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Iran warns Washington of ‘unpleasant’ consequences if it unilaterally scraps nuclear deal

Tehran has once again warned the US against a withdrawal from the internationally-backed 2015 nuclear deal, with the country’s FM reportedly saying the consequences of such a unilateral move “will be unpleasant” for Washington. “Iran has several options if the United States leaves the nuclear deal. Tehran’s reaction to America’s withdrawal of the deal will be unpleasant,” State TV quoted ...

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US sanctions target Russian people – Embassy in Washington

Despite all statements from Washington, sanctions are clearly aimed against ordinary Russian citizens, the country’s embassy in the US said. The new sanctions target large companies that employ thousands of people, it added. The latest set of strict measures imposed by the US against Russia “targets the top Russian entrepreneurs that refused to play to Washington’s script,” the embassy said ...

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Check your ‘Christian privilege’: George Washington University hosts controversial workshop

The prestigious George Washington University in the US capital is hosting a seminar on ‘Christian privilege.’ The premise that white Christians benefit from “built-in advantages” in the US has sparked fury on social media. The ‘Excellence in Leadership’ workshop is titled ‘Christian Privilege: But Our Founding Fathers Were All Christian, Right?!’ According to the university website, it will explore how ...

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Trump suggested meeting with Putin in Washington, DC

US President Donald Trump has suggested meeting Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Washington, DC. Trump made the offer during a phone call between the two leaders, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov confirmed. “When the presidents talked on the phone, Trump suggested holding a meeting in Washington DC,” Ushakov told reporters on Monday. He added that it was the US leader ...

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RT silenced in Washington DC, proving FARA crackdown not just formality

RT programming was removed from its two broadcast frequencies in the DC area. The move proves that claims made by the US government that the channel’s registration as a foreign agent would not affect its work were false. Audiences in the Washington, DC area are no longer able to tune in to RT’s regular air broadcasts. Part of the reason ...

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Washington police stand by initial conclusion of no foul play in Russian media tycoon's death

Metropolitan Police have said they still believe the death of the Russian media tycoon in Washington in 2015 was an accident. The latest assertion comes in light of a secret report alleging Mikhail Lesin was “bludgeoned to death.” “MPD [Metropolitan Police Department] stands behind its original assertion that Mr. Lesin’s death was not a homicide,” the MPD’s press office said ...

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Israel praises ‘record’ $705mn missile defense funding from Washington

The Israeli defense minister hailed the US’ hefty contribution to the missile defense program, thanking Washington for its $ 705 million in aid – $ 558 million more than Israel’s initial request. “I am pleased to announce that the US Congress has approved a record amount for missile defense: $ 705 million in 2018,” Avigdor Liberman tweeted. “We will continue ...

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Most Erdogan guards accused of beating protesters during Washington visit off the hook – reports

US federal prosecutors have reportedly dropped the charges against the majority of the Turkish president’s security guards in connection with their stand-off with protesters during a visit to Washington in 2017. Charges were initially brought against 15 of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards, adding to the strain in relations between the US and its NATO ally. But prosecutors have ...

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Waze Carpool expands to the entire state of Washington

Google -owned Waze is growing the footprint of its Waze Carpool product with a market expansion today to cover all of Washington state. That means Carpool is now available in California, Texas, Isreal and Washington following today’s launch. Waze also recently revamped its Carpool experience, which now includes new options for choosing what rides to tag along with, driver gender ...

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Washington sanctions Russian individuals & entities – US Treasury

The US has announced sanctions against several Russian individuals and entities, according to a statement from the Treasury Department. The new measures are described as “cyber-related.” Russia’s deputy foreign minister responded by saying Moscow is preparing retaliatory measures over the sanctions, as cited by Interfax. The sanctioned bodies include Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate, as well as its Internet Research Agency. ...

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