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EU wants one price for Russian gas

Warsaw – European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Friday that the EU wants a uniform price for Russian gas for all its member states, adding Europe’s common gas infrastructure should include Ukraine, Georgia and the western Balkans. Oettinger was speaking after a meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who…

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Misuse of US military aid in Afghanistan impeded US war effort: Report

Washington, May 02: A report released by the US military reportedly details out how rampant misuse of US aid in Afghanistan has hampered the US war effort, a new report from Pentagon has revealed. The study commissioned by Gen. Joseph Dunford, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, says that the US government has unintentionally empowered…

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Afghanistan landslides kill hundreds, many more missing

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan— Hundreds of people were dead or missing after landslides in remote northeast Afghanistan buried a village under as much as 60 feet of mud and rocks, officials said Friday. The United Nations said that at least 350 people had been killed in Badakhshan, a rugged province on the Chinese border. Shah Waliullah Adeeb, the provincial governor, ...

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Never again, vows Press Club

Johannesburg – South African media will never be gagged again, the National Press Club said on Friday ahead of the UN’s World Press Freedom day. “South Africa’s hard-fought for media freedom and freedom of expression will never be taken away again, the country’s…

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UM Community Responds to Tornado Victims (The University of Mississippi)

(Source: The University of Mississippi) Students spearhead campus relief efforts for Tupelo area OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students are leading campus efforts to provide relief to Tupelo-area residents hit hard by deadly tornadoes on Monday (April 28). James Williams of Troy, Illinois, and members of Sigma Pi fraternity have set up tables in front of the Ole Miss ...

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Emergency Ukraine meeting for UN

The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting on Ukraine after Russia called for public talks on the growing crisis. The Russian mission to the United Nations tweeted that Moscow had asked for what will be the council’s 13th meeting on the crisis, and the spokesman’s office for the UN secretary-general confirmed the open meeting would be held ...

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Palestinian Unity

For years, Palestinian factions have strived for unity, and for years unity has evaded them. But is it possible that following several failed attempts, Fatah and Hamas have finally found that elusive middle ground? And if they have done so, why, to what end, and at what cost? On April 23, top Fatah and Hamas officials hammered out the final ...

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UN Rights Chief Blames South Sudan Crisis on Country’s Leaders

Charlton Doki JUBA — The United Nations’ human rights chief, Navi Pillay, lashed out Wednesday at South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar, saying the two men have allowed their personal differences to bring the young nation to the edge of disaster. “The country’s leaders, instead of seizing their chance to steer their impoverished and war-battered young ...

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Our strategic goal is NATO and EU membership, Poposki says (Government of the Republic of Macedonia)

(Source: Government of the Republic of Macedonia) Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki met Tuesday in Washington with the US Secretary of State John Kerry on the margins of the conference on NATO and EU enlargement and discussed Ukraine crisis and its influence on integration. Poposki after the meeting said that even after administered elections, NATO and EU membership remain our strategic ...

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