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Russia says US is playing with fire by imposing new sanctions on it

09 September, 2018 5:08 pm 5:08 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Friday called a new wave of US sanctions misguided, saying Washington’s habit of using sanctions against Moscow risked undermining global stability and was part of a dangerous game. The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Read More

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US sanctions Russian, Chinese tech firms over funds for North Korea

09 September, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions. The new sanctions Read More

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US accuses Russia of covering up breaches of North Korea sanctions

09 September, 2018 8:35 am 8:35 am

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Moscow on Thursday of seeking to cover up breaches of UN sanctions on North Korea by Russians after it pushed for changes to an independent report on Read More

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Russia starts biggest war games since Soviet fall near China

09 September, 2018 10:26 am 10:26 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China, mobilising 300,000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese Read More

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Russia says US dropped phosphorus bombs over Syria, which Pentagon denies

09 September, 2018 9:36 am 9:36 am

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia’s military said on Sunday that two U.S. F-15 fighter jets dropped phosphorus bombs over Syria’s Deir al-Zor province on Saturday, the TASS and RIA news agencies reported, an allegation the United States denied. The air strikes Read More

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Trump could push Germany towards Russia and China, veteran diplomat says

09 September, 2018 9:05 am 9:05 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – The longer Donald Trump stays in office, the higher the risk that anti-American forces will gain the upper hand in Germany and push it into the arms of Russia and China, veteran German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger said Read More

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Russia, China object to US proposal to blacklist Russian bank at UN: diplom...

08 August, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia and China on Thursday objected to a US proposal to add a Russian bank, Moscow-based North Korean banker and two other entities to a UN Security Council blacklist, diplomats said. The list of proposed designations Read More

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Despite tensions, Russia seeks US help to rebuild Syria

08 August, 2018 8:15 am 8:15 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia has used a closely guarded communications channel with America’s top general to propose the two former Cold War foes cooperate to rebuild Syria and repatriate refugees to the war-torn country, according to a US government memo. Read More

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Trump national security team says Russia behind effort to meddle in US elec...

08 August, 2018 8:35 am 8:35 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security team said on Thursday that Russia is behind “pervasive” attempts to interfere in upcoming US elections, in a rejection of denials of meddling that Russian President Vladimir Putin made directly to Read More

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Russia allows entry of thousands of North Korean workers

08 August, 2018 8:30 am 8:30 am

(Reuters) – Russia is allowing thousands of fresh North Korean labourers into the country and granting new work permits in potential violation of UN sanctions, the Wall Street Journal reported. Over 10,000 new North Korean workers have registered in Russia Read More

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Southeast Asia seek cybersecurity deal with Russia after series of hacks

08 August, 2018 9:23 am 9:23 am

SINGAPORE/MANILA (Reuters) – Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a joint agreement on cybersecurity in coming days with Russia, accused by the United States of meddling in its elections, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region. The draft Read More

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Reputations burnished, others buffeted at ‘best World Cup ever’

07 July, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A stage for new beginnings, a cementer of fortunes, a last resting place for life-long dreams, the 2018 soccer World Cup was so much more than a month-long festival of goals and glory. “The best World Cup Read More

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Croatia will have excess energy for World Cup final – Rakitic

07 July, 2018 8:25 am 8:25 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Croatia will have more than enough energy to take on France in the World Cup final on Sunday despite being taken to extra time in all three of their World Cup knockout matches, midfielder Ivan Rakitic said. Read More

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After historic World Cup run, Russia’s Cherchesov says team disappoin...

07 July, 2018 8:20 am 8:20 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian manager Stanislav Cherchesov said his side was disappointed after exiting the World Cup at the quarter-finals despite having made the country’s best run at the tournament, TASS news agency reported on Friday. “If you take the Read More

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Hopes dashed, England fans taste bitter defeat once again

07 July, 2018 8:30 am 8:30 am

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Some England soccer fans sobbed while others looked to the future with confidence after their once improbable dreams of a first World Cup final in more than 50 years were dashed by Croatia on Wednesday. “We blew Read More

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