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Kidnappers of 17 missionaries in Haiti demand $17 million for their release

Washington, Oct 19 (UNI/Sputnik) The gang that kidnapped 17 foreign missionaries in Haiti demanded a total of
17 million, one million for each abductee, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Earlier this week, the Christian Aid Ministries organization confirmed that 17 of its employees, namely 16 US nationals and one Canadian, have been abducted in Haiti.
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US State Dept reports progress in talks on Russia’s seized diplomatic property

09 Dec 2021 | 1:45 AM

Washington, Dec 7 (UNI/Sputnik) The United States and Russia have advanced in their negotiations regarding restrictions on respective embassies and the seized Russian diplomatic property, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Wednesday.

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Top Afghanistan official confirms secondary school ban for girls: Report

09 Dec 2021 | 1:43 AM

Kabul, Dec 8 (UNI) Taliban's Education Minister Abdul Hakim Hemat confirmed a ban on secondary school education for girls.

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US prepared for all contingencies, robust response against Russia - White House

09 Dec 2021 | 12:33 AM

Washington, Dec 8 (UNI/Sputnik) The United States does not plan to send troops to Ukraine but the US administration is prepared for all contingencies including a robust response to counter a potential Russian offensive if necessary, White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday.

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German President appoints Scholz from Social Democratic Party as new chancellor

09 Dec 2021 | 12:23 AM

Berlin, Dec 8 (UNI/Sputnik) German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appointed Olaf Scholz from the Social Democratic party as the country's new chancellor, according to N24 tv channel’s broadcast.

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Saudi Arabia appoints new Charge D'Affaires Ad Interim in Lebanon after scandal - Source

09 Dec 2021 | 12:00 AM

Beirut, Dec 8 (UNI/Sputnik) Saudi Arabia has appointed Rajeh Otaibi as its new charge d'affaires ad interim in Lebanon, is arrival in Beirut is expected in the coming days, an official Lebanese source told Sputnik on Wednesday.

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