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Syria Task Force Begins Work on Implementing Ceasefire Deal

US Department of State spokesperson Mark Toner said that the task force leading the implementation of the cessation of hostilities in Syria began work on Friday on rolling out a ceasefire deal.

US Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Pulls Campaign Ad Featuring Porn Star

The Cruz campaign has pulled an ad attacking his Republican rival Marco Rubio after finding out one of the stars of the spot has a past in softcore pornography.

French Foreign Minister to Skip Normandy Quartet Meeting in Munich - Source

A source in the French government said that newly-appointed French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will not be able to attend the upcoming meeting of the Normandy Quartet format on Ukrainian reconciliation.

Pope Francis Arrives in Cuba for Meeting With Russian Patriarch Kirill

The head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis arrived in Havana, Cuba on Friday for a meeting with Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill.

With Friends Like These: US Stalls Kurdish Offensive Against Daesh in Iraq

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq are forced to abide by the rules set by Washington, a French volunteer told Sputnik.

No Disputes Over Pope-Russian Patriarch Meeting Preparation

Patriarchal press service head Alexander Volkov called the meeting between Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill and head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis "a parity meeting on equal terms."

Once in a Millennium: Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis Meet in Havana

Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis come together for a historic meeting in the Cuban capital, the first time that the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches have met in nearly 1,000 years.

A Coffee Run, Canadian Style

If a snow storm makes driving problematic, why not use a dog sled?

Iran's De-Dollarization of Oil Is About Business, Not Politics

There is more to Iran's announcement that it intends to sell oil in euros or yuan than meets the eye, Iran's Deputy Petroleum Minister Masoud Hashemian Esfahani and oil expert Mohsen Maghsoudi told Sputnik.

Shadow CIA Warns Russian Air Power Would Stop Any Foreign Invasion of Syria

Stratfor, the US-based intelligence think tank often called the 'Shadow CIA', has released satellite photos showing a buildup of Russian air power at the Hmeymim Airbase in Latakia, northwest Syria. The think tank bluntly warns that if Turkey or Saudi Arabia were to attack Syrian forces, they would be "met with significant Russian air defenses."

Macedonia Should Completely Stop Flow of Migrants Across Border

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said that Macedonia will have to completely stop the flow of refugees.

US Remains Unprepared for Biological Attack - Ex-Congressman

Former US Congressman James Greenwood said that United States is not prepared to properly deal with a biological attack against it.

NATO Concedes Lack of Resources to Handle EU Refugee Crisis

Russian envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said that NATO does not have sufficient resources and tools that would allow it to play any significant independent role in solving the refugee problems.

Fool Me Once? Erdogan Allegedly Falls Victim of a Phone Prank

A pair of Russian pranksters reportedly managed to trick Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ukraine Refutes Reports on Receiving Debt Restructure Appeals From Berlin

Ukraine's Finance Ministry has not received any appeals from Germany regarding the submission of new proposals to Russia on the restructuring of Kiev's $3-billion debt, Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said Friday.

Merkel, Polish Prime Minister Urge UK to Stay in EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated that the United Kingdom should remain part of the 28-nation bloc – but only in case of "maintaining all of the principles, for example the principle of freedom of movement."

Dutch Foreign Minister to Visit Russia in Spring - Moscow

Russian Foreign Ministry said that Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders will visit Moscow in spring.

US Sees 'Consistent' European Request for Assistance in Undersea Domain

US Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said that the US Navy received signals from NATO states for undersea warfighting assistance.

US, Coalition Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan Raises Prospect of Failure

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko said that US military advisors and their coalition partners have little or no direct contact with the Afghan National Defense and Security Force units below the army headquarters and regional police headquarters level.

US Justice Department Releases New Engagement Guidelines for Nation's Cops

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that Department of Justice’s has prepared a series of guidebooks to guide police agencies gain the trust of the communities they serve.

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