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    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue
    Nov19

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue

    Three former top Soviet officials on Friday marked the signing 25 years ago of the treaty that formally dissolved the Soviet Union, and they used the occasion to urge dialogue … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    European leaders, Obama vow to hold fast to NATO
    Nov19

    European leaders, Obama vow to hold fast to NATO

    BERLIN (AFP) – US President Barack Obama and top European leaders Friday warned Donald Trump to stick to a strong transatlantic partnership, urging ongoing NATO cooperation and pressure against Russia.Trumps shock election win has sparked fears of drastic policy upheavals as he has challenged a near 70-year-old security shield for US allies...

    The 15 best photos of the last seven days
    Nov19

    The 15 best photos of the last seven days

    An aerial picture taken near Saint-Denis de La Reunion on the French Indian ocean island of La Reunion, shows a landslide that occurred on the “Route du littoral”, one of the main roads on the island. (Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images) DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors shoots the ball during Huskies night, honouring the local team from 1946-47,...

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue
    Nov19

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” Three former top Soviet officials are marking the signing of a treaty 25 years ago that formally dissolved the Soviet Union and are urging dialogue on the deadly separatist conflict in Ukraine.In December 1991,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    World › Obama, EU leaders agree to stick together, stay tough on Russia
    Nov19

    World › Obama, EU leaders agree to stick together, stay tough on Russia

    U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Friday underscored the importance of working together in NATO and chided Russia for its bombing of Syria and failure to implement a Ukrainian peace accord. The White House statement followed a meeting at which Obama sought to reassure his counterparts from Germany,… …read more Source:...

    The ‘Best Boutique Hotel In The World’ Is Even More Magical Than We Thought
    Nov19

    The ‘Best Boutique Hotel In The World’ Is Even More Magical Than We Thought

    As travelers with very long bucket lists, we’ve just about seen it all when it comes to strikingly beautiful hotels. But this particular piece of paradise ― recently named the best boutique hotel in the world ― may just be the most dynamite destination we’ve ever seen.Secret Bay is a colony of eco-friendly villas on the relatively...

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue
    Nov18

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue

    In December 1991, the leaders of the Soviet republics of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed a pact that broke up the U.S.S.R. and defeated the efforts of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to keep the country together. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Profiles of first three Trump cabinet appointees
    Nov18

    Profiles of first three Trump cabinet appointees

    WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump announced three important cabinet appointments Friday, for the posts of CIA director, attorney general and national security advisor. The following are thumbnail sketches of the three men: CIA director Mike Pompeo, the Republican legislator nominated to lead the CIA, is a well-known hawk and strident...

    Trump, NATO Chief Pledge Alliance’s ‘Enduring Importance’ In Phone Call
    Nov18

    Trump, NATO Chief Pledge Alliance’s ‘Enduring Importance’ In Phone Call

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg agreed on Friday on the Western alliance’s “enduring importance”, NATO said, striving to reassure Europe that Washington will remain committed to its security.Trump questioned during his election campaign whether the United States should protect allies seen as...

    Questions grow over Hungarian no-bid nuclear deal
    Nov18

    Questions grow over Hungarian no-bid nuclear deal

    As European Commission officials struggled to defend their decision to allow Hungary to skirt public tender requirements and award a multi-billion euro contract to Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company, a major U.S.-based energy company said Friday that it wanted the work but was denied the opportunity to bid. Westinghouse Electric...