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‘Bitcoin fraud’ suspect rejects deal with US, wants to be tried in Russia

Aleksandr Vinnik, the Russian cryptocurrency entrepreneur held in Greece on US charges of fraud, wants to be extradited to Russia to stand trial there. He has rejected conditions offered by US investigators, his lawyer said. Vinnik, a Russian expert in cryptocurrency technologies, is being held in a Thessaloniki jail. Washington accuses him of laundering at least $ 4 billion in ...

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‘Korea summit & Iran deal pullouts undermine US credibility as honest broker’

The US, with its pattern of sanctions and threats, clearly prefers hard power to international diplomacy, while its withdrawal from the Iran deal and North Korea summit shows that it doesn’t stick to commitments, analysts told RT. Just hours after North Korea destroyed its nuclear test site, Donald Trump announced he is canceling his summit with Kim Jong-un which was ...

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China will get 10 Russian Su-35 fighter jets this year as part of $2.5bn deal

Beijing has so far received 14 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets, Russian state corporation Rostec said. Ten more jets are to be handed over to China this year. The $ 2.5bn contract for the delivery of a total of 24 long-range 4++ generation super-maneuverable aircraft was signed between Rostec and the Chinese government in November 2015. Four Su-35s were ...

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'Europe must buy our oil’: Iranian leader lays out demands for Europe to keep nuclear deal

Iran’s Supreme Leader said Europe must make up for any and all adverse effects the US pullout from the nuclear deal might have on its economy and not seek to include its ballistic missile program and regional policy in the deal. The list of conditions under which Iran would stay in the nuclear deal was laid out by the country’s ...

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‘Colossal mistake’ to pull out of Iran deal, could harm talks with N. Korea – former ambassador

The Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Iran deal was a “colossal mistake” in the lead-up to diplomatic talks with North Korea, according to Bill Richardson, former US ambassador to North Korea. Speaking to RT America’s Ed Schultz, Richardson said he believes the upcoming June 12 talks, which are at risk of breaking down over Pyongyang’s complaints about ...

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EU companies may withdraw from Iran, words of support for nuclear deal not enough – FM Zarif

Iranian FM Javad Zarif told the EU energy chief that the bloc must take “practical steps” to strengthen economic ties with Tehran after Washington’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, saying that “political support” was not enough. “With the withdrawal of America, [Iran’s] public expectations of the European Union have increased in order to maintain the deal’s gains, and in the ...

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Is Russia about to abandon the OPEC deal?

OPEC and Russia are meeting in a little more than a month to discuss the progress of their oil production deal and what’s next. On the face of things, there will be no surprises: every country taking part in the deal is still committed to the cuts until the end of the year. But Russia pumped more than its quota ...

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Iran warns it may resume uranium enrichment if EU fails to keep nuclear deal alive

Iran may resume its 20-percent uranium enrichment if EU governments fail to respect the 2015 nuclear deal after US withdrawal, the country’s Atomic Energy Organization chief has warned. “If the other side keeps itself committed to its promises we also will be keeping ourselves to our promises … We hope the situation will not arise to the point that we ...

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Trump vows to ‘deal with’ Germany & other NATO allies ‘not contributing enough’

NATO member states which are not fulfilling their financial obligations to the US-led military bloc will be “dealt with,” Donald Trump has warned, particularly singling out Germany as a country not contributing enough. The veiled threat came at a cabinet meeting in Washington on Thursday, which was attended by NATO’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg. “We have some that don’t [provide ...

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Trump seems to think he's killed Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump has tweeted a statement suggesting that the Iran nuclear deal, an internationally acclaimed multilateral accord, is a thing of the past. That is despite all other signatories reaffirming their commitment. In a tweet on Sunday, Trump lauded his own decision to opt out of the landmark agreement reached between the US, the UK, France, Russia, China, ...

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