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Report: Moscow Sees Threat in NATO Deployment
Feb09

Report: Moscow Sees Threat in NATO Deployment

Russia views the deployment of NATO troops and military hardware to the Baltic states, Poland and Germany as a threat and has no information about how and when the deployment will end, the RIA news agency reported Thursday. RIA cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov as saying Moscow was watching closely and would ensure that its own...

Kremlin says east Ukraine unlikely to be part of deal with Trump
Feb09

Kremlin says east Ukraine unlikely to be part of deal with Trump

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday it was unlikely that the situation in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are ranged against the Ukrainian army, would be part of any deal with U.S. President Donald Trump. …read more Source: Libya...

Sea Pirates: 7 Russians, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped off Nigerian coast
Feb09

Sea Pirates: 7 Russians, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped off Nigerian coast

The Russian ministry of foreign affairs said its embassy in Nigeria is in contact with the Nigerian government to ensure the release of the sailors. Seven Russians and one Ukrainian aboard the cargo ship, BBC Caribbean have been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, reports say.According to a tweet by the Russian ministry of foreign...

Security Council urges unfettered access to Darfur experts, considers sanctions on rebels
Feb09

Security Council urges unfettered access to Darfur experts, considers sanctions on rebels

February 8, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Wednesday renewed until 12 March 2018 the mandate of the Panel of Experts monitoring of arms embargo and generally sanctions imposed on those behind instability in Sudan’s western Darfur region. United Nations Security Council meeting which unanimously adopted...

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...

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....

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...

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....

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