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Russian delegation leaves OSCE PA session in protest over regulations violation

All Russian parliamentarians have left the current session of OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly as a protest against a blatant violation of the group’s regulations, apparently condoned by its newly elected chairman. The protest took place at the Wednesday session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe that is taking place in Berlin, Germany. Read more ...

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Russian court fines Radio Liberty over violation of Foreign Agents Law

A magistrate in Moscow has imposed a $ 1600 fine on US-funded media outlet, Radio Liberty, over violation of the law on ‘foreign agents’ in mass media, in particular over the failure to present a report about its activities. “The magistrate of the Tverskoy District Court has found the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty  guilty of a civil offence and ordered ...

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Senior Russian senator says EU’s sanctions used by Kiev to justify violation of Minsk Accords

The sole purpose of the extension of anti-Russian sanctions by the European Union is justifying the violation of Minsk Accords by the Kiev regime, the head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has said. “Alas, the latest decision of the EU is not about Russia, it is about Ukraine,” TASS quoted Senator Konstantin Kosachev as saying on ...

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‘Cheap political ritual’: Trump orders sanctions against Russia over alleged INF treaty violation

President Donald Trump ordered his Cabinet to work on sanctions targeting Russian officials for what the US claims is a violation of a key arms control treaty. The action is perceived as a ‘cheap political ritual’ in Moscow. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty bans the US and Russia from developing and deploying land-based missiles with ranges between 500 and ...

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US leaving Iran nuclear deal is ‘veiled protectionism’ & violation of WTO rules – Kremlin

The decision of US President Donald Trump to leave the nuclear deal with Iran defends American companies and exposes European firms, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. “As you know, several European capitals, including Paris, have already publicly expressed their extreme concern over the undermining of the interests of French or European companies that operate in Iran, who may face ...

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US in violation of nuke deal, only ‘language of force’ works with them – Iranian parliament speaker

Iran’s speaker of parliament said Washington has failed to uphold its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, just hours before President Donald Trump is expected to announce whether the US will quit the accord on Tuesday. Read more Ali Larijani accused the US of falling short of its obligations as a signatory to the landmark agreement, noting that “it seems ...

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US-led strikes in Syria without UNSC mandate a violation of international law – Putin

The US and its allies struck civil and military facilities in Syria, violating the UN Charter and international law, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, responding to the American-French-British intervention in Syria. Washington launched “an aggression against a sovereign state which is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism,” the statement from the president said. Putin stressed that the multi-national ...

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‘Blatant violation of rights’: Reactions to possible Russian flag ban at PyeongChang 2018

A possible ban by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on spectators displaying Russian flags in the stands during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games has prompted a backlash from fans, athletes, and sports officials. Last November, PyeongChang 2018 organizers published a statement titled ‘Prohibited and Restricted Items at Competition and non-Competition Venues,’ which lists “flags of non-participating countries” as barred ...

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‘Sovereignty & security violation’: Beijing outraged by US warship sailing off disputed island

China has slammed a US missile destroyer for encroaching on the “indisputable” Huangyan Dao island in the South China Sea, warning that it can and will take “necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty.” In this latest clash over freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, the USS ‘Hopper’ missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan ...

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Steve Bannon could be in violation of federal law

Another one of President Trump’s advisers may soon find themselves in legal trouble. Stephen Bannon is reportedly referring media questions to an outside public relations agent which could be a violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act, according to the Center for Public Integrity. The act determines that federal employees “may not accept voluntary services for (the) government or employ personal services ...

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