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Putin and Trump to discuss 'hot issues'

The meeting of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the US President Donald Trump would be a good opportunity to discuss the hottest issues - both international and bilateral, Russian Presidential Spokesman …

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Will Austria lift anti-Russian sanctions?

Austria may start working to mitigate or abolish European sanctions against Russia. Heinz-Christian Strache, chairman of the far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPO), who is involved in the formation of the new government, …

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Cancer of separatism: from Karabakh to Catalonia

This week Catalonia took last step towards the collapse of united Spain by adopting a declaration on the independence following an illegal referendum. This decision was not supported by any country of the world, just like a separatist entity in …

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 Is reformation period coming in EU?

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel and French President Emmanuel Macron are discussing the creation of "a coalition of goodwill" of …

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Russia - US diplomatic clinch: where is way out?

Washington expressed its regret over Moscow's decision to cut the US diplomatic presence in Russia,  a representative of the Department of State said. "The Russian government has demanded the U.S. Mission to Russia …

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 US House approves sanctions against Russia

The House of Representatives of the US Congress passed a bill to toughen unilateral US sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. A total of 419 lawmakers supported the bill, with only three votes against. The document will be …

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Is Rex Tillerson quitting?

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be considering resigning from his role, CNN reported with reference to several anonymous sources "familiar with Tillerson conversations with friends outside Washington". …

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Trump's sanction game

President of the United States Donald Trump is holding a political game with the Congress, the first deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee, Vladimir …

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 G20 summit kicks off in Hamburg

The two-day G20 summit started in Hamburg on Friday. Germany took over the presidency from China on Dec. 1, 2016. The main topics will be economic and financial policy, climate, trade, employment and development. Migration and refugee …

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Europe stands up for Russian gas pipelines to US

Europe is displeased with the US pressure on European companies that partake in development of energy supplies to Europe, Austria’s Chancellor Christian Kern said at the Austrian World Summit. According …

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Trump disapproval hits record 60%

A record 60% of Americans disapprove of the job US President Donald Trump is doing, according to Gallup's daily tracking poll. That is slightly higher than Trump's previous disapproval threshold, which was 59% …

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G7 summit proves Russia's return not needed

The results of the latest Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy showcase that Russia's return to a format is generally not needed, Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said. …

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Will US punish Russia and Iran over Syria?

The US House of Representatives passed legislation to impose sanctions against foreign backers serving as resources to the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad and supports its alleged human rights abuses. …

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Will Putin and Trump ever meet?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that there are no plans for a meeting of Russian and US presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, in the next couple of months. "So …

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