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We don't need your permission: Russia responds to US condemnation of Crimean Bridge

Russia will not ask for anyone’s permission to build infrastructure on its territory. This was the response to the US, which condemned the opening of the Kerch Strait bridge between Russia and Crimea. The US State Department accused Russia of flouting international law by building a bridge to “occupied” Crimea without the permission of the government of Ukraine. “As one ...

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‘Let’s start by destroying US chemical weapons’: Russia responds to Trump’s plea to ‘end arms race’

The message-for-message spat between Washington and Moscow continues apace, after Russia reminded President Trump that the US still hasn’t got rid of its chemical weapons stockpile. “Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that ...

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New York Fire Department responds to blaze at Trump Tower (VIDEOS)

Firefighters in New York City are responding to a fire at Trump Tower. So far no injuries have been reported. FDNY crews were called to the 50th floor of the building on Fifth Avenue shortly before 6pm Saturday, the fire department confirmed on Twitter. The extent and the severity of the fire was not immediately clear. Thirty-six units and 126 firefighters responded ...

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‘Unable to forgive us for winning right to host World Cup’: Russia responds to UK boycott threats

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says British media are “unable to forgive” the country for winning the right to host the FIFA 2018 World Cup. It comes amid threats of boycotting the event from UK outlets. Read more The ministry was responding to calls in the UK to shun the event in retaliation for Russia’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of former ...

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‘New aggression’: Hamas responds to US embassy Jerusalem move in May

Palestinian armed group Hamas has responded to the US announcement that it will open its Jerusalem embassy in May. The group said it was a “new aggression” and a “provocation.” “Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is a violation of the international law and goes against the international conventions,” Hamas Spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanou said in a statement. “This would never ...

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‘No need to attend’: Young Labour responds to critics of straight, white men ‘ban’

Young Labour activists have defended themselves against accusations that straight, white men have been ‘banned’ from attending an event. The move prompted fury among some Labour supporters and the party’s critics on the right. The equalities conference invites only members under the age of 27 who are self-defining as black and ethnic minority (BAME), disabled, LGBT and/or women to attend. ...

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Soros responds to Brexiteers’ ‘toxic attacks’ by pumping extra funding into pro-EU campaign

Billionaire George Soros has hit back at the “toxic” criticism he received last week by pledging an additional £100k to his anti-Brexit campaign. He said engineering a “mere reversal” of the EU referendum result is not enough. A Hungarian-American liberal, Soros faced accusations of meddling in British politics after it was revealed he had donated £400,000 to ‘Best for Britain’, ...

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Syrian military responds to Israeli strike near Damascus – state media

Israeli warplanes attacked military targets near Damascus from Lebanese airspace, according to Syrian state media. The Syrian Army claims it destroyed most of the Israeli rockets. Syria’s official news agency SANA said the military responded to “a new Israeli aggression” near the capital. “The general command of the armed forces holds Israel fully responsible for the dangerous consequences for its ...

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Google responds to Pixel 2 XL display complaints, promises fix for ‘clicking’ noise on the Pixel 2

Shortly after Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL began shipping, some users noted that the devices seemed to have some… quirks. Onscreen colors on the XL seemed faded, some users reported. When switching screens, evidence of previously displayed images sometimes seemed to linger (as if they were burned into the screen). Others reported that the screen seemed to ...

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Google responds to Pixel 2 XL display complaints, promises fix for ‘clicking’ noise on the Pixel 2

Shortly after Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL began shipping, some users noted that the devices seemed to have some… quirks. Onscreen colors on the XL seemed faded, some users reported. When switching screens, evidence of previously displayed images sometimes seemed to linger (as if they were burned into the screen). Others reported that the screen seemed to ...

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