Vladimir Olenchenko

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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Why may Austria need spy scandal involving Russia?

Austrian intelligence services detained an Austrian colonel, who had allegedly been spying for Russia for 20 years, newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported today, citing the country's Ministry of Defense. Information emerged that an …

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 Day X: U.S. midterm elections 2018

Americans go to the polls today to elect 35 senators and all 435 members of the House of Representatives, as well as 36 state governors.There are also a number of state-wide and local offices being elected on the same day. It is a …

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Does Merkel give up power?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told leaders of her conservatives that she will not seek re-election as party chairwoman, senior party sources said, heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European …

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 Trump names biggest threat to U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump said that the Federal Reserve's policy is the biggest threat to his presidency. "My biggest threat is the Fed," the president said during an interview with FOX Business. …

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 Russia not to return to PACE

Russia has no plans to return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) next year, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said. Questioned about the chances of a Russian …

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