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Russia set to wean economy off US dollar as Washington ratchets up sanctions

The Russian finance ministry is working on a broad set of measures to protect the country’s economy amid growing pressure from the United States, Kommersant daily reports. The main part of the reforms is a plan to reduce the use of the US dollar in foreign trade transactions in favor of national currencies, according to the news outlet. Russia has ...

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Here's what it costs to count all the cats in Washington, DC

Activists want to count every cat, both stray and domestic, in Washington – a task that seems harder than finding a needle in a haystack (while also counting the stalks) and is certainly more expensive, at a cost of $ 1.5 million. The Sisyphean-sounding undertaking was announced in Washington, DC this week. It brought together several animal advocacy groups, concerned ...

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Trump invites Putin to Washington this autumn – White House

US President Donald Trump has invited his Russian counterpart to visit Washington “in the fall” and the trip is already being discussed, the White House said. Trump “asked Ambassador John Bolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday. “Those discussions are already underway.” In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ...

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‘Washington should remove Russian media from foreign agents list’ – embassy statement

The Russian Embassy in Washington has stated that if the US wants its state-funded media to be taken off Russia’s ‘foreign agents’ list, it should do the same for Russian-funded media outlets at home. “Washington does not like it when the rules that it has set for others are applied to itself. The State Department is unhappy over the fact ...

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‘They’re going out of business’: Trump takes on New York Times, Washington Post

Twitter is cracking down on fake accounts – and Trump has suggestions as to which accounts to axe, accusing the New York Times and the Washington Post of peddling fake news. He added that both papers will shut within seven years. With a full schedule on the horizon – the NATO summit in Brussels, a working visit to the UK ...

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US may ask sanctioned Russia to pump more oil as Washington prepares to sanction Iran

The United States could ask Russia to boost oil production to avoid a global crude shortage with Washington about to reinstate economic sanctions against Tehran, CNBC reports. Last week, OPEC and non-member allies agreed to add one million barrels per day to the market despite opposition by Iran. Russia had reportedly insisted on 1.5 million pbd output increase. Russian Energy Minister ...

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Washington “indefinitely” delays 2 more military exercises with Seoul

The US continues to wind down the scope of its military activity on North Korea’s doorstep, with the Pentagon announcing on Friday it was “indefinitely” suspending two joint training programs with Seoul. The exercises, which were scheduled to take place within the next three months, have been put on hold with an open-ended date, Pentagon spokesperson Dana White announced on ...

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Washington sues Facebook and Google over failure to disclose political ad spending

Facebook and Google were paid millions for political advertising purposes in Washington but failed for years to publish related information — such as the advertiser’s address — as required by state law, alleges a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general. Washington law requires that “political campaign and lobbying contributions and expenditures be fully disclosed to the public and that secrecy ...

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Washington sues Facebook and Google over failure to disclose political ad spending

Facebook and Google were paid millions for political advertising purposes in Washington but failed for years to publish related information — such as the advertiser’s address — as required by state law, alleges a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general. Washington law requires that “political campaign and lobbying contributions and expenditures be fully disclosed to the public and that secrecy ...

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Facebook & Google sued over election ads in Washington state

Silicon Valley social media giants may face millions of dollars in penalties from two lawsuits filed in Seattle, Washington, arguing that they have failed to comply with state and local laws on election advertising. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued Facebook and Google on Monday, saying they have not produced documents requested by the media and members of the public ...

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