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Global war without oversight: US special forces deployed to 133 countries in first half of 2018

US special forces have already deployed to 133 nations in the first half of 2018, signaling a sharp increase in the Pentagon’s shadowy operations when compared to previous years, according to a new report. Read more America’s Special Operations forces (SOF) are stationed all around the world, where they participate in a wide range of missions, including special reconnaissance, unconventional ...

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Russia stood up for breastfeeding protection when other countries yielded to US pressure – activist

The US pressured Ecuador to drop a pro-breastfeeding resolution by threatening to drop aid, the NYT reports. A breastfeeding advocate confirmed the report to RT, stating that losing money would be a “big deal” for poor countries. According to the New York Times, the pressure was piled on this spring in Geneva, as states gathered for the World Health Organization’s ...

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Senior lawmaker calls on colleagues to visit endangered Russian war memorials in foreign countries

The issue of Soviet-era memorials is becoming increasingly politicized, State Duma’s deputy speaker Irina Yarovaya has said as she urged other Russian politicians to pay tribute to such sites when visiting foreign nations. “I think that this must become a common practice: during any working trip or official visit abroad we, as parliamentarians, must personally attend various memorials and lay ...

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Countries most at risk from trade war between United States and China

A full-scale trade war between the US and China will dip the global economy into stagflation and lead to a sharp decline in world stocks, according to economists at Pictet Asset Management. On July 6, Washington began to impose 25-percent tariffs on $ 34 billion worth of Chinese imports. Beijing has vowed to retaliate, accusing the US of breaching WTO ...

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Iran will import goods only from countries that buy its oil – MP

The Energy Committee of Iran has announced that Tehran will buy goods only from those nations which purchase Iranian oil. This follows the US demand from its allies to stop buying Iranian crude. “We will carry out barter exchange of oil and goods, which means the purchase of goods will depend on the sale of oil,” representative of Iran’s Energy ...

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US threatens sanctions against countries that fail to cut off Iranian oil imports

Washington may slap sanctions on governments that fail to reduce Iranian oil imports to “zero” by early November, a senior State Department official has warned. But some partners seem reluctant to follow the demand. The US administration has been pushing its allies to follow US President Donald Trump’s lead after he decided to pull out of the landmark nuclear agreement ...

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Countries want to limit US veto power at WTO

Some member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) want to create an appeal mechanism that would prevent the US vetoing decisions it dislikes, according to Russian Economy Minister Maksim Oreshkin. By September four seats will be vacant at the Appellate Body, the WTO appeals chamber, leaving three judges out of the necessary seven. Washington has blocked appointments to the ...

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Russia & France to talk nuclear energy partnership in third-party countries

Russian and French power companies are considering joint nuclear projects in third-party countries, says Russia’s Rosatom.The talks will take place during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum this week. Read more “During the ‘nuclear dialogue’ the sides are expected to present the joint projects on cooperation in third countries in such areas as engineering and the manufacture of nuclear power ...

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Russia & other countries can demand $3.5bn in compensation from US over tariffs

Turkey, Japan and Russia have calculated how much US tariffs would add to the cost of steel and aluminum exports to America, and submitted their claims to the World Trade Organization. Read more The countries followed similar moves by the European Union, India and China. Russia estimated that it would lose $ 538 million because of the US tariffs, which ...

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St. Petersburg International Economic Forum expects 15,000 participants from over 100 countries

Russia is ready to host the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018) on Thursday, with thousands of participants expected at the event. “The interest is high and official delegations from over 100 countries will come, which is about 15,000 potential participants,” St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko told reporters. “Among high-ranking guests, we are expecting French President Emmanuel Macron ...

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