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GREECE POLITICS: Alexis Tsipras Sees Progress On Cyprus

GREECE POLITICS: Alexis Tsipras Sees Progress On Cyprus

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras: “A precondition is the other side, particularly Turkey, come to negotiations in similar spirit, putting aside aggressive rhetoric.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Army Advance in Northeastern Mosul

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Army Advance in Northeastern Mosul

Iraqi forces recaptured most of eastern Mosul in a 3-month old U.S.-backed offensive to drive Islamic State out of its last major stronghold in the country.

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LITHUANIA POLITICS: Lithuania to Build Fence to Boost Security On Its Border With Russia’s Kaliningrad Enclave

LITHUANIA POLITICS: Lithuania to Build Fence to Boost Security On Its Border With Russia’s Kaliningrad Enclave

Lithuania politician Rasa Jukneviciene said “this fence will not stop military equipment” but it would help to “reduce the potential threat posed by Russia”.

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SERBIA POLITICS: Hashim Thaçi Says Serbia Wants to Annex Part of Kosovo Using ‘Crimea Model’

SERBIA POLITICS: Hashim Thaçi Says Serbia Wants to Annex Part of Kosovo Using ‘Crimea Model’

“Serbia’s intention is to use this train, which was donated by Russia to help carve away the northern part of Kosovo,” Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels to Attend Peace Talks in Kazakhstan

SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels to Attend Peace Talks in Kazakhstan

Russia, Assad set the new diplomatic effort in motion after Syrian rebels suffered major defeat last month by losing control of districts of eastern Aleppo.

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SERBIA POLITICS: Tomislav Nikolic Says Kosovo Wants War

SERBIA POLITICS: Tomislav Nikolic Says Kosovo Wants War

President Tomislav Nikolic said the neighbors had been “on the brink of conflict” on Saturday, while Kosovo’s prime minister told reporters the train, a project of the Serbian government, sent “a message of occupation.”

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ISREAL POLITICS: Palestinians, Israel Warned Against Taking Unilateral Measures Harmful to Peace

ISREAL POLITICS: Palestinians, Israel Warned Against Taking Unilateral Measures Harmful to Peace

Some 70 countries on Sunday reaffirmed that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned they would not recognize any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Forces Fight Islamic State At Mosul University, Take Areas Along Tigris

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Forces Fight Islamic State At Mosul University, Take Areas Along Tigris

Iraqi special forces drove Islamic State militants in Mosul University campus while elite police units took over large areas along the Tigris river.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Abbas Says US Embassy Move in Israel to Jerusalem Bad For Peace

PALESTINE POLITICS: Abbas Says US Embassy Move in Israel to Jerusalem Bad For Peace

“We are waiting to see if it happens. If it does, it will not help peace and we hope it does not happen,” Palestinian President Mahmoud told reporters.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Advances Towards Damaged Damascus Water Source

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Advances Towards Damaged Damascus Water Source

The army and the Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim militia Hezbollah gained complete control of the town of Baseimah, taking them close to Ain al-Fija where the water springs are located.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 6 People Killed, 14 Injured By Suicide Bombers

NIGERIA POLITICS: 6 People Killed, 14 Injured By Suicide Bombers

Suicide bombings are common in Nigeria’s northeast, the centre of a bloody campaign by Boko Haram to create an Islamic state. Madagali was hit last month.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Obama Says Israeli Settlements Making Two-State Solution Impossible

ISRAEL POLITICS: Obama Says Israeli Settlements Making Two-State Solution Impossible

Some 570,000 Israelis now live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem, together home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Forces Advance in Mosul, Civilian Deaths Increase: UN

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Forces Advance in Mosul, Civilian Deaths Increase: UN

United Nations said civilian casualties had streamed into nearby hospitals in the last two weeks as fighting intensified in the jihadist militia’s last major stronghold in Iraq.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 3 People Killed By Boko Haram Suicide Bombers

NIGERIA POLITICS: 3 People Killed By Boko Haram Suicide Bombers

A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a video denying Buhari’s statement that the group had been pushed out of the region.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Peace Talks: Assad to Negotiate Everything

SYRIA POLITICS: Peace Talks: Assad to Negotiate Everything

Assad: “Who will be there from the other side? Will it be a real Syrian opposition? If they want to discuss this point they must discuss the constitution.

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: 300 US Marines Will Be Sent to Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: 300 US Marines Will Be Sent to Afghanistan

Taliban officials ridiculed the Marines’ deployment as “final failed efforts” by outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama to stem the violence in Afghanistan.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Air Strikes Resume On Rebel-Held Damascus Water

SYRIA POLITICS: Air Strikes Resume On Rebel-Held Damascus Water

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes began on Sunday morning, after a lull since Saturday morning during which a new round of negotiations over repairs took place.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Bloodbaths in Brazilian’s Prison

BRAZIL POLITICS: Bloodbaths in Brazilian’s Prison

At least 33 inmates have been killed in a gang massacre inside a Brazilian prison after 56 were killed and mutilated in a jail riot in a neighbouring state.

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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Namibians Sue Germany in US Over Genocide

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Namibians Sue Germany in US Over Genocide

Descendants of Herero, Nama from what is now Namibia are suing Germany in United States over genocide carried out by German colonial troops in early 1900s.

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YEMEN POLITICS: 4 Yemeni Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

YEMEN POLITICS: 4 Yemeni Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

The Yemeni detainees were identified as Mohammed Rajab Sadiq Abu Ghanem, Salem Ahmed Hadi bin Kanad, Abdullah Yehya Yousef al-Shibli and Mohammed Bawazir.

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