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Russian Troops Threaten to Advance Into Ukraine: US Hoping to Resolve Conflict

In a scene reminiscent of a long period in world history, tensions are rising between the United States and Russian governments.

SOP newswireInternational Aid Flowing to Indonesia Following Quake - Increasing international assistance is arriving in Yogayakarta, Indonesia, following last Friday's earthquake, which has claimed more than 5,000 lives and injured more than 8,000 people, the United Nations said today
SOP newswireInternational Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was marked across the world today as observances were held to honour those serving in UN operations while paying tribute to the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.
Juliet MaruruFuel Blasts Kill Hundreds In Africa. - A pipeline explosion on the outskirts of Nigeria"s largest city, Lagos killed hundreds of people on
SOP newswireLibya: Contact with Libyan Government on Behalf of Pan Am 103 Families (Taken Question) - At this point, Barry, I don't -- I'm not sure how much of an effect it would have. I think that this is a process that is moving forward on its own. At the moment, I would imagine that the Board of Governors members certainly want to be apprised of anything new that the IAEA has. But in terms of putting together the package, I don't think that there's going to be -- that this is moving forward and that we're hopeful in the near future everybody can come to closure on it.
Juliet MaruruAu Pairs / Nannies Beware! - Circumstances may be tough, but always think twice if you get an offer that promises getting rich quick.
SOP newswireRussian Federation Ship Pitliviy Continues Preparations to Join NATO Operation Active Endeavour - Crewmembers of the frigate already successfully completed an initial at-sea training period while on board RFS Moskva during a Mediterranean deployment in February. The upcoming OAE training event will build on previous experience, extending beyond joint maritime maneuvering to include compatibility of systems, familiarization with NATO standard procedures, and handling of classified information.
SOP newswireNATO and Moldova intensify cooperation - The IPAP enhances the relationship between the Republic of Moldova and the Alliance through bringing all cooperation activities under one integrated programme, and through sharpening the focus of Alliance activities to better support Moldova’s domestic reform efforts.
SOP newswireChildren Suffer as Food Insecurity Persists - Despite the laudable efforts of Iraq’s public distribution of food, many of Iraq’s poorer households still lack enough to eat, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, citing a new food security and vulnerability analysis.
SOP newswireThe top United Nations humanitarian Official Are Meeting With Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir - The top United Nations humanitarian official is meeting with Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir today to seek his support for a visit by an assessment team to pave the way for a UN force to help stem the suffering in Darfur, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said this afternoon.
SOP newswireInvestment of $17 Trillion Needed to Meet Growing Global Energy Demand - The Commission on Sustainable Development today concluded the first of its two-week session by debating challenges and opportunities related to investing in energy and industrial development, and was told that satisfying the growing global energy demand would require an infusion of some $17 trillion, with nearly one third of that amount required to meet the needs of the developing world.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Croatia, Albania, Macedonia seek full transatlantic membership By Howard Cincotta - Washington -- Vice President Dick Cheney says that the United States supports the aspirations of Croatia, Albania and Macedonia to become full members of the Euro-Atlantic community, including their goals of joining both NATO and the European Union.
Rasha LambaRemember the Incident, That Was Not an Accident - 1986, Apr29 - Every year on this day,remembering the horrible disaster of chernobyl squeeze our heart in pain.But,what can we do?we can only wait for another year and the day to come again and feel the sadness.We all know what has happened on that day,how many lost thier lives and how many are left half-alive waiting for a painful death.Despite,many projects and engineering
SOP newswireEPA Unveils First-Ever Assessment of U.S. Wadeable Streams - What's the state of the union's streams? EPA set out to answer that question in a just-completed, multiyear study of wadeable streams across the country.
SOP newswireAfghan, Coalition Forces Are Effective Counterterrorism Partners - Washington – Afghanistan is a key partner in the global War on Terror says a U.S. military officer who is working with newly trained Afghan army recruits and police.
