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Senators sue Trump over appointment of justice chief Whitaker
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Senators sue Trump over appointment of justice chief Whitaker

Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker attends the annual Veterans Appreciation<br />Day ceremony at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) Three Democratic senators sued Monday to challenge President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Amid […]

Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage, but fires lobbying firm
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Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage, but fires lobbying firm

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 17, 2018 employees work in Facebook's "War Room," during a media demonstration, in Menlo Park, California. – Facebook said November 5, 2018, it had blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 accounts on photo-sharing network Instagram over concerns they may […]

China says is no threat to EU, after Macron army call
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China says is no threat to EU, after Macron army call

French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Paris Peace Forum at the Villette Conference Hall in Paris on November 11, 2018. – The Paris Peace Forum is a new annual event based on international cooperation and aimed at tackling global challenges […]

Kremlin laments US ‘unpredictability’ under Trump
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Kremlin laments US ‘unpredictability’ under Trump

US President Donald Trump speaks during the Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 13, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) The Kremlin hit out Wednesday at the “unpredictability” of the United States under the Trump administration, saying it was causing […]

Macron urges leaders at WWI ceremony to ‘build hope, not fear’
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Macron urges leaders at WWI ceremony to ‘build hope, not fear’

(FromL) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Morocco's Prince Moulay Hassan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove attend a ceremony at the […]

Macron defends Russia nuclear treaty’s ‘importance’ in call with Trump
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Macron defends Russia nuclear treaty’s ‘importance’ in call with Trump

France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he addresses a press conference on the sidelines of a EU summit at the European Council in Brussels on October 18, 2018. – European Union leaders meet for a summit focused on migration and internal security, after reviewing the state of the Brexit negotiations […]

Kasatkina clinches VTB Kremlin Cup
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Kasatkina clinches VTB Kremlin Cup

Daria Kasatkina RUS applauds the crowd. Credit: AELTC/Ben Queenborough Russia’S Daria Kasatkina defeated Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, 2/6; 7/6; 6/4 to win the VTB Kremlin Cup tennis championship. In the semifinals of the men’s event, Karen Khachanov defeated compatriot Daniil Medvedev, 6/1; 6/7 (5); 6/3 and will face Adrian Mannarino, […]

Putin says former Soviet Republics regret end of USSR
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Putin says former Soviet Republics regret end of USSR

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the 15th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi on October 18, 2018. (Photo by Alexei Druzhinin / SPUTNIK / AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the citizens of many former Soviet Republics regretted the collapse […]

Netherlands in a ‘cyberwar’ with Russia, says defence minister
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Netherlands in a ‘cyberwar’ with Russia, says defence minister

(L/R): Head of Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service Onno Eichelsheim, Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld and British ambassador Peter Wilson attend a press conference of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) at The Hague, The Netherlands, on October 4, 2018. – Dutch intelligence thwarted a Russian cyber […]

US is loser by abandoning Iran nuclear deal
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US is loser by abandoning Iran nuclear deal

A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on October 14, 2018 shows him giving a speech during a ceremony at Tehran University marking the beginning of the new Iranian academic year. (Photo by STRINGER / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) / Iran’s president boasted Sunday that […]

Girls are trafficked in guise of coming to study in Russia – Abugu
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Girls are trafficked in guise of coming to study in Russia – Abugu

Deportees from Russia. Inset is Abugu Legal Adviser to the Nigerian Community in Russia, Dr. Tony Abugu, in this interview with KAYODE BELLO, spoke on challenges faced by Nigerians who run to Russia for succour, the immigration hassles they face, prostituting to survive, trafficking and sundry issues. • Why Russia […]

Council of Europe postpones vote on Russia return
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Council of Europe postpones vote on Russia return

[FILE PHOTO] Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV Council of Europe delegates voted Tuesday to delay action on a proposed rule change which could restore Russia’s voting rights, stripped in 2014 […]

Key facts about world’s chemical watchdog
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Key facts about world’s chemical watchdog

This handout document released on October 4, 2018 by the Dutch Defence Ministry shows alleged Russian agents on a parking lot near the OPCW in The Hague in April during the intervention of Dutch officers as Dutch security services said on October 4 they had thwarted a Russian cyber attack […]

Three years of Russia strikes on Syria kill 18,000
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Three years of Russia strikes on Syria kill 18,000

Founder of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, poses for photographs ahead of an interview with AFP in central London on October 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been […]

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Whistleblower warns WADA of ‘catastrophe’ if Russia ban eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a “catastrophe for clean sport” if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week. Former Moscow laboratory chief Rodchenkov, who lifted the lid on Russia’s doping scandal in 2015, said Russia could only be readmitted […]

Putin: plane downed in Syria after ‘chain of tragic accidental circumstances’
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Putin: plane downed in Syria after ‘chain of tragic accidental circumstances’

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a joint press conference with Turkish President following the talks at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi on September 17, 2018. The leaders of the two countries that are on opposite sides of the seven-year conflict in Syria, but key global allies, will discuss […]

Ukrainian Church to become independent of Russia
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Ukrainian Church to become independent of Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the External Church Relations Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, addresses the media following an extraordinary session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church over the Ukrainian Church dispute in Moscow on September 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOV An envoy […]