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USA POLITICS: Russia Reacts to White House Soap Opera With a Shrug

USA POLITICS: Russia Reacts to White House Soap Opera With a Shrug

Russian officials trying to interact with the U.S. administration on mundane organizational issues say privately the turbulence in the White House causes them headaches because they don’t know who to talk to, or can wait weeks for answers to their questions. “Nobody pays any attention any more, or expects any improvements,” said a person close to the Russian government, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss foreign policy issues.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Sanction US, ‘Plain and Simple’: Zypries German Economy Minister

GERMANY POLITICS: Sanction US, ‘Plain and Simple’: Zypries German Economy Minister

“Of course we don’t want trade war. But it is important European Commission now looks into countermeasures,” Brigitte Zypries German economy minister says.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Defends Slashing US Diplomats as He Warns More Retaliation

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Defends Slashing US Diplomats as He Warns More Retaliation

“We have waited long enough, hoping that the situation would perhaps change for the better,” Putin said, adding, “But it seems that even if the situation is changing, it’s not for any time soon.”

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Ready to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Ready to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill.

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USA POLITICS: Russia Sanctions Go Against EU Energy Security, Free Trade: US Senator Richard Black Says

USA POLITICS: Russia Sanctions Go Against EU Energy Security, Free Trade: US Senator Richard Black Says

US Senator Black said he believes that in pushing for Russia sanctions, Congress is attempting to use a political tool to gain economic advantage.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Approves New Naval Strategy US Considers Threat

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Approves New Naval Strategy US Considers Threat

Putin’s decree also points out that Russia’s navy is “one of the most effective tools of strategic (nuclear and non-nuclear) containment, including in preventing a global strike.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Ready to Retaliate After Meeting US on Diplomatic Row: Russia Says

RUSSIA POLITICS: Ready to Retaliate After Meeting US on Diplomatic Row: Russia Says

Russia wanted to resume regular dialogue with the United States about strategic stability too, it said, saying it was up to Washington to make a move on the issue.

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UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

NATO’s aim is to make good on a promise to deter Russia in Europe’s ex-Soviet states, after Moscow orchestrated annexation of the Crimea peninsula in 2014.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

Russia has suspended communications with the US, which used to be carried out via a hotline set up to prevent accidents over Syrian airspace.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

Describing the North Korean ballistic missile launch on Tuesday as “dangerous, reckless and irresponsible,” the American Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council to implement new measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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UKRAINE POLITICS: Ukraine Faces 200,000 Euros Fine After Russia Eurovision Row

UKRAINE POLITICS: Ukraine Faces 200,000 Euros Fine After Russia Eurovision Row

“As a result of this, attention was drawn away from the competition and the brand reputation of the Eurovision Song Contest was endangered,” the EBU said in a statement.

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USA POLITICS: Russian Meddling in US Election an ‘Act of War’: Dick Cheney

USA POLITICS: Russian Meddling in US Election an ‘Act of War’: Dick Cheney

“I would not underestimate the weight that we as Americans assign to the Russian attempts to interfere with our internal political processes,” said Cheney.

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MONTENEGRO POLITICS: Montenegro Joins NATO, Risks Russia Backlash

MONTENEGRO POLITICS: Montenegro Joins NATO, Risks Russia Backlash

“A vast majority (of people) supports Russia, you cannot exclude emotions,” said Dragan Krapovic, mayor of Budva, which counts around 1,000 Russians in a population of 16,000.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Trump Did Not Divulge Secrets to Russia: Putin Offers Transcript to Prove it

RUSSIA POLITICS: Trump Did Not Divulge Secrets to Russia: Putin Offers Transcript to Prove it

President Putin deployed his trademark sarcasm on Wednesday to make clear he thought the accusation that Trump had divulged secrets absurd.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Says Moscow Ready to Help Calm Down Tensions on Korean Peninsula

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Says Moscow Ready to Help Calm Down Tensions on Korean Peninsula

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is ready to help calm down tensions on the Korean Peninsula. In a 20-minute phone call on Friday, President Putin told his newly elected South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, that the Kremlin was ready

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RUSSIA POLITICS: 2017 Victory Day Parade on Red Square (Video)

RUSSIA POLITICS: 2017 Victory Day Parade on Red Square (Video)

Thousands gathered in Russia’s Red Square for Victory Day Parade and to mark 72nd anniversary of capitulation of Nazi forces. Watch the Victory Day Parade.

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USA POLITICS: Obama Warned Trump Against Flynn as National Security Adviser: Ex-Official

USA POLITICS: Obama Warned Trump Against Flynn as National Security Adviser: Ex-Official

“Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Revealed! Russia to Deploy Ground Forces to Syria: Syrian Military Says

SYRIA POLITICS: Revealed! Russia to Deploy Ground Forces to Syria: Syrian Military Says

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus and Moscow were engaged in negotiations to put into operation more air defense systems inside Syria.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin

“Many families have even named their sons Putin. And it is no secret that the President’s own children are learning Russian,” said the official.

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CHECHEN POLITICS: Ramzan Kadyrov Says ‘US, Western Allies Will Use Any Opportunity to Harm Russia’

CHECHEN POLITICS: Ramzan Kadyrov Says ‘US, Western Allies Will Use Any Opportunity to Harm Russia’

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says, “The West, Europe do not want to help anyone. The important thing for them is to use every resource against Russia.”

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