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Return Malvinas and Gibraltar before talking about Crimea, Russia tells UK
Feb04

Return Malvinas and Gibraltar before talking about Crimea, Russia tells UK

Russia’s ambassador to the UN has suggested that Britain should “clean its conscience” by “giving back” the Falklands/Malvinas and Gibraltar before it passes judgment on the Kremlin’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula. …read more Source:...

New Fatal Clashes in Eastern Ukraine as the Recent Surge in Conflict Rages On
Feb04

New Fatal Clashes in Eastern Ukraine as the Recent Surge in Conflict Rages On

A recent surge in violence that has raged on in eastern Ukraine, despite international efforts to reinforce a ceasefire, has claimed the lives of four government soldiers in the past 24 hours, a commander in the region said on Friday. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

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...

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...

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