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Steinmeier: Ukraine to show 'responsibility' at Minsk talks

Steinmeier: Ukraine to show 'responsibility' at Minsk talks

Ukraine insists that hostages must be released and that the Red Cross must be granted unhindered access to the country's southeast, BelTA learned from Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin on 29 November. In his words, Ukraine also insists that the border with Russian Federation must be controlled by the OSCE. The Kremlin, in turn, has argued that Ukraine has failed to meet its end of the Minsk deal by not providing autonomy for the eastern regions and calling elections there.


North Korea calls 3 days of mourning for Castro

North Korea calls 3 days of mourning for Castro

Diplomats said the council's five veto-wielding powers - the United States, China, Britain, Russia and France - have agreed to new measures that largely target Pyongyang's coal export earnings. North Korea and Cuba first established diplomatic ties in 1960 and have maintained a friendship that has survived beyond the Cold War. Due to their common enmity toward the United States and similar authoritarian power structures, Cuba and North Korea had maintained generally close diplomatic ties ...


Florida Students Are Having Trouble With Math And Science

Florida Students Are Having Trouble With Math And Science

USA fourth-graders, for example, scored an average of 539 out of 1,000 possible points in math, down two points from the average in 2011. Data from the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) reveal that only five of the 50 countries taking part in the mathematics assessments outperformed Northern Ireland.


UK bill requiring firms to store Web histories becomes law

UK bill requiring firms to store Web histories becomes law

By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content , products and special offers. Privacy rights groups say the new law makes the United Kingdom a front-runner in the realm of draconian surveillance policy internationally. The Home Office says the " landmark " law " sets out and governs the powers available to the police, security and intelligence agencies to gather and access electronic communications ".



Carney wants Brexit transition period for United Kingdom firms, says report

Prime Minister Theresa May plans to start the formal divorce process by the end of March, triggering two years of discussions before Britain's European Union exit. The government was "loath" to bring in "transitional" arrangements, it said, and suggested Britain could seek a "Canada Plus" deal, a reference to a trade deal agreed between Canada and the European Union last month after seven years of talks.


Small head defect from Zika virus can develop after birth: CDC study

Small head defect from Zika virus can develop after birth: CDC study

The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to the nearby neighborhood of Wynwood where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans. Slowed head growth and microcephaly were accompanied by significant neurologic complications. Scientists have tied the recent outbreak of mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil and other Latin American countries to a sharp uptick in the rate of babies born with microcephaly.