Foreign powers back Syria truce deal, war erupts among rebels - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 19:04

Wall Street Journal

Foreign powers back Syria truce deal, war erupts among rebels
Reuters
ASTANA Russia and regional powers Turkey and Iran backed a shaky truce between Syria's warring parties on Tuesday and agreed to monitor its compliance, but on the ground rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts which could undermine the deal ...
Russia, Turkey and Iran Agree on Syria Truce MonitoringWall Street Journal
Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to push for Syria ceasefire after Astana talksHindustan Times
Russia says draft of new Syria constitution handed to rebelsi24news
TRT World -The Straits Times
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Russia, Turkey and Iran Agree on Syria Truce Monitoring - Wall Street Journal

Northwest Russia - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 18:30

Wall Street Journal

Russia, Turkey and Iran Agree on Syria Truce Monitoring
Wall Street Journal
ASTANA, Kazakhstan—Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Tuesday to jointly monitor the fragile cease-fire between the Syrian regime and rebels, saying a deal culminating two days of talks could be a step toward a political solution to end the six-year war ...
Russia says draft of new Syria constitution handed to rebelsi24news
Three-way bid to boost Syria truce after Astana talksAhram Online

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Baltic environment in focus of international forum held in Russia - PortNews IAA

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Baltic environment in focus of international forum held in Russia
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The roundtables of the XVIII International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day", held on 22-23 March 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia, will cover global and regional challenges as well as implementation of environmental projects and programs in the light ...

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Ukraine counts on Finland's principled position on Nord Stream-2 – President - Ukrinform News

Nord Stream - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 16:40

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Ukraine counts on Finland's principled position on Nord Stream-2 – President
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Ukraine counts on the principled position of Finland regarding the implementation of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said this at a joint press conference with President of Finland Sauli Sauli ...
Poroshenko: Baltic Sea pipeline has 'high political risks'Albuquerque Journal

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Iran, Russia, Turkey Agree on Cease-fire Mechanism for Syria as Jihadists Launch Attacks - Haaretz

Northwest Russia - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 16:24

Center for Research on Globalization

Iran, Russia, Turkey Agree on Cease-fire Mechanism for Syria as Jihadists Launch Attacks
Haaretz
Tensions have been building between Fateh al-Sham and more moderate rebels since government forces backed by Russian air power and Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias drove the rebels out of Aleppo, a major victory for President Bashar al-Assad.
Jihadists battle moderate rebels in northern SyriaReuters
Syrian rebels battle jihadists in northern SyriaOne America News Network (press release)
Contradictory “Alliances”: Joint Russia-Turkey Military Operation in Syria against US-Saudi Supported ISIS-DaeshCenter for Research on Globalization

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105-game losing streak weighs down Russian hockey team - Rome News-Tribune

Northwest Russia - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 15:09

Rome News-Tribune

105-game losing streak weighs down Russian hockey team
Rome News-Tribune
WITH STORY: RUSSIA RECORD LOSING STREAK - In this photo taken on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, Sverdlovsk's women's pro ice hockey goalie Valeria Merkusheva defendes the net during their match against Biryusa Krasnoyarsk in Kurganovo, 15 Km (9,3 ...

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Russia, Turkey, Iran near deal over Syria truce efforts - The Indian Express

Northwest Russia - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 14:29

The Indian Express

Russia, Turkey, Iran near deal over Syria truce efforts
The Indian Express
This frame grab from video provided By Step News Agency, a Syrian opposition media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows smoke rise from the government forces shelling on Wadi Barada, northwest of Damascus, Syria. (Step News ...
Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to push for Syria ceasefire after Astana talksHindustan Times
Three-way bid to boost Syria truce after Astana talksYahoo News
Iran, Russia, Turkey say will jointly enforce Syria ceasefireThe Straits Times
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Nordstream II Overshadowed by Security Concerns in Sweden - Pipeline Technology Journal

Nord Stream - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 13:51

Pipeline Technology Journal

Nordstream II Overshadowed by Security Concerns in Sweden
Pipeline Technology Journal
The construction of Nordstream II on the floor of the Baltic Sea is fast becoming a contentious issue in Sweden, with the central government seeing the pipeline as a threat to Sweden's security and the local government focusing on the economic benefits ...

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Kyiv counting on Helsinki's principled stance on Nord Stream 2 - Interfax

Nord Stream - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 13:43

Kyiv counting on Helsinki's principled stance on Nord Stream 2
Interfax
Ukraine expects that Finland will stick to the principled position regarding the implementation of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline by the Russian Federation, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said. "Talking about energy ...

