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Trump takes a minute to explain the obvious: It's the president's job to talk to foreign leaders

Apparently seeking once again to dispel his opponents’ scorn over his diplomatic practices, US President Donald Trump has tweeted out a video address. In it, he explains that world leaders sometimes meet and it’s a good thing. It takes Trump just under a minute to state something that only needs spelling out in the craziness that is the current American ...

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‘Shake it off’: Tonga PM touts weight-loss competition to Pacific leaders to tackle obesity

The Prime Minister of Tonga Akilisi Pohiva has called on fellow heads of state in the Pacific to slim down to set the right example for the region’s rotund residents. He even suggested they could set up a weight-loss competition. The Pacific is home to the world’s highest rates of obesity and non-communicable diseases, and Pohliva has proposed making the ...

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Russian opposition leaders launch campaign for two-party parliamentary system

Two opposition leaders in Russia’s parliament have urged the nation to switch to a two-party political system, similar to that of the US. They have pledged to launch a major social-democratic project to prove its viability. On Friday the head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, urged Russian lawmakers to switch to the two-party system as soon ...

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'Erdogan’s dark dictatorship': Netanyahu hits back at Turkish leader’s 'spirit of Hitler' jibe

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled Turkey a dark dictatorship which massacres minorities after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan likened Israeli politicians to Adolf Hitler over the controversial ‘nation-state’ law. Turkey is turning into “a dark dictatorship” which “is massacring Syrians and Kurds and has jailed tens of thousands” of its citizens, Netanyahu said on Tuesday, responding to Erdogan’s attacks. The prime minister said that his ...

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Pompeo vows support to Iranian 'people's voice' against 'mafia' leaders

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pledged US support for “the long-ignored voice of the Iranian people,” announcing the launch of the Farsi-language propaganda channel at a diaspora meeting in California. Pompeo delivered a scathing speech on the Iranian leadership, addressing the country’s diaspora at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Sunday. While the US ...

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Netanyahu hails Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, thanks leaders for discussing Israel’s security

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed Israel’s relations with the US and Russia after Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin said that the Jewish state’s security concerns were discussed during their summit in Helsinki. Read more The prime minister’s office released a statement applauding both nations shortly after Putin and Trump concluded their meeting on Monday. “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes ...

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Lawyer who filed complaints to UN against Lithuania over CIA black sites wants leaders indicted

A human rights lawyer, who sent complaints to the UN against Lithuania for allowing the CIA to host secret prisons on its soil, is sure he will see the country’s leadership indicted. He talks exclusively to RT. In May of this year, Lithuania and Romania were found responsible for knowingly allowing the torture of prisoners at secret CIA facilities on ...

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‘NATO leaders thanked me for bringing them together,’ says Trump after contentious talks in Brussels

US President Donald Trump claims he got many calls from NATO leaders thanking him for bringing them together during a tense summit in Brussels last week. He also changed his tune towards the bloc, moving from disdain to praise. “We had a truly great summit that was inaccurately covered by much of the media. NATO is now strong and rich!” ...

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Ceasefire agreement reached with leaders of armed groups in Syria’s Deraa province – Russian MoD

Published time: 7 Jul, 2018 07:22 Edited time: 7 Jul, 2018 07:46 A ceasefire agreement has been reached with leaders of armed groups in Syria’s Deraa province, Russia’s Defense Ministry has said. The leaders also agreed to surrender weaponry, according to the ministerial statement. “Following negotiations mediated by the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria in the ...

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Waters slams Democrat leaders for protecting own power as they urge her to stop resistance rhetoric

Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters has accused her party’s leaders of protecting their own power, after they denounce her calls for harassing Trump officials. The California congresswoman, dubbed #MadMaxine by some Trump supporters, blasted establishment Democrats for calling for calm. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi both called for civility and debate instead of violent confrontation. ...

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