Setting conditions for Russia's return to G8 format 'absurd'

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Setting conditions for Russia's return to G8 format 'absurd' 

MOSCOW, April 13 — Moscow believes inappropriate to set any sort of conditions for Russia to return to the G8 format, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.

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135 journalists killed in 2015: PEC

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on 135 journalists killed in 2015: PEC 

GENEVA, Jan. 4 — The Geneva based press watchdog Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Monday said 135 journalists were killed in 33 countries last year, warning the risks remain very high for 2016.

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UN envoy resumes talks with GNC in Morocco to settle Libya's war

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN envoy resumes talks with GNC in Morocco to settle Libya's war 

RABAT, Sept. 20 — Head of the UN Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino Leon resumed Saturday his talks with General National Congress (GNC) in the Moroccan city of Skhirat after five days' pause.

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Mediterranean Sea crossings exceed 300,000 this year: UN refugee agency

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Mediterranean Sea crossings exceed 300,000 this year: UN refugee agency 

GENEVA, Aug. 28 — The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR on Friday said the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean this year has now exceeded 300,000, including almost 200,000 people landing in Greece and 110,000 in Italy.

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Number of displaced in Libya totals 434,000 — UNHCR

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Number of displaced in Libya totals 434,000 — UNHCR 

TRIPOLI, July 1 — The number of people displaced within Libya has almost doubled from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 amid escalating fighting this year, a statement of UN High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

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Number of people uprooted by fighting keeps rising in Libya

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Number of people uprooted by fighting keeps rising in Libya 

UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR) and its partners reported that the number of displaced people within Libya has grown from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 now due to escalating fighting this year in different parts of the North African country, a UN spokesman told reporters here Tuesday.

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Italy's Renzi urges EU's comprehensive policy towards Africa to tackle migrant trafficking

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Italy's Renzi urges EU's comprehensive policy towards Africa to tackle migrant trafficking 

By Alessandra Cardone

ROME, April 23 (PNA/Xinhua) — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Wednesday urged Europe to consider a comprehensive policy towards Africa which he said is crucial to solve migrant trafficking at its roots.

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Malta to assist its companies in Libya locate new African markets

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Malta to assist its companies in Libya locate new African markets 

VALLETTA, March 5 — Malta's Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business Chris Cardona stated on Wednesday that with the assistance of Malta Enterprise and other governmental organizations, new markets are identified for Maltese companies whose main business in Libya and elsewhere in Africa.

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Oil prices rebound amid geographic risks

March 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Oil prices rebound amid geographic risks 

NEW YORK, March 4 — Oil prices rallied Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister called for rejection of a nuclear deal with Iran.

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U.S. says supports Algeria fighting extremism

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ALGIERS, March 4 — The United States said on Tuesday said it supports Algeria's efforts in fighting extremism and its peaceful approach to restoring peace in the region.

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