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Russia-Japan Territory Dispute “Not to be Solved Soon”: Putin

Russia-Japan Territory Dispute  “Not to be Solved Soon”: Putin

December 17, 2016

TOKYO - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the isles row between Russia and Japan can not be solved soon. Putin, who is on a two-day visit to Japan, made the remarks at a...

75% of ISIS Fighters Killed:US

75% of ISIS Fighters Killed:US

December 15, 2016

WASHINGTON - At least 75% of ISIS fighters have been killed during the campaign of US-led airstrikes, according to US officials. The US anti-ISIS envoy said the campaign has winnowed...

Panel Recommends Transparency Measures on Climate Change

Panel Recommends Transparency Measures on Climate Change

December 15, 2016

LONDON — An international task force has recommended a raft of voluntary financial disclosures designed to help investors and industry manage the risks posed by rising global...

UN Chief Designate Vows to Reform UN after Swearing in

UN Chief Designate Vows  to Reform UN after Swearing in

December 14, 2016

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres vowed here Monday to reform the UN system to better support global efforts to maintain world peace, promote development...

Over 91,000 Displaced by Fighting in Iraq’s Mosul: IOM

Over 91,000 Displaced  by Fighting in Iraq’s Mosul: IOM

December 14, 2016

GENEVA - A total of 91,404 men, women, and children have fled the Iraqi city of Mosul since military operations to reclaim one of the Islamic State (IS)'s last strongholds began in October...

Syrian Army Controls 95 Pct of Aleppo, 100,000 Civilians Evacuated: Russian MoD

Syrian Army Controls 95 Pct of Aleppo, 100,000 Civilians Evacuated: Russian MoD

December 13, 2016

MOSCOW - The Syrian army has taken complete control of over 95 percent of Aleppo's territory previously held by rebels, with over 100,000 civilians evacuated from the Syrian city, the...

Italy’s Newly-Nominated PM Expected to Announce Cabinet: Reports

Italy’s Newly-Nominated PM  Expected to Announce Cabinet: Reports

December 13, 2016

ROME - The newly nominated Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, was expected to announce the team of his cabinet later on Monday, according to media reports. Gentiloni, 62, was...

Obama Orders ‘Full Review’ of 2016 Election Hacking

Obama Orders ‘Full Review’ of  2016 Election Hacking

December 12, 2016

WASHINGTON – US President Obama has ordered the U.S. intelligence community to conduct a “full review” of the cyberattacks during the 2016 election and to prepare...

Paris Meeting on Syria Agrees on Need to Facilitate Humanitarian Aid

Paris Meeting on Syria Agrees on Need to Facilitate Humanitarian Aid

December 12, 2016

PARIS - France on Saturday convened a new round of talks on the situation in Syrian city of Aleppo, during which participants stressed the vital necessity to stop bombing and...

US, Russia to Continue Talk on Syria Ceasefire: U.S. State Department

US, Russia to Continue Talk on Syria Ceasefire: U.S. State Department

December 10, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on phone with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Thursday about continuing the discussion of a ceasefire in Syria, the...

Civil Conflicts, Unpredictable Weather Blamed for Poor Food Insecurity in 2016: UN Agency

Civil Conflicts, Unpredictable Weather Blamed for Poor Food Insecurity  in 2016: UN Agency

December 10, 2016

UNITED NATIONS - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, the Food...

NATO FMs Agree in Proposals to Deepen NATO-EU Cooperation

NATO FMs Agree in Proposals  to Deepen NATO-EU Cooperation

December 08, 2016

BRUSSELS - NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday agreed on over 40 proposals to deepen NATO-European Union (EU) cooperation, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference...

UK Brexit Minister Says Expects Parliament to Get Vote on Final Deal

UK Brexit Minister Says Expects  Parliament to Get Vote on Final Deal

December 08, 2016

LONDON - It is inconceivable that Britain's parliament would not be able to vote on the country's final deal with the European Union, but that would not reverse the fact it was leaving...

EU, U.S. Ink Military Deal to Bolster Logistical Support

EU, U.S. Ink Military  Deal to Bolster Logistical Support

December 07, 2016

BRUSSELS - The European Union (EU) and the United States on Tuesday inked a military deal to enhance cooperation on logistical assistance. EU foreign policy chief Federica ...

U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategy Should not Jeopardize Regional Peace, Stability

U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategy Should not Jeopardize Regional Peace, Stability

December 07, 2016

BEIJING - The U.S. strategy on the Asia-Pacific under whichever administration should not be contemplated to the detriment of the interests of other countries, and any miscalculation...

UNHCR Warns EU Against Carrot-And-Stick Approach to Migration

UNHCR Warns EU Against Carrot-And-Stick Approach to Migration

December 06, 2016

BRUSSELS - Linking aid for countries in the Middle East and Africa to how they manage migration can create dangerous precedents, the United Nations top refugee official warned the European...

Ceasefire in Aleppo only Possible after Russia-U.S. Deal: Russian FM

Ceasefire in  Aleppo only Possible after Russia-U.S. Deal: Russian FM

December 06, 2016

MOSCOW - A ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo will only be possible after Russia and the United States reach an agreement on a total withdrawal of militants from the city, Russian Foreign...

