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The Russian president on Wednesday offered a new unilateral humanitarian pause for Syria's war-ravaged Aleppo, urging rebels to use it to leave the city's eastern, besieged districts. The Syrian rebels quickly dismissed Vladimir Putin's initiative.

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European Union president Donald Tusk called Friday on G7 leaders to maintain sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, but the White House said it did not yet "have a position" on the issue
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy started 2017 out with a whimper, but it wasn't quite as weak as first thought. The government revised up its January-March growth reading to a ...
U.S. stocks were poised to stall May 26 after losses in energy companies dragged down bourses in Europe and Asia. Read more here. The post Wall Street Journal: Global stocks decline with oil prices ap
SA will take two to three years to recover from the worst drought in a century but the Western Cape will feel the effects for longer than that, Nomvula Mokonyane said.
CAIRO — Gunmen opened fire on vehicles carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt early May 26, killing at least 20 people, according to state news agencies, the latest deadly assault on the country
WASHINGTON - U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped in April for the first time in five months, and a key category that tracks business investment went nowhere for the ...
DETROIT - A judge has thrown out the second-degree murder conviction of a Detroit man who accused police of framing him with phoney evidence and his mother's gun more than ......
Kyiv county administrative court is being searched. Bohdan Sanin, the judge of the County administrative court reported that on his Facebook page. Read more here. The post Kyiv county administ
According to a new poll, 92 percent of EU citizens who visited Kyiv during the Eurovision Song Contest in early May would like to return to Ukraine. And some 64 percent of the EU citizens said they wo
European Union president Donald Tusk called May 26 on G7 leaders to maintain sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, but the White House said it did not yet “have a position” on
Ex-Philippine leader and democracy hero Fidel Ramos Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte's threats to impose martial law, warning against inevitable abuses under military rule
President Donald Trump is leaning toward maintaining sanctions against Russia that were adopted by the Obama administration in response to Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential electi
U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit
Dr Robin Stott loads up a video on the computer in his study in Greenwich in south-east London. The film has been transferred from an old video camera. The colour is subdued, with the characteristic f
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High profile stories of femicide come with a flare up of societal outrage, protest and collective introspection. But nothing ever really changes, writes Amanda Gouws.
BERLIN - Police in western Germany have arrested a suspected Islamic extremist who they believe may have been planning an attack. The 32-year-old man, a German who was believed to have ...
European Council President Donald Tusk on May 26 urged Group of Seven leaders to stick firmly to their sanctions policy on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, a day after a senior U.S. official said Washi
China has realized it has limited time to rein in North Korea's nuclear program through negotiations and is open to further sanctions against Pyongyang, a senior U.S. State Department official said Fr
BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been ordered to pay nearly $20,000 to a man who was attacked by her pit bull. The Island Packet reports ( ) a jury determined Mari
PARIS (AP) — Days after the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England, Shawn Mendes says fans should “never be afraid to enjoy music.” Fan video shows the 18-year-old Canadian
Greek police Friday sought to determine how a letter bomb wounded former prime minister Lucas Papademos despite security checks that were allegedly beefed up after a wave of similar attacks in March
The clubhouse was Gift Ngoepe’s home, an equipment storeroom his bedroom. The field, where the beginnings of his road to baseball history started, was his backyard. Never mind that Ngoepe’
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has denied links to a former campaign aide to President Donald Trump, after reports emerged that his office hired her company to lobby wit
KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A black bear spotted for weeks in rural New York state with his head trapped in a plastic food jug has been rescued from his plight. State wildlife officers near Binghamton recei
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The number of speeding tickets issued by the Florida Highway Patrol has dropped for three straight years as the agency deals with a shortage of troopers. Col. Gene Spaulding t
LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigning for Britain's national election next month resumed in earnest on Friday, with the country still on high alert for further attacks, days after a suicide bombing killed 22
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