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Syrian Opposition Needs More Support: Obama

Syrian Opposition Needs More Support: Obama

May 29, 2014

WEST POINT, New York - President Barack Obama says he'll work with Congress to increase support for members of the Syrian opposition who offer the best alternative to terrorists and to Syrian ...

Global Unemployment Expected to Rise By 3.2 Mln in 2014: ILO

Global Unemployment Expected  to Rise By 3.2 Mln in 2014: ILO

May 28, 2014

GENEVA - The International Labor Organization (ILO) on Tuesday said in an annual report that global unemployment stood at just under 200 million in 2013 and is expected to rise ...

New Ukraine Leader Says No Talks with “Terrorists”

New Ukraine Leader Says  No Talks with “Terrorists”

May 27, 2014

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukraine launched air strikes and a paratrooper assault against pro-Russian rebels who seized an airport on Monday, as its newly elected leader rejected any talks with ...

Ukraine Voters Seek Leader to Save Nation

Ukraine Voters Seek Leader to Save Nation

May 26, 2014

KIEV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine - Ukrainians voted on Sunday for a leader they hope will save their country from bankruptcy, dismemberment and civil war, but eastern cities were turned into ghost towns ...

West Ignores Russia’s Interests in Ukraine: Putin

West Ignores Russia’s  Interests in Ukraine: Putin

May 25, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of ignoring Russia's interests in Ukraine, in particular by leaving open the possibility that Ukraine could ...

Ukraine Instability Benefits Some Countries: Russian Defense Chief

Ukraine Instability Benefits  Some Countries: Russian Defense Chief

May 24, 2014

MOSCOW - Some countries deliberately stoked tensions in Ukraine to advance their geopolitical goals, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told the 3rd international security conference ...

Ukraine Urges Russia to Help De-Escalate Crisis

Ukraine Urges Russia to  Help De-Escalate Crisis

May 22, 2014

KIEV - The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called on Russia to intensify its efforts to ease the crisis in eastern Ukraine. "We expect Russia's tangible steps ...

21 Million in Forced Labor Worldwide: UN Report

21 Million in Forced Labor  Worldwide: UN Report

May 21, 2014

GENEVA - Forced labor produces illegal profits of $150 billion a year, the United Nations' labor agency said Tuesday as it appealed for global eradication of the ...

CICA Summit to Help Asian Countries Strengthen Mutual Trust

CICA Summit to Help Asian  Countries Strengthen Mutual Trust

May 20, 2014

BEIJING - An upcoming Asian security summit will strengthen dialogue, build mutual trust and broaden cooperation among Asian countries and help the region address some hotspot issues, foreign ...

Iran Voices Tougher Line on Planned Nuclear Reactor

Iran Voices Tougher Line  on Planned Nuclear Reactor

May 19, 2014

DUBAI - Iran appeared to take a harder line in its nuclear dispute with world powers on Sunday by dismissing as "ridiculous" one idea that could allay Western concerns ...

Manmohan Singh Resigns After 10 Years in Power

Manmohan Singh Resigns After 10 Years in Power

May 18, 2014

NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday resigned, a day after the ruling Congress party was decimated by the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party in the general ...

Pro-Russian Insurgents Retreat in Ukraine’s East

Pro-Russian Insurgents  Retreat in Ukraine’s East

May 17, 2014

MARIUPOL, Ukraine - Local patrols by steelworkers have forced pro-Russia insurgents to pull out of the government buildings they had seized in this city in eastern Ukraine, giving residents ...

Death Toll Rises to 232 in Turkey Mine Explosion

Death Toll Rises to 232  in Turkey Mine Explosion

May 15, 2014

ISTANBUL/ANKARA - The death toll of Turkey's coal mine accident Tuesday has risen to 232 Wednesday as the country declares a three-day national mourning. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

EU to Support Private Sector Development in Developing Countries

EU to Support Private Sector  Development in Developing Countries

May 14, 2014

BRUSSELS - A new policy paper was adopted by the European Commission on Tuesday, outlining a new strategic framework to ensure that private sector operations in developing countries ...

Boko Haram Offers to Swap Kidnapped Nigerian Girls for Prisoners

Boko Haram Offers to Swap  Kidnapped Nigerian Girls for Prisoners

May 13, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has offered to release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange ...

Referendums Held in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Lugansk Regions on Independence

Referendums Held in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Lugansk Regions on Independence

May 12, 2014

KIEV - Local residents in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions went to the polls on Sunday in referendums aimed at seeking independence from the country ...

Nigerian Army Posts Two Divisions to Hunt for Missing Girls

Nigerian Army Posts Two  Divisions to Hunt for Missing Girls

May 11, 2014

ABUJA- Nigeria's Army has posted two divisions to hunt for 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebels in an attack condemned globally including by U.S. first lady Michelle ...

