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UN bid for Syria ceasefire falters as Russia says no deal

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February 23, 2018 8:32 AM
UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - After two weeks of negotiations, Russia on Thursday (Feb 22) told the United Nations Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, dimming hopes of international action to halt the carnage in Eastern Ghouta.

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Russian efforts in 2016 election were "pro-disruption"

Added: 22.02.2018 23:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

Jim Lewis, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) senior vice president, says that Russian efforts to meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election were "pro-disruption" rather than "pro-Trump" on "The Takeout" podcast with CBS News' Major Garrett..

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Syria's new emerging wars

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February 23, 2018 7:45 AM
ABU DHABI (SYNDICATION BUREAU) - The idea that the Syrian conflict was "winding down" was so widely believed that even sober-thinking analysts found it difficult to challenge. But what a difference a week can make. The war, instead, has reached a new peak. Within the space of a mere few days, Syrian rebels shot down a Russian jet, Kurdish fighters downed a Turkish helicopter and pro-government groups attacked United States-backed forces. Meanwhile, the US killed tens of pro-Assad fighters and over a dozen Russian citizens, the Syrian army shot down an Israeli F-16 and Israel downed an Iranian drone and launched its largest air strikes on Syria in decades. All that happened against the background of intensive regime attacks on opposition pockets in Ghouta and Idlib, which led to the death of an estimated 1,000 civilians in one week alone. No, war in Syria is far from winding down; instead, the last week has demonstrated how it has become a lot more complicated.

Batshuayi accuses Atalanta fans of racism

Added: 22.02.2018 23:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

Borussia Dortmund forward Michy Batshuayi accused Atalanta supporters of aiming racist abuse at him during his side's 1-1 Europa League draw on Thursday. Marcel Schmelzer's late goal secured a 4-3 aggregate win for Dortmund as the Bundesliga side booked their place in the last 16, but the aftermath has been overshadowed by the Chelsea loanee's ...]

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Mancini: Zenit not Europa League contenders

Added: 22.02.2018 23:13 | 0 views | 0 comments

Roberto Mancini does not think Zenit should be considered contenders to win the Europa League, despite eliminating Celtic to reach the last 16. Callum McGregor's goal earned the Scottish champions a 1-0 lead to take to Russia, but Zenit roared back with a highly impressive 3-0 victory. Branislav Ivanovic scored an early header to mark his 34th birthday ...]

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Russia criticizes Western pressure to turn away from Moscow

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday criticized Western policies toward his country, blasting the European Union for failing to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the divisions over Ukraine and many other issues.

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Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering

Added: 22.02.2018 23:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight foreign efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November, amid growing concerns about potential Russian influence on the polls. Citing warnings from intelligence agencies that Russia is trying to influence the upcoming vote, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asked that the additional funds be included in a bill to fund the government which Congress aims to pass by March 23.

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Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain

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BILBAO, Spain (AP) A Spanish riot police officer died of cardiac arrest after clashes involving Russian soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday between hosts Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow, raising concerns less than four months before the World Cup in Russia.

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Police officer dies as football fans clash ahead of Europa League game between Spartak Moscow and Athletic Bilbao

Added: 22.02.2018 22:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

A police officer has died after violent clashes involving Russian and Spanish football fans broke out ahead of a Europa League match in Bilbao.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny briefly detained before election

Added: 22.02.2018 22:19 | 0 views | 0 comments


Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been charged with an administrative offence that could put him in jail when Vladimir Putin stands for re-election on March 18. Mr Navalny said on Twitter on Thursday afternoon that police had taken him into custody as he was coming out of a dentist's office. He posted a photograph of himself in a van with police officers. He later tweeted that he had been charged with illegally organising a public demonstration, an administrative violation that carries a potential 30-day jail sentence for repeat offenders like Mr Navalny, and released. Moscow police said in a statement that they detained Mr Navalny to inform him of the allegations against him, as he had not responded to a previous request to appear.  The anti-corruption activist has been holding campaign rallies and protests around Russia over the past year, but was barred in December from running against Vladimir Putin in the election due to a politicised embezzlement conviction against him.  Since then, he has been calling for a voter boycott on March 18. Although Mr Putin is expected to easily win given his stable popularity, the Kremlin fears an embarrassingly low turnout for the dull election. Vladimir Putin announces he will run for re-election at a car factory in December Credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images Mr Navalny was detained at a electoral boycott rally on January 28, but police later released him without charges. He has said this was so he could be detained again closer to the election, since the kind of administrative arrest he has been sentenced to in the past can only last 30 days. “If they would jail me on 28 January, I would walk free on 28 February. But Putin wants me to be isolated right before the election, and preferably during the election,” he said.  Alexei Navalny is detained at a 28 January rally calling for an election boycott Credit: Evgeny Feldman/AP Earlier this month, investigators questioned Mr Navalny about allegedly kicking one of the police officers who were filmed tackling him to the ground at the January 28 protest. Mr Navalny's campaign manager Leonid Volkov was detained in a Moscow airport on Thursday morning on his way to speak at a Navalny headquarters in the city of Ufa. He faces similar charges of illegally organising a demonstration, Moscow police said on Thursday.

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