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China slams Trump’s plans to ditch ‘crucial’ INF treaty, warns of 'multilateral negative effect'

Beijing has become the latest to oppose Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of what it branded a “crucial” nuclear treaty with Russia, with its foreign minister warning it would have a “multilateral negative effect.” Tagging on to the ever-growing choir of opposing voices, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing that Beijing does not support Trump’s ...

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Trump’s plan to ditch INF will ‘undo decades of bipartisan arms control’ – Rand Paul

President Trump’s intention to withdraw from the Cold War-era treaty with Russia banning a wide array of nuclear weapons “would undo decades of bipartisan arms control,” Kentucky Senator Rand Paul believes. The US president created a stir recently by vowing to pull out of what he called the “unacceptable” Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), accusing Russia of violating the agreement. ...

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Off with their hats! Russian military to ditch traditional headgear – reports

A large part of Russian military will soon stop using traditional Russian fur hats with ear flaps, known as “ushankas,” as well as woolen side caps. The government plans to replace these items with more simple headgear. The famous Russian souvenir known abroad as “ushanka”, “shapka” or simply “Russian hat” could soon become a rare curiosity and those who planned ...

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New iPhones courageously ditch the free headphone dongle

Apple is under the impression that its “courage” has already paid off and that it no longer needs to ship a headphone dongle with its new phones. Mission accomplished! The new iPhone XS and XR models will not include the Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, and users will have to buy it separately for $ 9. The iPhone 8 ...

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‘No bikinis? No way!’ US TV audiences ditch Miss America pageant for football in ratings bomb

Seems like axing the swimsuit contest for the Miss America show may have spectacularly backfired – ratings for the long-run beauty pagent have taken a nosedive… and that’s compared to last year’s already abysmal viewer numbers. Read more The 98th Miss America pageant has faced-off with the first football game of the season in the primetime TV spot… and lost. ...

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‘Ditch refugee institution, look at real numbers’: Netanyahu praises US for axing UNRWA funding

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thrown his support behind the US decision to pull funding from the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA), accusing the aid group of inflating the number of refugees it assists. Speaking at Yad Binyamin on Sunday, Netanyahu said UNRWA is “perpetuating” the plight of refugees and that by pulling funding, the US is “finally beginning ...

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Russia’s move to ditch dollar in favor of gold minimizes risk of US political blackmail – analyst

Bank of Russia data shows the country’s gold holdings are approaching 2,000 tons, nearly quadrupling over the recent decade and rising to 17 percent of the nation’s total foreign reserves. By opting to purchase precious metals and liquidating holdings of US Treasury securities, Russia has been playing it smart, precious metals market analyst Dimitri Speck said, commenting on the latest ...

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Iran plans launch of national cryptocurrency to ditch dollar in oil trade

Tehran is seeking ways to bypass looming US sanctions by launching a cryptocurrency that would help the Islamic Republic trade oil without using the dollar. “We are trying to prepare the ground to use a domestic digital currency in the country,” Alireza Daliri, deputy for management and investment at the Directorate for Scientific and Technological Affairs, told Iranian news agency ...

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Russia ready to ditch dollar in favor of euro in foreign trade – finance minister

Settlements in the US currency could be dropped by Russia in favor of the euro if the EU clarifies its position against the expansion of sanctions on Russia by Washington, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said at SPIEF. “As we see, restrictions imposed by the American partners are of an extraterritorial nature. The possibility of switching from the US dollar to ...

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Italy’s Lega Nord, M5S reportedly agree to ditch Russia sanctions, Russia on agenda source tells RT

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and Euroskeptic party Lega Nord reportedly want to get rid of anti-Russian sanctions in their coalition deal. A source confirmed to RT that Russia is part of the agreement. A draft of a joint program of the two parties was leaked and published by Italian media on Thursday. The 40-page document reportedly calls for ...

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