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US stance on East Ghouta shows ‘egregious double standards’ – senior Russian diplomat

The US position on the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, a militant-controlled suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, is a clear example of “double standards,” the Russian deputy foreign minister has said. Sergey Ryabkov said that Russia is working within the UN Security Council to prepare a resolution on humanitarian issues in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta. His statement comes amid concerns ...

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‘Double standards are unacceptable’: Russian State Duma reacts to CAS ruling over Olympic ban

Speaker of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has called for a firm response from his colleagues to the recent Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling, which denied Olympic entry to 47 Russian athletes. On Friday morning, the Ad Hoc division of the CAS dismissed two appeals filed by the Russian athletes and coaches, stating that invitation to the ...

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GM’s self-driving car challenges federal safety standards

General Motors will soon unveil the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt, a car not equipped with pedals or a steering wheel, leaving control entirely to the vehicle’s AI. US regulations, however, may not be keeping pace. General Motors’ new driverless car will be showcased in a test batch in San Francisco ride-sharing fleets, and will be the first production-ready car without the ...

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Hug it out? Americans divided over sexual harassment standards – poll

A new poll reveals that Americans do not agree on whether a “non-consensual hug” should be considered sexual harassment. Seven other hypothetical situations were also put before people to determine what was appropriate or not. The majority of Americans agree that non-consensual groping or kissing should be considered sexual harassment, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday. However, the poll ...

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Britain faces ‘longest fall in living standards since the 1950s’

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 12:11 Britain is on track for the longest period of falling living standards since records began, a think tank has warned. Its analysis shows Chancellor Hammond’s budget will drive up inequality and see families suffer their biggest squeeze since the 1950s. The Resolution Foundation, a think tank which focuses on how to bolster living standards, ...

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Snr Russian MP urges uniform standards for election monitoring in all nations

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 09:57 At a meeting with the head of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy stated that elections monitoring should be done according to similar standards in all nations. Read more “For us, it is important that the principles of evaluation of elections in various nations were common ...

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JIM probe into Syria chemical attack fails ‘basic standards’ – Russia’s OPCW envoy

The UN-OPCW investigation is “skewed” towards one theory behind the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province, disregarding any information that would cast doubt on Damascus’ involvement in the April incident, Russia’s OPCW envoy told RT. The UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), which has been probing the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun on April 4, failed to ...

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Liam Fox vows NOT to reduce food standards amid chlorine chicken Brexit row

The International Trade Secretary also vowed to make the “right decisions for the UK” as he visited Washington to discuss Britain’s future relationship with the US. Speaking on BBC Newsnight, he was questioned over whether a trade agreement between the two nations would lead Britain to lower or change its standards on food. Dr Fox said: “I can rule out ...

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Furious Marine Le Pen accuses European fraud investigators of double standards over raids

Mrs Le Pen condemned the investigation as politically motivated and deliberately timed to coincide with recent powerful performances in the opinion polls ahead of French elections. She has also accused investigators of showing double standards. The firebrand politician referred to a 2015 complaint she made against Herbert Hansen – a senior aide to then-European Parliament President Martin Schulz – who ...

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Does Clint Frazier’s haircut meet Yankees standards?

TAMPA — Clint Frazier’s trimmed red locks appear to meet company standards. The Yankees’ outfield prospect said he got some of his curly red hair cut off the Saturday before the Super Bowl in order to get compliant with long-standing team policy. It’s still long, but apparently good enough. “I haven’t heard anyone say anything about it,” Joe Girardi said ...

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