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Laos – Vietnam to Bolster Bilateral Relations in 2017

nsnbc : The Prime Ministers of Laos and Vietnam, for the first time co-chaired the Meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee More...

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MERCOSUR Parliament Rejects Suspension of Venezuela

Lucas Koerner (VA) : The legislative organ of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) unanimously approved a resolution Monday rejecting More...

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Geneva Talks on Syria not Expected to Yield Immediate Results, Momentum Must Continue: De Mistura

nsnbc : A fourth round of UN brokered peace talks were launched in Geneva, Switzerland on February 23, after a 10-month-long hiatus. More...

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Germany to Speed Up Processing and Deportation of Asylum Seekers

nsnbc : Germany will speed up the processing of asylum seekers and deportations under measures adopted by Chancellor Angela Merkel More...

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Bulgaria – Greece IGB Gas Link Construction Expected in 2018: Nikolai Pavlov

nsnbc : Nikolay Pavlov the Energy Minister of Bulgaria, said during a visit to Azerbaijan that the construction of the gas pipeline More...

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Colombian Government and ELN Ask European Countries to Help Fund Peace Talks

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) will ask a number of European countries More...

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Indonesian, Malaysian and Vietnamese Foreign Ministers Met to Discuss Kim Murder Case

nsnbc : Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and her Vietnamese and Malaysian counterparts met in the Philippines to discuss More...

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Cause of Kim Jong-Nam’s Death Still Not Determined: Malaysian Authorities

nsnbc : The cause of the death of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un still hasn’t More...

Russia Hosts Pan-Kurdistan Conference – The Third Great Middle East War

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nsnbc : Russia hosted the annual pan-Kurdistan conference in the capital Moscow with participants of major Kurdish parties from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran to discuss the future More...

North Korean Missile Launch Prompts Criticism – Especially from Powers Armed to the Teeth with Nukes

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency session on Monday following the test launch of a strategic missile by the Democratic People’s More...

Kurds Divided Along Geopolitical Fault Lines

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Syrian Kurdish National Council (KNC) claimed three of its members were arrested by security forces linked to the Democratic Union Party (PYD). More...

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Afghanistan to Crack Down on Bacha Bazi Sex Abuse of Boys as a Heinous Crime but..

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Afghanistan is set to criminalize the sexual exploitation of boys known as bacha Bazi, as a heinous crime. Many rights organizations welcome the banning More...

The Diplomat Powers Loved to Hate – Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin Died in New York

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations since 2006, died in New York on Monday, one day short of his 65th birthday. Churkin More...

Russia Appoints Pyotr Ilyichev as Acting UN Ambassador – Moscow Bids Last Farewell to Churkin

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nsnbc : Russia appointed First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Pyotr Ilyichev  as acting Permanent More...

About 4,000 Russians among Insurgents in Syria: Putin

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nsnbc : Speaking at a gathering of Russian naval officers who returned from the Mediterranean, Russian President More...

Monthly state food tickets will be increased to 108,000 Bolivars as of March 1. (GacetaOficial) Venezuela Increases Food Vouchers by 70% Effective March 1

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday a 70 percent hike in the...

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with Chinese National Reform Commission Vice-President Ning Jizhe. (@PartidoPSUV) Venezuela and China Sign New $2.7 Billion Development Deal

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Venezuela and China ratified 22 new agreements totaling US $2.7 billion Monday in a...

samsung-galaxy-note-7 South Korea Tightens Battery Safety Contols After Fiery Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco – But..

nsnbc : The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, on Monday, reported that safety requirements...

Did the US Use Depleted Uranium Munitions in Syria?

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : In 2015 US Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman John Moore said the US didn’t More...

Trump to Netanyahu “Hold Back on Settlements” – Open to Accept Either One or Two-State Solution

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the White House on Wednesday,..

How will native tribes fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in court?

Monte Mills (TC) : On Feb. 8 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reversed course and issued an easement allowing the..

Turkey’s HDP Appointed Osman Baydemir as New Party Spokesman

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nsnbc : Turkey’s leftist People’s Democratic Party(HDP) on Friday, appointed Osman Baydemir as new More...

Iraqi Forces Recapture Mosul Airport from ISIL – Battle for Ghazkani Military Base in Progress

nsnbc : Iraqi security forces on Thursday retook control of Mosul International Airport after heavy clashes with Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL,..

Geneva Talks on Syria not Expected to Yield Immediate Results, Momentum Must Continue: De Mistura

nsnbc : A fourth round of UN brokered peace talks were launched in Geneva, Switzerland on February 23, after a 10-month-long hiatus...
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The lock of love: how leaving padlocks became a modern-day romantic ritual

Ceri Houlbrook (TC) : Cities as distant and varied as Moscow and Manchester, New York and Newport, Beijing and Blackpool all..
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Belgian FANC Considers to Allow Restart of Tihange Reactor 1 – Dirty Bombs

nsnbc : Belgium’s Federal Nuclear Agency (FANC), said that new tests will have to be conducted before Tihange 1 nuclear reactor..
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How music benefits children

Dawn Rose (TC) : Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to classical music improves intelligence..