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Trump pins hope on ‘great financial team’ on trade mission in China

As the US Treasury Secretary arrived in Beijing for key talks, President Trump tweeted his support for the crucial mission aimed at negotiating a trade deal that he can present as “fair” and would stop the onset of a “tariff war.” “Our great financial team is in China trying to negotiate a level playing field on trade!,” Trump tweeted late ...

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‘Marsquakes’ mission: All you need to know about NASA’s InSight lander (VIDEO)

NASA’s new robotic geologist, Mars InSight lander, is due for take-off this weekend. Here, RT.com presents an explainer to help you understand what the mission is about, why it’s important and where is best to watch the launch. READ MORE: ‘Marsquakes’: NASA to probe seismic activity on Red Planet (VIDEO) What is it? The Mars InSight lander is a $ ...

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OPCW confirms UN team came under fire in Douma, mission delayed by security concerns

The OPCW fact-finding mission to Douma has been delayed from entering the town after a UN security team came under “small arms fire.” Contrary to a US claim, the watchdog made no mention of delays caused by Russia or Syria. A group from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) tasked with surveying Douma visited two locations in the ...

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‘Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria

US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were “perfectly executed.” In a tweet after the airstrikes in the early hours of Saturday morning, Trump thanked coalition partners France and the UK adding that the attacks “could not have had a better result.” A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you ...

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UNSC to meet on ‘threats to peace & security’ in wake of Syria chem attack reports – Russian mission

Russia has called a UN Security Council meeting for Monday, about threats to international peace and security, in the wake of reports of a chemical attack in Syria’s Douma. It will be followed by a meeting on the alleged incident. “A UN Security Council meeting is to be convened, at the initiative of Russia, at 3 p.m. (19:00 GMT) and ...

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Russia to launch mission to Mars next year – Putin

Russia is launching an ambitious series of missions to the Red Planet, starting with an unmanned Mars mission in 2019, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview. “We are planning unmanned and later manned launches – into deep space, as part of a lunar program and for Mars exploration. The closest mission is very soon, we are planning to launch ...

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ISIS video of Niger ambush puts spotlight back on US mission in Africa

The US military mission in Niger is under renewed scrutiny after ISIS released a video of the October 2017 ambush that killed four US soldiers. Their unit was reportedly hunting a senior IS member without proper orders. Four members of the US military were killed and another four injured in October 2017, after their patrol was ambushed by Islamic State ...

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