News Alert No.62: Russia and China prime ministers’ meeting – consultations over gas supplies as recession is knocking at Russians doors

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On October 13, 2014, ITAR-TASS reported that “Russia and China are expected to sign more than 40 very important bilateral documents” on the occasion of the 19th regular meeting of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Medvedev told his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang that “we have a very ambitious agenda. […]

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News Alert No.61: World economies warn of global risks, call for bold action

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According to a piece of news published by Reuters on October 11, 2014, the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) at their annual meeting at the World Bank/IMF in Washington, said on behalf of the Fund’s 188 member countries that “bold action was needed to bolster the global economic recovery and they urged governments not […]

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News Alert No.60: Anonymous threatens China with ‘Operation Hong Kong’

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“The hacker network Anonymous is threatening the Chinese government with a campaign called ‘Operation Hong Kong.’”[1], reports an article published by Washington Times on October 10, 2014. The group usually called Anonymous, posted on Twitter, on this occasion, under the name of ‘Operation Hong Kong’ or ‘#OpHongKong’’ and ‘#OpHK’, said that it will launch a […]

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News Alert No.59 : Ebola reached Europe – one severe case in Spain, plus several possible ones in both Macedonia and the Czech Republic

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A Spanish nurse “is the first person to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa, after becoming infected by one of two Spanish priests repatriated from Africa with the disease”, Reuters reports on September 9. Her name is Teresa Romero and her health “worsened on Thursday [October 9] and four other people were put into isolation […]

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News Alert No.58: Airstrikes alone cannot stop ISIL at Kobane, while U.S. decision-makers cannot reach a common solution to solve the crisis in Kurdish areas of Syria

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On October 9, Al Arabiya reports (quoting AFP) that “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants control more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani”. The same media source says that “meanwhile, the U.S.-led coalition on Thursday [October 9] carried out two fresh strikes on ISIS jihadist positions in Kobane” and […]

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News Alert No.57: Turkey is playing ‘a dangerous game’ as Kobani is about to fall and Islamic State advances

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According to a Reuters piece of news published on October 8, “Turkey’s president said on Tuesday [October 7] the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was ‘about to fall’ as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes.”[1] Islamic State forces, now […]

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News Alert No.56: Islamic State (ISIL) forces advance into Kobani, a Syrian city near the Turkish border

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After almost three weeks of siege operations, Islamic State (ISIL) “fighters advanced into the south west of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani overnight, a monitoring group said on Tuesday [October 7], taking several buildings to gain attacking positions from two sides of the city”, Reuters reports on October 7. The same source says that […]

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