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Moscow appoints action star Steven Seagal special envoy on Russia-US humanitarian ties

Hollywood star Steven Seagal, who was granted Russian citizenship back in 2016, is going to be Moscow’s special representative on humanitarian relations with the US. The veteran actor’s task will be “to contribute to the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere, including interactions in the fields of culture, art, public and youth exchanges, among other things,” the ...

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China launches WTO action against US over $200bn tariff threat

Beijing has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against planned US duties on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese products. Last week, China’s Ministry of Commerce said it would immediately file a complaint to the WTO against what it called US unilateralism. In July, Beijing responded with mirror measures after Washington imposed 25 percent tariff on $ ...

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US proxies in Syria failed, direct NATO action will end in shame – Iran’s top adviser

Should NATO try to get directly involved in Syria, it will end in failure on the scale of the Vietnam war, says the senior foreign policy advisor to Iran’s supreme leader. Any engagement in the region would be a “swamp,” he said. A NATO task force is “ready to deploy on short notice” as part of the alliance’s commitment to ...

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Leader of German Social Democrats confirms agreement on migration – no unilateral action, no camps

Published time: 5 Jul, 2018 19:27 Edited time: 5 Jul, 2018 19:44 The German ruling coalition has reached an agreement on migration policy, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and the head of the Social Democratic Party, Andrea Nahles, have confirmed. The new policy envisages speeding-up the processing of asylum requests but would not involve the creation of any special camps ...

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Saudi Arabia threatens ‘military action’ if Qatar purchases Russian S-400 systems – report

Saudi Arabia has reportedly threatened “military action” against Qatar should its neighbor acquire Russian S-400 missile defense systems, according to Le Monde, citing a letter from King Salman to the French presidency. In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, and Egypt, among other Gulf states, cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting and funding terrorism. Doha ...

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All talk, no action: Civilians suffer in Libya as Macron praises 'peace summit' (VIDEO)

While ongoing shelling and ground clashes continue to rip Libya apart, French President Emmanuel Macron poses as mediator with his Libyan ‘peace summit’. RT looks at whether it has any impact on the state once bombed by France. Libya has vanished from the headlines and media spotlight lately, but the chaos it has been facing since the Western intervention in ...

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Putin on cyberwarfare: Action causes reaction, you don’t like reaction – let’s talk rules

Nations that don’t like being the targets of cyberwarfare have the incentive to work on common rules of cyberspace the same way rules for nuclear weapons were negotiated, said the Russian president. Vladimir Putin made the comparison in response to a journalist’s question about the latest accusation in the US that Russia used its cyber capabilities to interfere with the ...

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China’s petro-yuan ‘thundering into action’ as Iran ditches US dollar in oil trade

Washington’s renewed sanctions on Tehran supports China’s newly established oil futures, analysts say. The sanctions can make the yuan a more preferable currency than the dollar on the oil market. Since their launch in May, the interest in the renminbi-backed oil contracts has steadily surged. Traded daily volumes hit a record 250,000 lots last Wednesday, and the share of yuan ...

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US withdrawal from nuclear deal will only incite Iran for action, Russian MP warns

The US exit from the Iranian nuclear deal will provoke another major international crisis and grant Iranians freedom to develop nuclear weapons and related programs, a senior Russian MP has said. “If the deal is destroyed then of course Iran would get a theoretical freedom of action, including the capability to develop nuclear weapons and to realize all programs tied ...

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Kim Dotcom threatens Twitter class action over user password exposure

Kim Dotcom has threatened to sue Twitter in a class-action lawsuit after the social network admitted to accidentally storing its users’ passwords after an “internal glitch.” Twitter urged their 330 million users to change their passwords on Thursday after discovering a “bug,” which stored their users’ unmasked passwords in an internal log for months. They didn’t specify exactly how many ...

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