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Ukraine ceasefire ends as US pressure Putin to save shaky truce

Ukraine ceasefire ends as US pressure Putin to save shaky truce

June 27, – US and EU leaders have heaped pressure on Russian president Vladimir Putin to help his Western-backed counterpart in Ukraine end a separatist insurgency, as the clock ticks down on a shaky truce. US President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that additional sanctions would be in store if Russia does not move swiftly to […]

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Monitoring group says Syrian rebel rocket fire kills more than 50 in Aleppo

Monitoring group says Syrian rebel rocket fire kills more than 50 in Aleppo

June 02, – Syrian rebel rocket fire on government-controlled areas of Aleppo killed 50 people over the weekend, a monitoring group said on Monday, the eve of an election in which rebels have warned they will step up attacks on state targets. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from the attacks […]

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More Intl’ involvement in Central African Republic won’t stop bloodshed

More Intl’ involvement in Central African Republic won’t stop bloodshed

Apr 19, – Fresh forces, particularly EU and UN troops, are to be sent to stop the ongoing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic, although the problems they are being sent to solve are too deep-rooted to hope for any significant improvements. On April 14, the Council of the European Union issued a statement […]

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Suicide attack in northern Iraq Kills 7 policemen

Suicide attack in northern Iraq Kills 7 policemen

Apr 13, Kirkuk – A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a checkpoint in northern Iraq on Sunday, killing seven police, and gunmen shot dead three people, officials said. The latest violence comes amid a protracted surge in nationwide bloodshed that has claimed more than 2,550 lives so far this year and sparked fears […]

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Polls open in Costa Rica’s Solis running alone in presidential run-off

Polls open in Costa Rica’s Solis running alone in presidential run-off

Apr 06, – Voting got under way in Costa Rica on Sunday, where historian and former diplomat Luis Guillermo Solis faced no opposition in the country’s presidential run-off election. His lone rival in the race, conservative contender Johnny Araya, dropped out last month after polls showed he would be soundly defeated, giving the centrist Solis […]

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