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US defense secretary considers first talks in years with Russian counterpart

Published time: 27 Jul, 2018 15:42 Edited time: 27 Jul, 2018 15:55 US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said he is looking into the possibility of holding the first talks in years with his Russian counterpart Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. “I am considering meeting with my counterpart, but there’s been no decision,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon, as quoted ...

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Trump considers pulling out of Germany amid EU bashing over meager NATO spending – report

Donald Trump is considering scaling down or withdrawing the US military from Germany, according to a report ahead of the NATO leaders’ meeting. The US president has blasted allies for chipping in too little to the bloc’s budget. The decision to explore the option of pulling 35,000 US troops out of Germany came after Trump floated the idea during a ...

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Russia considers building world's longest bridge connecting Sakhalin to mainland in Far East

The Russian government is looking at ways of connecting Sakhalin Island in the Far East to the mainland. One of the options is building a railroad bridge on a monumental scale. “Experts, consultants, and designers have considered all options, including the construction of a tunnel, but at the moment, the preference is given to a bridge both economically and from ...

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Trump considers Peace House on North-South Korea border for Kim Jong-un meeting

US President Donald Trump says a Peace or Freedom House at the border between the two Koreas would be a more “representative” place to meet than any third country. He threw out the idea on Twitter, noting he’s “Just asking!” Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South ...

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Russia considers $50 billion investment in Iranian oil & gas

Russian energy companies could spend as much as $ 50 billion on oil and gas exploration in Iran, a presidential aide told Tass news agency . Yuri Ushakov said companies including Rosneft, Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, Lukoil, Zarubezhneft, and Tatneft were “systemically working on development of fields in Iran.” The official’s comments come after Zarubezhneft became the second company—after French Total—to ...

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Ankara considers joint op with Baghdad against Iraqi Kurds – FM

Ankara and Baghdad may carry out a joint military operation against Iraqi Kurds after the May election in Iraq, the Turkish foreign minister said. Speaking to CNN Turk, Mevlut Cavusoglu also said that Ankara’s own operation against Syrian Kurdish militias in the Afrin region would be completed by May. Read more Kurdish militias in Iraq and Syria were allied with ...

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‘Bad advice from generals?’ The Mystery of why Trump considers US military weak

Trump believed the generals who told him the military needs money to keep America safe. In point of fact, the US spends more on its military than anyone and is not threatened anywhere, former CIA officer Phillip Giraldi told RT. US President Donald Trump unveiled on Monday his new budget plan, which is expected to add over one trillion dollars ...

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Israel considers launching crypto-shekel to replace cash

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 13:38 For several months the Bank of Israel has been considering issuing a state-sponsored virtual currency, reports the Jerusalem Post. The digital shekel will be identical in value to the traditional shekel. Read more According to an unnamed Israeli finance official, the digital shekel will record every transaction by mobile phone. It will allow the ...

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Facebook considers blocking far-right Britain First after Twitter suspends leaders’ accounts

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 15:45 Facebook is considering whether to ban far-right group Britain First from its platform. It comes just days after Twitter blocked the accounts of its leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen in a clampdown on hate speech. Neither can post messages and all of their previous messages have gone – with their group’s official page ...

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Pakistan considers dumping dollar for yuan in trade with China

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 10:00 The government of Pakistan is considering a proposal to start using the Chinese yuan in trade with China, according to the Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, as quoted by Pakistan’s English-language daily Dawn. “We are examining the use of yuan instead of the US dollar for trade between the two countries,” the minister told the ...

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