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US and Allies Begin Large-Scale Naval Drill in the Black Sea

US and allies begin large-scale naval drill in Black Sea

KYIV, Ukraine – A total of 32 countries began conducting military exercises in the Black Sea on Monday, despite strong criticism from Russia. The United States and Ukraine are conducting the “Sea Breeze” exercises. They are expected to last two weeks, according to the US military. The Russian Foreign Ministry …

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We will Continue to Support Syria’s War on Terrorism: Putin

We Will Continue to Support Syria’s War on Terrorism: putin

MOSCOW – The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has affirmed that Russia will continue to support Syria in its war on terrorism. In addition, Russia will continue its efforts to resolve international issues through dialogue, stressing the importance of the role of the United Nations as the basis of the international …

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Tajikistan to Further Strengthen Ties and Cooperation of SCO Member States

Tajikistan to Further Strengthen Ties and Cooperation of SCO Member States

KUALA LUMPUR – Tajikistan aims to further strengthen ties with member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), ensure regional peace and stability and promoting economic cooperation during its 2020-2021 chairmanship of the SCO. Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Ardasher Qodiri, said in accordance with his slogan “20 years of the …

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Russia Launches Large-Scale Military Exercise in Pacific

Russia launches large-scale military exercise in Pacific

TEHRAN – Twenty warships, submarines and support ships of the Russian Pacific Fleet launched large-scale exercises on Thursday. The Russian Defence Ministry said the maneuvers took place in the central Pacific, and include exercises on the management of a heterogeneous group of forces at considerable distances from their home bases, …

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G-7 Must Do More to Stand Up for Democracy: Top EU Official

G-7 Must Do More to Stand Up for Democracy: Top EU Official

BRUSSELS – The Group of Seven (G-7) must be more proactive in defending democratic values which are under pressure around the world, according to European Council President, Charles Michel. In an interview with Bloomberg and a handful of other news outlets, Michel cited several recent episodes where democratic values have …

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Russia Brings Back Largest Global Uranium Project

Russia Brings Back Largest Global Uranium Project

MOSCOW – Rosatom, the Russian state-owned nuclear energy company, suspended the development of the Yakut uranium deposits in 2017, but is now ordered by Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Yuri Trutnev, to resume mining in the region. News Online RBC reported that Tutnev announced his boost to Rosatom at a meeting …

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Vienna Talks ‘Proceeding Well’ But Sticking Points Remain

Vienna talks 'proceeding well' but sticking points remain

TEHRAN – Ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria between Iran and six major powers “are going well”, but “important issues” remain to be resolved, a spokesperson of the German Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Despite the hopes of diplomats at the Vienna talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal, the German …

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UN Chief Welcomes Gaza Ceasefire

UN Chief Welcomes Gaza Ceasefire

NEW YORK – The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on Thursday welcomed a ceasefire between Gaza and Israel and urged all parties to respect the truce. Egyptian brokered ceasefire comes after 11 days of Israeli airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip. In a media stakeout, the UN chief called on …

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