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Pass the peace pipe: US promises Germany to leave Russian gas pipeline alone

Germany’s Economy Ministry said Berlin was assured by the United States that any punitive measures introduced against Moscow wouldn’t affect the building of gas pipelines from Russia. The ministry’s spokesperson said Germany opposed sanctions with extraterritorial effect but, in the specific case of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany, guidelines that had been provided by Washington ...

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‘Won’t pass, won’t work, likely to make things worse’: Ron Paul on new presidential war powers bill

US Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that would somewhat restrict the president’s powers to go to war. Ron Paul, a former congressman and interventionism critic, says he is highly skeptical of the initiative. The bipartisan resolution was introduced by leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senators Bob Corker and Tim Kaine, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s ...

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UNSC fails to pass 3 resolutions on Syria 'chem attack' as Russia calls for restraint

The Russian envoy to the UN called on the West to “refrain from plans” it might be harboring for Syria, after three consecutive resolutions to investigate the alleged recent chemical attack near Damascus failed to pass. The latest resolution to fail was a Russian-sponsored draft backing an Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-finding mission at the site ...

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Facts shall not pass: Twitterati jump on RT propaganda-blaming train for factual article on Skripals

Michael McFaul and his Russia-hating Twitter supporters have hit out at RT as “propaganda” – for accurately reporting a comment made by Moscow about the Skripal case. McFaul is a former ambassador to Russia and current Stanford professor, who persistently pushes against Russia. He took to Twitter on Sunday to denounce RT for publishing an article with the headline: “UK ...

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Florida lawmakers pass gun bill that allows arming ‘some’ school staff

Published time: 8 Mar, 2018 00:28 Edited time: 8 Mar, 2018 00:42 By a narrow margin, Florida legislators have passed controversial gun safety legislation limiting sales of certain firearms and providing for the arming of some school staff, in the wake of the recent massacre in Parkland. Senate Bill 7076 passed by a 67-50 vote on Wednesday evening, after over ...

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Another victim? Tourist disappears in Dyatlov Pass, where 9 hikers mysteriously died in 1959

A tourist has disappeared without a trace at the Dyatlov Pass in Russia’s Ural Mountains. The area, which is shrouded in mystery, is notorious for the unexplained death of a group of hikers back in 1959. A man from the Russian city of Ekaterinburg, identified as Aleksandr Andreev, has been reported lost in the pass, after venturing on an individual ...

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Russia 2018 World Cup stadiums pass eco-friendly tests

The newly-renovated Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow is among the venues for Russia’s World Cup 2018 that have received green standard certificates confirming their ecological sustainability, ensuring their post-tournament legacy. Luzhniki received the green standard certificate after passing checks on January 17. The venue will be a focal point of this summer’s World Cup, hosting a total of seven matches including ...

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Govt shutdown imminent as Senate fails to pass funding

Despite 11th-hour meetings between President Donald Trump and leaders of both parties in Congress, efforts to avert a government shutdown have all but failed. A sticking point was the status of over 700,000 illegal immigrants. With just 1 hour and 45 minutes of federal funding remaining late Friday night, the Senate fell short of the necessary 60 votes to limit ...

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Failed pass turned 3-pointer almost overlooked by NBA referees (VIDEO)

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 19:03 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 19:12 A failed pass by Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs, which somehow ended up the net of opposing New York Knicks in an NBA match Tuesday, has caused confusion on the court as the referees initially overlooked the effort. Ginobili attempted an alley-oop pass from behind the ...

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Israeli MPs pass law impeding possible E. Jerusalem secession vote

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 11:46 The Israeli parliament has passed a law requiring a two-thirds majority in any future vote to cede parts of Jerusalem to a foreign authority. The change from requiring a simple majority makes a two-state solution less likely. Under the new legislation, Israel’s 120-seat Knesset would have to cast 80 votes in favor of relinquishing ...

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