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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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No proof of doping does not mean innocence — CAS Secretary General to RT

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Secretary General Matthieu Reeb has told RT that he sees nothing illegal or odd in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refusing athletes entry, even in the absence of evidence. “The duty of the IOC was to show that the athletes involved in this case were guilty of an anti-doping rule violation. The fact that ...

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‘We’ll always be Israel’s friend’ – UK defence secretary vows to stand by ally at London gathering

The UK’s new defence secretary has risked stoking tensions over Britain’s role in the Middle East after he heaped praise on Israel, while omitting to mention Palestinians. Months after President Trump announced he would move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively becoming the first nation to recognize the ancient city as the capital of Israel, Gavin Williamson ...

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‘We’ll always be Israel’s friend’ – UK defence secretary vows to stand by ally at London gathering

The UK’s new defence secretary has risked stoking tensions over Britain’s role in the Middle East after he heaped praise on Israel, while omitting to mention Palestinians. Months after President Trump announced he would move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively becoming the first nation to recognize the ancient city as the capital of Israel, Gavin Williamson ...

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UK defence secretary drops latest fear bomb, casually warns Russia is planning mass murder

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is really settling into his job, and started the weekend early by scaring the hell out of the British public by claiming Russia could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths. Why stop there? Why not millions of deaths? Or trillions? Gazillions? “What they [Russia] are looking at doing is they are going to ...

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Turkish actions in Syria distract from efforts to defeat ISIS – US defense secretary

Turkey’s operations in Syria are distracting from efforts to ensure the defeat of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and risk “exacerbating the humanitarian crisis” in the country, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. He noted that Ankara’s operation against Kurdish fighters in Afrin, northern Syria, also risks worsening the humanitarian crisis in the area, as well as in other parts of ...

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US defense secretary bucks tradition, foregoes visit to frontline troops

Secretary of Defense James Mattis will not be paying a holiday visit to US troops in war zones, breaking with tradition established after 9/11. This is not the only Pentagon trend ignored by the recently retired Marine general. It has been 15 years since a US defense secretary did not visit troops in a war zone during the Christmas holiday ...

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From ‘the American people’: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin gets horse manure for Christmas

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 14:48 LA police dispatched a bomb squad after large suspicious gift-wrapped box addressed to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and signed from “the American people” was found. The package turned out to contain horse manure. Officers were called on Saturday to the Bel-Air area where one of Mnuchin’s neighbors found a suspicious package on the ...

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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson clears up his USSR-Sparta comparison (VIDEO)

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 14:12 Boris Johnson has clarified his likening of the Soviet Union to “militaristic” Sparta, aiming to put the subject to rest. But his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, fired back, noting that Spartans are glorified by the West. READ MORE: ‘Measure of my trust’: Johnson has no problem handing Lavrov his coat with secrets When asked by ...

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Lavrov meets Boris Johnson in first UK foreign secretary visit to Moscow in 5 years

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 08:10 Edited time: 22 Dec, 2017 08:45 UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. He is the first British foreign secretary to visit Russia in five years, amid strained relations between the two countries. The two nations have fallen out over a range of issues, including the ...

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