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Russia needs more offensive foreign policy to counter US – security council chief

With Washington dropping all pretense and turning ever more hostile and confrontational towards Russia, Moscow needs to make its foreign policy more offensive, the head of the Russian national security council believes. Over the past few years Washington has taken a number of steps and made policy changes that pose a threat to Russia, Nikolay Patrushev told the nation’s top ...

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Kosovo has no foreign policy, ‘led by America’ – PM

Kosovo is “part of a club led by America” and is happy to have Washington manage its foreign policy, the prime minister of Serbia’s renegade province said in a TV interview. “We are part of Europe and cooperate with Brussels and Berlin,” Ramush Haradinaj told Serbia’s Happy TV in a three-hour recorded interview aired this week. “However, when it comes ...

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‘Unfair competition’: Russian foreign minister blasts US attempts to thwart Turkey S-400 deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described US threats to impose sanctions on Turkey if it purchases Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles as blackmail, and an attempt to secure the market for US firms. “What Mr. Mitchell has said about Ankara risking being subject to sanctions if it goes ahead with the S-400 purchase from Russia is a typical example of attempted ...

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Russian govt to consider dedicated agency to counter foreign economic sanctions

The Russian cabinet is to consider setting up a special agency to counter foreign sanctions, according to the head of the country’s Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, who suggested the name CounterOFAC for the body. Head of the union and former Russian economy minister, Aleksandr Shokhin, has told RIA Novosti that he had personally proposed the idea to Prime Minister ...

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Foreign mass media flouted Russian law & pedaled propaganda in election coverage – senators

The Upper House Commission for the Protection of State Sovereignty has registered more than 1,000 incidents of the western mass media meddling in the recent Russian presidential polls. The overall number of negative reports relating to the election was some 55 times bigger than ones with a positive outlook. “Over the period of our monitoring we have found over 1,000 ...

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Meeting with foreign adversaries? Good if you like the president, bad if you don’t

Is it a good or bad thing for the American president to meet with the leaders of so-called ‘enemy’ nations like North Korea, Iran and Russia? Well, it seems the answer depends on who you ask – and when you ask them. When President Donald Trump announced last month that he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader ...

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Over 3,000 foreign firms working in Crimea despite Russia sanctions

Nearly 3,000 firms owned by foreign investors, including European businesses, are currently working in Crimea, according to the head of the Russian region, Sergey Aksenov. The firms registered on the peninsula sealed 66 deals worth more than 68 billion rubles (US$ 1.19 billion). The official stressed that half of those projects are currently being implemented. Read more Since the reunification ...

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Foreign leaders send condolences amid outpour of support for mall blaze victims

Messages of condolences and support have been flooding into Russia, which is mourning the loss of 64 lives in the Kemerovo mall fire. The UK, Germany, Saudi Arabia and scores of other countries have expressed their sympathies. The deadly blaze that ripped through the bustling shopping center on Sunday afternoon shocked Russians far beyond the Siberian city, with many across ...

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US demands China reconsider ‘catastrophic’ ban on importing foreign garbage & recyclables

Amid fears of a potentially devastating trade war between the US and China, Washington has urged Beijing not to implement the ban on US garbage and recyclable materials that Asia’s giant threatened to impose last July. In an effort to battle the “illegal foreign garbage” influx into China, last July China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection notified the World Trade Organization ...

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'Scary' that Boris Johnson represents a nuclear power – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman

British foreign minister Boris Johnson is poisoned with hatred and anger so it is scary that he represents a nuclear power, Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Maria Zakharova was commenting on Johnson’s earlier statement that compared Russia’s hosting of this year’s World Cup to the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.  “Any such parallels and comparisons between our country, ...

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