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Libyan crisis festers, but media has moved on – Red Cross president to RT

Although Libya has fallen out of headlines and been replaced by conflicts in Syria and Yemen, it is still plagued by fighting and a humanitarian crisis, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told RT. “Fighting is continuing,” ICRC president Peter Maurer said. “Libya is one of the countries with the largest percentage of displaced populations ...

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Russia started 'anti-US campaign long before I announced that would run for President’ – Trump

Donald Trump responded to the indictment of 13 Russians over alleged elections meddling, claiming that his camp ‘did nothing wrong’ and he announced his presidential bid long before Moscow began an ‘anti-US’ campaign. Thirteen Russians were charged with interfering in the 2016 US election, according to the document released Friday. However, the Deputy Attorney General annonced later, that there are ...

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President Trump speaks on Florida shooting (VIDEO)

Published time: 15 Feb, 2018 16:25 Edited time: 15 Feb, 2018 16:45 President Donald Trump thanked first responders when speaking on the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that claimed 17 lives. “Making our schools and our children safer will be our first priority,” he said noting that he will meet with governors later to discuss the ...

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Mother of detained Russian 'hacker' begs Czech president to prevent his extradition to US

The mother of a Russian national, sought by Russia and the US over cyber-crimes, has sent a letter to Czech president Milos Zeman, describing hardships and human rights violations her son endured in detention. Evgeny Nikulin was arrested in Prague back in October 2016 by Czech police in cooperation with the FBI. The US seeks his extradition, accusing him of ...

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'France will strike' if proof found chemical weapons used in Syria – president

Emmanuel Macron has promised to “strike” Syria if any evidence emerges that chemical weapons were used against civilians. However, he added that French intelligence agencies do not have proof to back up such allegations. “On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line,” Macron told reporters in Paris on Tuesday. “Today, our agencies, our armed ...

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US growth could slip in coming 2 years – Dallas Fed president

Economic growth in the United States may peak this year and slow somewhat next year and in 2020, according to Dallas Fed President Robert S. Kaplan. “2018 will be a strong year in the United States,” he said at a business conference in Frankfurt on Thursday. “We think we’re at or near full employment in the US. We’d expect headline unemployment to ...

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IOC president lauds 2 Koreas for sending ‘powerful message of peace’

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has hailed attempts from North and South Korea to ease tensions between the two states, calling their endeavors a “powerful message of peace” to the world. “The Olympic spirit has brought two sides together that for too long were divided by mistrust and animosity. The Olympic spirit has brought real hope for a ...

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Polish ruling party leader calls on president to sign ‘misunderstood’ Holocaust-related bill

The leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said President Andrzej Duda should sign the controversial bill that criminalizes public statements blaming Poland for Second World War crimes. The bill, which was passed by the Polish parliament this week, would make public statements suggesting that the Polish nation is responsible for Nazi atrocities a crime, punishable by ...

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Assange ‘more than a nuisance’ – Ecuadorian president

Julian Assange is an “inherited problem” for Ecuador’s new president, who described the WikiLeaks founder as having created “more than a nuisance,” just weeks after the country granted him citizenship. “We hope to have a positive result on the issue,” of Assange, Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno, told television networks Ecuavisa, Teleamazonas, and EcuadorTV on Sunday. He added the country was ...

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Gaza will soon collapse and only Tel Aviv is helping, Israeli president claims

The Gaza Strip, chafed and numbed by a decades-old Israeli-imposed blockade is on the verge of collapse, and it’s all Hamas’ fault, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has said. “The time is coming near when the infrastructure in Gaza will collapse, leaving many civilians in distress, with no sanitary conditions, exposed to pollution, impure water and epidemics,” Rivlin said Sunday as ...

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