Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Moscow conference on intl security gathers 500+ delegates from 80+ countries 

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From: RussiaToday
Duration: 02:15

Russia's Defence Ministry is hosting the fifth Moscow Conference on International Security. The high-level meeting will last two days, with over five hundred guests from eighty countries taking part. Fighting terrorism is the main topic, as well as security cooperation and other issues.
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Press Conference (27 April, 2016) - 7th UNAOC Global Forum (25-27 April 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan)

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H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and H.E. Mr. Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan brief the Media on the outcome of the Forum.

Russia applauds cooperation with US over Syria 

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From: AFP
Duration: 00:38

Russia's defence ministry applauds Moscow and Washington's cooperation over Syria as a truce brokered by the two nations was tested by a recent spike in violence.

Professor POTUS on the Senate and the Supreme Court

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Duration: 02:02

At University of Chicago Law, President Obama explains why Senate Republicans must do their job and consider his Supreme Court nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland. Learn more: wh.gov/SCOTUS

Iraqi woman rescues Yazidi sex slaves from IS group

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Duration: 10:20

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Vian Dakhil is Iraq's only MP from the Yazidi community, a religious minority persecuted by the Islamic State (IS) group. For the past two years she’s invested her time and most of her personal fortune into saving fellow Yazidi women from sexual slavery at the hands of IS group jihadists. Her struggle means she’s now at the top of the terrorist group’s hit list. Our colleagues from FRANCE 24 met this courageous lady and some of the women she’s helped to escape from a living hell.
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Paul Ryan: Trump comfortable with my vision for GOP 

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From: CNN
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House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNN's Alisyn Camerota that Donald Trump is comfortable with the Wisconsin congressman's vision for the Republican Party.
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Trump to reveal foreign policy goals

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Donald Trump is to give details of his foreign policy in a speech, a day after sweeping to a win in five US primaries.

On Stalin’s Team by Sheila Fitzpatrick review – Soviet bunglers and sadists 

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A superbly researched book details the incompetents and priapic murderers whom Stalin selected to carry out his atrocities
Team” is not the definition I would use for a group of 40 to 50 people (almost entirely men) who, at their captain’s bidding, colluded in murdering over half their fellow members; nor does “team” fit men selected more for their incompetence than their ability as leaders, administrators or planners. In her introduction to this superbly researched, intelligent book, Sheila Fitzpatrick concedes this, inviting readers to substitute the word “gang” if they prefer. Even “gang” is too bland for these “scorpions in a jar”, as observers of the infighting put it. Perhaps “henchmen” is the word.
Two myths lie behind Stalin’s rehabilitation in Russia. One is that he won the second world (or “great patriotic”) war – though many historians conclude that the Russian people, helped by generous US supplies, won despite Stalin’s vacillation between inaction and wasteful enterprise. The other myth is that of Stalin as a great personnel manager. Although Fitzpatrick often notes the “energy” and “efficiency” with which Stalin’s men approached their remits, she perhaps underplays the appalling uselessness of those remits: in the early 1930s, shooting, starving, freezing or working to death 10 million peasants; in the Great Terror of 1937-8, executing some 700,000 people and sending two million to die in the gulag, among them the Soviet Union’s most accomplished citizens – technologists, scientists, artists – then decapitating the army by shooting most of the senior officers; and in 1944, while war still raged, dispatching over a million people of “traitor” nationalities to the deserts of Central Asia. Stalin’s “team” members certainly worked long hours, mostly at night, and trembled with fear lest their leader find them underachieving – but a more counterproductive way of governing a state would be hard to imagine.
Stalin chose not the alpha but the omega males, who could not possibly be employed by, or loyal to, any of his rivals
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Министр обороны России на встрече с иранским коллегой заявил о готовности к долгосрочному сотрудничеству в борьбе с терроризмом

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Генерал армии Сергей Шойгу подчеркнул, что в Минобороны России ценят конструктивный диалог, который установился между оборонными ведомствами двух стран.

