Pompeo to Meet Russia’s Lavrov Amid US Concern on  Missile Sale to Syria

Pompeo to Meet Russia’s Lavrov Amid US Concern on Missile Sale to Syria

Sep/24 By

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York as Washington expressed concern at Moscow’s plans to supply the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria. “I’m sure Sergei and I will have our time together,” Pompeo said …

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Aquarius Migrant Ship Calls on Europe for Help, Sails to Marseille

Aquarius Migrant Ship Calls on Europe for Help, Sails to Marseille

Sep/24 By

Charities operating the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius on Monday urged European governments to help the vessel find a new flag to sail under after Panama revoked its registration, and they asked France to let its passengers disembark in Marseille. Panama’s move to cancel the registration of the Aquarius, now sailing …

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EU Sues Poland for Undermining Independence of Courts

EU Sues Poland for Undermining Independence of Courts

Sep/24 By

The European Union sued Poland on Monday in the EU’s highest court over the ruling party’s changes to the judiciary, which the bloc believes violate the independence of the courts. “The European Commission maintains that the Polish law on the Supreme Court is incompatible with EU law as it undermines …

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International Organizations Join Tech Powerhouses to Fight Famine

International Organizations Join Tech Powerhouses to Fight Famine

Sep/24 By

The United Nations, the World Bank and the International Committee of the Red Cross are partnering with technology powerhouses to launch a global initiative aimed at preventing famines. “The fact that millions of people — many of them children — still suffer from severe malnutrition and famine  in the 21st …

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Spain Saves Some 440 Migrants; New Crackdown on Rescue Boat

Spain Saves Some 440 Migrants; New Crackdown on Rescue Boat

Sep/24 By

Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country’s southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked being put out of action by …

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Macedonia’s President Says He Won’t Vote in Referendum

Macedonia’s President Says He Won’t Vote in Referendum

Sep/23 By

Macedonia’s president says he won’t vote in a Sept. 30 referendum on whether to change the Balkan country’s name to “North Macedonia.” Macedonians will vote next weekend on a proposal to change the country’s name, ending a long-running dispute with neighboring Greece, which sees the use of the term “Macedonia …

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US Won’t Hesitate to Impose Sanctions Over Fuel to N. Korea

US Won’t Hesitate to Impose Sanctions Over Fuel to N. Korea

Sep/23 By

The U.S. State Department said Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea, in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures. North Korea continues to employ tactics to …

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Comcast Outbids Fox With $40B Offer for Sky

Comcast Outbids Fox With $40B Offer for Sky

Sep/23 By

Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky after offering 30.6 billion pounds ($40 billion) for the British broadcaster, in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group. U.S. cable giant Comcast bid 17.28 pounds a share for control of London-listed Sky, bettering a 15.67 offer by …

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UK PM’s Team Makes Plans for Snap Election

UK PM’s Team Makes Plans for Snap Election

Sep/23 By

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s aides have begun contingency planning for a snap election in November to save both Brexit and her job, the Sunday Times reported. The newspaper said that two senior members of May’s Downing Street political team began “war-gaming” an autumn vote to win public backing for a new …

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Pope Begins Baltics Pilgrimage With Plea for Tolerance

Pope Begins Baltics Pilgrimage With Plea for Tolerance

Sep/22 By

Pope Francis on Saturday urged Lithuanians to use their experience enduring decades of Soviet and Nazi occupation to be a model of tolerance in an intolerant world as he began a three-nation tour of the Baltic region amid renewed alarm over Russia’s intentions there. Francis was greeted by Lithuanian President …

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