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Russia not prepared to ‘depend on someone’s morning mood’ after Trump’s fiery tweets

International relations should not be affected if someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said. US President Donald Trump recently took to Twitter to threaten strikes on Syria. “We cannot depend on the mood someone overseas is waking up in, and on what comes into mind of a particular person [the] ...

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Russia to suspend nuclear, rocket cooperation with America, ban US tobacco & alcohol – draft law

Russian lawmakers have drafted a bill suspending cooperation with US companies in the nuclear, missile and aircraft-building spheres, as well as introducing restrictions on imports of alcohol and tobacco produced in the US. “The bill is about alcohol and tobacco products and about ceasing or suspending international cooperation in the nuclear sphere, rocket engine building and aircraft building between Russian ...

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Russia will stop exporting titanium to Boeing if legislation adopted – Russian senator

Published time: 13 Apr, 2018 09:47 Edited time: 13 Apr, 2018 10:01 Russia’s Federation Council is looking to adopt counter-sanctions against the US, under which the country may ban exports of titanium to aircraft giant Boeing, an unnamed Russian senator told RIA Novosti. Earlier on Friday, Russian deputies announced an upcoming response to the American sanctions imposed last week. According ...

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Court orders Telegram messenger services to be blocked in Russia

Published time: 13 Apr, 2018 08:36 Edited time: 13 Apr, 2018 08:51 A district court in Moscow has ordered access to popular internet messenger Telegram to be blocked after the company repeatedly refused to hand over encryption keys to its messages to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT Russian Politics News

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'We're exceptional, Russia is not': Pompeo takes hard line in Senate pitch

Facing widespread opposition from Democrats over his political beliefs, Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s nominee to take over the State Department, took a hard line on Russia in his confirmation hearing. Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee grilled the former congressman from Kansas, who headed the CIA for the past 15 months, about his beliefs regarding gay marriage, Muslims, ...

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Between a defunct satellite & nuclear space towboat: Russia feels its way to profiting in space

The revival of space launches from a sea platform serves as a pilot project for Russia’s space agency’s ability to benefit from private capital. Neglecting the commercial aspects of spaceflight is no longer an option. Russian space agency Roscosmos has long ignored the arrival of private firms in the space industry, and the result has been the loss of international ...

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Russia & China gradually ditching US dollar in favor of domestic currencies as trade booms

Moscow and Beijing have been cutting the share of the US dollar in bilateral settlements, as trade between the countries rapidly grows. China is Russia’s largest trading partner, accounting for 15 percent of Russian international trade last year. In January 2018, it grew to 17.2 percent. Germany, which holds second place among Russia’s trade partners, has a share of about ...

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Military jet trainer crashes in Russia, pilots ejected – Russian MoD

Published time: 12 Apr, 2018 08:54 A Russian military Yakovlev Yak-130 jet has crashed in eastern Russia, 600 kilometers from Moscow. No casualties have been reported, according to Russian Defense Ministry. On Thursday morning, the plane – known under NATO classification as Mitten – went down during a training flight in the city of Borisoglebsk in Voronezh Region, eastern Russia. Both ...

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Trump’s pick for State Secretary Pompeo says no more soft policy toward Russia

CIA director Mike Pompeo, who was picked by President Donald Trump to lead US foreign policy, has declared that the days of what he called a “soft policy” toward Russia are over. At the same time, he said dialogue must continue. “Russia continues to act aggressively, enabled by years of soft policy toward that aggression. That’s now over. The list ...

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US blames 'bad actor' Russia for Douma 'chemical attack,' no timetable for response – White House

The White House has refused to clarify if Donald Trump’s belligerent tweets signal a planned strike on Syria, but insisted that Moscow is responsible for last week’s alleged chemical attack, as it failed to rein in Bashar Assad. Asked to respond to Moscow’s claims that the “civil defense” group White Helmets, which has links to Syrian rebels, were behind the ...

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