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In Libya: Talks on new unity government gather pace – UN
Feb09

In Libya: Talks on new unity government gather pace – UN

Talks on changes to Libya's unity government could yield results in the coming weeks, putting the north African country on a path to stability, the UN envoy said Wednesday. Talks on changes to Libya’s unity government could yield results in the coming weeks, putting the north African country on a path to stability, the UN envoy said...

Pirates kidnap 7 Russians, 1 Ukrainian in Nigerian waters
Feb09

Pirates kidnap 7 Russians, 1 Ukrainian in Nigerian waters

The embassy has asked Nigerian authorities to assist in locating the abducted people, it said late on Tuesday. …read more Source: Eyewitness...

McDonald’s Russian Unit Plays Down US Heritage
Feb09

McDonald’s Russian Unit Plays Down US Heritage

When McDonald’s opened its first Russian restaurant in 1990 in Moscow, it was not unusual to see wedding receptions held there, so strong was the appeal of the quintessential American brand at the end of the Cold War. In recent years, with U.S.-Russia ties increasingly frosty, the fast-food chain has pursued a different strategy: Go native....

US Marine captain writes stinging op-ed: ‘We lost the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan’
Feb08

US Marine captain writes stinging op-ed: ‘We lost the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan’

The biggest problem, writes Capt. Joshua Waddell, is "self-delusion." An active-duty US Marine captain wrote a stinging op-ed for the Marine Corps Gazette, going through all the problems he sees with the Department of Defense and the Marine Corps in addition to recent failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. The biggest problem, writes Capt....

7 Russian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped in Nigerian waters
Feb08

7 Russian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped in Nigerian waters

Seven Russian sailors and a Ukrainian have been kidnapped from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters, the Russian embassy in the West African nation said Wednesday. The kidnappings come less than three months after three Russians were taken hostage off a ship in Nigerian waters and freed weeks later. The Russian embassy posted messages on social media...

GOP, Dem Senators Want Congressional Say on Russia Sanctions
Feb08

GOP, Dem Senators Want Congressional Say on Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators wants President Donald Trump to get approval from Congress before easing U.S. sanctions against Russia. Their legislation, dubbed the Russia Sanctions Review Act, is the latest salvo in an increasingly heated debate over Trump’s desire to improve relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin....

Germany plans four-way meeting on Ukraine crisis
Feb08

Germany plans four-way meeting on Ukraine crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany hopes to hold a meeting with Russia, Ukraine and France on the Ukraine crisis at a gathering of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn next week, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Libya...

Czech government doubles quota for Ukrainian workers
Feb08

Czech government doubles quota for Ukrainian workers

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech government has decided to double its quota for Ukrainian workers, Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said on Wednesday, due to an acute labor shortage as the economy continues to grow strongly. …read more Source: Libya...

Pirates kidnap 8 expatriates in Niger Delta
Feb08

Pirates kidnap 8 expatriates in Niger Delta

Russia says seven of its sailors and one Ukrainian have been abducted on Nigeria’s territorial waters. The Russian embassy in Nigeria has asked the Nigerian authorities for assistance in locating… …read more Source:...

Germany mulling meeting with Russia, Ukraine, France on Ukraine crisis
Feb08

Germany mulling meeting with Russia, Ukraine, France on Ukraine crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is in talks with its partners about organizing a meeting between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on the Ukraine crisis on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn next week, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Libya...

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