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RUSSIA: Putin Says Russia Ready To Battle ‘Aggressive’ NATO

RUSSIA: Putin Says Russia Ready To Battle ‘Aggressive’ NATO

President Vladimir Putin sees NATO’s deterrence plans as hostile.

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INDIA: Cameron Assures Modi Of UK’s ‘Firm Support’ To India’s NSG Bid

INDIA: Cameron Assures Modi Of UK’s ‘Firm Support’ To India’s NSG Bid

India has been reaching out to NSG member countries seeking support for its entry.

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TURKEY: Jens Stoltenberg Of Nato Says Russia Violation Of Turkish Airspace ‘No Accident’ And ‘Unacceptable’

TURKEY: Jens Stoltenberg Of Nato Says Russia Violation Of Turkish Airspace ‘No Accident’ And ‘Unacceptable’

Nato says a plane also entered Turkish airspace on Sunday, an assertion Russia says it is looking into.

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TURKEY: Moscow Says ‘Navigation Error’ Caused Violation Of Turkish Airspace Near Syrian Border

TURKEY: Moscow Says ‘Navigation Error’ Caused Violation Of Turkish Airspace Near Syrian Border

“The Russian aircraft exited Turkish airspace into Syria after it was intercepted by two F-16s from the Turkish Air Force.”

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INDIA: Narendra Modi, Angela Merkel Sign Deal To Fast-Track Business Approvals

INDIA: Narendra Modi, Angela Merkel Sign Deal To Fast-Track Business Approvals

“I am glad that India will fast-track Indo-German business deals,” Angela Merkel added.

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NORTH KOREA: South Korea, North Korea Reached Agreement To Settle Dispute

NORTH KOREA: South Korea, North Korea Reached Agreement To Settle Dispute

John Delury of Yonsei University in Seoul said: “They both made compromises.” Read more.

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PAKISTAN: U.S. Warns Islamabad It Will Withhold $300 Million In Military Assistance

PAKISTAN: U.S. Warns Islamabad It Will Withhold $300 Million In Military Assistance

Since 2002 Pakistan has received $1 billion a year under U.S. program meant to reimburse it for costs fighting militants near the Afghan border. Read more.

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GERMANY: Angela Merkel Calls Britain To Take More Migrants Coming Into Europe

GERMANY: Angela Merkel Calls Britain To Take More Migrants Coming Into Europe

Germany expects to receive 800,000 asylum applications this year – more than all 28 EU countries combined in 2014. Read more.

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PALESTINE: Hanan Ashrawi Blames Tony Blair For Failure Of Viable Palestinian State By Serving Israeli Interest

PALESTINE: Hanan Ashrawi Blames Tony Blair For Failure Of Viable Palestinian State By Serving Israeli Interest

Palestinian officials have accused Tony Blair of serving Israeli interests and undermining prospects for a viable Palestinian state. Read more.

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ASIA-PACIFIC: North Korea To Strikes South Korea’s Propaganda Broadcasts

ASIA-PACIFIC: North Korea To Strikes South Korea’s Propaganda Broadcasts

North Korea threatened to attack South Korean loudspeakers that are broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda messages across their shared border. Read more.

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