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4 children die in massive shopping mall blaze in Russia (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

At least four children have died in a shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, where a huge fire broke out Saturday. Emergency services continue to rescue those trapped inside the building. The fire broke out on Saturday afternoon local time, with emergency services working to rescue those trapped in the building. Rescuers have managed to get some 120 ...

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Slow & biased US rating agencies need input from Russia & China for fair picture – analysts

S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch are cumbersome and sometimes biased when assessing economies and companies. For a more complex rating, you have to listen to other agencies, too, analysts have told RT. “Leading rating agencies can be considered partly guilty for the global financial crisis of 2008. Despite this, no practical conclusions were made. China and Russia decided to create their ...

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Unlike US-led coalition, Russia not hitting civilian homes in Syria with incendiary bombs – MoD

Russian Air Forces are not carrying out airstrikes on residential areas in Eastern Ghouta and don’t use incendiary bombs, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, refuting reports by Syrian pro-opposition activists as “glaring falsehoods.” “Russian aviation doesn’t strike residential areas in Eastern Ghouta and, moreover, it doesn’t use incendiary ammunition, unlike the US-led international coalition,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. ...

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Inappropriate meetings & ineffective intel: Key findings of House Committee on Russia probe

The House Intelligence Committee has released a summary of their 14-month probe, which says Donald Trump and his associates did not collude with Russia. Apart from some peculiar lines, it looks like a recap of media headlines. The full report, which is “based on 70-plus witness interviews and more than 300,000 documents collected,” is not going to be made public for ...

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SWIFT shutdown: Russia ready with own alternative to international bank transfer system

Global oil giant Rosneft has prepared itself for shutdown of SWIFT interbank cash transfer services, should Russia be shut out of the system as part of Western sanctions. A Russian equivalent of SWIFT was tested by Rosneft in December, Gazprombank Vice-President Andrey Korolyov told TASS news agency. It is the first time that the Russian SWIFT analogue has been used ...

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EU recalls Russia envoy, backs UK belief Moscow ‘highly likely’ responsible for Skripal poisoning

EU leaders see “no plausible alternative explanation” for the Skripal poisoning and are set to recall their ambassador to Russia for consultations, pressured by the UK to hold the Kremlin responsible for it without due process. Following talks on Thursday, the leaders of 28 European nations agreed with the British assessment that it was “highly likely” that Russia was behind ...

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'No collusion': House Intel Committee votes to end Russia probe

The House Intelligence Committee has voted to formally end its Russia probe. Lawmakers found no evidence of collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia. The committee also voted to release the report, which was authored by Republicans. It will first be sent to the intelligence community so that classified material can be redacted, but is expected to be ...

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John Dowd resigns as Trump’s top attorney in Mueller’s Russia probe

US President Donald Trump’s lead lawyer, John Dowd, has resigned from the legal team handling Trump’s response to Mueller’s special counsel inquiry. It comes as Trump faces pressure to testify in Mueller’s Russia probe.   Dowd’s resignation on Thursday, first reported by the New York Times, represents a major shake-up to Trump’s legal team. “I love the President and wish ...

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Comparing Russia to Nazi Germany is ‘disgusting’ – Kremlin on Johnson’s ‘Hitler’ remarks

Published time: 22 Mar, 2018 10:34 Drawing comparisons between Russia and Nazi Germany is disgusting and unacceptable, the Kremlin has said in response to recent outlandish remarks by Boris Johnson, who likened Russia’s World Cup to Hitler’s 1936 Olympics. “This statement is totally disgusting, it is not appropriate for any foreign minister,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “Undoubtedly, [this remark] ...

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Accusations and threats, but where are the facts? – Russia challenges West on truth

From the MH17 case to chemical attacks in Syria to the Skripal poisoning, the West only throws accusations against Russia without giving any proof, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that such an approach “will not work.” The Western countries have never presented proper evidence to substantiate their claims in any of the recent high-profile international incidents, including the downing ...

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