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    Germany’s Angela Merkel ready to confront Russia over Syrian war
    Oct16

    Germany’s Angela Merkel ready to confront Russia over Syrian war

    Angela Merkel wants to get other European Union member countries to agree to step up sanctions against Russia because of its role in the war in Syria, a German newspaper cited sources close to the German chancellor as saying. The issue of sanctions is due to be discussed at an EU summit on Thursday and Friday. Both the EU and the US have already...

    Diplomats forge new track to end Syria violence but no truce
    Oct16

    Diplomats forge new track to end Syria violence but no truce

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — New ideas proposed, more talks prepared and no quick resolution in sight for Syria’s agony. A U.S.-hosted meeting of major world and regional powers made only piecemeal headway on creating a new, multilateral track for ending the beleaguered country’s grinding war. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...

    Bulgaria’s President Defends Critical Stance on Russia
    Oct16

    Bulgaria’s President Defends Critical Stance on Russia

    Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has denied allegations of being “hawkish” on Russia. “From the distance of time, with five years of this term having passed, I do not see a single evidence, a single symptom that would make me change my attitude to what the President of Russia is doing.” Since 2014, Plevneliev has been...

    Montenegro votes as veteran PM warns of anti-Nato threat
    Oct16

    Montenegro votes as veteran PM warns of anti-Nato threat

    PODGORICA, Montenegro Montenegro votes Sunday with opposition groups hoping to end the quarter-century rule of pro-Western premier Milo Djukanovic, who warns that his rivals would derail imminent Nato accession. Djukanovic, who led the small Balkan nation to independence from Serbia in 2006, has forged closer ties with Western countries, pursuing...

    Wretched Syria
    Oct16

    Wretched Syria

    Superpowers’ chess board At the one-year anniversary of the Russian strikes, the State Department acknowledged that Russia had succeeded in its goal of propping up the Assad regime As the month started, US-Russia relations fell to a new post-Cold War low as the Obama administration abandoned efforts to cooperate with Moscow on ending the...

    Russia envoy: Tensions with US are probably worst since 1973
    Oct16

    Russia envoy: Tensions with US are probably worst since 1973

    United Nations, Oct 16 : Russia’s UN ambassador said that tensions with the United States are probably the worst since the 1973 Mideast war. But Vitaly Churkin said Friday that Cold War relations between the Soviet Union and the US more than 40 years ago were different than US-Russia relations today. “The general situation I think is pretty...

    Amid Syria’s Violence, Diplomats Produce Ideas but No Truce
    Oct16

    Amid Syria’s Violence, Diplomats Produce Ideas but No Truce

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland—The United States, Russia and seven other would-be Syria mediators ended a 4½-hour meeting Saturday without agreement or concrete steps to match what America’s top diplomat described as the urgent crisis in the city of Aleppo. Instead, the envoys said only that new ideas were proposed and more discussions planned. The...

    Progress Unclear After 4½ Hours of U.S.-Led Talks on Syria
    Oct15

    Progress Unclear After 4½ Hours of U.S.-Led Talks on Syria

    (LAUSANNE, Switzerland)—Back where they started, the United States, Russia and others trying to mediate Syria’s civil war spent 4½ hours searching for a diplomatic process that could succeed where last month’s collapsed cease-fire failed. It wasn’t clear whether they made any progress. With the Syrian and Russian governments...

    Global court warns govt over extra-judicial killings
    Oct15

    Global court warns govt over extra-judicial killings

    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued a warning to the Philippine government over alleged extra-judicial killings, saying officials’ incitement of mass killings could be prosecuted before the court in The Hague.Malacanang reacted swiftly to the statement, saying the alleged extra-judicial killings linked...

    Russian envoy: Crimean scenario not possible in Baltic states
    Oct15

    Russian envoy: Crimean scenario not possible in Baltic states

    Replication of the Crimean scenario in the Baltic states is not possible, furthermore, separatist sentiment is completely absent in the region, Russian Ambassador to Estonia Alexander Petrov cites LETA/BNS. …read more Source: The Baltic...