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Marina Portnaya

Arctic Resources: The fight for the coldest place on Earth heats up
The discovery of large hydrocarbon deposits in the Arctic has sparked international competition over resources in frozen waters. Regional powers are quickly filing claims for the sea shelf, with Russia preparing to bring in the biggest bid to the UN.

15.04.2014 04:59

Kiev must stop war on Ukrainians – Russia’s envoy to UN
The international community must demand that those who are in power in Kiev stop war on their own citizens in south-eastern Ukraine, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin told the UN Security Council.

13.04.2014 23:33

NATO suspends civilian and military cooperation with Russia
NATO has announced that it is suspending all military and civilian cooperation with Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, the bloc said in a joint statement.

01.04.2014 15:08

YouTube ban: How Turkish officials conspired to stage Syria attack to provoke war
“I'll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey.” This leaked conversation is coming back to haunt the highest echelons of the Turkish government as it plans a provocation in Syria, while scrambling to contain social media internally.

28.03.2014 10:00

UN Gen Assembly adopts resolution backing Ukraine's territorial integrity
The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted for a resolution submitted by Ukraine denouncing the referendum in Crimea that made the Black Sea peninsula an integral part of the Russian Federation.

27.03.2014 12:17

Obama rules out US military involvement in Ukraine
The US will not get involved in a “military excursion” in Ukraine, President Barack Obama said, stressing that Washington will pursue diplomatic means in the standoff with Russia over Crimea.

19.03.2014 22:04

Israel airstrike on Golan Heights leaves 1 dead, 7 wounded - Syrian army
Retaliatory air strikes carried out by Israel against Syrian army positions killed one person and injured seven, according to Syria's armed forces said. The strike came just hours after four IDF soldiers were wounded by a bomb attack in the Golan Heights.

19.03.2014 11:12

'Let's go!' 80th birthday of Yury Gagarin, first man in space
On March 9, legendary Soviet cosmonaut Yury Gagarin, the first man in space, would have turned 80. His 108-minute epic orbital flight on April 12, 1961 ushered in the era of space exploration – and his charming smile became its symbol.

08.03.2014 15:02

Yanukovich sent letter to Putin asking for Russian military presence in Ukraine
Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin says ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has sent a letter to Putin asking him to use military force in Ukraine to restore law and order.

03.03.2014 21:24

'F**k the EU': Snr US State Dept. official caught in alleged phone chat on Ukraine
A senior US State Department official has allegedly been caught giving an unexpected message to the EU while discussing Ukrainian opposition leaders’ roles in the country’s future government. The phone call was taped and posted on YouTube.

06.02.2014 19:59

Taliban ‘more willing than ever’ to join Afghan peace process
President Hamid Karzai has confirmed he is engaged in secret talks with the Taliban, which reportedly wants to join the Afghanistan peace process. Washington is pushing for Karzai to sign a security pact that would extend the US military presence.

05.02.2014 04:52

Anti-fracking protest rocks NY governor’s state of the state address
A crowd of more than 1,000 attended the anti-fracking protest held in the capital of New York state, organized during the State of the State address. The governor, though, chose not to mention the issue of fracking in his speech.

09.01.2014 04:02

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