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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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N.Korea faces unrealistic preconditions, US regime change policy made it seek nukes – Tulsi Gabbard

Washington’s policy of worldwide violent regime change has spurred Pyongyang to develop nuclear weapons, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has said, adding that Pyongyang is being saddled with “unrealistic preconditions” from the West. Gabbard pointed out on Twitter that the US already found itself “seconds away” from a nuclear attack during the Cold War in 1962. She said “peace with North Korea ...

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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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China urges US to ‘cherish’ Iran nuclear deal, slams unilateral sanctions policy

China has reiterated its support for the Iran nuclear deal, praising Tehran for adhering to the agreement despite Washington’s unilateral sanctions and constant threats to scrap it unless some “disastrous flaws” are fixed. “As the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] has not come by easily, all relevant parties should cherish it,” Chinese Foreign Minister Lu Kan said on Saturday. ...

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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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No mosques & 8 pm curfew: Denmark’s 2nd biggest party unveils anti-ghetto policy

The right-wing populist Danish People’s Party (DPP) has unveiled a radical seven-point plan to tackle social problems in migrant-dominated areas, after the country’s PM said he planned “to physically bulldoze” ghettos. The most contentious part of the initiative, which has dominated headlines this week, is a curfew on unsupervised under-18 children on the streets of so-called problem areas after 8pm. ...

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German cyclist slams UCI over Froome ‘double-standards’ doping policy

German cyclist Tony Martin has slammed the International Cycling Union for applying a “double-standard” approach in handling Chris Froome’s case, whose doping test revealed unacceptably high levels of banned steroid salbutamol. A doping test taken from Froome during the Vuelta a España race in Spain last September indicated elevated levels of the anti-asthma medicine. However, the four-time Tour de France ...

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American dominance 'becoming history,' Berlin can no longer simply react to US policy – German FM

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 12:17 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 12:19 Germany’s foreign minister says the world order is changing and the role of the US as a dominant world leader is fading under the Trump administration. He said Berlin needs to defend its interests more actively, even if it means standing up to Washington. Read more Speaking at ...

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‘We have other priorities’: German FM urges US to end sanctions policy toward Russia

The US should not seek further confrontation with Russia, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. He added that his country is, on the contrary, interested in developing cooperation with Moscow. “A discussion… in the US [about the policy toward Russia and particularly about the anti-Russian sanctions] should not be held in such a way that would lead to further confrontation ...

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