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‘Wicked practice’: EU pushes Balkans to choose either West or Russia, says Lavrov

EU’s demands for the Balkan states to choose between the West or Russia are counterproductive and only increase tensions on the European continent, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Serbia’s Beta news agency. Ukraine was presented with same dilemma, Lavrov said, which “eventually led to a fracture in the Ukrainian society and state; caused an unconstitutional coup (in 2014) and ...

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‘Absurd’: GOP governor slams Trump over linking FBI ‘inaction’ in Florida massacre to Russia probe

US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the FBI in the wake of the Florida school massacre apparently did not sit well with some US officials. Ohio Governor John Kasich called the president’s remarks “absurd.” “I think it’s an absurd statement,” Kasich told CNN’s State of the Union show on Sunday, referring to Trump’s recent tweet, in which he criticized the ...

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5 killed, including gunman, in shooting at festival in southern Russia

Four people have been killed and several others injured in a gun attack on a festival crowd in Dagestan in southern Russia, Interior Ministry has confirmed. The shooter was also killed. Read more The shooting happened in the city of Kizlyar, a provincial capital in the Republic of Dagestan, Interfax reported citing a local source. The gunman opened fire at ...

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Russia ‘no threat,’ NATO expansion ‘dilutes effectiveness’ of bloc – ex-US defense secretary to RT

NATO’s rapid expansion has not necessarily strengthened the alliance and the US should rethink its hostility towards Russia, former US Secretary of Defense William Perry said on RT’s SophieCo program. Perry, who has previously stated that NATO’s eastward expansion during his tenure as defense secretary was a mistake and largely responsible for the current confrontation between Moscow and Washington, told ...

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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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Russia tests new Arctic air-defense system (VIDEO)

Russia’s new anti-aircraft complex Tor-M2DT, developed for the extreme weather conditions of the Arctic region, has been successfully tested, intercepting two mock cruise missiles. The Arctic modification of the short-range air defense missile system Tor has been honing its skills during military exercises at the Kapustin Yar proving grounds in southern Russia. The Tor-M2DT system fired a volley of missiles ...

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Gang leader eliminated, 1 officer killed in anti-terrorist op in southern Russia

A local gang leader has been neutralized after exchanging gunfire with security forces during a counter-terrorist operation the Russian Republic of Dagestan. A dramatic standoff left one special operative dead and several injured. A gun battle unfolded in the North Caucasus region Thursday afternoon, when law enforcement officers cornered an armed militant in the “mountain-wooded area” near the village of ...

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UK points finger at Russia for ‘malicious’ cyberattack that paralyzed global firms

The British government says Russia was behind the massive ‘NotPetya’ cyberattack that crippled computer networks of global multinationals last summer. Moscow has denied the accusation. Read more “We categorically reject such accusations, we consider them unsubstantiated and groundless. This is nothing more than the continuation of the Russophobic campaign lacking any evidence,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday. ...

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Russia inks huge energy deals with Saudi Arabia, challenging US dominance in Gulf region

Hidden by the fog of the ongoing oil market volatility and the Turkish adventures in Syria, OPEC leader Saudi Arabia has been cementing its geopolitical position for years. In Riyadh meetings this week between Saudi and Russian officials, major energy deals were sealed, changing the regional constellation dramatically. At the same time, the geopolitical shift of the century now starts ...

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'US govt faction sees nukes as tool for increasing pressure on Russia, China’ – watchdog chief

There is a very powerful faction in the US government that thinks nuclear weapons are an important symbolic tool for increasing pressure vis-à-vis Russia and China, Greg Mello from Los Alamos Study Group told RT. Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis tried to illustrate a deficiency in America’s nuclear arsenal to Congress using a chart to argue for increased investment ...

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