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Moscow says crisis in Russia-Ukraine relations will end after regime change in Kiev

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said it expects relations between Moscow and Kiev to normalize sooner or later, but added that close ties would most likely be restored following a change of government in Ukraine. The Foreign Ministry’s comment was issued after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Monday, which terminated the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership ...

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Facebook Lite adds additional crisis response tools

Facebook Lite, the social network’s product for people in areas with low connectivity or limited internet, is making Community Help available to people in more than 100 countries. Facebook Lite uses less data, and installs and loads faster than the standard Facebook app. Facebook Lite also works on lower-end devices and slower internet networks. Facebook first launched Community Help last ...

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Donbass leader’s murder shows Kiev clearly wants to end Ukrainian crisis by force – analysts

The murder of Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, was “most plausibly” orchestrated by Kiev and it brings the Ukrainian government’s true plans to the light, experts told RT. Moscow has accused the Ukrainian government of being behind the Friday bombing in Donetsk, which killed the DPR leader. Analysts believe his death indeed brings grist to ...

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Iran deal, Syrian crisis & Nord Stream 2: Putin, Merkel find common ground on tough intl issues

The Iran nuclear deal, which was recently ditched by the US, humanitarian efforts in war-ravaged Syria, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project… Putin and Merkel hold three-hour talks and are mostly on the same page. The surprise visit announced earlier this week between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place in Meseberg Palace, 65km north ...

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'They will f*ck up': Company involved in Flint water crisis bids to serve largest city in Africa

Activists are concerned that Veolia, the company linked with the Flint, Michigan water crisis, is on the shortlist to manage two-thirds of water system in Lagos, Nigeria, where many children die from water-borne diseases. “I feel Veolia is a snake, and they slithered over to Lagos to try to increase their profit margins,” Nayyirah Shariff, director at Flint Rising activist ...

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Gold to prove crucial hedge against next financial crisis – analyst

While unsteady financial markets are bouncing up and down due to trade and geopolitical conflicts as well as political uncertainty, some investors turn to less risky assets, principally to gold. According to the recent report by the London-based consultancy Rosa & Roubini Associates, the latest developments in Italy could easily trigger another global financial crisis. Brunello Rosa, economics expert and ...

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Musk looks at Flint water crisis after being berated for ‘impractical’ help in Thai cave rescue op

After his offer of a ‘kid-size’ submarine to Thai cave rescuers was berated as “impractical,” Elon Musk is taking on the Flint water crisis, saying there’s “no kidding” in his promise to fix the lead contamination problem there. The criticism over his suggestion to help Thai kids trapped in a flooded cave didn’t stop the SpaceX and Tesla boss from ...

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Another ‘fake chemical attack’ would trigger major crisis in Syria, UK ex-envoy to Damascus tells RT

There is a real risk that the West could use another alleged chemical attack to justify actions in Syria which could spark a dangerous crisis, former UK ambassador to Syria Peter Ford told RT. Speaking on RT’s political show CrossTalk with Peter Lavelle, Ford warned that Syria watchers were too focused on a potential crisis in the Golan Heights (Syrian ...

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US-China trade war a warm-up for global financial crisis, warns investor Mark Mobius

Expect big problems with the global economy as the trade conflict between the United States and China escalates, predicts veteran investor Mark Mobius. Read more “There’s no question we’ll see a financial crisis sooner or later because we must remember we’re coming off from a period of cheap money. “There’s going to be a real squeeze for many of these ...

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'Come legally': Trump shares 'solution' to immigration crisis as reunification deadline to be missed

Donald Trump says the solution to the immigration crisis is simple – don’t enter the country illegally. It comes after his administration admitted it would not be meeting a deadline to reunite separated families. “Well, I have a solution. Tell people not to come to our country illegally. That’s the solution. Don’t come to our country illegally. Come like other ...

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