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Sep 18, 2018

Russia blames Israel for loss of aircraft to Syrian fire

Russia blamed Israel on Tuesday for the loss of a military jet to Syrian fire — which killed all 15 servicemen on board — and threatened a response. Israeli pilots carrying out attacks on Syrian targets "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it ...

U.S. again slashing number of refugees it will accept

Sep 18, 2018

U.S. again slashing number of refugees it will accept

The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger ...

Sep 4, 2018

Israel signals it could launch attack on Iranian weaponry in Iraq

Israel on Monday signaled it could attack suspected Iranian military assets in Iraq, as it has done with scores of airstrikes in war-torn Syria. Citing Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources, Reuters reported last week that Iran had transferred short-range ballistic missiles to Shiite allies in ...

War and Ebola: Eastern Congo faces down deadly twin nightmare

Aug 19, 2018

War and Ebola: Eastern Congo faces down deadly twin nightmare

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them. Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death itself, has come. In the Beni region, in Congo's eastern province of Kivu, the twin peril has bred ...

Aug 1, 2018

Italian police arrest pro-Russia mercenary recruiters for Ukraine war

Italian police say they have arrested three men accused of recruiting mercenary fighters to take part in the Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine. Three more people are being sought. In a statement Wednesday, carabinieri police said they searched the homes of another seven people as ...

May 29, 2018

Russia says won't be pushed around over downing of flight MH17

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday it was inappropriate for Australia and the Netherlands to issue Moscow with ultimatums over compensation for relatives of people killed in the downing of flight MH17, RIA news agency reported. The Malaysian Airways jet was shot down over ...

Putin to open massive bridge linking Crimea to Russia

May 15, 2018

Putin to open massive bridge linking Crimea to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday is set to unveil a 19-km (about 12-mile) bridge linking southern Russia to the Crimean Peninsula annexed from Ukraine, a highly symbolic project he has personally championed. Known as the Crimean Bridge, it will be the longest not only ...

Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach

Apr 20, 2018

Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach

Ukraine's Orthodox Church could become independent of Moscow under the terms of a presidential initiative lawmakers approved on Thursday, a move that President Petro Poroshenko said would make it harder for Russia to meddle in Ukrainian affairs. Ukraine's pro-Western leaders have sought step by step ...