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Renewed fighting flares between Armenia, Azerbaijan

As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia flares into a sixth month, two other former Soviet republics are now engaged in renewed fighting over the remote, mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.<p>A six-year war between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops had been dormant since a truce was brokered by …

Putin orders retaliatory measures against U.S., EU

Russian President<p>Vladimir Putinhas ordered his government to prepare retaliatory measures against the latest round of sanctions imposed by the United States and theEuropean Unionto coerce Russia to change its policies in Ukraine.<p>"The Russian government has already proposed a series of retaliatory …

U.S., South Sudan prod rebels as peace efforts sputter | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry both prodded rebels in the African country to engage in sputtering peace efforts on Tuesday after mediators said they failed to show up for the latest round of talks.<p>South Sudan's President Salva Kiir …

Obama suggests US is better partner than China to African leaders

President Obama took a swipe at China in a speech to a summit of African leaders in Washington on Tuesday, claiming that the US is interested in the continent for more than just its minerals and oil.<p>“We don’t look to Africa simply for its natural resources. We recognise Africa for its greatest …

Russia to hold war games in show of strength near Ukraine

MOSCOW/DONESTSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia announced military exercises near the border with Ukraine on Monday in a show of strength as the Ukrainian army recaptured more territory from pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting …

Israel Shells Rafah in Gaza After Netanyahu Vows to Pressure Hamas

GAZA and TEL AVIV — An airstrike just outside the gate of a United Nations school in the Gaza Strip on Sunday killed at least 10 Palestinian civilians and was condemned by the U.N. secretary-general as “yet another gross violation of international humanitarian law.” The airstrike came as Israel …