Moscow Police Check 9 Train Stations After Bomb Scares; Kursk Evacuated 

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LIVE UPDATES: Moscow law-enforcers inspected all 9 train stations this afternoon and evacuated the Kursk Station after anonymous bomb threats were made by telephone.
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Syrian Kurdish leader sees Turkish hand in border closure

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BEIRUT/AMUDA, Syria (Reuters) - The Kurdish government in Iraq has dealt a blow to Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria by keeping the border closed for more than one month, an economic and political setback for the Syrian region as it plans for wider autonomy.
  

Natural gas explosion in Turkey's Bursa wounds six: broadcaster TRT

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Six people were wounded in a natural gas explosion in the northwestern Turkish city of Bursa on Wednesday, state broadcaster TRT said.
  
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Vietnam Media Ties Massive Fish Kill to Formosa Plastics Steel Unit 

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Vietnam is investigating a massive fish kill at aquatic farms and in waters off the country's central provinces that state media reports have tied to alleged toxic discharges coming from a steel complex built by Taiwan's Formosa Plastics. The Taiwan's company local unit Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp, however, said in a statement this week via its parent company that there is no evidence that wastewater from its steel plant was responsible for the fish deaths. Fish...

Yahoo's Most Vocal Critic Is Now on Its Board - Fortune

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Yahoo's Most Vocal Critic Is Now on Its Board
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Pending home sales rise 1.4% to 10-month high in March - MarketWatch

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Pending home sales rise 1.4% to 10-month high in March
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An index that tracks home contract signings rose again in March as low interest rates boost homebuying. Getty Images. By. AndreaRiquier. A gauge of pending home sales rose 1.4% in March, its second monthly increase, and a sign of momentum for the ...
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U.S. F-22s land in Lithuania in show of force amid Russia tensions

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SIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania (Reuters) - Two of the U.S. Air Force's most advanced jets landed in Lithuania for the first time on Wednesday in a show of force and support for a region worried by Russian military maneuvers.
  

Odesa Protesters Defiant After Attack

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Ukrainian protesters demanding the resignation of Odesa's mayor in connection with reported offshore holdings have remained defiant a day after a violent attack on their camp wounded several activists.

First launch from new Russian spaceport delayed

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The launch of the first rocket from Russia’s new space facility has been delayed by a day after a last-minute problem.
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Russia's Putin orders space program shake-up after launch delayed

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his space officials to raise their game on Wednesday after he flew thousands of kilometers to watch the inaugural launch of a rocket from a new spaceport, only for it to be called off.
  

Turkish businessman pleads not guilty to U.S. charges over Iran sanctions

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish businessman pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he and others conspired to conduct hundreds of millions of dollars in financial transactions for the Iranian government or other entities to evade U.S. sanctions.
  

Kazakhstan land protests widen in challenge to strongman leader

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ALMATY (Reuters) - Hundreds of people staged street protests in two cities in Kazakhstan on Wednesday over land reform, Kazakh media and local activists reported, a rare act of defiance that could pose a challenge to the leadership of President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
  

Al-Qaida says it killed Bangladesh gay activist, friend

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The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister's insistence just hours earlier that her political opponents were to blame for the attack and for a rising tide of violence against secular activists and writers.
     

White House on lockdown after another apparent fence jumper

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The White House went on temporary security lockdown late Tuesday afternoon after another apparent fence-jumper tried to scale a security barrier.
A journalist who was attempting to leave the White House grounds said that Secret Service officers reported a "jumper" outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The report said a ...

Fighter pilot once shot down over Serbia, tapped to head Air Force

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Gen. David Goldfein has been nominated to become the new top officer in the Air Force, nearly 17 years after he survived being shot down in an F-16C fighter jet while flying a combat mission over Serbia.
     
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Mystery swirls around a most dangerous Nigerian terrorist

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A week after Abubakar Shekau, the enigmatic leader of Boko Haram, appeared in a grainy, seven-minute YouTube video and declared, "For me, the end has come," the Nigerian militant group released a second video that seemed to say the opposite.
     

