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Soldier, chef & crypto ambassador: Hollywood ace Seagal to front new digital currency

Goateed Hollywood hardman Steven Seagal has joined the cryptocurrency revolution after agreeing to become the face of a new digital coin. Seagal, who famously played special forces soldier-turned chef Casey Ryback in both ‘Under Siege’ and ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory’, is to become the worldwide brand ambassador for Bitcoiin2Gen, a new cryptocurrency styling itself as a successor to Bitcoin. ...

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BoJo refused Moscow sit-down to discuss allegations of Brexit vote meddling – Russia’s UK ambassador

The Russian Embassy has called out Boris Johnson over accusations made in UK parliament that Russians meddled in the EU referendum. BoJo was allegedly invited to discuss the allegations during his trip to Moscow, but refused. The Russian Ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, told RT’s Going Underground program that the foreign secretary was asked to sit down with Russian ...

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Moscow views mending relations with Washington as primary task – ambassador

Russia’s ambassador to the US has stated the importance of overcoming the negative tendencies in mutual relations and called proper cooperation between the two nations crucial to overcoming global threats, such as terrorism. “It is important to guide our American partners to understanding of the objective necessity of repairing the bilateral dialogue. Russian-American cooperation remains a decisive factor that influences ...

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US ambassador clashes with Israeli Haaretz paper over who lacks more ‘decency’

An Haaretz correspondent, who has been attacked for an opinion piece criticizing David Friedman’s support for Israeli settlements, has told RT he stands by the freedom of speech, something the US ambassador knows little about. “I still think, and cannot think otherwise, that all the settlements are in violation of international law,” Haaretz Correspondent Gideon Levy, at the center of ...

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Netherlands officially withdraws ambassador to Turkey over referendum row

The Dutch Foreign Ministry has formally withdrawn its ambassador to Turkey after the diplomat was barred from the country following a dispute that began in March 2017. “The Dutch government has decided to officially withdraw the Netherlands’ ambassador in Ankara, who has not had access to Turkey since March 2017,” the ministry wrote in a statement.  It also said that ...

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‘Fire and Fury’ author accused of slandering ambassador Haley, kicked off TV show (VIDEO)

A MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ interview with ‘Fire and Fury’ author Michael Wolff was shockingly cut short after the host accused him of “slurring” US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. A media darling just a few weeks ago, the author of the explosive tell-all about President Donald Trump’s first year in office was effectively kicked off mid-air by presenter Mika ...

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Qatar may soon buy Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft system – ambassador

Qatar is in the “advanced stage” of negotiating the purchase of Russia’s advanced S-400 anti-aircraft system. The long-range SAM missile weapon seems to be the latest fad in the Middle East after its Syria showcase. Doha’s negotiations with Moscow on the purchase of the S-400 system is “in the advanced stage,” Qatari Ambassador to Russia Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah told ...

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‘This is Netherlands, you have to answer questions’: New US ambassador grilled by Dutch journalists

A new US ambassador to the Netherlands has already landed in hot water at his first press conference when he refused to answer journalists’ questions. The event went south after the envoy was reminded of his earlier fiery remarks. His very first press conference as US ambassador to Amsterdam did not go well for Pete Hoekstra, the former US Congressman ...

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Moscow ready to repair ties with US despite ‘regrettable’ security strategy – Ambassador to US

Moscow is ready to “build bridges” with Washington despite the new US national security strategy, which designates Russia as a threat to US security, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said. “We have carefully studied this strategy… we will probably continue scrutinizing all the words and expressions mentioned there, our magnifying lens in hand. I can only say this: ...

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‘Fake news’ quagmire: US ambassador ties himself in knots over terrorism claim (VIDEO)

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 15:39 A newly sworn-in US ambassador has been called out on a 2015 statement, in which he claimed no-go areas were established by Muslim migrants in the Netherlands and that politicians had been burned. Picked for the role of ambassador to the Netherlands by the US president earlier this year, Pete Hoekstra was sworn in ...

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