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U.S. tests missile not allowed under INF treaty

The United States tested a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile, a test that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The Pentagon said in a statement that the test took …

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Germany slams U.S. sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Germany voiced "regret" after U.S. lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill that would punish contractors working on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. "We take note of the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives with …

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U.S. Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

The U.S. Federal Reserve held interest rates steady following its two-day meeting this week and indicated that no action is likely next year amid persistently low inflation. Concluding a year that saw the central bank take down its …

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Turkey may close Incirlik for U.S.

Turkey will consider requesting that the U.S. withdraw from Incirlik Air Base if Washington imposes sanctions on Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said. In an interview on A …

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Trump: I had very good meeting with Lavrov

U.S. President Donald Trump described his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as a "good" one and said he looks forward to continuing dialogue with Russia in the near future. …

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Lavrov sums up his meeting with Trump

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that U.S. President Donald Trump realizes the benefits of good relations with Russia, but certain forces in the United States do not share this point of view. …

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U.S. attacks EU sovereignty with Nord Stream 2?

The German Eastern Business Association (OAOEV) has strongly warned against sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, branding it fatal for the Paris peace efforts in eastern Ukraine. According to OAOEV chairman Oliver …

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Pompeo comments on his meeting with Lavrov

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that after the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Washington that Russia and the U.S. should have a better relationship than they’ve had in …

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Lavrov holds meeting with Pompeo in Washington

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a meeting in Washington yesterday.  During the meeting, the officials discussed the most important issues: arms …

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Former U.S. Fed Chief Paul Volcker passes away

Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman credited with bringing down sky-high U. S. inflation in the early 1980s, Paul Volcker, died on Monday at the age of 92, according to his daughter Janice Zima. Volcker served as …

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Lavrov arrives in Washington on official visit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has arrived in Washington on an official visit. The plane carrying the Russian delegation landed at 00:50 local time (08:50 Moscow time), TASS reported. The …

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