Blame 26% decline in China's sales for lion's share of Apple's loss - CNBC

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Blame 26% decline in China's sales for lion's share of Apple's loss
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Apple's sales in China tumbled in the second quarter after currency headwinds hurt Hong Kong sales, the company said in Tuesday's earnings. "The vast majority of the weakness sits in Hong Kong," Apple CEO Tim Cook told analysts in an earnings call.
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Apple Loses Its China Buoy - Bloomberg

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Apple Loses Its China Buoy
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Many things aren't going Apple's way right now. The company's disclosures Tuesday about its revenue, profits and projected sales for the next quarter were all pretty awful. And China, once a chief source of strength, is now among Apple's long list of ...
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Russia Not Planning to Revive Contract on S-300 Deliveries to Syria

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Russia is currently not planning to revive the contract on deliveries of S-300 air defense systems to Syria, the head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Tuesday.

Russia's Air Campaign in Syria Poses No Threat to Israel - Russian MoD

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Russia's aerial counter-terrorist campaign in Syria poses no threat to Israel, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Tuesday.

Daesh runs secret cells in UK, Germany and Italy: Clapper

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The Daesh (ISIL) terrorist organization is operating underground cells in Britain, Germany and Italy, and there is "evidence" they are plotting terror attacks against civilians in those countries, the US intelligence chief says.
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Saudi unveils ambitious plan to become arms manufacturer

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Saudi Arabia says it is to start steering half of its military spending toward domestic weapons manufaturers.

MURPHY'S LAW: The Lessons Of Iraq

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German intelligence chief fired in surprise move

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The head of Germany’s foreign intelligence agency has been removed from his post in a move described by observers as surprising. Gerhard Schindler, 63, has led Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service, known as Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, since 2012.

Thousands of protesters threaten to storm Iraq’s parliament

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi desperately tried to steer his country out of political turmoil on Tuesday, partially reshuffling his cabinet amid stepped-up pressure as thousands of protesters threatened to storm parliament.
     

The American ally that tortures American citizens

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There is at least one major American ally that is contradicting the Obama administration's strict no-torture policies; Two U.S. citizens were reportedly tortured by a sovereign nation's government for months - using waterboarding and electric shocks.

Cybersecurity Threats Are Real: You And Your Organization Could Be In Danger 

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A recent report showed that 90% of all corporate executives said they can’t read a cybersecurity report and are not prepared to handle a major attack.
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From Bioterrorism To Zika, Readiness Lags For U.S. Health Emergencies 

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Bioterrorism, flooding, earthquakes, Zika virus outbreaks: health protections are not distributed evenly across the U.S., according to a new state-by-state analysis.

Syria: Russia's continuing war - BBC News

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Syria: Russia's continuing war
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All the signs are that as the partial truce in Syria fails and the peace talks falter, the Russianmilitary and its Syrian allies are gearing up for a new offensive in and around Aleppo. Last week, the Pentagon said forces loyal to the Syrian ...
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США уничтожили у террористов ИГ около $800 млн наличными - bigmir)net

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США уничтожили у террористов ИГ около $800 млн наличными
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Потеря этих средств, по мнению военного командования США, привела к резкому росту дезертирства и сокращению числа новобранцев у Исламского государства. США уничтожили у террористов ИГ около $800 млн наличными. В ходе бомбардировок различных объектов, захваченных ...
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North Korea Sets Date for First Ruling Party Congress in 36 Years 

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North Korea will convene its much-anticipated ruling Workers' Party congress on May 6.   Wednesday's announcement by the official KCNA news agency did not say how long the congress would last, nor did it provide details of the agenda. But observers believe leader Kim Jong Un will use the event to cement his hold on power by affirming claims of recent progress in the North's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.  Analysts will also be paying close attention for any policy changes or a reshuffling of key officials. North Korea has been conducting a continuous series of missile launches in recent weeks, in defiance of a new, stronger set of sanctions imposed by the United Nations over its fourth nuclear test in January, and a ballistic missile test the following month.  And South Korea has warned that Pyongyang will conduct a fifth nuclear test shortly before the Workers' Party congress begins. Next month's congress -- the seventh since North Korea's founding in the late 1940s -- is the first since 1980, when Kim's late father, Kim Jong Il, emerged as the successor to his own father, North Korean founder Kim Il Sung.

