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Cold War had some rules, now UK & US have dropped all proprieties – Russian FM

Published time: 2 Apr, 2018 10:41 Edited time: 2 Apr, 2018 10:57 Russia’s top diplomat has lashed out at UK and US rhetoric against Moscow over the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, saying it’s worse now than it was during the Cold War. READ MORE: Russia has 13 questions to OPCW over Skripal case “There has been a lot ...

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Top Communist names farm magnate Grudinin as party’s ‘new Russian national leader’

Russian Communists have hailed Pavel Grudinin as their new national leader after assessing the politician’s performance in the recent presidential election campaign. Grudinin spoke at the plenary session of the Communist Party’s Central Committee, where he expressed the opinion that he had not lost the presidential race, Kommersant daily reports. “We have not lost. I should not only have a ...

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Jaysh al-Islam militants start evacuating from E. Ghouta – Russian military

Militants from Jaysh al-Islam have agreed to leave the enclave of eastern Ghouta near Damascus, Syria. They will have to clear barricades and provide maps of minefields they had laid in the area. The Reconciliation Center in Syria, tasked by the Russian Defense Ministry with restoring stability in the war-torn country, says “a preliminary agreement has been reached for extremists ...

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‘Are you pro-Putin? Do you hold secret meetings?’ – NY watchdog asks Russian pancake chain

The Russiagate-inspired frenzy seemingly hit a new low when a routine sanitary inspection in New York turned into an investigation into Putin ties and “secret meetings in the basement” at a well-known Russian food chain. A New York sanitary inspector posed “astonishing questions” to Teremok, one of Russia’s largest fast-food chains that specializes in traditional cuisine, according to its founder ...

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First plane carrying Russian diplomats expelled from US arrives in Moscow

The first plane carrying 46 Russian diplomats who were ordered out of the US has arrived in Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, a TASS correspondent reported from the scene. The US chose to expel 60 diplomats and close Russia’s consulate in Seattle after allegations of Russian involvement in the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK. In a tit-for-tat ...

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US expulsion of Russian diplomats from UN HQ violates all international deals – envoy

The US acted unlawfully when it expelled Russian diplomats from the UN headquarters in New York and has failed as the host country for the international body, Gennady Gatilov, Russia’s envoy to the UN Office in Geneva, said. Washington’s decision to include 12 Russian UN mission employees to the list of diplomats expelled from the US over the Sergei Skripal ...

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‘US expelling America’s friends’: Russian Ambassador decries Trump’s move as diplomats leave DC

The US is expelling those who’ve been building bridges between Russia and America in business, science and culture, Russia’s US envoy Anatoly Antonov said in an address as Russian diplomats and their families left Washington, DC. “The US authorities have expelled American friends,” Antonov said of the departing diplomats in a video address. “They are not the US enemies… Our ...

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143k civilians & rebels left E. Ghouta amid humanitarian ceasefire – Russian MoD

Over 143,000 people, including tens of thousands of rebels and their families, have left Syria’s eastern Ghouta amid a ceasefire which also helped some 40,000 residents return to their homes, the Russian military said. “143,194 people in total, including 105,857 civilians as well as 13,793 militants and 23,544 members of their families have left eastern Ghouta during humanitarian pauses,” Sergey ...

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UK's search of Russian plane violates international law – Aeroflot, lawmakers

The inspection of a Russian plane, which was carried out by UK authorities in the absence of the crew and without any justification, violates international legal norms, Aeroflot airline and top Russian lawmakers said. Aeroflot confirmed to RT that UK police and customs services performed a search aboard its Airbus A321 aircraft after it landed in the British capital on ...

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US spy agencies make 'outrageous' attempts to recruit expelled Russian diplomats – Moscow

The American intelligence services are hastily trying to recruit Russian diplomats expelled from the US over the Skripal case, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, slamming Washington’s behavior as cynical and indecent. The ministry sounded the alarm over “a sharp increase in provocative actions against Russian diplomats in the US.” The ministry said that after the announcement that 60 Russian diplomats are ...

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