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Russian embassy sends diplomatic note to U.S.

The Russian Embassy to the U.S. has sent a diplomatic note to the U.S. Department of State with a demand to fix the problems related to the disconnection of telephone lines at the Russian Consulate General in New York. "With regard …

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Biden team asks Russia ambassador to stay in post

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has asked the U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, and a very small number of other Trump political appointees, to temporarily remain in their diplomatic posts, according to people …

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Biden era, democracy promotion and Turkey

Joe Biden will officially become president of the United States this week. Washington, D.C., has been on high alert, even in the final days of the controversial transition period. The National Guard, which has been stationed at the Capitol …

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Iran convicts U.S. businessman on spying charge

Iran convicted an American businessman on a spying charge and sentenced him to 10 years in prison weeks after the U.S. election.  A family friend of Iranian-American Emad Shargi, 56, said he was called to court on Nov. 30, …

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Iran with 8% of total Bitcoin only USA and China hold more

The rally in the price of Bitcoin towards its new all-time high of over $40,000 has had unwanted consequences in some parts of the world. A report by Wu Blockchain claims that Bitcoin’s mining operations in Iran could have caused blackouts in the country. As a result, Iran has ordered the cessation of activities of licensed BTC mining companies, effective January 14 of this year

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Trump sets task to reduce Chinese imports to zero

US President Donald Trump ordered to reduce government purchases from China, the US National Security Adviser, Robert O'Brien, informed. According to him, the head of the White House instructed the federal government to develop …

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Trump loses trade war, wants Biden to pay for it

The Trump administration continued its mischief-making as the president slinks out the back door by blacklisting China's Xiaomi, a global competitor to Apple, known for its sleek mobile phones and smart home devices, CGTN writes in the article Trump loses trade war, wants Biden to pay for it. Xiaomi surpassed Apple in global mobile phone sales in the third quarter, making it a tempting target for trade vandalism. The blacklisting of Xiaomi and eight other companies, ostensibly due to their ties with China's military, is another effort to force the incoming Biden administration into decoupling the Chinese and American economies

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Russia withdraws from Treaty on Open Skies

Russia is launching domestic procedures to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies following the U.S. exit from the pact, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. "Given the lack of progress in efforts to remove …

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Stoltenberg looks forward to working with Biden

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said all those responsible for last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol should be held accountable, and he expressed confidence that American institutions are up to the job. …

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Moscow deciding on participation in Open Skies Treaty

Russia is currently contemplating the issue of future participation in the Treaty on Open Skies, Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Nonproliferation and Arms Control Department Vladimir Yermakov said. "This issue is being …

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