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RAND Corporation: US May Lose Potential Conflict Against Russia, China
A new report issued by the US-based research think tank RAND Corporation has suggested that under the threat of open confrontation with Russia and China, the United States is likely to suffer sufficient losses and eventually will be defeated. [...]
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Trump’s Jerusalem Words ‘Last Nail in Coffin’ of Peace Talks in Gaza – NGO
After Trump recognized Wednesday that Jerusalem was Israel’s capital, the situation appeared on edge all across Europe, France being no exception. Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators took to the streets in Paris on Saturday to decry the scheduled visit of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is set to meet President Macron on [...]
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US claims full credit for any ‘meaningful’ anti-ISIS fight, denies hampering Russia’s Syria op
Washington has rejected Russia’s contribution in eradicating ISIS in Syria, claiming that only the US-led coalition has made meaningful progress against [Daesh/ISIS]. [...]
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Israeli police use tear gas in clashes with Palestinians in Bethlehem
Israeli police in Bethlehem have deployed tear gas during clashes with Palestinians protesting Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital, live footage shows. RIA Novosti’s correspondent says he was injured in the tumult. [...]
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Russian Su-35 chased away rogue US F-22 jet: MoD blasts US Air Force for hampering Syria op
A Russian interceptor has been scrambled to stop a rogue US fighter jet from actively interfering with an anti-terrorist operation, the Russian Defense Ministry said. It also accused the US of provoking close encounters with the Russian jets in Syria. [...]
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‘US has no legitimate cards left to play in Syria’
The US presence in Syria is a violation of the law, and a reflection of US frustration said military analyst Kamal Alam. The only way for Washington to be part of the endgame is to keep its forces in the country, he adds. The UN Charter recognizes only two justifications for the use of military force in a foreign country. The fi [...]
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Russia may turn to cryptocurrencies in oil trade to challenge sanctions & the petrodollar
The gradual acceptance of digital currencies, with major exchanges about to launch bitcoin futures trading, may prompt some oil producing nations to ditch the US dollar in crude trade in favor of cryptocurrencies, an oil analyst says. Russia, Iran and Venezuela have more than one thing in common. All three are major oil pro [...]
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Erdogan slams Israel as ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against Israel Sunday, calling it a ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children.’ Erdogan promised to fight to the bitter end against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. [...]
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‘Death Sentence’: World Leaders Slam Trump Over Reckless Jerusalem Stunt
US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was roundly denounced by the UN General-Secretary and even US allies in Europe including Germany, France and the UK. But the sharpest rebukes came from Muslim leaders. [...]
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Turkish Organizations Launch Widescale Protests of US Israel Embassy Move
US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem has sparked protests in Gaza and Istanbul. Turkish groups say this is only the beginning. Trump managed to unite the entire Muslim world after he announced the US's decision to acknowledge Israel's claim that Jerusalem is its capital city and move the [...]
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Washington Urges Russia Not to Use New Legislation Concerning Foreign Media
The US Department of State claims that Russia's mirror response to the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act is "inappropriate". The United States calls on Russia not to apply the newly adopted law concerning foreign media, the US Department of State said in a press release. [...]
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Russian Jet vs. US Plane: ‘Instead of Whining, US Should Stop Provoking Russia’
A Russian Su-30 fighter's intercept of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea has given rise to concerns in the Pentagon, which complained about the Russian jet's "unsafe" behavior. Military observer Vladimir Kozin opined on what the Pentagon might do to avoid such incidents in the future. [...]
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Doctors restore vision to 121yo man, who’s happy ‘to read Koran again’
One of the oldest people on the planet, Appaz Iliyev from the Russian republic of Ingushetia, has got his sight back thanks to a successful surgery. One of the oldest people on the planet, 121-year-old Appaz Iliyev from the Russian republic of Ingushetia, has got his sight back thanks to a successful surgery. Born in 1896, the m [...]
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Russia squeezing US out as agricultural superpower
The US is being pushed out of the grain market as Russia's bumper wheat harvest has dragged down prices to record lows. Russian agricultural exports are booming thanks to a weaker national currency and massive investment. [...]
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Trump Ended Up Calling Upon Russia, China to Help Solve N Korean Issue
After threatening Pyongyang with a military option US President Donald Trump turned to Russia and China calling upon them to join his efforts to solve the North Korean dilemma, analysts told Sputnik, explaining what is behind the new US sanction policy targeting the world's financial institutions that work with North Korea. [...]
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Iran Nuclear Deal: Why EU Unlikely to Follow in Washington’s Footsteps
It is highly unlikely that Washington would manage to convince its European allies as well as Russia and China to renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal, RIA Novosti contributors Vladimir Ardaev and Igor Gashkov noted, adding that the unilateral reintroduction of the sanctions regime may leave the US further isolated. [...]
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Trump in Asia: How Power Has Shifted Since Richard Nixon’s Trip to China in 1972
US President Donald Trump has arrived in Beijing for a two-day visit as part of his five-nation tour of Asia. Sputnik looks at how the relationship between the US and China has changed Richard Nixon's historic eight-day trip in 1972. [...]
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