Russia plays up role as peacemaker, donor in Syria - The Straits Times

Northwest Russia - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 06:38

The Straits Times

Russia plays up role as peacemaker, donor in Syria
The Straits Times
Russia began an air war in support of Assad in 2015, swinging the conflict in his favour, but it is now increasingly seeking to depict itself as a peacemaker and humanitarian donor in the war-devastated country. The evidence is on clear display near ...

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Expert says US military and NATO will be watching “Zapad 2017” closely - Newswise (press release)

Northwest Russia - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:34

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Expert says US military and NATO will be watching “Zapad 2017” closely
Newswise (press release)
The week-long military exercise commenced Thursday and involves maneuvers in Russia's northwest to Belarus. U.S. military and NATO officials think Russia could amass as many as 100,000 troops along the borders shared with Eastern European countries ...
Transit of Belarusian oil products via Russian seaports hinges on economic senseBelarus News (BelTA)

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Video: ISIS on Run in Deir Ezzor Countryside, Russian Cruise Missile Attacks against ISIS Control Centers - Center for Research on Globalization

Northwest Russia - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:34

Center for Research on Globalization

Video: ISIS on Run in Deir Ezzor Countryside, Russian Cruise Missile Attacks against ISIS Control Centers
Center for Research on Globalization
Last night, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces, the Syrian Republican Guard (SRG) and their allies fully secured the Baghiliyah area from ISIS northwest of Deir Ezzor city after capturing the missiles base, the Hajjanah regiment, the radio ...

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Demonized Schumer and Pelosi now deal-makers with Trump - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 06:13

Northwest Herald

Demonized Schumer and Pelosi now deal-makers with Trump
Northwest Herald
He was among eight senators who pushed bipartisan immigration legislation through the Senate in 2013, and this year helped strike compromises temporarily financing government and slapping sanctions on Russia. He's also kept minority Democrats ...
White House Takes An Aggressive Approach On Tax OverhaulNorthwest Public Radio

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ASU expert says US military, NATO will be watching 'Zapad 2017' closely - Arizona State University

Northwest Russia - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 03:28

Sputnik International

ASU expert says US military, NATO will be watching 'Zapad 2017' closely
Arizona State University
The weeklong military exercise commenced Thursday and involves maneuvers in Russia's northwest to Belarus. U.S. military and NATO officials think Russia could amass as many as 100,000 troops along the borders shared with Eastern European countries.
Transit of Belarusian oil products via Russian seaports hinges on economic senseBelarus News (BelTA)
Pentagon 'Closely' Watching Massive Russia-Belarus Zapad-2017 War GamesSputnik International
Strategic War Game Zapad 2017 Has BegunThe Jamestown Foundation

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Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:40

Arab News

Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib
Reuters
ANKARA/ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey will post observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria's Idlib region largely controlled by Islamist militants, the three nations said on Friday. ... “The calls to form a 'unified ...
Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on Syria de-escalation zonesArab News
Final de-escalation zones agreed on in AstanaAljazeera.com
Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on 'safe zone' for Syria's IdlibThe New Arab
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Turkey, Iran and Russia to Deploy Observers Around Syria's Idlib - U.S. News & World Report

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 20:19

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Turkey, Iran and Russia to Deploy Observers Around Syria's Idlib
U.S. News & World Report
ANKARA/ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey will post observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria's Idlib region largely controlled by Islamist militants, the three nations said on Friday. ... "The calls to form a 'unified ...
Russia, Turkey, Iran Agree On Borders Of Syrian 'De-Escalation Zones'RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Final de-escalation zones agreed on in AstanaAljazeera.com
Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib, Turkey sayseuronews
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Father of Alaska was 'Uncle of Washington state' - MyNorthwest.com

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:05

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Father of Alaska was 'Uncle of Washington state'
MyNorthwest.com
Russia watched that history,” of Texas, Stahr said. “Russia was well aware that fishermen were already coming up from Washington Territory and fishing in Russian waters. They didn't like it, but it was a million miles away, there wasn't much they ...

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Father of Alaska was 'Uncle of Washington state' - MyNorthwest.com

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:01

MyNorthwest.com

Father of Alaska was 'Uncle of Washington state'
MyNorthwest.com
Russia watched that history,” of Texas, Stahr said. “Russia was well aware that fishermen were already coming up from Washington Territory and fishing in Russian waters. They didn't like it, but it was a million miles away, there wasn't much they ...

