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First-ever UFC show in Russia booked for September in Moscow

The first-ever UFC show in Russia is set to happen as early as September, as the event has already been scheduled in one of the biggest arenas in Moscow, RT Sport has learned from the venue. Staff at Moscow’s Olympiyskiy Stadium (Olympic Stadium), which has a capacity of up to 35,000 spectators, confirmed to RT Sport that a UFC show ...

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Challenge for US in Syria is bending Russia to its will – Senate hearing

US troops will remain in Syria indefinitely in order to counter Iranian influence, a senior State Department official told the Senate. He acknowledged the success of this strategy depends on Russia seeing things the American way. President Donald Trump “has committed as a matter of strategy that we will not leave Syria,”  David Satterfield, acting assistant secretary of state and ...

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Russia to miss out on PACE winter session due to discrimination – lawmakers

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 14:24 Russia isn’t going to be represented at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) winter session as the body refuses to give up its policy of discriminating against national delegations, the lawmakers said. “In accordance with our common decision, we won’t be taking part in the work of the Assembly until PACE ...

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Almost half of US voters say Trump will be cleared in Russia probe – poll

A new poll reveals 48 percent of American voters believe it’s “very or somewhat likely” President Donald Trump will be cleared in the investigation into alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. The Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday also shows 37 percent believe “it’s not too likely or not at all likely” Trump will have his name cleared ...

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Trump slams 'sneaky Dianne Feinstein,' calls on GOP to take control over Russia probe

Donald Trump has lashed out at “sneaky” Sen. Dianne Feinstein for releasing a transcript of the interview that Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee in August. “The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly ...

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Fancy Bears leak claims McLaren Report given ‘clear political order’ to exclude Russia from Olympics

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 12:57 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 13:09 Hacker team Fancy Bears has released IOC correspondence appearing to indicate Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren was given a ‘clear political order’ to file a report that resulted in Russia’s expulsion from Olympic competition. A WADA-commissioned report into allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia authored by McLaren led to ...

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Trump’s lawyer sues BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS over Russia dossier

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has filed two defamation lawsuits against Fusion GPS and Buzzfeed for publishing the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, arguing that it contains “false and defamatory” allegations. In a pair of lawsuits filed Tuesday, Michael Cohen argues that the dossier has resulted in “harm to his personal and professional reputation, current business interests, and the impairment of business ...

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Russia may mediate nuke talks between the two Koreas – top MP

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 13:57 Moscow may act as mediator in the denuclearization talks between the two Koreas, as the nuclear issue affects Russia’s national interests, Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, said. “It highly likely that efforts by international mediators will be required to promote the issue of denuclearization and the nuclear dossier” on ...

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Royce rolls: Congressman, fervent decrier of Russia, won’t seek re-election

House Foreign Affairs Committee chief Ed Royce (R-California) says he will not run for a 14th term in 2018. Royce, who once claimed the success of RT is fueled by the “KGB,” however, still has his sights set on Russia. Royce, who represents California’s 39th congressional district in southeast Los Angeles and Orange County, made his announcement Monday. He is ...

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US abusing UN Security Council to interfere in Iran's internal affairs – Russia

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 21:38 Edited time: 5 Jan, 2018 22:09 By calling a UN Security Council meeting with the demand to support anti-government protesters in Iran, the US is trying to bend the UNSC mandate, which does not deal with countries’ internal affairs, the Russian envoy said. “We obviously regret the loss of lives as a result of ...

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