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Putin receives miniature Gallic rooster from Macron-led delegation at St. Petersburg forum (VIDEO)

Russian President Vladimir Putin was presented with a number of miniature gifts during a session with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). The gifts were reported to be a miniature blue Gallic rooster – an unofficial national symbol of France – and a small French flag. They were presented to Vladimir Putin by ...

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Assange willing to testify on alleged Russian hacking

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is reportedly willing to testify in the investigation surrounding alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. The claim that Assange is willing to speak to congressional investigators was made on Friday by his long time associate, Randy Credico. Radio host Credico told the New York Daily News that Assange wanted to “clear this whole ...

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Swedish brewery premiers ‘crystal clear pilsner’ brewed from sewage

To the joy of environmentalists, but maybe not so much to ardent beer lovers, a Carlsberg-linked brewery has unveiled ‘Pu:rest,’ the first beer made from sewage water. The water is thoroughly purified, though. The project, inspired by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), saw the New Carnegie Brewery, partly owned by Carlsberg, team up with an innovative sewage treatment plant. ...

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Sex not in the top 10 most pleasurable things for Russians

The top Russian pollster has conducted a survey on what Russians enjoy the most in life, and sex is not at the top of the list. Vodka and bear rodeos aren’t either. Watching TV tops the list of activities that Russians find pleasurable, according to a multiple choice poll published by the Levada public opinion research center on Thursday. Some ...

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President threatens to use army to clear Brazil truckers blocking roads in protest (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Some of the truckers protesting high fuel prices in Brazil have agreed to unblock the roads after the government threatened to send in the army against them. The five-day strike highlighted Brazil’s economic woes. On Friday, President Michel Temer threatened to send the army to clear the roads, as one of the trucker unions said it would continue the strike ...

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Pablo Escobar’s hitman Popeye arrested in Colombia

Published time: 25 May, 2018 22:24 Pablo Escobar’s former hitman, Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, AKA Popeye, was captured on Friday after he appeared at the prosecutor’s office in La Alpujarra, Medellín, Colombia. Vasquez was wanted for aggravated conspiracy and extortion. The investigation is being carried out by the Prosecutor General and the Metropolitan Police of Medellín. “He intended to recover ...

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‘We’ll protect Europe’ & other quotes from Putin’s SPIEF forum

President Vladimir Putin had a busy Friday going on stage at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum along with several key world leaders. Here are his best quotes selected by RT. On the rise of protectionism “We don’t need trade wars today or even temporary trade ceasefires. We need a comprehensive trade peace.” Read more On proper resolution of conflicts ...

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