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Russian FM Slams Amsterdam for Dropping Charges Against Kiev Over MH17 Crash
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Netherlands de facto dropping charges against Ukraine over the latter’s failure to close airspace over the zone of military conflict in Eastern Ukraine is a "blatant fact," the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. "It is a blatant fact that the Netherlands has actually cleared Kiev of charges for no [...]
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‘US Needs Russia More Than Russia Needs US’ – Academic on Trump-Putin Summit
In a historic bilateral summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin met his US counterpart Donald Trump in the Finnish capital. In an interview with Sputnik, Dr. Denis Rancourt, a civil rights advocate and social theorist, provided his insight into the importance of the meeting. [...]
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German Bundestag Committee: Russia’s Syria Campaign is Legal, US Should Leave
The US-led coalition’s military intervention in Syria is under increasing levels of scrutiny, with critics arguing that the coalition has no mandate to conduct military operations in the Arab Republic as it doesn’t have Damascus’ approval to do so. [...]
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Israel ‘Strangles’ Palestinians by Suspending Energy Supplies to Gaza
On Monday, Israel further tightened its blockade on Gaza, preventing gas and fuel deliveries through its only commercial crossing. According to reports, no fuel will enter Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing until Sunday as Israel responds to "continued terror attempts" by Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist political organization [...]
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Mexico Cancels US Maritime Helicopter Order: Could It Go With Russia Instead?
Mexican President-elect Andres Mannuel Lopez Obrador plans to cancel a $1.36 billion order for 8 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country's Navy. The gunships, intended for use to counter the drug trade, are just too expensive, Obrador says. But are there more affordable alternatives with similar capabilities out there? [...]
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Israeli Knesset Strips Prime Minister, Defense Minister of Right to Start War
Until Tuesday, the two officials could have started a war without additional authorization. Israeli members of Parliament have revised earlier legislation that allowed the prime minister and minister of defense to make a decision together to start a war, according to the press service of the Knesset, Israel's parliamentary body. [...]
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Hold the front page! Croatian president grabs 25% more headlines than Modric at WC final
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic cemented her status as a World Cup superstar by receiving 25 percent more attention than any Croatia player despite record online interest in the country at the final. The tiny Balkan nation’s unlikely march to the final saw general online interest in Croatia soar, beginning after th [...]
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It’s All About Money: Analyst Explains Why Trump’s Ire Hasn’t Led to NATO Split
NATO has nothing to do with European defense, it is just a tool of intimidation and a money-making machine for the US' bloated and corrupt military-industrial complex, geopolitical analyst Jon Hellevig told Sputnik, arguing that the latest summit has not indicated any real rift among NATO members – they just don't want to fork [...]
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Stockpiles of surrendered Western arms in Syria a sign of ‘gross interference’ – Russia
The Western-made weapons surrendered by armed groups in Deraa are “material evidence of gross interference” in Syria, according to Russian Foreign ministry. The Syrian province was under militant control for years. "Enormous number of Western-produced modern weapons and equipment was handed over by reconciled militants to th [...]
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FIFA President Infantino hails Russia’s World Cup as ‘best ever’
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has long believed the Russian-hosted 2018 World Cup would be the best ever and his stance has not changed as the tournament unfolds. “Since [a] couple of years I was saying that this would be the best World Cup ever; today I can say it with even more conviction because I lived it and you lived i [...]
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Trump wants regime change in Berlin, Germany must hit back on US soil – ex-FM Gabriel
Donald Trump, who “only understands strength,” wants regime change in Germany, ex-Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, calling for tit-for-tat actions on US soil, such as influencing elites and investing in young Americans. Germany should become more assertive in dealing with the US and show strength, as there is only one l [...]
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London anti-Trump rally: Gripping images that caught the mood (WATCH LIVE)
Photographers have come out in force as thousands of Londoners poured onto the streets of the UK capital to protest the visit of US President Donald Trump. Here are the highlights of what the protest had to offer. The Trump baby balloon caused quite a bit of consternation between those who thought it was crass and unjustified to [...]
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‘Highly likely thing’ becomes a rule in West’s Russia policy – Lavrov on Larry King show
The West’s Russia policy is built upon the infamous “highly likely thing,” Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Larry King’s ‘Politicking’ show, saying this was epitomised by the alleged Russian ‘meddling’ and the Skripal affair. [...]
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‘Highly likely’ motto: West goes on offensive against Russia for Skripal poisoning
While the probe into the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal is still ongoing and no tangible results have been presented, the West seems desperate to put all the blame on Russia. And the arguments have become increasingly notable. [...]
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How China is Emerging as the Leading Global Player in the Arab World
China is stepping up cooperation with the Arab world. The recent China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) was aimed at deepening economic and security cooperation between Beijing and Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa within the framework of the One Belt, One Road project, analysts told Sputnik. [...]
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