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EU Ramps Up Navies to Counter Russia, Germany Takes the Lead: Reports


MOSCOW – The European Union (EU) states have started major naval exercises in the Baltic Sea, with Germany taking a leading role; they are preparing themselves for the Russian threat, Sputnik reported Monday. The nations of Europe seem to be bulking up their navies, and Germany is taking the lead …

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Clash Symptoms Between Russia and US Plans on Syria

Russian and US

LONDON – A High-level meeting which aims at discussing the Syrian crisis are expected this week, among signs of a possible clash between two separate Russian and US plans for a political solution in the country, ASHARQ Al ASWAT reported Thursday. According to “ASHARQ AL ASWAT” website, Moscow’s primal focus …

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Iran will Overcome US Sanctions: Zarif


TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed confidence that the Islamic Republic will manage to overcome sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies, the “Iran Front Page” said Tuesday. Zarif said in an interview with Kyodo News on Monday, that “Many countries have shown readiness …

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Evacuation of Arms from Idlib Opens the Door to Peace Process


IDLIB – The significance of the pull-out of heavy arms by radical groups operating in Idlib cannot be overestimated, Fuad Eliko, member of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces said, Sputnik reported Thursday. Eliko said, the decision to withdraw heavy weapons from Idlib has opened the door …

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Germany Extends Military Commission in Iraq


ERBIL – Germany on Tuesday has increased its military mandate in Iraq, but will end reconnaissance missions by Oct. 31, 2019. The government in Berlin chose to extend its non-combat military involvement in Iraq by one year. The German Parliament initially extended its mandate to continue training Kurdish Peshmerga Forces …

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“Saudi Arabia Wouldn’t Last without US”: Trump

Saudi Arabia

SOUTHAVEN – The US President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia’s King Salman he would not last in power “for two weeks” without the backing of the U.S. military, Reuters reported Tuesday. In Southaven, Mississippi on Tuesday, Trump …

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Erdogan urges Germany to Put Gullen Group on Terrorist List

Gullen Group

BERLIN – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, on the eve of a visit to Germany on Thursday, urged to designate the Fatehullah Gullen group as terrorist which Turkey blames for a 2016 coup attempt, Reuters reported. Relations between Ankara and Berlin have reached to the new lows after a crackdown in …

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Iran will Continue Oil Exports: Rouhani

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TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement on Tuesday that Iran will continue exporting crude oil exports despite US efforts of trying to stop it, Times of Israel reported Wednesday. “We will continue to both produce and export” oil, Rouhani said in remarks broadcast on state TV.” …

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Germany wants Russia to Stick with Diplomatic Exchange on East Ukraine


BERLIN – Germany urged Russia to keep engaging in diplomatic talks to resolve the Ukrainian crisis on Monday following the assassination of a pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine, Xinhua reported Tuesday. Steffen Seibert, spokesperson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, told reporters in Berlin, “We want all parties to continue …

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Germany, Spain Call for Co-operation with Morocco on Migration


MADRID, Spain – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have stressed at their meeting in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain, to strengthen co-operation between the European Union (EU) and Morocco in the area of migration. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, following his meeting with the German leader, …

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