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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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RUSSIA POLITICS: 83 Percent Russians Approve Putin as President

RUSSIA POLITICS: 83 Percent Russians Approve Putin as President

According to a study released, Putin’s approval rating as Russian president stood at 83.5 percent at the end of July, slightly down on 84.1 percent reported in the middle of the month, but still far ahead of other prominent Russian political figures.

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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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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 27 July 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 27 July 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Savonlinna, Finland, for talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, TASS reports.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Approved By US House of Representatives

USA POLITICS: Official: Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Approved By US House of Representatives

“Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has invaded its neighbor Ukraine, seizing its territory and destabilizing its government,” House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce claimed in applauding passage. “Left unchecked, Russia is sure to continue its aggression.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 24 July 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 24 July 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “Putin explained in detail Russia’s approaches to all the key provisions of those agreements,” according to the statement.

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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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GEMANY POLITICS: Another Russia’s Foreign Policy Fiasco

GEMANY POLITICS: Another Russia’s Foreign Policy Fiasco

As part of G20 Summit held in Hamburg, a long-awaited meeting of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin took place. That was a main topic in world mass media for several weeks.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton to Win the Election’: Trump

USA POLITICS: ‘Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton to Win the Election’: Trump

“We are the most powerful country in the world, we are getting powerful, I’m a big military person. That’s what Putin doesn’t like about me,” Trump said.

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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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UK POLITICS: New Poll: Theresa May Now as Unpopular in Germany as Vladimir Putin

UK POLITICS: New Poll: Theresa May Now as Unpopular in Germany as Vladimir Putin

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has a negative approval rating in every country surveyed and is even behind France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, in Britain.

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Satisfied’ With His Election Meddling Denials: Putin

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Satisfied’ With His Election Meddling Denials: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said, “(Trump) asked a lot of questions on this subject. I, in as much as I was able, answered these questions.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: Germany, France, Russia Stress Ukraine Truce Implementation

EUROPE POLITICS: Germany, France, Russia Stress Ukraine Truce Implementation

Kremlin complained that the Minsk accords were being implemented “too slowly,” stressing that there needs to be measures leading to a genuine ceasefire in Ukraine.

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USA POLITICS: First Meeting With Putin an ‘Honor’: Trump

USA POLITICS: First Meeting With Putin an ‘Honor’: Trump

“President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside the Russian leader.

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WORLD POLITICS: First Handshake: Putin, Trump Meet at G20 Summit

WORLD POLITICS: First Handshake: Putin, Trump Meet at G20 Summit

US president Donald Trump will hold his first bilateral talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday afternoon after a brief handshake at the Group of 20 talks in Hamburg.

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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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SYRIA POLITICS: US Would Consider No-Fly Zone in Syria If Russia Agrees

SYRIA POLITICS: US Would Consider No-Fly Zone in Syria If Russia Agrees

“If our two countries work together to establish stability on the ground, it will lay a foundation for progress on the settlement of Syria’s political future,” Tillerson said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: German FM to US: Absolutely Unacceptable to Give Up on Russian Gas

GERMANY POLITICS: German FM to US: Absolutely Unacceptable to Give Up on Russian Gas

“We deem it absolutely unacceptable when a bill demands Europeans give up on Russian gas so they could sell American instead, at much higher price,” Gabriel said.

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USA POLITICS: Mattis Accuses Putin of International ‘Mischief’

USA POLITICS: Mattis Accuses Putin of International ‘Mischief’

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions undermined “secure and peaceful” order established after WWII devastation.

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