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Revenue from US sales used to develop cutting-edge rocket engines, says Russian weapons chief

The Russian deputy PM responsible for the defense industry has said that a ban on rocket-engine sales to the US is undesirable because it provides funds to Moscow for R&D, but such sanctions would be manageable if they’re imposed. Read more “You know this engine that we are supplying to the United States, the NK-33. We have made a decision ...

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Lavrov: Swiss lab says ‘BZ toxin’ used in Salisbury, not produced in Russia, was in US & UK service

Published time: 14 Apr, 2018 14:37 Edited time: 14 Apr, 2018 14:51 The substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, according to a Swiss lab, the Russian foreign minister said. The toxin was never produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and ...

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Red Crescent found no trace of previous 'Ghouta chem attack' used by US to blame Damascus & Moscow

A former US secretary of state famously blamed Moscow for being ‘ultimately responsible’ for every chemical incident in Syria, after reports of a chorine attack in Ghouta in January. The incident, it now turns out, never happened. The reports about an alleged chlorine gas attack that, supposedly, affected more than 20 civilians on January 22, were dismissed by the medical ...

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‘You can’t decide in 24 hours what type of poison was used’ – 1st OPCW head on UK’s Skripal probe

It is impossible to find out what type of nerve agent was used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter within a short period of time, the first head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons told RT. “You can’t decide in 24 hours what type of poison was used and where it comes from,” Jose Bustani, a ...

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'US may try to stay at arm’s length, but its weapons are being used in Yemen'

The US may try to distance itself from the Yemen crisis, but it is involved as it sold the Saudis billions in arms and its weapons are used to kill civilians, says Jack Rice, former CIA officer and international lawyer. Thousands of women rallied in Yemen on Monday against the actions of the Saudi-led coalition. They came out to express ...

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Virginia Republicans slam gun-control hoaxers who used photo of children’s shoes at Auschwitz

Republican politicians in Virginia Beach scrambled to assure their Facebook followers that a post by an impostor group comparing anti-gun “walkout” protesters to the Nazis was in fact a hoax. A Facebook page claiming to belong to the Republican Party of Virginia Beach published a post on Sunday – riddled with spelling mistakes and accompanied by a photo of children’s ...

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Flying above the law: Chinese gang used drones to smuggle $80mn worth of iPhones

Chinese authorities have busted a high-tech smuggling ring that used unmanned aerial vehicles to illegally transport almost $ 80 million worth of smartphones from Hong Kong. The suspects smuggled up to 15,000 phones per night. The cross-border gang was busted by Customs officers in the Shenzhen metropolitan area in southeastern China. Shenzhen links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. Authorities arrested ...

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More Cold War rhetoric used in Russia-US relations – Kremlin spokesman

With Russia on the rise, America and the West are feeling more and more uncomfortable, Kremlin spokesman told RT in an exclusive interview. He added that Moscow and Washington use more Cold War rhetoric in their relations now. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he recognized the tell-tale signs of the Cold War, which in turn were regrettably reflected in ...

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‘We were about to die’: E. Ghouta civilians say militants used them as human shields & barred escape

Civilians fleeing the fighting in Eastern Ghouta in their thousands through humanitarian corridors say the militants controlling the area used them as human shields and prevented them from leaving their homes. “They fired at us, they did not want us to flee at all, they fired at the car wheels so that we could not flee… There was no flour, ...

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Teacher in Ghana who used blackboard to explain computers gets some Microsoft love

Teaching kids how to use a computer is hard enough already, since they’re kids, but just try doing it without any computers. That was the task undertaken by Richard Appiah Akoto in Ghana, and his innovative (and labor-intensive) solution was to draw the computer or application on the blackboard in great detail. His hard work went viral and now Microsoft ...

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