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Saakashvili Announces Poroshenko Will Send 1,000 More National Guard Troops and Police to Odessa 

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Afghan Taliban Confirms Delegation Visiting Pakistan

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Afghanistan’s Taliban has confirmed it has sent a “high-level’ delegation to Islamabad for talks with Pakistani officials, saying it hopes the visit will have “fruitful results” and “in the interest of both countries.”   A spokesman for the Islamist insurgency told VOA on Wednesday the Taliban delegation has traveled from its “Political Office” in Qatar to hold the discussions in the light of “close relations, long border and commercial transactions” between the two neighboring countries.  Diplomatic sources say the Taliban delegation is on a mission for “exploratory discussions” as part of Islamabad’s efforts to facilitate peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.  Peace in Afghanistan  The Taliban's political office in the Qatari capital of Doha is solely authorized to conduct political talks.  “The esteemed leader of Islamic Emirate (the Taliban) has instructed the delegation to discuss issues regarding Afghan refugees, some recent problems related to (Afghan) border provinces of Helmand, Nangarhar and Paktia,” Taliban’s Qatar-based spokesman Mohammad Naeem told VOA, without elaborating.  Afghan media reports have recently alleged that Pakistani border forces tried to establish outposts inside the Afghan territory in Helmand, Nangarhar and Paktia, charges Islamabad denies.   Naeem said Taliban negotiators will particularly discuss with Pakistani authorities the release of Mullah Bradar and some other prisoners.  “The delegation, which is gone (to Pakistan) from here (Qatar) is holding talks on the issues that I have stated above and has no other particular item on the agenda,” Naeem told VOA when asked whether reconciliation talks with the Afghan government would also be discussed.  Prisoner release Mullah Bradar, former deputy chief of the Taliban leader, was detained by Pakistani intelligence officials in the southern city of Karachi in 2010 reportedly in a joint operation with American counterparts.   In 2013, Pakistan, at the request of the then Afghan government, freed Bradar along with dozens of other Taliban officials from its custody to boost Kabul’s efforts to promote the Afghan peace and reconciliation process at the time.   But insurgent sources insisted Bradar remains in Pakistan and local authorities have placed restrictions on his movement because Pakistani authorities would need U.S. consent to set him free.  Ghani asks for Pakistani help in the peace process  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday urged Islamabad to honor its commitments of helping in the Afghan peace process or evict Taliban leaders sheltering in Pakistan and using their sanctuaries in the neighboring country for directing attacks in Afghanistan.   But a Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman rejected Ghani’s allegations that Islamabad is supporting insurgent attacks on the Afghan soil and reiterated Islamabad was making “sincere efforts” to promote peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban.

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OSCE Chief, Iranian Defense Minister In Moscow For Security Conference

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to meet in Moscow on April 27 with Lamberto Zannier, the secretary-general of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Консорциум журналистов опубликует базу данных "панамского досье" 9 мая - РИА Новости

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Консорциум журналистов опубликует базу данных "панамского досье" 9 мая
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МОСКВА, 27 апр — РИА Новости. Международный консорциум журналистов-расследователей (ICIJ) опубликует 9 мая в 21.00 мск информацию о клиентах панамской юридической фирмы Mossack Fonseca, архив содержит данные о двухстах тысячах офшорных компаний, говорится в ...
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Министр обороны России открыл V Московскую конференцию по международной безопасности

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Во вступительном слове генерал армии Сергей Шойгу заявил, что ключевая тема нынешней конференции – терроризм как главная угроза международной стабильности – на сегодня является наиболее актуальной для всего человечества. 

Isis has terror cells operating in England, US intelligence director warns 

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James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, said groups of militants were active in several European countries

Начальник российского Генштаба выступил с докладом на V Московской конференции по международной безопасности

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Генерал армии Валерий Герасимов раскрыл основные причины роста активности глобального терроризма и поделился опытом применения Вооруженных Сил РФ для борьбы с ним на Северном Кавказе и в Сирии. 

This Beautiful Tree Tunnel In Ukraine Is An Accidental Wonder

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It’s one of the most photographed places in Ukraine. Visitors travel from around the world to see the famous tree tunnel running through the small western town of Klevan. As RFE/RL’s Amos Chapple discovered when he explored the site, Ukraine's “Tunnel of Love” can reportedly trace its origins all the way back to the tensions and secrecy of the Cold War.

