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Russia-Germany business ties remain solid despite sanctions – German trade lobby

German firms continue investing in the Russian economy despite facing barriers from economic sanctions against Russia, the head of the German business lobby told RT at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). “The foundations of German and Russian economic relations are solid even in the time of sanctions and low oil and gas prices. Last year, we saw high ...

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N. Korea says it still wants to resolve issues with US despite Trump's summit cancellation

The decision by US President Donald Trump to cancel the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is “not in line with the world’s wishes,” the government in Pyongyang has announced. Kim has made the “utmost efforts” to hold a summit with Trump, said the North Korean first vice minister for foreign affairs, Kim Kye-gwan, according to the state news ...

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Trump cancels nuclear summit despite Kim 'doing everything he promised' – Putin

Vladimir Putin expressed regret that Donald Trump cancelled his summit with Kim Jong-un despite Pyongyang doing everything it was asked for and expressing hope that the US-North Korea nuclear talks will take place eventually. “Here, in Russia, we took this news with regret because we very much anticipating a significant step to be taken to de-escalate the situation on the ...

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Europe will defend its companies in Iran despite threat of US sanctions – Macron

Leaders of European states will maintain the nuclear deal with Iran and protect their corporations against potential US sanctions for doing business in the Islamic Republic, according to French President Emmanuel Macron. “We’ve had a vibrant discussion on Iran. The 2015 nuclear agreement is a crucial element of peace and security in the region. We have opted to support it ...

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Seattle passes new tax on large companies despite Amazon’s howls of protest

Seattle’s city council voted unanimously to approve a new tax on the largest employers in the city, despite strong opposition by Amazon and other affected companies. The tax, on companies with more than $ 20 million in receipts, will amount to about $ 275 per employee and is intended for use in improving conditions for the city’s homeless. The original ...

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Russian gas sales to EU hit record high despite the Skripals, election meddling & all that jazz

European countries boosted imports of Russian gas to unprecedented levels in April with overall supplies in 2018 expected to climb above 200 billion cubic meters for the first time ever, ignoring the impact of strained relations. In the first quarter of this year, Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Europe reportedly increased by 6.6 percent against the same quarter a year ago. ...

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Iran deal is ‘not dead’ despite Trump’s withdrawal, but ‘risk of confrontation is real’ – French FM

Although Washington has broken an “international commitment” and France regrets the move, the landmark nuclear agreement is still “not dead,” according to French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. “The deal is not dead. There’s an American withdrawal from the deal but the deal is still there,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told RTL radio on Wednesday, speaking several hours after US President ...

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Exxon goes ahead with $15bn Russian LNG project despite sanctions

ExxonMobil is proceeding with a $ 15-billion liquified natural gas (LNG) project with Russian oil giant Rosneft, despite having been forced to withdraw from some collaborative undertakings due to anti-Russia sanctions. The project is unaffected by such sanctions, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing industry sources with knowledge of the issue. Earlier this year, Exxon said that it had decided to withdraw from ...

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‘He is my idol’: Duterte cheers N. Korea’s Kim despite branding him ‘maniac’ earlier

In a sudden change of heart, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un his “idol” and “a good fellow.” Just a year ago, he labeled Kim a “son-of-a-whore maniac.” “He has become my idol, Kim Jong-un. For all of the time, he was pictured to be the bad boy of the community,” Duterte stated. Now Kim appears to ...

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Summit spoiler? US family sues Pyongyang for torturing son to death despite lack of evidence

The parents of Otto Warmbier have sued North Korea on the day the key peninsular summit, accusing the nation of torturing their son to death. Earlier medical reports said no signs of torture were found during autopsy. Otto Warmbier was arrested during a tourist trip to North Korea in December 2015 and detained in prison. His health deteriorated while in ...

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