raising the prospect of more punitive steps against the Kremlin.While the EU says conflicts in Syria and Ukraine need to be kept separate, the latest...

Putin shuns Paris visit after France offers talks only on Syria
Oct11

Putin shuns Paris visit after France offers talks only on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled a visit to Paris next week after President Francois Hollande said he would see him only for talks on Syria – the latest episode in deteriorating relations between Moscow and the West.French officials have been grappling for ways to put new pressure on Russia after Moscow vetoed a French-drafted United...

Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions
Oct11

Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has indefinitely postponed a trip to France after Paris had revised its program for the visit and said it would talk about nothing else but the Syrian crisis. French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that Putin put off his visit set for next week after Hollande let him know he wouldn’t take part in...

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