Stephanie LagopoulosUnited Nations aims to reduce forced labor in Latin America over 10-year period - The United Nations International Labour Organization released a report this week, stating that it aims to drastically reduce forced servitude in Latin America over the next 10 years. In Latin America alone, there are 1.3 million victims of forced work. This figure represents over 10 percent of the world's total.
SOP newswireIncreasing Attacks Against Palestinian Refugees - Amid increasing attacks against Palestinian refugees living in Iraq, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed a religious decree by the war-torn country’s leading Shiite Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Al-Said Al-Sistani, calling for their protection.
SOP newswireRumsfeld Encouraged by Progress in Iraq By Melody Merin - Washington – In the wake of his recent visit to Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expressed his optimism about that country’s future and noted the importance of the new unified government in Iraq.
Juliet MaruruA day trip to Chernobyl - An article in The New York Times states, "The word Chernobyl long ago became a dreary, shopworn joke, shorthand for contaminated wasteland. But Chernobylinterinform, the zone's information agency, says its chaperoned tours do not carry health risks. This is because, the agency says, radiation levels here have always been uneven. And most of the zone is far cleaner than it was in 1986, when radiation levels were strong enough in places to kill even trees."
SOP newswireNarcotics, Counterfeiting Help Fund North Korea, U.S. Says By Todd Bullock - Washington – The North Korean government is funding its regime though criminal activities such as trafficking narcotics and counterfeiting U.S. currency and cigarettes, say top U.S. officials.
Rasha LambaMore Trouble Than Just The Taliban - The U.S. supports the efforts of the Afghan government to eradicate opium.
Stephanie LagopoulosKazakhstani Woman Makes A Difference - Although Kazakhstani women are often highly educated, their participation in political decision-making has always been extremely limited. That is, until Aisulu Duisbayeva got involved. Duisbayeva, a native of Dostyk a village located in south eastern Kazakhstan, became involved in community affairs when
SOP newswireTerrorist Attack in Tel Aviv - We condemn the terrorist attack today in Tel Aviv in the strongest possible terms. It is a despicable act of terrorism, for which no excuse or justification is possible. We express our condolences to those who were injured, to the families of those who were killed, and to the people and Government of Israel.
SOP newswireSecret Mission to Remove Highly Enriched Uranium - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced today that 63 kilograms (139 pounds) of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in spent nuclear fuel were safely and securely returned to Russia from Uzbekistan.
SOP newswireUnited States Seeks Extension for Chemical Weapons Destruction - The United States remains deeply committed to the success of the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) but unanticipated delays and setbacks have prompted a U.S. request for an extension
SOP newswireAfter assisting 300,000 Liberians to return home - After assisting 300,000 Liberians to return home as the country recovers from its, brutal, decade-long civil war, the Government of Liberia and the United Nations Mission there (UMIL) today celebrated the end of their aid programme for internally displaced persons
SOP newswireIsraeli and Palestinian diplomats both deplored the killing of innocents - With tensions escalating in the Middle East, Israeli and Palestinian diplomats both deplored the killing of innocents while trading accusations on the causes of the violence during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, which heard from over 30 participants but did not pronounce itself on the issue.
SOP newswireThe United Nations Initiative In Africa - The United Nations has launched a new broad based initiative in West and Central Africa to increase girls’ access to quality education in an effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of universal primary education and gender equality.
SOP newswireInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has called on Iran - Following meetings in Tehran with senior officials, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has called on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment activities.
SOP newswireal Qaeda Threaten Iraq By Steven Donald Smith - WASHINGTON, April 10, 2006 – A senior military spokesman in Baghdad today dismissed as untrue a U.S. newspaper article claiming the U.S. military launched a propaganda campaign to exaggerate terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's significance
SOP newswirePresses To Expand Human Rights, Democracy in South Asia - The United States continued to press governments in South Asia during the past year to open their political systems and expand democratic freedoms, according to the State Department’s fourth annual report...
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