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Russian billionaire Deripaska quits as president of energy firm En+ Group & metal giant RUSAL

Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska has quit as president of energy giant En+ Group and RUSAL, one of the largest aluminum companies in the world. The resignations will take effect on March 15. The board of directors of the En+ company accepted Deripaska’s resignation as president of the group, and approved the appointment of Maksim Sokov to replace him, the firm’s ...

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New South African president wants to seize land from white farmers without compensation

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country. Ramaphosa called this “original sin,” and said he wants “the return of the land to the people from whom it was taken… to heal the divisions of the past.” Read more The lands will ...

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Ex-Bolivia president to become first former head of state to stand trial in US

A federal judge has ruled that the former president of Bolivia must face a civil trial in the US. The case alleges the Bolivian military massacred at least 50 citizens in extrajudicial killings in 2003. A judge in Florida ruled last week that former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and his former defense minister, Jose Carlos Sanchez Berzain, must stand ...

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Libyan crisis festers, but media has moved on – Red Cross president to RT

Although Libya has fallen out of headlines and been replaced by conflicts in Syria and Yemen, it is still plagued by fighting and a humanitarian crisis, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told RT. “Fighting is continuing,” ICRC president Peter Maurer said. “Libya is one of the countries with the largest percentage of displaced populations ...

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Russia started 'anti-US campaign long before I announced that would run for President’ – Trump

Donald Trump responded to the indictment of 13 Russians over alleged elections meddling, claiming that his camp ‘did nothing wrong’ and he announced his presidential bid long before Moscow began an ‘anti-US’ campaign. Thirteen Russians were charged with interfering in the 2016 US election, according to the document released Friday. However, the Deputy Attorney General annonced later, that there are ...

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President Trump speaks on Florida shooting (VIDEO)

Published time: 15 Feb, 2018 16:25 Edited time: 15 Feb, 2018 16:45 President Donald Trump thanked first responders when speaking on the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that claimed 17 lives. “Making our schools and our children safer will be our first priority,” he said noting that he will meet with governors later to discuss the ...

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Mother of detained Russian 'hacker' begs Czech president to prevent his extradition to US

The mother of a Russian national, sought by Russia and the US over cyber-crimes, has sent a letter to Czech president Milos Zeman, describing hardships and human rights violations her son endured in detention. Evgeny Nikulin was arrested in Prague back in October 2016 by Czech police in cooperation with the FBI. The US seeks his extradition, accusing him of ...

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'France will strike' if proof found chemical weapons used in Syria – president

Emmanuel Macron has promised to “strike” Syria if any evidence emerges that chemical weapons were used against civilians. However, he added that French intelligence agencies do not have proof to back up such allegations. “On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line,” Macron told reporters in Paris on Tuesday. “Today, our agencies, our armed ...

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US growth could slip in coming 2 years – Dallas Fed president

Economic growth in the United States may peak this year and slow somewhat next year and in 2020, according to Dallas Fed President Robert S. Kaplan. “2018 will be a strong year in the United States,” he said at a business conference in Frankfurt on Thursday. “We think we’re at or near full employment in the US. We’d expect headline unemployment to ...

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IOC president lauds 2 Koreas for sending ‘powerful message of peace’

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has hailed attempts from North and South Korea to ease tensions between the two states, calling their endeavors a “powerful message of peace” to the world. “The Olympic spirit has brought two sides together that for too long were divided by mistrust and animosity. The Olympic spirit has brought real hope for a ...

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