Vladimir Olenchenko

Barcelona protests: people's will or provocation?

Hundreds of thousands of pro-independence supporters from across Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia are expected to pour into Barcelona today, as unions called for a general strike on the fifth day of protests following the jailing of …

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U.S. to pull out of Open Skies Treaty?

The U.S. administration is looking into the possibility of withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Eliot Engel said. "I am deeply concerned by reports that …

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What to expect from Putin's visit to Bregancon?

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the French president's official holiday residence in Bregancon. The Ukrainian crisis and prospects for activities within the Normandy …

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U.S. ready to impose sanctions on Russian debt?

U.S. senators Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, and Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland, are asking for stronger sanctions against Russia in next year’s defense bill, pushing for the final …

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Berlin promises to improve ties with Moscow

Germany would like to improve relations with Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a press conference in Berlin. Merkel said she will continue to work on improving relations with Russia, noting …

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EU anti-Russia sanctions end on January 31?

The decision of the Council of the European Union to extend anti-Russia economic sanctions takes effect today, according to documents published in the Official Journal of the European Union. "The decision will remain in place …

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Theresa May announces her resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7. In an emotional statement in Downing Street May said she had "done her best" to honour the …

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U.S. threatens Russia with 'sanctions against trolls'

U.S. Republican and Democratic senators will introduce legislation today seeking to deter Russia from possible meddling in U.S. elections by threatening stiff sanctions on its banking, energy and defense industries and sovereign debt, Reuters …

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"U.S. resorts to gas assets grabbing"

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on publications in various media outlets that the U.S. was putting together more sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Washington's "hostile and …

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Europe sets up INSTEX to save Iran

France, Germany  and Britain has officially set up a European payment channel for transactions to facilitate trade with Iran and circumvent U.S. sanctions, German NDR broadcaster reported. The European channel will be named INSTEX …

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Italy opposes punitive anti-Russian sanctions

Italy's Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi described the EU anti-Russian sanctions as transitional measure, which shouldn't become a permanent punitive instrument. "Our Constitution imposes an …

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U.S. starts lifting anti-Russian sanctions

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is set to remove Russian companies Rusal, En+ and Eurosibenergo (ESE) from its sanctions blacklist, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. "En+, …

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 Wast launches new attack on Russia

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution condemning Russia's "provocative actions" in the Kerch Strait. The resolution was introduced by Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chris …

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German Bundestag delegation to visit Crimea in 2019

The delegation of the German parliament will visit Crimea next year, the head of Die Linke party group of the Quakenbruck parliament, Andreas Maurer, said at the meeting with Russian upper house member Olga …

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