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Transit of Belarusian oil products via Russian seaports hinges on economic sense - Belarus News (BelTA)

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:37

Sputnik International

Transit of Belarusian oil products via Russian seaports hinges on economic sense
Belarus News (BelTA)
BelTA earlier quoted Acting Director General of Belarusian Oil Company Sergei Grib as saying whether the flow of Belarusian petroleum products will be redirected to the seaports of Northwest Russia or not. “Russian Railways has given us a 50% discount ...
Pentagon 'Closely' Watching Massive Russia-Belarus Zapad-2017 War GamesSputnik International
Strategic War Game Zapad 2017 Has BegunThe Jamestown Foundation

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Final de-escalation zones agreed on in Astana - Aljazeera.com

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:15

Hurriyet Daily News

Final de-escalation zones agreed on in Astana
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Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed to set up de-escalation zones in Syria for six months, negotiators for the three countries have said in a joint statement during the sixth round of talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana. The zones will include, fully ...
Turkey, Russia, Iran agree on Idlib safe zoneHurriyet Daily News
Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on 'safe zone' for Syria's IdlibThe New Arab
Russia, Turkey, Iran agree borders for “de-escalation zone” in Syria's IdlibAl-Arabiya

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Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib - Reuters.com

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:36

Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib
Reuters.com
ANKARA/ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey will post observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria's Idlib region largely controlled by Islamist militants, the three nations said on Friday. The move is part of a broader plan ...
Final de-escalation zones agreed on in AstanaAljazeera.com
Turkey, Russia, Iran agree on Idlib safe zoneHurriyet Daily News
Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on 'safe zone' for Syria's IdlibThe New Arab

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Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:36

Arab News

Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib
Reuters
ANKARA/ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey will post observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria's Idlib region largely controlled by Islamist militants, the three nations said on Friday. The move is part of a broader plan ...
Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on Syria de-escalation zonesArab News
Final de-escalation zones agreed on in AstanaAljazeera.com
Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on 'safe zone' for Syria's IdlibThe New Arab

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Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:36

Arab News

Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib
Reuters
ANKARA/ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey will post observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria's Idlib region largely controlled by Islamist militants, the three nations said on Friday. The move is part of a broader plan ...
Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on Syria de-escalation zonesArab News
Final de-escalation zones agreed on in AstanaAljazeera.com

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Europe seen from Ukraine - European Council on Foreign Relations

Google News: --- Baltic Environmental - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:28

European Council on Foreign Relations

Europe seen from Ukraine
European Council on Foreign Relations
In contrast, withdrawing support for Ukraine would undermine the momentum of the Ukrainian reform process and create a favorable environment for further Russian advances. Such an outcome would fail to satisfy virtually any interpretation of EU foreign ...

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Burned, frozen, winched, dangled and hit by a car: the shocking extreme art of Guido van der Werve - The Guardian

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The Guardian

Burned, frozen, winched, dangled and hit by a car: the shocking extreme art of Guido van der Werve
The Guardian
Even more spectacular was his Nummer Acht, Everything Is Going to Be Alright, in which he was filmed walking alone on sea ice in the northernmost part of the Baltic Sea, followed by a vast ship, breaking through the ice with a terrible creaking and ...

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The Daily 202: Trump's DACA 'deal' is another humiliation for Jeff Sessions - Washington Post

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Washington Post

The Daily 202: Trump's DACA 'deal' is another humiliation for Jeff Sessions
Washington Post
Here's how the May 17 meeting went down: The president blames Sessions's recusal from the Russia investigation for the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. Sessions was in the Oval Office with Vice President Pence, ..... David Filipov reports ...

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Russia, Turkey, Iran agree borders of de-escalation zone in Syria's Idlib: Anadolu - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:40

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Russia, Turkey, Iran agree borders of de-escalation zone in Syria's Idlib: Anadolu
Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed the borders of a “de-escalation zone” in Syria's northern Idlib province, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Friday. It said representatives from the three ... Turkey's pro ...
Russia, Turkey, Iran Agree On Borders Of Syrian 'De-Escalation Zones'RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib, Turkey saysReuters UK
Russia, Turkey and Iran sign deal to set up de-escalation zones in SyriaJerusalemOnline

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Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 17 mln t milestone this year (photo) - PortNews IAA

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PortNews IAA

Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 17 mln t milestone this year (photo)
PortNews IAA
Port Management Company LLC is Russia's major coal port holding that exercises the powers of a single executive body of largest dedicated coal ports based in the Baltic Sea region (Rosterminalugol JSC, Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region) and in the Far East ...

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The political logic of the Zapad exercises - European Leadership Network

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European Leadership Network

The political logic of the Zapad exercises
European Leadership Network
Consequently, Moscow started to re-learn the language of military power, with the Zapad–99 exercises preparing the army for Russia's new environment. However, even though ... However the Russian–Georgian war of August 2008 brought another shock when ...

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