Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

‘Russia Does Not React Well to Ultimatums’: What Tillerson Can Offer Moscow

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will arrive in Moscow Tuesday for two days of talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Political observer Vladimir Ardaev says there are three basic proposals the secretary can make to his Russian colleague: empty threats, an ultimatum, or a deal respecting both Russian and Syrian interests.

Syrian Army Repels All Attacks of Terrorists Who Took Advantage of US Strike

Militants took advantage of the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase and attacked the government army from the south-western direction. All their attacks were repelled, over 150 terrorists were killed, chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said at a news briefing on Tuesday.

Russia Has Intel on Upcoming Chemical Weapons Provocations in Syrian Regions

Russia has intelligence from “trusted sources” that chemical weapons provocations are currently being prepared in more regions in Syria, including Damascus, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella Tuesday.

The G-7 Wants Russia to Pressure Syria, But It Won’t Sanction Moscow

Associated Press

 (LUCCA, Italy) — The Group of Seven industrialized nations on Tuesday urged Russia to pressure the Syrian government to end the six-year civil war, but rejected a British call to impose new sanctions on Moscow over its support of President Bashar Assad.

Vladimir Putin says US is preparing to bomb Syrian capital and will blame devastation on Bashar-al Assad’s forces

The Russian leader made the astonishing claim during a press conference with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella

‘Real Action’ to Follow: Don’t Even Think of Attacking Russian Military in Syria

There will be no words but just actions should anyone dare attack Russian military facilities in Syria, a senior lawmaker said.

In Trump’s Cruise-Missile Diplomacy, Iran and North Korea Could Be Next

The president has steadily increased the use of force, relaxing the rules of engagement and giving his generals free rein.

By Michael T. KlareTwitter

The EU wants Britain to pay a high price for a Brexit transition deal

Lianna Brinded

Member countries of the European Union are about to sign European Council president Donald Tusk’s strict set of guidelines that detail how the bloc will approach negotiations with Britain over its withdrawal from the EU.

Trump Should Rethink Syria Escalation

Two dozen ex-U.S. intelligence officials urge President Trump to rethink his claims blaming the Syrian government for the chemical deaths in Idlib and to pull back from his dangerous escalation of tensions with Russia.

Armenia ready to open new chapter in EU cooperation

By Michael Kambeck and Diogo Pinto -EUobserver

The first parliamentary elections in Armenia (2 April) since the constitutional reform referendum of 2015 went quite unnoticed abroad, despite the vote being decisive for the small Christian country on Europe’s eastern fringe, landlocked between Georgia and Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

«Ողջունում եմ ձեր նախաձեռնությունը». նախարար

Ապրիլի 11-ին ՀՀ սփյուռքի նախարար Հրանուշ Հակոբյանն ընդունեց իսրայելահայ գործարար, Հայ-իսրայելական առևտրի գրասենյակի փոխնախագահ, «Teamnet packing and international freight services» ընկերության ներմուծման և արտահանման հարցերով տնօրեն Սուրեն Շահնազարյանին, ով արձագանքելով ՀՀ սփյուռքի նախարարի նամակին՝ ցանկություն է հայտնել ներդրումներ կատարել Հայաստանում՝ գյուղատնտեսության և արևային էներգիայի արտադրության ոլորտներում:

6 things you should know about boob jobs — from women who’ve had them

Women’s Health

It might seem like a Kardashian tush is where it’s at these days, but a perky pair of boobs is far from out of style. In fact, getting your girls done is super popular and more commonplace than ever—290,467 women in the U.S. had a breast augmentation surgery in 2016, a rise of 4 percent year over year and 37 percent since 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Thinking about giving the surgery a go? Here are seven things you should know about boob jobs from women who’ve had them.

Tillerson offers ultimatum to Russia after meeting with top foreign diplomats on sidelines of G7 summit

FoxNews.com

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a stern ultimatum to Russia Tuesday: side with America and its allies on Syria, or stand alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad, Iran and the militant group Hezbollah.

Cate Blanchett turns Marvel supervillain in the first look at Thor: Ragnarok

Rob Moran
She’s got Oscars and critical acclaim but now Our Cate has pivoted into that most sought-after of Hollywood roles: comic book supervillain.

Venezuela Is The Wild Card In The OPEC Deal Extension

By Jacob Urban

News coming out of Venezuela over the past two years has reeked of corruption and failed political leadership: a long list of shortages, rampant poverty, incrimination of the opposition, and a recent move that puts the regime of Nicolas Maduro one step closer to a dictatorship. And these are only the developments that are recorded, with a recent LA Times Op-Ed suggesting that a Venezuelan homicide epidemic rages “unreported” due to the country’s scrapping of crime statistics reporting over a decade ago.

Is Another Bust Looming Over The Oil Industry?

By Dwayne Purvis

Notable authorities such as the EIA, the IEA, OPEC and BP forecast growth of demand for oil in their base case scenarios through the end of their forecast periods. These same organizations failed to predict, and even to fully recognize after the fact, the start of declining demand in the United States and the OECD when those occurred more than a decade ago.

‘It would be a real shame if Wenger is remembered as a glorified accountant’ – Niall Quinn on the Arsenal crisis

Kevin Palmer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in danger of being remember as ‘a glorified accountant’, according to former Gunners and Ireland striker Niall Quinn.

Oil Markets Turn Bullish Amid Spiking Geopolitical Risk

By Nick Cunningham

The surprise airstrikes by the U.S. on a Syrian airfield late last week brought an element of geopolitical risk back to the oil markets, adding support to crude prices. Historically, conflict, or even just the threat of conflict, has pushed up oil prices, particularly back when supply was already tight and oil was trading at $100 per barrel. But the three-year bust in oil prices has moved geopolitical risk to the backburner because even a sizable outage in supply could have easily been handled by the enormous glut in the market.

12 Dead And Many Injured After Pipeline Scavenging Goes Wrong In Yemen

By Zainab Calcuttawala

Twelve dead and 29 injured after an attempt to scavenge oil from a pipeline in the Bajel district of Yemen two days ago.

Appalachia’s new trail: finding life after coal

Towns in impoverished eastern Kentucky, backed by private money, strive to build a post-coal entrepreneurial economy.

Zack Colman

Staff Writer

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