US Committed to Israel’s Security: Obama Adviser

US Committed to Israel’s  Security: Obama Adviser

May 10, 2014

JERUSALEM - President Barack Obama's security adviser says U.S. investment in Israel's defense shows it is committed to its security. Susan Rice said Friday that the Obama administration ...

Putin Calls on Ukraine Rebels to Put Off Secession Vote

Putin Calls on Ukraine  Rebels to Put Off Secession Vote

May 08, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to postpone a vote on secession just five days before it was to be held, potentially ...

Youth Must Get Involved in Post-2015 Global Development: UN

Youth Must Get Involved in  Post-2015 Global Development: UN

May 07, 2014

COLOMBO - World youth need to get involved to define the post-2015 global development agenda because "the stakes are just too high" to do otherwise, President of the United ...

Spread Of Polio Now A World Health Emergency: UN

Spread Of Polio Now A  World Health Emergency: UN

May 06, 2014

LONDON - Raising a worldwide alarm, the World Health Organization announced Monday that spread of polio is an international public health emergency that could grow in the ...

UN Chief Calls for Greater Action on Climate

UN Chief Calls for  Greater Action on Climate

May 05, 2014

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The United Nations secretary-general on Sunday urged world policymakers to do more to address the threat of climate change as negotiators ...

Russia Mocks Ukrainian Presidential Elections, Slams West

Russia Mocks Ukrainian  Presidential Elections, Slams West

May 04, 2014

MOSCOW - Russia said Saturday it would be "ludicrous" to hold presidential elections in Ukraine amid the rising tension and growing violence in the country ...

Rebels Down Ukraine Helicopters, Putin Denounces City Assault

Rebels Down Ukraine Helicopters,  Putin Denounces City Assault

May 03, 2014

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Dozens of people were killed in a fire and others were shot dead when fighting between pro- and anti-Russian groups broke out on the streets of Odessa ...

Ukraine Orders Troops to Full Readiness amid Tension with Russia

Ukraine Orders Troops to Full  Readiness amid Tension with Russia

May 01, 2014

KIEV - Ukrainia's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov on Wednesday ordered the country's armed forces to full readiness due to the "real threat of aggression" from ...

Russia Calls Recent Western Military Activity Unprecedented

Russia Calls Recent Western  Military Activity Unprecedented

April 30, 2014

MOSCOW- Russia on Tuesday accused the United States and NATO of staging "unprecedented" military activity near its ...

Egypt Court Sentences 683 MB Supporters to Death

Egypt Court Sentences  683 MB Supporters to Death

April 29, 2014

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 683 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to death over assaulting and murdering police last year, state TV reported ...

G7 Agrees New Sanctions on Russia As Observers Held in Ukraine

G7 Agrees New Sanctions on  Russia As Observers Held in Ukraine

April 27, 2014

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Leaders of the Group of Seven major economies agreed to impose more sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, where armed pro-Moscow separatists ...

India’s Congress to Join Hands with Smaller Parties to Stop BJP Come to Power: Official

India’s Congress to Join  Hands with Smaller Parties to  Stop BJP Come to Power: Official

April 26, 2014

NEW DELHI - India's Congress party is mulling joining hands with smaller parties to stop the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from coming power, said a Congress official ...

Russia Says Kiev, U.S. Distorting Ukraine Geneva Accord

Russia Says Kiev, U.S. Distorting Ukraine Geneva Accord

April 24, 2014

MOSCOW - Russia on Wednesday accused Kiev and the United States of distorting an agreement reached in Geneva last week to defuse the Ukraine crisis and of ignoring what ...

France to Unveil Plan to Fight Syrian Jihadist Threat

France to Unveil Plan  to Fight Syrian Jihadist Threat

April 23, 2014

PARIS - France is to unveil policies to stop its citizens joining the Syrian civil war, a government source said on Tuesday, aiming to prevent young French Muslims becoming ...

Syria Calls Presidential Vote, Defying Assad’s Opponents

Syria Calls Presidential Vote,  Defying Assad’s Opponents

April 22, 2014

BEIRUT - Syria set a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for leader Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power days ...

Rebels in Ukraine Town Call for Russian Peacekeepers After Gun Battle

Rebels in Ukraine Town Call for  Russian Peacekeepers After Gun Battle

April 21, 2014

SLAVYANSK, Ukraine - Pro-Moscow separatists controlling the east Ukrainian town of Slavyansk called for Russian peacekeepers to deploy and announced a curfew after a gun battle nearby ...

Russia Promises Support to Ending Ukraine Crisis

Russia Promises Support to  Ending Ukraine Crisis

April 20, 2014

MOSCOW - Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing ...

Turkish President Rules Out Role Swap with Erdogan

Turkish President Rules  Out Role Swap with Erdogan

April 19, 2014

ANKARA - Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signaling strains between the allies ...