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    Russian general Igor Sergun dies suddenly after being ‘sent to Syria by Vladimir Putin to ask President Assad to step down’ | Middle East | News
    Jan23

    Russian general Igor Sergun dies suddenly after being ‘sent to Syria by Vladimir Putin to ask President Assad to step down’ | Middle East | News

    A Russian general has died of unknown causes just weeks after reportedly being sent to Syria to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad. Colonel-General Igor Sergun was the head of Russia’s secretive GRU military intelligence service and Deputy Chief of the armed forces General Staff. The Ministry of Defence gave no information on how or...

    Stimulus hopes pump oil, stocks higher
    Jan23

    Stimulus hopes pump oil, stocks higher

    World stock markets and oil prices rallied Friday, building on the previous day’s recovery sparked by European Central Bank hints of more eurozone stimulus. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index got the markets off to a positive start, surging nearly six per cent following a report in the Nikkei business daily that the ank of Japan was considering...

    [Ticker] Soros funds Dutch Yes campaign in Ukraine vote
    Jan23

    [Ticker] Soros funds Dutch Yes campaign in Ukraine vote

    Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros is donating €200,000 to the Yes side in the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement, through his Open Society Foundation, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported Friday. Voters will express their opinion about the deal in a non-binding vote on 6 April. …read more Source:...

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists
    Jan23

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burials have begun for the 10 Burkina Faso nationals killed in last week’s attack on a cafe and hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, highlighting the local toll suffered in the latest West African country targeted by Islamic extremists. For many in Ouagadougou, the attack — the first of its kind in Burkina...

    Interpol Explains Removal Of Yanukovych Figures From Public Wanted List
    Jan23

    Interpol Explains Removal Of Yanukovych Figures From Public Wanted List

    Interpol says it has removed the names of several suspects from the time that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was in power from its public wanted list in response to a legal complaint Yanukovych has filed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists
    Jan23

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burials have begun for the 10 Burkina Faso nationals killed in last week’s attack on a cafe and hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, highlighting the local toll suffered in the latest West African country targeted by Islamic extremists. Three burial services were held Friday and more were expected over the...

    Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits
    Jan23

    Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a “new chapter” in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ties worth up to $600 billion within the next 10 years,...

    EP calls on Russia to refrain from interfering in conflicts of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia
    Jan23

    EP calls on Russia to refrain from interfering in conflicts of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

    MEPs worry about the independence of the judiciary and possible threats to media pluralism in Georgia. …read more Source:...

    Headliner: Noam Chomsky on ISIL, Turkey and Ukraine
    Jan23

    Headliner: Noam Chomsky on ISIL, Turkey and Ukraine

    The author discusses the war against ISIL, his public spat with the Turkish president and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: AL...

    The luxury condo boom in New York and Miami could finally be ending
    Jan23

    The luxury condo boom in New York and Miami could finally be ending

    Flickr / Justin BrownLook up at the New York City skyline — way up, 100 stories or so — and you can’t help but notice that the changes over the past few years have been remarkable. But they may be coming to a halt. Over the past five years, a luxury housing boom in the city saw private developers scrambling to erect skyscrapers as tall as...