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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...

U.S. to hold accountable those who commit crimes against ‘innocents’
Apr10

U.S. to hold accountable those who commit crimes against ‘innocents’

The United States will hold responsible anyone who commits crimes against humanity, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday, days after the U.S. military unexpectedly attacked Syria. Tillerson is in Italy for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations, with his counterparts from Europe and...

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

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

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 of Tomahawk missiles at...

G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to Stop Backing Assad
Apr10

G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to Stop Backing Assad

LUCCA, Italy — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response, with participants aiming to pressure Russia to end its support for President Bashar Assad. Last week’s nerve gas attack in the rebel-held town of...

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:...

South China Sea: Duterte orders Philippines military to occupy islands
Apr06

South China Sea: Duterte orders Philippines military to occupy islands

Hong Kong (CNN) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he has ordered military personnel to occupy all Philippines-claimed islands in the disputed South China Sea. “We tried to be friends with everybody but we have to maintain our jurisdiction now, at least the areas under our control. And I have ordered the armed forces to occupy...

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...

IOC strips three medal-winners from Beijing and London over doping violations
Apr05

IOC strips three medal-winners from Beijing and London over doping violations

Artur Taymazov, an Olympic wrestling champion from the 2008 Games in Beijing, has been stripped of his title by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being found guilty of doping violations. The Uzbekistani won gold in the 96-120 kilogram freestyle category, but that result has now been removed from the record. “Re-analysis of...

Russia Hopes Tillerson’s Visit Will Lead to Improved Ties
Apr05

Russia Hopes Tillerson’s Visit Will Lead to Improved Ties

MOSCOW — Russia voiced hope Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s planned visit next week will help improve relations between the former Cold War foes. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tillerson’s talks next Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will focus on the fight against terrorism, various...

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