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Donald Trump Could Be Starting a New Cold War With China. But He Has Little Chance of Winning - Yahoo News

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Donald Trump Could Be Starting a New Cold War With China. But He Has Little Chance of Winning
Yahoo News
Even more worryingly, Rex Tillerson, Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, told a Senate committee that China should be barred from the seven artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, over most of which Beijing claims sovereignty ...

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Donald Trump Could Be Starting a New Cold War With China. But He Has Little Chance of Winning - TIME

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TIME

Donald Trump Could Be Starting a New Cold War With China. But He Has Little Chance of Winning
TIME
Even more worryingly, Rex Tillerson, Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, told a Senate committee that China should be barred from the seven artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, over most of which Beijing claims sovereignty ...

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War or Peace in the Trump Era - Foreign Policy In Focus

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Foreign Policy In Focus

War or Peace in the Trump Era
Foreign Policy In Focus
Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are committed to ending the post-war liberal democratic order, with Trump praising his new best friend in Moscow while criticizing Angela Merkel as German elections approach. .... “In the atmosphere of deep ...

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Spicer holds rapid-fire first press briefing - KNWA

Northwest Russia - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 00:45

KNWA

Spicer holds rapid-fire first press briefing
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WASHINGTON (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer offered the most expansive view of the Trump administration's priorities since the election Monday, using his first press briefing to talk about everything from ISIS to trade, Russia ...

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Russia vows tough action on track coaches accused of doping - Rome News-Tribune

Northwest Russia - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:59

Russia vows tough action on track coaches accused of doping
Rome News-Tribune
MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the All-Russia Athletic Federation has promised to take "very tough measures" against coaches accused of doping athletes, and the athletes who work with them. Dmitry Shlyakhtin says he discussed the issue on Monday ...

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Today's rarest space rocks were once common clods - Popular Science

Northwest Russia - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:21

Popular Science

Today's rarest space rocks were once common clods
Popular Science
Researchers gathered meteorite specks from an ancient seafloor along the Lynna River in northwest Russia, a place that preserved sediments and microscopic meteorites from 470 to 458 million years ago. This allowed them to pinpoint meteorites from a ...
Rare meteorites common in the Ordovician period : Nature AstronomyNature
Rare meteorites common in the Ordovician period : Nature AstronomyNature
Today's rare meteorites were once common | The Field MuseumThe Field Museum

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Marco Rubio to back Rex Tillerson for secretary of state - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:03

Northwest Herald

Marco Rubio to back Rex Tillerson for secretary of state
Northwest Herald
In a statement posted on Facebook, the Florida senator and former GOP presidential rival to Trump said he was troubled by Rex Tillerson's refusal to acknowledge that Russian President Vladimir Putin has committed war crimes in Syria. "Despite his ...
I believe the president is entitled to... - Senator Marco Rubio | FacebookFacebook

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French Presidential Candidate Says Russia Sanctions 'Ineffective' - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Northwest Russia - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:35

French Presidential Candidate Says Russia Sanctions 'Ineffective'
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French presidential candidate Francois Fillon says that the European Union's economic sanctions against Russia are ineffective and called for dialogue with Moscow. Speaking on January 23, Fillon also expressed concern that the new administration of U.S ...

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TASS: Business & Economy - Finland does not view Nord Stream-2 ... - TASS

Nord Stream - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:04

TASS: Business & Economy - Finland does not view Nord Stream-2 ...
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According to the country's Prime Minister Juha Sipila, it's environment his govermnent is concerned about.

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Intensive negotiations ahead of Russia-led Syria talks - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:01

Northwest Herald

Intensive negotiations ahead of Russia-led Syria talks
Northwest Herald
ASTANA, Kazakhstan – Delegates from Russia, Turkey and Iran held hours-long talks in Kazakhstan Sunday on the eve of negotiations between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's government, trying to forge common ground that would nudge ...
Cease-Fire Talks Between Syria And Opposition Begin In KazakhstanNorthwest Public Radio
Foreign powers back Syria truce deal, war erupts among rebelsReuters UK
Harsh exchanges make for a rocky start to latest Syria talksNorthwest Georgia News

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Germany's top Olympic official proposes Russia ban - Rome News-Tribune

Northwest Russia - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 18:55

Germany's top Olympic official proposes Russia ban
Rome News-Tribune
BERLIN (AP) — The president of the German Olympic Committee has called for Russia to be banned from the 2018 and 2020 Olympics if sports bosses there are found to have known about state-sponsored doping. Alfons Hoermann told Die Welt newspaper ...

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