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Hollande Appoints New Foreign Minister as Laurent Fabius Steps Down

Former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was appointed as new minister of Foreign Affairs replacing Laurent Fabius who stepped down earlier.

Market Volatility to Be ‘Priority Issue’ for Discussions at G20 - IMF

International Monetary Fund Communications Director said that global markets volatility is expected to become the main topic for discussions during G20 meeting in Shanghai.

Austria Allows Sanctioned Russian Lawmakers Entry to Attend OSCE PA Session

Nikolay Kovalev, a member of the the Russian delegation said that the Austrian Foreign Ministry allowed Russian parliamentarians who are in sanctions list to enter the country for attendance the a session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA).

Russia Rules Out Easing Counter-Sanctions at Present - Deputy PM Prikhodko

Deputy prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko said that Russia is not going to ease its counter-measures in response to Western sanctions at this point despite numerous appeals by some countries and foreign businesses.

Germany Plans €500 Bln Refugee Outlay as Right-Wing Violence Increases

As figures were released showing a sharp rise in right-wing violence in Germany, Germany's labor ministry announced it has requested another half billion euros to spend on the integration of 100,000 refugees and migrants in 2016.

Over 900 Turkish Aegean Resorts on Sale Amid Russia Strains, Terror

The 35-percent decline in Turkey’s tourism industry is coupled with a fivefold drop in the number of Russian tourists visiting Antalya alone in comparison to last year, according to the Antalyan tourism department.

New Battlefront: Daesh in Libya Threatens Europe’s Underbelly

The leaders of the terrorist faction known as Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) may be relocating to Libya in order to stage more aggressive attacks against Europe.

Iran Amnesties Over 1,000 Prisoners to Mark 1979 Revolution

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei, commuted or pardoned retributions of 1059 convicts on the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

WATCH: Bernie to Colbert—Electing Me Is a 'Twofer,' I'm President and Bill O'Reilly Leaves the Country

Colbert jokingly protests: "But I'm in the 1%." Stephen Colbert congratulated Bernie Sanders on his New Hampshire landslide, and overwhelming (86 percent!) youth vote Wednesday night. "It's like you're puppy monkey baby," Colbert says, referencing the Super Bowl ad. Show More Summary

Tunisian Security Forces Uncover Terrorist Cell With Plans on Attacks

Interior Ministry said that Tunisian security forces have managed to uncover a terrorist cell during an anti-terrorism operation in the northeast of the country.

NATO to Commence First Training of Georgian Military Units in May

Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO military experts to begin training the first company of the Georgian armed forces in May.

Cliven Bundy Now Occupying a Jail Cell After FBI Agents Arrested Him Last Night in Oregon

Head of Oregon militia in jail after FBI stand-off. Last night, the FBI rounded up the head of the Bundy family as he arrived at the Portland airport. More from The Oregonian: Bundy, 74, was booked into the downtown Multnomah County jail at 10:54 p.m. Show More Summary

Russian Operation in Syria to Remain Exclusively Airborne – Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister said that Russia does not intend to carry out a ground operation in Syria.

Syria Talks: How Russo-Syrian Advance May Change Geneva Agenda

As the balance of power shifts dramatically on the ground in Syria, the question arises, what role the Geneva talks will play in transforming the Syrian state, Mideast analyst Sharmine Narwani asks.

Russian Opposition Figure Navalny Lodges Complaint Against President Putin

Ivan Zhdanov, a lawyer for Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, said that Russian Opposition Figure Alexei Navalny filed a lawsuit, based on allocation of $1.75 billion from the Russian National Wealth Fund to the Russian petrochemical giant Sibur, against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Right-wing Extremist Offenses in Germany Rise by a Third in One Year

In 2015 German police registered over 30 percent more right-wing extremist offences than in 2014.

The Art of Parody: Johnny Depp Impersonates Donald Trump

The film is partially based on Trump's bestselling self-promoting book called 'The Art of the Deal'.

People’s War in India Clippings 11/2/2016

Chhattisgarh – Maoist explode 5 IEDs, fire at CAF Raipur, Feb 11: Maoists detonated five serial IED blasts and fired indiscriminately at the team of CAF (Chhattisgarh Armed Force) but none was injured in insurgency-hit Bijapur district. The rebels exploded landmines between Bodli and Bhairamgarh under Bhairamgarh police station limits while a CAF’s [...]

UK Snoopers' Charter Will Lead to 'Race to the Bottom’ in Mass Surveillance

The UK government's proposed Snoopers' Charter would set a dangerous international precedent and lead to a "race to the bottom" in regards to mass surveillance, campaigners have told Sputnik, which comes as MPs delivered a third stinging rebuke to the proposals on Thursday.

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