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US, Russia Conduct Daily Phone Checks on Syria Operations

US Air Forces Central Command Commander Gen. Charles Brown said that representatives the United States and Russia call each other on phone everyday and communicate on operations in Syria as part of existing memorandum of understanding (MOU).

Refugee Crisis 'Global' Problem Says Euro Chief, But What Is Europe Doing?

Warnings that Europe was on the brink of a humanitarian crisis following mass drownings in the Mediterranean Sea were issued long before member states reacted.

NATO Buildup on Russia's Borders: Mobilization for War or 'Just Business'?

The large-scale US-NATO amassing of military forces on Russia’s Western borders, NATO’s so-called “Eastern Front,” is unprecedented and creates the impression of actual war preparations, according to Professor Stephen F. Cohen, however it might also be driven by the economics of the US military industrial complexes.

Anti-Fracking Protesters to Rally in UK City of Sheffield on May 28

Several environmental groups' activists will gather on Saturday in the UK city of Sheffield to protest against pro-fracking policy of authorities, local media reported Thursday.

What to Expect From Israel's New Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman

It was announced this week that one of Israel's most polarizing political figures, the ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, will assume the post of Israeli Defense Minister.

Egypt May Create Special Agency for Airport Security - Lawmaker

According to Information and Tourism Committee, Egyptian authorities plan to create a special company to provide security in airports.

Taliban Leader Not to Improve Prospects of Reconciliation in Afghanistan

The reshuffle of senior Taliban leadership will not improve the prospects for peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, according to the report of the private intelligence firm Soufan Group.

Not Rocket Science: Swedish Suspicion Halts EU Climate Research Project

As the relationship between Sweden and Russia is steadily marching towards a new all-time low, the mutual chill not only affects the countries' political circles, but takes its toll on bilateral projects. Last month, Sweden ousted a Russian research aircraft, worried that it might be used for spying, thus derailing an international science mission.

UK's Ban on Legal Highs Could Backfire Dangerously - Drugs Charities

The UK Government's blanket ban on so-called "legal highs" comes in to force today, effectively criminalizing the production, distribution, sale and supply of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).

Brazil at Risk of US-Backed Maidan Scenario Plunging Country Into Civil War

This month has seen a critically important shift in the global geopolitical balance, with the Brazilian Maidan-style scenario now entering its final stretch. According to Russian analysts, the overthrow of the country's government, if made permanent, will have tremendous implications not just for Latin America, but for the world as a whole.

EU Public Debate, Policies Influenced Mainly By Migrant Crisis in 2015

A number of European countries showed a more welcoming attitude to migrants, where governments and volunteers assisted those arriving in search of asylum, according to the Council of Europe.

WHO Records About 600 Conflict Zones Hospitals Attacks in Past Two Years

Hospitals in conflict zones across the globe have suffered nearly 600 attacks in the past two years, a World Health Organization (WHO) report revealed Thursday.

Packed Migrant Boat Capsizes in Mediterranean Sea Off Libyan Coast, 30 Dead

Around 30 people died after a boat carrying over 100 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, just some 35 nautical miles off the Libyan Coast, media reported Thursday.

South Ossetia to Hold Referendum on Joining Russia in 2017

The partially recognized republic's president and parliament speaker said that referendum on joining the Russian Federation will be held in South Ossetia in 2017.

Pretty Problems: Indian Policewoman Slams ‘Most Beautiful Officers’ List

An Indian female police officer has slammed the media for objectifying women and diminishing their professional achievements.

Evacuation of Greek Idomeni Refugee Camp Almost Complete

The evacuation of unofficial Idomeni refugee camp on the border between Greece and Macedonia is almost complete, according to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF).

IOC Head Expects London Olympic Games Doping Re-Tests Results in May

IOC is expected to issue the results of wider re-tests of Olympic champions' doping samples from the London 2012 games by the end of May, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday.

Fatal Flaw: Why NATO's Expansion Has No End in Sight

There is a serious flaw in the internal logic of NATO's expansion that makes the bloc's growth almost perpetual, American political analyst Gordon M. Hahn writes.

EC Sues Poland for Failure to Guarantee Larger Bank Deposits

According to reports, European Commission decided on Thursday to sue Poland in the EU Court of Justice over Warsaw's fail to implement new EU rules on bank deposit guarantee schemes aiming to increase protection of depositors.

Blues Break: A Train Goes By the River

There's something quite hypnotising about watching trains rumble along.

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