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Islands dispute must be settled before peace deal – Japan on Putin’s ‘no preconditions’ offer

Japan said that before any peace deal with Russia is signed, the south Kuril Islands dispute must first be settled. President Vladimir Putin earlier offered to sign the peace treaty “without any preconditions.” Read more Tokyo will continue to seek a peace settlement with Russia but only after the island dispute is resolved, the government’s spokesperson Yoshihide Suga told reporters ...

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Russia wins WTO dispute against Ukraine on railway equipment imports

A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel has ruled in favour of Russia over its alleged refusal to import Ukrainian railway equipment. Railway equipment is a major export for Kiev. According to Kiev, Russia has purchased wagons, rolling stock, turnouts and other components from Ukraine since 2013. Before the relations between Moscow and Kiev deteriorated, railway equipment had been Ukraine’s ...

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Russia ready to extend gas transits through Ukraine once legal dispute settled – energy minister

Russia, the EU and Ukraine held talks Tuesday over the extension of a gas transit contract between Moscow and Kiev which expires next year. Russia says the transit will be extended when legal issues are settled with Ukraine. “In my opinion, the negotiations have been constructive enough. We exchanged information, exchanged views on the current situation and the prospects for ...

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‘Don’t rely on what press said’: Rosenstein trolls Republican lawmaker amid Clinton email dispute

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has snapped at Jim Jordan, snarkily lecturing the Republican representative, who had accused him of “hiding” information from Congress and of threatening government staff with legal action. Jordan, a two-time champion wrestler, had badgered Rosenstein about the Justice Department’s failure to turn over documents related to the FBI’s probes into Hillary Clinton’s email server use ...

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Elon Musk & the farting unicorn: Cartoon dispute drags Tesla boss into ‘compensation’ row

Elon Musk has become embroiled in an intellectual property row after telling an artist it would be “kinda lame” if he sought compensation over allegations Tesla reproduced his work without permission. *Editorial note: This article contains a series of tweets from Elon Musk which were seen by RT.com on Thursday. Musk has since deleted the tweets but their embeds remain ...

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‘Northern Macedonia’: Balkan republic to change name after 26-yr dispute with Greece

Macedonia has agreed to change its name to Northern Macedonia in order to end a decades-old row with Greece, which among other things prevented the former Yugoslav republic from joining the EU and NATO. “Macedonia will be called the Republic of Northern Macedonia [Severna Makedonija],” Zoran Zaev, the country’s prime minister, announced Tuesday. The announcement came after telephone talks with ...

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Germany seeks deal to end Brussels-Washington trade dispute

Berlin is interested in a deal that would prevent the escalation of a trade war between the United States and Europe, according to German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier. “We need to try to avoid higher tariffs,” Altmaier said Monday. He will discuss US trade tariffs with European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom and US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at a meeting ...

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India opens WTO dispute over US steel & aluminum tariffs

India has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to dispute US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum. Read more The country has estimated its annual losses from the tariffs and seeks to return $ 31 million levied on its aluminum exports and $ 134 million on steel. The tariffs are 25 percent on steel and ...

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‘Iran has no reason to strike Golan’: Analysts dispute Israel’s ‘political’ claim of missile attack

Staging a missile attack on the Golan Heights makes no sense for Tehran under the current circumstances, military experts told RT. They speculate that Israel’s claims about the attack lack solid proof and might be agenda-driven. “Every time one resorts to arms, one seeks to hit some particular targets and has to analyze the potential consequences [of the attack],” Leonid ...

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‘Drain that pond’: Mating frogs lock couple in most French legal dispute of all time

In a long running court battle a French couple has been ordered to drain their pond because its frogs are making too much noise. However, because the frogs are protected, the couple risks a prison sentence if they comply. The legal battle between Michel and Annie Pecheras and their neighbors goes all the way back to 2012 when the neighbors ...

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