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Choosing the next UN chief is ‘intensely political’
Sep22

Choosing the next UN chief is ‘intensely political’

Deciding who will lead the United Nations after Ban Ki-moon is a complex and convoluted process. Mats Berdal tells DW that the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine mean politics will likely play a big role in the decision. …read more Source:...

Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels agree to pullback of troops
Sep22

Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels agree to pullback of troops

The latest troop withdrawal is less elaborate than last year’s cease fire, which broke down before it began. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warns there is no guarantee of success this time, either. …read more Source:...

Exclusive: How EU firms skirt sanctions to do business in Crimea
Sep21

Exclusive: How EU firms skirt sanctions to do business in Crimea

Products for sale in the Crimean stores of two European retailers are being shipped there from Russia via a ferry and port that are subject to EU sanctions, people involved in the transportation said, suggesting companies are finding ways around the punitive economic regime facing Moscow since 2014. Products carrying the brands of Germany’s...

Obama Urges Israel End Occupation and Palestinians Accept Israel
Sep21

Obama Urges Israel End Occupation and Palestinians Accept Israel

Both sides would benefit if Israel recognized it cannot permanently occupy Palestinian land and if Palestinians rejected incitement and recognized Israel’s legitimacy, U.S. President Barack Obama told the United Nations on Tuesday. Obama’s efforts to bring about an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement have failed over the nearly eight...

Pope, Refugees, Religious Leaders Pray in Assisi for World Peace
Sep20

Pope, Refugees, Religious Leaders Pray in Assisi for World Peace

ASSISI, Italy — Pope Francis met with war refugees and religious figures on Tuesday in Assisi, the hometown of the tolerance-preaching St. Francis, for a day of prayers for peace and pleas for more attention to victims of conflicts worldwide. Speaking about victims of war, Pope Francis lamented in a prayer service in St. Francis Basilica...

Pro-Kremlin Party Wins Big Majority in Russian Parliament
Sep20

Pro-Kremlin Party Wins Big Majority in Russian Parliament

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin sees the governing party’s huge gain in parliamentary elections as a vote of confidence in his government, despite a low voter turnout which suggests broad public apathy and dismay with the political process. United Russia, the main party supporting Putin, expanded its grip on parliament, winning...

In US: After bomb blasts, Clinton says Trump helps Islamic State to recruit
Sep19

In US: After bomb blasts, Clinton says Trump helps Islamic State to recruit

The incidents, just days after the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, put the United States' most populous city on edge. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Monday accused Republican rival Donald Trump of helping Islamic State militants recruit more fighters as bomb blasts in New York and New Jersey made national security a top concern...

Trump and Clinton face off on national security
Sep19

Trump and Clinton face off on national security

Law enforcement officers are seen at the scene of an explosion in New York’s West 23rd Street on September, 18, 2016 © AFP / Kena BetancurNew York, United States, Sep 19 – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were plunged into questions about US national security Monday after three attacks in a single day put the threat of terrorism at the top...

Putin’s party dominates at Russia parliament vote
Sep19

Putin’s party dominates at Russia parliament vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin casts ballots as he votes at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Moscow/AFP MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Sep 18 – President Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party on Sunday cruised to an easy victory at parliamentary elections, exit polls showed, despite the longest economic crisis of his...

In Russia: Pro-Putin party wins 44.5 pct in parliament vote: exit poll
Sep19

In Russia: Pro-Putin party wins 44.5 pct in parliament vote: exit poll

The ruling United Russia party, which Putin founded, won 44.5 percent in Sunday's vote, an exit poll showed, slightly down on the last election. Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election on Sunday, but early indications were that turnout was low, suggesting a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling...

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