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ISIS terrorist plotted bombing of local security service HQ in Russia, killed by FSB

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has killed an ISIS terrorist who plotted an attack on its local HQ and an administrative building in Stavropol. Agents recovered a firearm, IED components, and an ISIS flag from the scene. The FSB operatives attempted to arrest the suspected terrorist in the southern Russian region of Stavropol on Saturday. The perpetrator, however, resisted and ...

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Russia entrusts its gold to no one, has zero bullion in US

The Central Bank of Russia keeps all its bullion at home, since only in Russia can its gold be completely safe, according to Anatoly Aksakov, the chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets. Answering a question about Turkey’s decision to repatriate its gold from the US Federal Reserve, Aksakov said: “We do not have a gold reserve in ...

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DNC lawsuit against Russia & Trump promises ‘tantalizingly fascinating’ blowback

The Democratic National Committee’s lawsuit against Russia, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign is spurious and might spectacularly backfire, provided it doesn’t get thrown out of court, legal and media analyst Lionel has told RT. “If a judge does not dismiss this, I will be shocked,” Lionel said, pointing out that the 56-page complaint doesn’t actually name President Donald Trump and ...

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Russia needs more offensive foreign policy to counter US – security council chief

With Washington dropping all pretense and turning ever more hostile and confrontational towards Russia, Moscow needs to make its foreign policy more offensive, the head of the Russian national security council believes. Over the past few years Washington has taken a number of steps and made policy changes that pose a threat to Russia, Nikolay Patrushev told the nation’s top ...

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Putin & Trump will not allow armed confrontation between Russia, US – Lavrov

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will absolutely not allow armed confrontation between Russia and the US, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RIA Novosti in an interview. “Speaking about risks of a military confrontation, I am 100 percent sure that [both the US and Russian] militaries won’t allow this, and of course neither will President [Vladimir] Putin or President [Donald] ...

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Russia won’t halt titanium supplies to US – trade minister

Titanium supplies to the United States won’t be restricted as part of any response by Moscow to the sanctions imposed by the White House, according to Trade Minister Denis Manturov. The minister compared the pointlessness of such a ban with restrictions imposed by the Ukrainian authorities on exports of gas turbines used by Russian shipbuilders as part of sanctions against ...

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Assange has ‘physical proof’ Russia didn’t hack DNC – Congressman

Russia did not provide WikiLeaks with Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 US presidential campaign and Julian Assange has physical evidence to prove it, says a Republican congressman who met with him. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London in August 2017 and met with Assange. He brought up that meeting on Wednesday evening’s episode of ...

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Russia demands compensation over US steel & aluminum tariffs

Moscow has sent a request to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge the US decision to levy duties on steel and aluminum imports, according to a Russian statement published by the WTO on Thursday. “Although the United States presented the measures at issue as being adopted to address the threat that imports of steel and aluminum pose to the ...

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Russia & Iran drop dollar trade by extending oil-for-goods supply agreement

The first delivery of Iranian crude oil to Russia under the oil-for-goods program has been completed and the sides aim to extend the deal for five years, according to Russian Energy Ministry Aleksandr Novak. “The agreement is effective; it has been extended for the year, but in general, we think it should be extended for five years,” he said. The ...

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