Friday, May 22, 2015

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Russian Official Says Western Mideast Policies Short-Sighted

A deputy Russian foreign minister has blamed what he called "short-sighted'" Western policies in the Middle East for helping destabilize countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Libya.

EU Summit Hangs On Wording

The European Union's Eastern Partnership summit in Riga enters its second and final day on May 22 with the biggest issues likely to be the wording of the summit's final declaration and prospects for eventual visa liberalization for Ukraine and Georgia.

IS Captures Another Iraqi Town

Islamic State militants are reported to have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar Province, less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, Ramadi.

EU, Ukraine Sign $2 Billion Loan Deal At Eastern Summit

The European Union and Ukraine have signed a 1.8 billion euro ($2 billion) loan deal to help revive Ukraine's ailing economy.

Shelling Kills Worker In Ukraine

One worker has been killed and two wounded in eastern Ukraine in heavy shelling of a plant belonging to the country's largest steel compan

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