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‘We have our own red line’: Russian deputy FM on Western-sponsored UNSC draft resolution on Syria

Russia has its own ‘red lines’ regarding a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said, adding that Moscow is going to study the draft by the US, UK, and France with a critical eye. It is going to be “very difficult” for the Security Council member states to find a compromise on the Syrian ...

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Sex, lies & abortion: RNC deputy finance chair quits amid reports of $1.6mn payoff to Playboy model

The week has gone from bad to worse for US President Donald Trump’s embattled lawyer Michael Cohen after damning reports of yet another high-profile ‘hush money’ sex scandal within the RNC emerged Friday. Cohen reportedly negotiated a $ 1.6 million confidentiality deal in 2017 between the former RNC deputy finance chair and LA-based venture capitalist Elliott Broidy, 60, and a ...

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'We categorically want to avoid confrontation with Russia' – NATO deputy chief

Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller says that the Alliance does not wish to face military conflict with Russia, but still blames it for a “troubling pattern of behavior,” from Ukraine to Salisbury. “We would categorically want to avoid a situation where confrontation with Russia is inevitable. And that’s exactly what our decision-making is governed by,” Gottemoeller told Russian ...

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‘Open support for terrorism’: Turkish deputy PM slams Macron’s pro-Kurdish statement

Turkey’s deputy PM has accused France of supporting terrorism by siding with the Kurds. It comes after the French president met representatives of the Syrian Kurdish militias in Paris and expressed his country’s support for them. Emmanuel Macron met a delegation from Syria on Thursday, which included the YPG, the Kurdish militias, as well as the Kurds’ political arm, the ...

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US Attorney General Sessions fires ex-FBI deputy director McCabe

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says has fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, effective immediately. The abrupt termination could cost McCabe, who is accused of mishandling Hillary Clinton’s email probe, much of his pension. The termination was recommended by the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility. It comes after a still-classified report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general found ...

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Armed deputy at Florida school who ‘never went in’ to confront the shooter resigns

The Broward County deputy who was on the Parkland, Florida school campus during the fatal shooting has resigned, after it emerged that he stood outside the building and did not confront the attacker. Nikolas Cruz, 19, confessed to the police that he opened fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, killing 17 and wounding 15 people at the the Marjory Stoneman ...

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Russia to bar US monitors from March presidential election – deputy FM

US diplomats and staff of various American organizations will not be allowed to monitor the upcoming Russian presidential election, in reply to a similar ban issued by the US in 2016, the Russian deputy foreign minister has said. Read more “As for the American diplomats and workers of the offices of various US organizations in Russia, they will not be ...

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Ministers banned from sex with staffers as deputy PM gets adviser pregnant

Australia’s prime minister is imposing a ban on all sexual relationships between ministers and their staff after the deputy PM’s affair with his adviser was exposed when she became pregnant. Malcolm Turnbull announced the ban following the scandal which erupted after the Sydney Daily Telegraph published a front-page photograph, essentially exposing Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce’s relationship with his former media ...

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Russian deputy FM opposes US participation in Donbass settlement talks

Russia’s deputy foreign minister said the inclusion of the US in talks on a peaceful settlement in Donbass would not help the process, but noted that Moscow-Washington consultations on the issue could bring positive changes. Read more “No, a change of format would lead to nothing, I am absolutely sure of that,” Grigory Karasin told RIA Novosti. He was asked ...

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US troops in Kurdish uniform may be targeted by Olive Branch forces – Turkish Deputy PM

US troops fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish militias in the same uniform may be targeted by the Turkish army due to the difficulty of distinguishing them in the heat of battle, Turkey’s Deputy PM has warned. The unambiguous warning comes at a time when Turkish troops are making further advances into the Kurdish-held Syrian province of Afrin as part of ‘Operation ...

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