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Belarusian leader lashes out at Russia
Feb03

Belarusian leader lashes out at Russia

In a sign of growing friction between the two ex-Soviet neighbours, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko criticized Russia Friday for cutting oil supplies. Lukashenko ordered his interior minister to press charges against Russia’s top food safety official and firmly refused to host a Russian air base. In a live news conference that...

Russia’s Lavrov tells France that Ukraine flare-up endangers peace talks
Feb03

Russia’s Lavrov tells France that Ukraine flare-up endangers peace talks

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault on Friday that a flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine may nullify two-year long efforts to pacify warring sides, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Friday. …read more Source: Libya...

Tillerson Addresses Dissent and Calls Mexico, Canada
Feb03

Tillerson Addresses Dissent and Calls Mexico, Canada

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for unity and understanding on his first day at the State Department amid internal dissent over policies of President Donald Trump, which have also antagonized a range of allies. Within hours of starting the job, Tillerson reached out by phone to counterparts from Mexico and Canada, spoke by phone with...

Kremlin says it hopes pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels have enough ammunition
Feb03

Kremlin says it hopes pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels have enough ammunition

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday he hoped that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine had enough ammunition to respond to what he called aggressive actions by the Ukrainian army. …read more Source: Libya...

Ceasefire violations in Ukraine still too high despite lull in fighting: Germany
Feb03

Ceasefire violations in Ukraine still too high despite lull in fighting: Germany

The German Foreign Ministry said on Friday that there had been a lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine in recent “hours” but ceasefire breaches were still happening too often., “In the last couple of hours we have seen a decline in military activities there but I want to say clearly that the number of ceasefire violations remains...

US Condemns Russian Aggression in Eastern Ukraine
Feb03

US Condemns Russian Aggression in Eastern Ukraine

The new U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, addresses a Security Council meeting of the United NationsUNITED NATIONS — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations took a firm stance Thursday against Russian military action in eastern Ukraine, condemning Moscow’s “aggressive actions” and saying U.S. Crimea-related sanctions would remain...

Syrian refugee family reunited despite Donald Trump’s travel ban
Feb03

Syrian refugee family reunited despite Donald Trump’s travel ban

A family of Syrian refugees separated for two years are reunited in the US — despite President Trump’s controversial travel ban. Father Fadi Kassar hugs his daughters Hnan, eight, and Lian, five, while wife Razan looks on in tears. Mother and daughters arrived at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York yesterday on a flight from...

Trump’s White House: Five takeaways from Thursday
Feb03

Trump’s White House: Five takeaways from Thursday

US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence walk into the Oval Office at the White House © AFP / NICHOLAS KAMMWashington, United States, Feb 3 – US President Donald Trump had a busy Thursday, stirring up diplomatic controversy with Iran and Australia before asking national religious leaders to pray for his reality TV successor Arnold...

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. blames Russia for new  violence in eastern Ukraine
Feb03

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. blames Russia for new violence in eastern Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blamed Russia yesterday for the recent surge of violence in eastern Ukraine and warned Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia will not be lifted until Moscow returns Crimea to Kiev. …read more Source: Stabroek...

Vladmir Putin: US condemns Russia’s ‘aggressive actions’ in Ukraine
Feb03

Vladmir Putin: US condemns Russia’s ‘aggressive actions’ in Ukraine

her first public remarks at the Security Council, Haley asserted that US sanctions imposed on Russia over its 2014 annexation of Crimea would remain in place until Moscow gave back the peninsula to Ukraine. US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday condemned Russia’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine and pledged strong US support to...

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