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Rouhani blasts Trump’s ‘psychological warfare’ as Iran braces for US sanctions

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has slammed US President Donald Trump’s offer for direct talks as a disingenuous PR stunt for domestic consumption while the “untrustworthy” Washington only increases its sanctions against Tehran. In his first public statement since Trump signed an executive order reinstating sanctions against Tehran, Rouhani said that he will not negotiate with Washington while being sanctioned at ...

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Blasts & heavy gunfire reported in eastern Afghanistan

Several blasts, followed by heavy gunfire, were reported near a provincial hospital and the Department of Migrants and Refugees in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to local media. Officials confirmed the incident to TOLOnews, but have yet to reveal further details. According to the outlet, gunfire is currently ongoing. Pajhwok news agency has reported that the explosions took ...

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Kadyrov blasts US charges against Russian gun activist as groundless

Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, has expressed his bewilderment over the US’ charges against Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who, he says, has done nothing illegal, yet finds herself in an American jail. “For several days in a row I see and hear the name Maria Butina everywhere. They write that she has been detained in the ...

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‘Wrong & politically absurd’: German business lobby blasts US over Russian pipeline sanctions threat

US threats to impose sanctions against European companies involved in construction of a gas pipeline link between Russia and Germany have enraged a large German business group. “Threats of US sanctions against European companies invested in Nord Stream 2 encroach on European energy policy,” Wolfgang Buechele, chairman of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (Ostausschuss), told Reuters. He ...

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‘Let us think this never happened’: Russian senator blasts US colleague over mafia comparison

A Russian senator dismissed the words of his US colleague who compared the Russian government with the mafia, but expressed surprise that this view was not mentioned during a visit to Moscow. “Let this weigh on his conscience. If he really thought so, why did not he say this in Moscow, as he visited the Federation Council and the State ...

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‘Incompetent enemies’: John McAfee blasts ‘poisoning’ attempt from his hospital bed (PHOTOS)

John McAfee says he has survived an attempt on his life after his “enemies” tried to poison him. The cybersecurity pioneer made the startling claim on Twitter and shared images of himself lying in a hospital bed covered in tubes. “My enemies managed to spike something that I ingested,” McAfee wrote. “However, I am more difficult to kill than anyone ...

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Charity blasts United Colors of Benetton over migrant images in ad campaign (PHOTO INSIDE)

The charity behind the rescue of hundreds of migrants from the Mediterranean has lambasted the Italian clothing firm United Colors of Benetton over the use of its images in a controversial advertising campaign. The pictures, which were taken by officials from SOS Méditerranée during a rescue operation involving hundreds of migrants on June 9, were published on the firm’s Twitter ...

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UN rights chief blasts US policy of breaking up immigrant families as ‘unconscionable'

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urged the US officials to stop separating children from their parents who illegally cross the border with Mexico.  “The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,” Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told on Monday during a Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. “I call on ...

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UN committee blasts Trump adm. dismal job in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, urges secession vote

Scores of local and foreign activists have called on Washington to end its “colonial occupation” of Puerto Rico, bashing the US President for his lackluster and “insulting” response to last year’s deadly Maria and Irma hurricanes. In its annual resolution on Puerto Rico, the UN Special Committee on Decolonization demanded the US allow its Caribbean territory, still reeling in the ...

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‘Bad photos!’ Trump blasts media for ‘fake’ G7 summit reporting & tweets GOOD PHOTOS

Donald Trump has slammed the “fake news media” for showing his encounters with the G7 leaders in a “bad” light and unleashed a series of tweets depicting his friendly relationship with the world elite, full of coziness and smiles. Last week Trump made an early exit from the gathering, departing the Group of Seven talks in Quebec, Canada, hours before ...

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