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Theresa May has a new ‘optimism’ about Brexit… so now is the time to seriously worry

Theresa May has uttered a phrase that should strike terror into the hearts of anyone concerned about Brexit – an admission no one wants to hear from a politician. After her early-morning adventures in Brussels, the PM has “a new sense of optimism.” The reason politicians use words like ‘optimism’ is because they can fool people into thinking things are ...

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West should boast about its 'decisive victories’ in Afghanistan, Iraq & Libya, not Syria – Zakharova

The US-led coalition should brag about its ‘accomplishments’ in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, instead of over exaggerating its own role in Syria while diminishing Moscow’s achievements in the victory over IS terrorists, Russia’s foreign ministry has said. On Saturday, the US-led Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) dismissed the Russian defense ministry announcement earlier this week, which proclaimed ...

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True journalism is about facts and evidence… except when it’s about Russian meddling

CNN seems to be the latest major US media outlet to shoot itself in the foot, allowing a desire to report a ‘gotcha’ story about Trump-Russia collusion to trample the actual facts. It thereby joins a respectable pool of journalistic self-injury victims. The news channel’s latest take on Russiagate targeted WikiLeaks, a whistleblower site that – according to the US ...

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Pope Francis calls to adjust line in ‘Our Father’ about ‘temptation’

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 09:15 Pope Francis has called upon the Roman Catholic Church to adjust the translation of phrase on temptation in the most famous Christian prayer, ‘Our Father’, also known as ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. The Italian and English translations of the prayer, better known as ‘Our Father’ among Catholics, ask God to “lead us not into temptation.” ...

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‘I thought ‘clean’ Russian athletes had nothing to worry about’ – figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva

Russian figure skating world champion Evgenia Medvedeva has said she was trying not to “pay attention to the negative news related to Russian sports” before an IOC meeting to decide on the country’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Medvedeva was part of the Russian delegation that attended the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board meeting on Tuesday ...

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‘Olympic athletes from Russia’– What do we know about the status of Russia’s ‘neutral’ competitors?

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 18:48 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) embarked on an un unprecedented course of action Tuesday, banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang during its executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. While Russia will be prohibited from sending an official team to the Games, ‘clean’ Russian athletes who have never been convicted of doping ...

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EU warns US about ‘consequences’ of moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 23:35 EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has warned the US against moving the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying it could jeopardize the peace process in the region. The decision, if acted upon, would threaten the “meaningful peace process” and the two-state solution, Mogherini said during a joint press conference with US Secretary ...

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About 50 injured as trains collide near Dusseldorf – police, cited by broadcaster

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 19:49 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 20:00 Up to 50 people have been injured after a passenger and a freight train collided in Meerbusch in western Germany, according to local police and firefighters. Authorities are already on scene but rescue efforts to remove passengers have been hampered by a fallen power line. Meerbusch is a ...

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May’s mistakes come back to bungle Brexit: What we know about DUP border demands

Prime Minister Theresa May’s mistakes are coming back to haunt her. Losing her majority in a snap election, a desperate DUP deal and a double dose of Brexit bungling may have just neutralized negotiations with Brussels. On Monday, negotiations with the European Union (EU) over Brexit were looking good. Britain and Brussels have been wrangling over the big three issues ...

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