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Bombing St. Pete & sinking trade ships: ‘Deterrence’ plan of Estonian journo slammed in Moscow

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A major Estonian news outlet has run an opinion piece suggesting the country purchase a “missile system” that could hit Russia’s St. Petersburg as a means of ‘deterrence’. Moscow blasted the idea as a provocation. Seemingly obsessed with a hypothetic ‘Russian aggression’ against his home country – an Estonian journalist Vahur Koorits has come up Read More

8 peacekeepers killed in militant attack on UN base in Mali

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At least eight UN peacekeepers have been killed and many injured in a “major” assault on one of their bases in the northeastern Mali, where various Al-Qaeda and Islamic State-linked groups have been active. The incident occurred early on Sunday in the northeastern Kidal province near the village of Aguelhok. A group of militants attacked Read More

Saudi-led airstrikes rock Sanaa, Yemen casting shadow over 2nd round of peace talks

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Sanaa, Yemen was hit by massive Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, hitting civilian as well as military targets. The raid, described as “violent” by locals, comes before a second round of UN-sponsored peace talks later this month. Coalition warplanes struck several targets across the Houthi-held city in raids on Saturday evening, including training camps, drone storage facility, Read More

Lindsey Graham warns of ‘Iraq on steroids’ if Trump doesn’t delay Syria withdrawal

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Sen. Lindsey Graham says Syria might face the same bleak future Iraq saw when the US pullout in 2011 arguably gave rise to Islamic terrorism there, warning that sending US troops home will turn it into “Iraq on steroids.” Graham (R-SC), who has styled himself as one of the main opponents of the withdrawal of Read More

Lindsey Graham warns of 'Iraq on steroids' if Trump doesn't delay Syria withdrawal

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Sen. Lindsey Graham has said that Syria might face the same bleak future Iraq saw when the US pullout in 2011 arguably gave rise to Islamic terrorism there, warning that sending US troops home will turn it into “Iraq on steroids.” Graham (R-South Carolina), who has styled himself as one of the main opponents of Read More

Docs claim US trained UAE pilots for combat in Yemen, signaling deeper involvement in conflict

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The American military has trained UAE fighter pilots for combat missions in Yemen, indicating Washington’s deeper involvement into the ongoing conflict, a recent report citing US Air Force documents claims. The papers were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by Yahoo News. They appear to show how United Arab Emirates (UAE) pilots and Read More

Second Trump-Kim summit planned in February – White House

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US President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of February, the White House has announced after talks with the North Korean envoy in Washington. North Korea’s Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol visited Washington on Friday and reportedly spent almost two hours at the White House. Trump met with Read More

Stocks, dollar up on trade hopes; Wall Street set for fourth week gains

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Major stock indexes rose worldwide on Friday and the dollar was on track for its first positive week this year, boosted by optimism that the trade conflict between the United States and China may come to an end. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Read More

Moscow’s pick of new envoy to conflict-ridden CAR is ‘good choice’ – ex-diplomat to RT

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Moscow has assigned a new envoy to the Central African Republic (CAR) as the country faces fresh internal conflicts. However, appointing a new ambassador is nothing out of the ordinary, a veteran diplomat told RT. Vladimir Titorenko was appointed ambassador to CAR on Tuesday. He replaced Sergei Lobanov, who had been Moscow’s envoy since 2011. Read More