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EU extends economic sanctions against Russia by another 6 months

The Council of the European Union has announced the extension of anti-Russian sanctions until February 2019. The previous restrictions expired in July. Read more “This decision follows an update from President Macron and Chancellor Merkel to the European Council of 28-29 June 2018 on the state of implementation of the Minsk agreements, to which the sanctions are linked,” the Council ...

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‘US shooting itself in the foot with economic blackmail against China’ – Beijing

China is preparing for a trade war with the United States, which is officially going to start on Friday. Beijing says it will never shoot first, but is ready to defend itself. Read more “China will not bow in the face of threats and blackmail, nor will it be shaken in its resolve to defend global free trade,” said ministry ...

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Rouhani slams US sanctions against Iran poorly-conceived ‘crime’'

Iran’s president has called on the international community to defy Washington’s stated intention of choking Iranian oil exports, describing the plan as a careless act of criminal aggression that doesn’t care about consequences. Speaking during his visit to Vienna on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions against Iran are a “crime and aggression,” adding  that Washington had not thought ...

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Russiagate: DC judge throws out collusion lawsuit against Trump

A Washington DC judge has thrown out a lawsuit alleging the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and Wikileaks to publish hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee in 2016. The suit, filed by two DNC donors and one former DNC employee, argued that ‘Russian agents’ gained access to the DNC’s networks, and distributed emails in a “deliberate campaign to interfere ...

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Duma gives first nod to bill ordering life sentences for sex crimes against minors

The Russian Lower House has passed, in the first reading, a motion to tighten laws on sex crimes against children – with punishments of up to life in prison and the removal of the statute of limitations in all such cases. Currently sex with minors is punished with up to four years behind bars, but the term can be increased ...

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Rallies are held across Russia against proposals to raise official retirement age

Demonstrations against a draft bill that envisages raising the retirement age were held across Russia on Sunday. The vast majority of the gatherings were sanctioned by the authorities and took place without any incident. The rallies attracted quite a low turnout and many cities saw only few dozen people showing up, according to opposition estimates. Russia’s law enforcement has not ...

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‘Planned’ carnage: Annapolis shooter ‘made threats against paper for years’ but no charges pressed

Jarrod Ramos, the suspect in a deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, allegedly made threats against the newspaper for years after it wrote about him in 2011. The newspaper refused to press criminal charges. Ramos blasted through the glass entrance to the newsroom with a pump-action shotgun on Thursday, opening fire as staff crawled under desks to ...

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Sanctions against Iran to push oil prices to $90 a barrel – analysts

Disruption to crude oil supplies from Iran as a result of US sanctions may push oil prices to $ 90 a barrel, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Washington’s tough stance against the Islamic Republic, along with reported declines in US stockpiles, has already driven American crude prices to the highest level since 2014. US crude oil ...

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Russia files WTO claim against US metals tariffs & targets American goods in response

Russia has joined the list of countries challenging US steel and aluminum tariffs, appealing to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to resolve the dispute. Read more “The appeal challenges the numerous violations of WTO rules by the United States in introducing this measure. In addition to Russia, similar claims were earlier sent by China, India, the European Union, Canada, Mexico ...

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European Union extends economic sanctions against Russia

EU leaders have extended economic penalties against Russia for six months until the end of January. The decision prolongs the ban on doing business with Russian banking and financial institutions and new energy projects. “We had a very short discussion on Russia, Ukraine and the Minsk Agreements that led to a political decision to extend the sanctions for another six ...

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