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Trump’s year of foreign policy: How to lose allies and alienate nations

The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has been chaotic, to put it mildly – both domestically and for the world in general. And the world community should ask itself whether it was just a glitch in the system. One can safely assume that the majority of world leaders don’t consider Trump the best president the US has had. His ...

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Foreign territorial claims & terrorist infiltration main border challenges for Russia – FSB

Territorial claims by other states and attempts by terrorists to enter the country are the main border threats for Russia, according to a new draft presidential decree. “The main threats to Russia’s national interests and security in the border area are: the territorial claims of a number of foreign states to Russia; attempts to penetrate the territory of Russia by ...

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Are you following? Tillerson admits using Trump’s tweets for setting foreign policy issues

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has admitted to printing out Donald Trump’s daily barrage of tweets in an apparent effort to adjust American foreign policy. He described the president as being “world-class at social media.” In a world when so much hinges on the simple press of a button – from launching a controversial tweet to launching a ballistic ...

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‘73% foreign born’: DHS terrorism report criticized for excluding domestic US attackers

The majority of people convicted of international terrorism-related offences in the US since the September 11 attacks have been “foreign-born”, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security. The report, part of an executive order that sought to tighten entry criteria into the US, states that 73 percent of 549 people found guilty of international terrorism offences ...

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Lavrov reviews Russia’s 2017 foreign policy in annual press Q&A (WATCH LIVE)

A journalist asks about Russian ties with Latin America, especially as US ties with its southern neighbors are “not that great.” Lavrov says Russia is looking forward to welcoming Latin American countries for the football World Cup this summer. He also notes the visa-free regime with many Latin American states.  “We have well-developed bilateral relations with almost all countries in ...

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Lavrov reviews Russia’s 2017 foreign policy in annual press Q&A (WATCH LIVE)

A question on Russia-Poland ties: “Warsaw has a lot of grievances with Moscow – Moscow says it’s a partner, but Poland keeps saying Russia is an enemy – how can we build ties?”  “Russia is ready for a pragmatic approach with Poland,” Lavrov says.  “We’ve always had good cultural ties with Poland… I think that speaks volumes about the close ...

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Scrapping Iran deal could prove a grave error in US foreign policy – Moscow

Russia has lambasted the apparent US intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and scrap the agreement. Such a move could be one of Washington’s grave foreign policy mistakes, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said. Read more Moscow believes that Washington has either already made or is close to making a decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan ...

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Farm magnate Grudinin closes all foreign bank accounts ahead of Russia’s presidential election

Farm businessman Pavel Grudinin, running as the Communist Party’s candidate for the March 18 presidential election, has closed all his foreign accounts, Russia’s Central Election Commission has said. Boris Ebzeev, from the Central Election Commission, said on Friday that five accounts belonging to Grudinin and based in a Vienna bank had been shut down. Read more Additionally, a notice signed ...

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The West? Trolling foreign states for over a decade – former MI5 agent

Western countries have been running so-called troll farms against other states for a long time and may now be only seeking to expand operations by developing new software, says former MI5 intelligence officer Annie Machon. The US army is looking for help to access and respond to foreign social media platforms. The software needs to interpret the sentiment within a ...

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Qatar's foreign minister says Gulf crisis is all over a woman

Qatar’s Foreign Minister has made the extraordinary claim that the diplomatic crisis in the gulf was all brought about by a dispute over a woman renewing her passport. Speaking on Qatari national television Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani said that the country’s refusal to extradite the wife of an Emirati opposition figure led to the UAE taking an aggressive ...

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