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Erdogan Threatens to Let Refugees Into Europe


ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Syrian refugees are not living in humane conditions, Ihlas News Agency reported Thursday. Erdogan criticized the international community and the European Union for not giving Turkey financial and logistical support for constructing housing for refugees in a 20-mile-deep safe zone along …

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Summit of BRICS Countries to Start in Brazilian Capital


BRASILIA – The two-day 11th BRICS member-state summit-Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa-will start in Brasilia on Wednesday and will put together the members of the international organization aimed at promoting global multipolarity. The event is being held in Brazil as it holds this year’s rotating BRICS presidency. Together …

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Russia to Sue EU over Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2

MOSCOW – Nord Stream 2 AG – the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, intending to connect Germany and Russia, bypassing some West-Central European States, particularly Poland and Ukraine – has turned to the UN’s arbitrary court to assert its rights allegedly ensured by an EU treaty, the …

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Iran to Begin Injecting Uranium Gas Into 1,044 Centrifuges


TEHRAN – Iran has declared that it will take the next step, step by step, to move away from its historic nuclear deal by injecting gas at its Fordow fuel enrichment plant into 1,044 centrifuges. Previously, the centrifuges spun blank under the terms of the 2015 agreement, when Iran agreed …

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Fresh EU-Russia-Ukraine Gas Talks to Take Place in Brussels


BRUSSELS – The ongoing Ukrainian-Russian geopolitical tussle once again enters the realm of energy as trilateral gas-transit talks are set to resume in Brussels between Moscow and Kyiv, RFE/RL reported Monday. Ukraine is entering the talks, mediated by EU Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic, as its 10-year contract with Russia expires …

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US Pours Cold Water on German Plan for Syria


BRUSSELS – Northern Syria should be controlled by international forces, Germany has told NATO, after Turkey and Russia carved up the region for themselves. “The Sochi Agreement … does not provide the basis for a political solution in the long run,” German defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told press at a …

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