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Trump prolongs sanctions against North Korea for another year

Published time: 22 Jun, 2018 15:45 Edited time: 22 Jun, 2018 15:49 Trump extends the "national emergency" related to North Korea's nuclear weapons program. (National Emergencies basically = authority for sanctions). pic.twitter.com/H6FBfVuKDG — Olivier Knox (@OKnox) June 22, 2018 Despite summit with Kim Jong-un, Pres Trump notifies Congress he's renewing national emergency with respect to North Korea to keep US ...

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Russia to retaliate against US steel & aluminum tariffs – economy minister

Moscow will seek to retaliate against Washington’s unilaterally imposed steel & aluminum tariffs against Russia and other producers, said Russian Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin. Read more “The US continues to apply protective measures by imposing additional import duties on steel and aluminum, and refuses to provide compensation for Russia’s losses. That is why Russia is using its WTO rights ...

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‘Way to disaster’: Moscow warns US against deploying WMDs in space, threatens with ‘tough response’

Washington’s plan to create a Space Force could lead to catastrophe, a Russian Senator has warned. Moscow’s ready to “strongly retaliate” if the US violates the outer space treaty by putting weapons of mass destruction into orbit. “Militarization of space is a way to disaster,” Viktor Bondarev, the head of the Russian Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee told RIA ...

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Israeli arrested for selling fireworks to East Jerusalem man for use against police

A 70-year-old Jewish Israeli business owner was arrested for selling 20,700 fireworks to a man in East Jerusalem in an alleged plot against Israeli security forces. A business owner from Kiryat Ono, a town just outside Tel-Aviv, was arrested after selling $ 28,400 worth of fireworks to the client. The vendor was accused of being aware that 690 packs of ...

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EU to introduce €2.8bn retaliatory tariffs against US goods – report

The European Union will levy goods coming from America with tariffs worth €2.8 billion ($ 3.3 billion) after Washington applied tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, AFP and Reuters have reported. Read more The measures will be adopted by the European Commission, whose next scheduled meeting is June 20, according to Reuters. The tariffs should be in place by ...

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Erdogan threatens 'operation' against Moody’s for Turkey review

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to deal with rating agency Moody’s following the parliamentary election after the company’s analysts placed Turkey on review for a downgrade. “God willing, we will conduct an operation against Moody’s after June 24,” Erdogan told the Ankara-based Anadolu Agency. “Moody’s is making unnecessary statements despite the fact that we are not a member ...

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Moscow warns against premature steps in universal nuclear disarmament

Any steps aimed at reducing the quantity of nuclear warheads and their carriers must be taken in conjunction with global nuclear disarmament under strict international control, deputy Russian foreign minister has said. Moscow considers that it is too early to start the process of universal nuclear disarmament and urges maximum sobriety and realism in approaching the issue, Deputy Foreign Minister ...

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EU ministers form ‘axis of the willing’ against illegal migration, but Merkel stands in their way

In a landmark agreement, the interior ministers of Austria, Germany and Italy have banded together against illegal migration, but the move is more likely to split the German Cabinet than it is to make the EU change its mind. “In our view, we need an ‘axis of the willing’ in the fight against illegal migration,” Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz said ...

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Assad: Hezbollah not leaving Syria yet, war against terrorism to continue

The war against terrorism in Syria is far from over and so it’s too early to discuss the withdrawal of Hezbollah forces from the country, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in his latest interview. Ever since the conflict in Syria broke out, Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have offered substantial support to the Syrian Arab Army in battling the jihadist insurgency. “The ...

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‘Destroying trust with 280 Twitter characters’ – France and Germany rally against Trump

France and Germany have scolded President Trump for making a sudden U-turn after he rejected the key document of the G7 summit, jointly adopted just a day earlier. Trump’s move came after clashing with Canadian PM on trade. Upon leaving the summit in Charlevoix, Canada, the US president had publicly lashed out at Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter. ...

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