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Kerry Heads to Russia for Ukraine, Syria Talks
Jul12

Kerry Heads to Russia for Ukraine, Syria Talks

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Russia this week for talks with top officials on the conflicts in Ukraine, Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh. The State Department said Monday that Kerry would visit Moscow on Thursday to discuss ways to strengthen a shaky truce in Syria that appears near the breaking point amid continued...

Brexit prompting gold rush
Jul11

Brexit prompting gold rush

Beware of scary Brexit headlines pushing you to buy gold If you thought the Brexit vote was scary, check out the full page newspaper ad that recently appeared in The New York Times recounting all the horrors in the present tense, as if they were still unfolding: The vote “topples” the British government, “crushes” the...

NATO leaders gear up for threats from Russia

WARSAW, Poland — NATO leaders geared up Friday for a long-term standoff with Russia, ordering multinational troops to Poland and the three Baltic states as Moscow moves forward with its own plans to station two new divisions along its western borders. Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that on the first day of a landmark two-day...

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...

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