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‘I can't wait for the day we move past this’ – American Olympian on US-Russia tensions

Chris Mazdzer, the first American to win an Olympic medal in men’s luge singles, says that the Olympic spirit can still bring people together from different countries despite existing tensions and controversies. Mazdzer, who was 13th in both his previous Olympic appearances in Vancouver and Sochi, claimed a silver medal at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, only losing out ...

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‘You don’t sound like an American,’ TV hosts tell US-Iranian blogger critical of Washington

An Iranian-American fashion blogger was told on US television that she didn’t “sound like an American” after slamming Washington’s Middle East policy when the morning show hosts decided to grill her on Iran’s nuclear weapons. Hoda Katebi, a popular 23-year-old Muslim fashion blogger, was invited onto Chicago’s WGN News live morning show to speak about her book, ‘Tehran Streetstyle.’ But ...

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American IOC member offers to nominate joint Korean team for Nobel Peace Prize

American senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Angela Ruggiero, says she is looking to campaign to include the joint Korean ice hockey team in the list of Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Ruggiero, who won four Olympic medals together with the US women’s hockey squad, including the gold at the 1998 Games in Nagano, said that the “sacrifice” made ...

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‘North American Dead End’: Lawmaker proposes new name for US embassy street in Moscow

A lawmaker from the nationalist LDPR has proposed renaming the Moscow street where the US embassy is located as ‘North American Dead End’ – and City Hall says it intends to consider this option. MP Mikhail Degtyaryov, who currently chairs the lower house Committee for Sports, Tourism and Youth, recently came up with the initiative to rename an alley in ...

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'The Olympics is for all’: American tells RT why he waved Russian flag at PyeongChang (VIDEO)

During the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, only the Russian team out of the 90 countries taking part was not allowed to march under its national flag. One young American told RT why he waved their flag instead. Following a decision by the International Olympic Committee’s executive board, the Russian Olympic team has been officially banned from the ...

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Oil prices sink in American crude as US production surges to 40yr high

Crude oil prices were falling on Thursday following news that US oil production has surged above 10 million barrels per day. Brent crude was trading at $ 65.05 per barrel at 10:40 GMT, down 52 cents, or 0.7 percent. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude dipped to $ 61.27 a barrel, or 48 cent down compared to the previous day’s ...

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‘Great career opportunity’? American sought English teaching job with ISIS terrorists

A Texas man hoping to score a job with the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) sent the terrorist group a resume outlining why he’d be the best man for the job, according to a report by George Washington University. “I am looking to get a position teaching English to students in the Islamic State,” the jobseeker wrote in a letter ...

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Presidency affects American happiness, especially if they’re rich

With Washington politics becoming increasingly acrimonious, the effects of ‘who is president’ are being felt far beyond the Beltway bubble – and wealthier Americans feel it more.     Seven out of ten Americans say the person serving as president has “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of impact on their optimism about the future of the US, according to ...

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The very American origins of MS-13

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech was peppered with references to the notorious MS-13 international criminal gang. But his address made no mention of its US origins. Also known as Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13 has more than 6,000 members, according to the FBI. Its violent reach reportedly extends across Central America and Mexico; to Los Angeles and Washington D.C. ...

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‘Humiliated’ Instagram star booted off American Airlines flight (VIDEOS)

Police removed Instagram fitness model Jen Selter from a New York-bound American Airlines flight over the weekend, after she got into a heated argument with a flight attendant. The 24 year old posted several clips of the encounter, filmed by her sister, on Twitter which showed the aftermath of an argument between Selter and a male flight attendant. Selter, who ...

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