Britain May Continue with Some EU Cooperation Post-Brexit: Johnson

Britain May Continue with Some EU Cooperation Post-Brexit: Johnson

December 05, 2016

LONDON - Britain could pay in to some EU programs after Brexit but the government will take back control of its own money and will no longer spend large amounts in Brussels, Foreign...

Giuliani, Romney Pit Hardliner Against Moderate for U.S. Secretary of State

Giuliani, Romney Pit Hardliner Against Moderate for U.S. Secretary of State

December 05, 2016

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is narrowing down his choices to fill the position of U.S. Secretary of State, with two of the four candidates representing the choice of a...

UNEP Urges World to Avoid Border Walls, to Save Biodiversity

UNEP Urges World to Avoid Border Walls, to Save Biodiversity

December 04, 2016

CANCUN, Mexico - Countries must unite to defend biodiversity instead of building border walls, Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said...

May’s Brexit Plans Face British Supreme Court Test

May’s Brexit Plans  Face British Supreme Court Test

December 04, 2016

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May's government launches a challenge on Monday against a court ruling that it requires parliamentary approval to start the process of leaving...

Migrant Sea Arrivals in Europe Top 350,000 Mark: IOM

Migrant Sea Arrivals in Europe Top 350,000 Mark: IOM

December 03, 2016

GENEVA - A total of 350,573 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe so far this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported...

Nearly 80,000 Flee Iraq’s Mosul as Fighting Rages: IOM

Nearly 80,000 Flee Iraq’s Mosul as Fighting Rages: IOM

December 03, 2016

GENEVA - Some 77,826 civilians have fled Mosul and its adjacent districts since Iraq’s military operations to recapture Mosul, the International Organization for Migration...

Merkel Does Not See EU Expanding Membership Talks with Turkey

Merkel Does Not See EU Expanding Membership Talks with Turkey

December 01, 2016

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not expect the European Union to open negotiations on new policy areas with Turkey in its talks to join the bloc, her spokesman said on...

NATO Deputy Chief Stresses Dialogue with Russia

NATO Deputy Chief Stresses Dialogue with Russia

December 01, 2016

BRUSSELS - NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller on Tuesday stressed the importance of continuing dialogue with Russia at a forum in Germany, according to a NATO statement...

Trump Meets with Former CIA Head as Search for Top Diplomat Steps up

Trump Meets with Former CIA Head as Search for Top Diplomat Steps up

November 30, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday met with former CIA Director David Petraeus as he ratcheted up efforts to search for a new U.S. secretary of state. Speaking to...

France Calls for UN Meeting on Syria's Aleppo after Fighting Worsens

France Calls for UN Meeting on Syria's Aleppo after Fighting Worsens

November 30, 2016

PARIS - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday called for an immediate United Nations (UN) Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of...

1,000 Islamic State Fighters Killed in Mosul: Security Forces

1,000 Islamic State Fighters Killed in Mosul: Security Forces

November 29, 2016

BARTELLA, Iraq - Iraqi special forces battling to clear Islamic State from eastern Mosul have killed nearly 1,000 militants but fighting has slowed as troops face a mobile enemy...

Merkel Says she will Deport 100,000 Migrants

Merkel Says she will Deport 100,000 Migrants

November 29, 2016

BERLIN - In one of the most shocking flip-flops in recent political history, German Chancellor Angela Merkel now says she will deport about 10% of recently arrived migrants -- 100,000...

Half Million Children Live Under Siege in Syria: UNICEF

Half Million Children Live Under Siege in Syria: UNICEF

November 28, 2016

GENEVA - As violence continues to escalate across Syria, nearly 500,000 children now live in 16 besieged areas across the country, UNICEF warned on Sunday. According to UNICEF, the number...

Clinton Says Yea to Recount, Trump Says Nay

Clinton Says Yea to Recount, Trump Says Nay

November 28, 2016

WASHINGTON - The campaign of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Saturday it will participate in the vote recount in Wisconsin, while President-elect Donald...

Cuban Revolutionary Leader Fidel Castro Dies at 90

Cuban Revolutionary Leader Fidel Castro Dies at 90

November 27, 2016

HAVANA - Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died late Friday at the age of 90, said his brother Raul, the current leader of Cuba. With deep sorrow I report to the Cuban people...

Greek Bailout Program Enters Successful Stage: EU Commissioner

Greek Bailout Program Enters Successful Stage: EU Commissioner

November 27, 2016

ATHENS - Greece's bailout program is entering a successful stage and rewards are on the horizon, a European official said ahead of his two-day visit to Athens on Monday. I am convinced...

EU Gets Tough: Bloc Tells UK Brexit is Lose-Lose Situation

EU Gets Tough: Bloc Tells UK Brexit is Lose-Lose Situation

November 26, 2016

LONDON - Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, U.K. officials have had one message: Brexit means Brexit. Now they have EU leaders' reply: And it's going to hurt...

Syria Stresses Resolve to Dislodge Rebels from Aleppo Soon

Syria Stresses Resolve to Dislodge Rebels from Aleppo Soon

November 26, 2016

DAMASCUS - A security source in the joint military room of the Syrian army and its allies stressed Friday the Syrian administration's resolve to dislodge rebels from the...