Tag Archives: Russia

NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO foreign ministers welcomed tiny Montenegro into their fold on Wednesday in the alliance's first expansion since 2009, defying Russian warnings that enlargement of…

Syrians using stolen passports freed on bail in Honduras

Five Syrian men jailed in Honduras for arriving with stolen Greek passports were freed on bail by a judge Tuesday after authorities deemed them migrants & not security risks. The…

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Top Asian News 3:56 p.m. GMT

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Saturday took delivery of two Korean-made fighter jets — the country's first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade — as it…

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European Commission approves Greek government aid to Piraeus Bank

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission approved on Sunday additional Greek government aid to the country's biggest lender Piraeus Bank on the basis of an amended restructuring plan after European…

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Russia: 3 Islamic State-allied militants killed in Dagestan

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's counter-terrorism agency says security forces in Dagestan have killed three militants who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group, including one who had returned from…

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Britain yet to garner parliament support for Syria action – minister

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's government has yet to drum up the support it needs to win parliamentary approval for launching air strikes against Islamic State militants in…

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Alleged spy Gross felt abandoned by US in Cuba

US contractor Alan Gross says he was mistreated by his captors & felt abandoned by his own government after Cuba arrested him & accused him of spying. In his first…

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Music Review: Dweezil Zappa comes of age on 'Via Zammata'

Dweezil Zappa, "Via Zammata" (Fantom Records) Dweezil Zappa's new album is top-heavy with the influence of father Frank & bottom-loaded with harmony-drenched pop songs. Dweezil has been performing Frank's music…

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Hollande, Obama vow unity against IS, appeal to Russia

France & the United States pledged to step up the fight against the Islamic State group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian…

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Egypt shoots dead five Sudanese migrants near Israel border

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian border forces shot dead five Sudanese migrants trying to cross from Egypt's turbulent North Sinai region into Israel on Monday, the military said in a statement….