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Russian field hospital hit in Syria's Aleppo, nurse killed

Russian field hospital hit in Syria's Aleppo, nurse killed

The rapid gains for regime forces have left opposition fighters reeling and on Monday Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said talks would be held on a rebel evacuation. Lavrov also said Russian Federation would not support a resolution by the UN Security Council demanding a temporary ceasefire in Aleppo. The resolution had 11 votes in favor, three against with one abstention when the council voted on Monday, but because Russian Federation and China as permanent members of the 15-seat ...


Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

The commission also recommended that the departments of State and Homeland Security as well as other agencies assist foreign countries with their cybersecurity efforts and promote peacetime cybersecurity norms. The public hearings covered how cybersecurity impacts a variety of areas including, financial services and insurance; R&D, technology and inovation; critical infrastructure; consumers in the digital economy; and cybersecurity in the government and digital economy.



North Korea rejects UN sanctions, briefs envoys in Pyongyang

The latest sanction resolution is the sixth of its kind against Pyongyang since North Korea first carried out a nuclear test in 2006. The sanctioned people consisted of authorities with the Ministry of Atomic Energy Market, the president of the Second Academy of Natural Sciences, the vice chairman of the Second Economic Committee and the president of the Korean Kumsan Trading Corporation.


John Key resigns as New Zealand Prime Minister and National Party leader

John Key resigns as New Zealand Prime Minister and National Party leader

He won his third term in office in September 2014. Mr. Key , a 55-year-old former Merrill Lynch banker, said on Monday that he will step down to spend more time with his family and to give his ruling center-right National Party time to rally around a new leader before elections next year.



Colombian gov't and FARC sign peace agreement

The new accord will be submitted to Congress for approval, rather than put to another referendum. The deal will then be sent to Congress, where the government has a solid majority, with a vote expected to be scheduled for next week. Santos, who won the Nobel Peace Prize last month for his efforts to end the conflict with the insurgent group, wants to get the deal in place as quickly as possible to prevent risk to the fragile bilateral ceasefire.



Myanmar crowd protests Malaysia rally for Rohingya

Ye Htut, former presidential spokesman and information minister under the previous Myanmar government's administration, said Aung San Suu Kyi should use her influence and power with the global community to counter accusations that the military has committed human rights abuses against the Rohingya in Rakhine.