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John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss Syria

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John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin received in the Kremlin US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday. Kerry arrived for a meeting with Putin after his talks with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Kerry expressed his satisfaction over the Russia-US cooperation, which, according to him, made a difference to the life of people in Syria and [...]

Brussels Terror Attacks: NATO Issues High Alert

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Brussels Terror Attacks: NATO Issues High Alert

NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said he was deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday. “The heavy human toll is tragic. My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones, with all those affected, and with the people of Belgium. We all stand together with our Ally Belgium on this dark [...]

London Gets All-Electric Double-Decker Buses

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London Gets All-Electric Double-Decker Buses

Transport for London (TfL) has introduced world’s first zero-emission, long-range, all-electric BYD Double-Decker buses into revenue service routes. TfL deployed its first all-electric double decker buses with a special ceremony at London city hall this week with London’s Deputy Mayor of Environment and Energy, Matthew Pencharz formally receiving the first bus from BYD Europe. TfL [...]

Putin Discusses Syria and Ukraine with Obama

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Putin Discusses Syria and Ukraine with Obama

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation Monday with the U.S. President Barack Obama. The two leaders exchanged assessments of the course of implementing the statement by Russia and the United States, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group, on cessation of hostilities in Syria. The leaders stated that the Russian-US initiative, supported [...]

Human Rights Defenders Attacked in Russia

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Human Rights Defenders Attacked in Russia

The violent assault on human rights defenders (HRDs) and journalists in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia is further evidence of the authorities’ abject failure to protect those who work to safeguard human rights, Amnesty International said Thursday. Human rights defenders from the Joint Mobile Group (JMG) in the Russian North Caucasus, along with journalists from [...]

Turkey Government Steamrolls Press Freedom: Amnesty

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Turkey Government Steamrolls Press Freedom: Amnesty

The government takeover of Zaman newspaper is the latest deeply troubling episode in the Turkish authorities’ ongoing onslaught on dissenting media, Amnesty International said Friday. According to the state news agency Anadolu, at the request of the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, a court appointed trustees to take over the newspaper’s management. “By lashing out [...]

Russia Taking Steps to Handle Situation in Syria and North Korea

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Russia Taking Steps to Handle Situation in Syria and North Korea

President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a meeting Friday with permanent members of the Security Council. The participants exchanged views on the continuing cessation of hostilities in Syria and the increasing tensions over North Korea. They also continued discussions on measures to stabilise the oil market in Russia and through work with partners abroad. [ [...]

General Nicholson to Lead NATO Security in Afghanistan

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General Nicholson to Lead NATO Security in Afghanistan

General John “Mick” Nicholson assumes command of NATO’s Resolute Support mission from General John F. Campbell, NATO said in a statement released today. As commander of the Resolute Support mission, General Nicholson will lead NATO’s effort to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions, and help them further improve their effectiveness and [...]

How the UN Plans to Protect Human Rights

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How the UN Plans to Protect Human Rights

At the opening of the 31st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, senior UN officials emphasized the link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the right to development, highlighting that people on the front lines of armed conflict and humanitarian need are hoping the Organization can help ease their suffering. “Long-term [...]

Vladimir Putin Presents Presidential Prize to Young Scientists

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Vladimir Putin Presents Presidential Prize to Young Scientists

In a ceremony at the Kremlin’s Catherine Hall on Wednesday, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin presented the Presidential Prize in Science and Innovation for Young Scientists. The prize was established in 2008 and is awarded for contributions to advancing Russian science and innovation and aims to encourage laureates to pursue further projects. The winners [...]

Ash Carter Meets NATO Defense Leaders to Defeat ISIS

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Ash Carter Meets NATO Defense Leaders to Defeat ISIS

The U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is in Brussels to attend a NATO defense ministers meeting and to meet for the first time with defense ministers of countries that are major contributors to the coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. During a briefing Tuesday [...]

NATO Condemns North Korea’s Rocket Launch

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NATO Condemns North Korea’s Rocket Launch

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday he strongly condemns the launch by North Korea of a rocket using ballistic missile technology, which follows the North Korean nuclear weapons test on January 6. This launch is in direct violation of five United Nations Security Council Resolutions, which repeatedly call for North Korea to suspend all [...]