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Moscow seeks deeper strategic partnership with BRICS – Russia’s ambassador to US

Developing close relations with the BRICS states remains one of Moscow’s top foreign policy priorities, Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said at a business conference ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Sochi. “Deeper strategic partnership in BRICS is one of the priorities of Russia’s foreign policy. Over recent years, the alliance has matured, turning into a full-scale mechanism ...

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‘Never tell host what to do’: Top German diplomat schools new US ambassador

On his first day as US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell has been accused of crossing the line of diplomacy and offending his host nation by telling German businesses to get out of Iran immediately. Just hours after he was sworn in, and following the breakdown of the Iran nuclear deal, the new US ambassador tweeted that German companies should ...

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Russian ambassador meets new US national security adviser Bolton

The newly-appointed White House national security adviser John Bolton has met with Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov to discuss the US-Russia relationship amid unprecedented tensions between Washington and Moscow. “Ambassador Bolton reiterated that it is in the interest of both the United States and Russia to have better relations, but that this will require addressing concerns regarding Russia’s interference in the ...

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Strike on Syria won't remain without consequences – Russian ambassador to US

The Russian Ambassador to the US has warned of “consequences” after the US and its allies launched a coordinated military action against Syria. Russia feels threatened by the US decision to strike Syrian targets in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7, which Moscow believes was staged. “A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are ...

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'Unchallenged US domination becoming a thing of the past' – Former Russian ambassador to US

Americans are not used to treating others with equal respect, and are trying to impose their “exceptional leadership” on Moscow, not fully aware that things have changed, Russia’s former envoy to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, said. The US is presently going through a “difficult period of adaptation to a new alignment of forces and influences in the world,” Kislyak told Kommersant ...

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‘US expelling America’s friends’: Russian Ambassador decries Trump’s move as diplomats leave DC

The US is expelling those who’ve been building bridges between Russia and America in business, science and culture, Russia’s US envoy Anatoly Antonov said in an address as Russian diplomats and their families left Washington, DC. “The US authorities have expelled American friends,” Antonov said of the departing diplomats in a video address. “They are not the US enemies… Our ...

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Abbas calls US Ambassador ‘son of a dog’ over his Israeli settlements stance

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has lashed out against US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, calling him a “son of a dog” for his support of illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Friedman, an Orthodox Jew and an outspoken advocate for Israel’s claim to Jerusalem, came under attack for his alleged support of the Israeli settlement program. On Monday, Ambassador ...

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Senator suggests Israeli Ambassador leave Poland after anti-semitism comments

A member of  Poland’s ruling party has called on Israel’s Ambassador to leave the country after alluding to a rise in anti-semitism. A new law criminalizing blaming Poland for Nazi crimes created tensions between the two states. Prof. Jan Zaryn, senator for Law and Justice (PiS), was angered by suggestions that the actions of Poland’s ruling party were reminiscent of ...

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US Ambassador to Mexico resigns amid strained relations

The US Ambassador to Mexico has announced her resignation. Roberta Jacobson will step down from her diplomatic post in May, amid tense bilateral relations between the two nations. Jacobson confirmed her resignation with a statement in Spanish on her Twitter account. “After 31 years of serving the US government, I will leave at the beginning of May in search of ...

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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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