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Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia as tension escalates on ground in Crimea

Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia as tension escalates on ground in Crimea

Mar 09, – The US has warned Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy. US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Crimea is part of Ukraine and Moscow should avoid military escalation. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has been discussing the deepening crisis with […]

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Two Dead in Venezuela Anti-government Protests

Two Dead in Venezuela Anti-government Protests

Mar 06, Caracas – A Venezuelan soldier and a motor cyclist were killed in a standoff with opposition demonstrators who had set up a barricade along an avenue of Caracas, the vice president of the ruling Socialist Party said on Thursday. Demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro have for weeks been staging rallies […]

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Corruption blurs the lines of China’s mistress culture

Corruption blurs the lines of China’s mistress culture

Mar 06, – Young women who are mistresses in China are professionals, and some get a very handsome salary for what they do. According to reporter James Palmer, if high-rolling businessmen and government officials don’t have a mistress, they don’t get respect. China’s leader Xi Jinping has made a crackdown on corruption a centerpiece of […]

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Giant asteroid to pass between Earth and moon tonight

Giant asteroid to pass between Earth and moon tonight

Mar 05, – A giant asteroid will pass extremely close by to earth and our moon tonight, according to NASA. While the asteroid will come close enough for star gazers with a good telescope to see the celestial event, there will be no an apocalyptic near miss, with its closest distance from earth estimated to […]

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Ukrainian soldiers meet friends and family at blockaded Belbek military base

Ukrainian soldiers meet friends and family at blockaded Belbek military base

Mar 03, – Ukrainian soldiers at the Belbek military base talk friends and family members through the gates of the base entrance on March 3, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine. Tensions at the base, where between 100 and 200 Ukrainian soldiers are stationed, are high as a 4pm deadline reportedly given by Russian troops for the […]

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Canada condemns ‘Soviet-style’ incursion in Ukraine

Canada condemns ‘Soviet-style’ incursion in Ukraine

Mar 03, – Canada firmly denounced Sunday Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine as “Soviet-style aggression,” while Western allies weighed a response. US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia risked being stripped of its coveted seat among the prestigious Group of Eight nations, and that Washington and its G8 allies were prepared to slap sanctions […]

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Maoist extremists kill seven cops in India

Maoist extremists kill seven cops in India

Mar 01, – Senior police officer R.K. Vij says the rebels struck Friday while the police were on their way to provide security to workers building a road in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state. ┬áThat’s nearly 265 kilometers (165 miles) south of Raipur, the state capital. Vij said two police officers were injured in the […]

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Greece demonstrators protesting job cuts in Athens, scuffle with riot police

Greece demonstrators protesting job cuts in Athens, scuffle with riot police

Feb 28, Athens – Scuffles broke out Friday between demonstrators and police outside the finance ministry in central Athens, as Greece’s international debt inspectors met with ministers to discuss the pace of fiscal reforms. The demonstrators, mainly finance ministry cleaning ladies, school guards and municipal workers, were protesting job cuts required under Greece’s bailout agreement. […]

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Syria civil war ‘horrors’ lead US human rights report

Syria civil war ‘horrors’ lead US human rights report

Feb 28, – The report by the State Department also foreshadowed the unrest in Ukraine that just toppled its government. A chemical weapons attack in Syria last summer that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people was the world’s worst human rights violation of 2013, the Obama administration concluded Thursday. The survey singled out […]

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Iraq: Bombings, clashes kill 30 people across the country

Iraq: Bombings, clashes kill 30 people across the country

Jan 18, Baghdad – Violence across Iraq, including a series of car bombings and fighting between militants and government troops over control of the country’s contested Anbar province, killed at least 30 people Saturday, officials said. The bombings struck neighborhoods around the capital, Baghdad. A car bomb exploded near a restaurant in the western neighborhood […]

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