Tuesday , June 18 2019

Politics

Kazakhs vote to elect their first new ruler in 3 decades

Bloomberg Kazakhs are voting in presidential elections that were called after longtime ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev stepped down following three decades in power. Seven candidates are competing to become only the second president of central Asia’s largest energy producer since it gained independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991. Polling, ...

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US, Russia trade barbs after warships nearly collide at sea

Bloomberg The US and Russian navies sniped at each other after a near collision between warships in the Philippine Sea. The US 7th Fleet in a statement called the Russian ship’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional,” while the Russian Pacific Fleet said the US vessel’s moves were “unacceptable,” according to state ...

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US warns Syrian forces against use of chemical weapons in Idlib fight

Bloomberg The Pentagon reiterated promises to respond to any use of chemical weapons by Syrian forces as the Assad regime’s offensive against militants in a key northwestern province threatens to cause another humanitarian crisis in the country’s eight-year civil war. The US and its allies “will respond quickly and appropriately,” ...

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