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Russia ready to join Afghan talks: Interfax cites Russian official - Reuters

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Russia ready to join Afghan talks: Interfax cites Russian official
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Russia considers inefficient the current format of the talks, sponsored by the four-power group of Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States and China, and does not plan to join in, although Moscow is ready to create a new format, he said. The Afghan ...

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В ходе работы V Московской конференции по международной безопасности Министр обороны России провел встречу со своим афганским коллегой

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Главной темой беседы генерала армии Сергея Шойгу и Мохаммада Масума Станекзая стали тали вопросы двустороннего военно-технического сотрудничества.

Tibetans in Exile Re-elect Lobsang Sangay as Prime Minister

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Lobsang Sangay has been re-elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile in voting held last month, officials announced Wednesday, with Sangay saying the election shows that Tibetans in exile “are practicing democracy, whereas China is not.” Tibetan election officials announced the result in the northern Indian town of Dharmsala, the headquarters of the government-in-exile. Sangay, 47, defeated his only rival, Penpa Tsering, receiving about 58 percent of the 58,740 votes cast. It was the second election since the Dalai Lama stepped down as head of the government-in-exile in 2011 to focus on his role as the Tibetans' spiritual leader. Tibetans living in exile cast their votes in 40 countries. China says Tibet has historically been part of its territory since the mid-13th century, and the Communist Party has governed the Himalayan region since 1951. But many Tibetans say that they were effectively independent for most of their history, and that the Chinese government wants to exploit their resource-rich region while crushing their cultural identity. China doesn't recognize the Tibetan government-in-exile, and hasn't held any dialogue with the representatives of the Dalai Lama since 2010. “This election sends a very clear and powerful message to the Chinese government and the country, China,” Sangay told reporters after the result was announced. “It is a clear statement that even exile Tibetans are practicing democracy, whereas China is not.” Sangay said his government would continue to fight for basic freedoms and genuine autonomy for Tibetans living under Chinese rule in Tibet. Last month, Sangay called for China to engage in dialogue on autonomy for his people's homeland. Stressing that a dialogue with China would be his main initiative, he said he hoped that Chinese President Xi Jinping would look at the Tibetan issue and take the initiative to hold talks with Tibetan exiles. On Wednesday, Sangay called the results of the election “the consolidation of democracy” and said an increased participation of Tibetans in the voting process reflected their maturity. “By democratic standards, the exile Tibetan democracy is now a full-fledged, consolidated democracy,” he said. The international community, he said, should look at his administration as a legitimate democratic identity. He said the exiled government “in many ways” reflected the aspirations of Tibetans inside Tibet. The Dalai Lama and his followers have been living in exile in Dharmsala since they fled Tibet after a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule. Exiled Tibetan officials say at least 114 monks and laypeople have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule over their homeland in the past five years, with most of them dying. U.S. government-backed Radio Free Asia puts the number of self-immolations at 144 since 2009. Beijing blames the Dalai Lama and others for inciting the immolations and says it has made vast investments to develop Tibet's economy and improve quality of life.

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Error Delays First Rocket Launch From Russia's New Vostochny Cosmodrome - The Moscow Times (registration)

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Error Delays First Rocket Launch From Russia's New Vostochny Cosmodrome
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The first rocket launch from the new Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Far East was delayed on Wednesday morning after a technical failure one and a half minutes before lift off. President Vladimir Putin traveled 5,600 kilometers from Moscow to see the ...
First rocket launch from Russia's Vostochny 'cosmodrome' delayedTelegraph.co.uk
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Московская конференция по безопасности: терроризм, ситуация в Сирии, отношения РФ-НАТО - ТАСС

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Московская конференция по безопасности: терроризм, ситуация в Сирии, отношения РФ-НАТО
ТАСС
В Москве открылась конференция по международной безопасности, организованная российским министерством обороны. В работе пятого по счету форума принимают участие высокопоставленные представители зарубежных военных ведомств, официальные лица, представители ...
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Министры обороны России и Китая обсудили перспективы двухстороннего сотрудничества

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В ходе переговоров генерал армии Сергей Шойгу отметил, что в этом году предстоит провести гораздо больше совместных учений и мероприятий, чем в предыдущие годы.