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Hostilities Escalation in Syria's Aleppo, Latakia, Damascus 'Must Stop'

Hostilities in Syria's Latakia, Aleppo and Damascus must end despite certain forces working to undermine political settlement, one of the leaders of the Syrian Popular Front for Change and Liberation, Qadri Jamil, said Friday.

Vostochny After First Launch: Gearing Up for Missions to Moon, Mars

Following Thursday’s launch of a Soyuz spacecraft with three satellites on board, Russia’s all-new Vostochny spaceport in the Far East will stay idle for a year pending the completion of the second stage of construction, Lenta.ru wr...

EU Commission Proposes to Sign Data Protection Umbrella Deal With US

The Brussels-Washington Umbrella Agreement is designed to ensure a high level of protection for the personal data used by EU and US law enforcement, including criminal records.

Politicians Say Turkey Deal Shows Europe 'Divided, Paralyzed and Weak'

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have slammed the EU-Turkey agreement over migrants as bypassing "democratic procedures, flouting international law," saying, "Europe is divided, paralyzed and weak. And [Turkish President] Erdogan knows it."

Little Russian Girl Gets Upset, Threatens to Run Away to Africa (VIDEO)

A video of a little Russian girl having a major fit and threatening to run away to Africa, where she’d starve herself to death because her parents “always” discipline her for not behaving well went viral on the Internet with almost 1.5 million views.

Eurozone Economy Accelerates in Q1 Despite Tumbling Into Disinflation

The Eurozone outperformed the UK and the US in terms of Q1 economic expansion, driven by substantial gains in consumption and investment in France and solid macro fundamentals in Spain, while the German powerhouse economy failed to contribute the greatest to the bloc's growth.

Workers Trying to Reopen Trolls Path in Pristine Snow Desert in Norway

A drone filmed an attempt to clear the Trollstigen road (Trolls’ Path) in Norway of snow.

Beijing Urges Washington to Assess New NGO Law Objectively

The Chinese Foreign Ministry urged the United States on Friday to objectively assess its non-governmental organization (NGO) law objectively and to respect Beijing’s sovereign right to adopt laws.

Russian MoD: Al-Nusra Front Wants to Destroy Peaceful Settlement in Syria

Al-Nusra Front terrorosts attempt to destroy the peaceful settlement in Syria, the head of Russia’s Center for Reconciliation said Friday.

Democracy? Austria's Refugee Law Is 'Attack on European Principles'

The Austrian government adopted a tough law on migrants, which many say violates the international principles on the protection of people fleeing war and persecution. In an interview with Radio Sputnik, Michael Genner, Chairman of human rights organization Asyl in Not called the new law "an attack on European values".

As NATO Crawls Further, Sweden Stands Firm on Non-Alignment Principle

Sweden's top diplomat reiterated Stockholm's adherence to the principle of neutrality.

At Least 25 Killed, 40 Injured in Aleppo Mosque Shelling - Militia Source

At least 25 people have been killed and another 40 injured after a mosque in Aleppo was shelled by militants, a source in Aleppo’s militia said Friday.

US Economy Brakes to Two Year Slowest in Q1 on Weaker Activity

The US economy rose only 0.5% in Q1, slowing down amidst disinvestment in the non-financial sector and declines in corporate earnings, battered by the dollar's strength, whilst consumption, the key driver to the economy, underperformed despite warmer winter conditions.

Joint Russia-China Computerized Missile Defense Drills to Be Held in May

Russia and China will hold their first joint computerized missile defense drills.

Space Cowboys: China Plans Manned Moon Landing by 2036

Beijing plans to send astronauts to the moon by 2036, the deputy commander of the China Manned Space Program said.

Free Syrian Army Groups in Aleppo Uninformed of 'Silent' Period - Source

Groups of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo have not received any information of the announced ‘silent’ period beginning on April 30, but are ready to comply with the ceasefire, a source in one of the largest groups in Aleppo said Frid...

EU Plans to Reach Deal With New Libyan Gov’t to Intercept Migrant Smugglers

The European Union plans to close a deal with the fledgling UN-backed government in Libya to disrupt migrant smuggling networks on the territory of the North African state, German media reported Friday, citing confidential draft documents.

Saudi Game of Thrones Threatens World Economy

A power struggle between the House of Saud and Saudi technocrats has made the kingdom's energy policy increasingly unpredictable, putting the global oil market as well as the world economy at risk, Atlantico reported.

Syrian General Staff Confirms Implementation of 'Silent' Period

The Syrian General Staff has confirmed that the "silent" period has been implemented and that it will be in force for 24 hours in Damascus and its suburbs, and in Latakia and its suburbs for 72 hours, SANA news agency reported Frida...

Four UK Jets to Take Part in NATO Baltic Air Patrol Mission Until August

Four UK fighter jets will take part in NATO's air patrol mission in the Baltic states,

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