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Trump ‘Hasn’t Done Anything’ in Terms of Upgrading US Nuclear Capabilities
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump wrote via Twitter that the US nuclear arsenal was stronger and more powerful than ever before. The statement has come amid the ever-growing tensions between the United States and North Korea. Answering the question of whether Trump has been able to increase and upgrade the US nuclear ars [...]
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US ready to use ‘full range of military capabilities’ against N. Korea – top officer
The United States is ready to use the "full range" of its capabilities if provoked by North Korea, the country's top military officer said, noting that Washington is still hoping for a "peaceful resolution" to the crisis. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made clear on Monday that Washingto [...]
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Why Expulsion of US Diplomats From Russia Caught Washington Off Guard
Washington has once again misread Moscow, not expecting that a series of anti-Russia measures adopted under the Obama and Trump administration would result in the large-scale expulsion of US diplomats from Russia, Pavel Salin, the director of the Center for Political Studies at Moscow's Financial University, told Radio Sputnik. [...]
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Sanctions to ‘Break Europe Away From US’, Facilitate EU-Russia Ties
Russia will only stand to gain from US sanctions, which also threaten to sour Washington’s relations with its European partners, political analyst Dmitry Solonnikov told Sputnik. "The sanctions will not only have negative consequences for Russia, but will also hurt Europe and the US itself.   [...]
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Europeans Start to Realize Consequences of US Military Involvement in Ukraine
The German media has characterized US arms deliveries to Ukraine as a nightmare. In an interview with Sputnik, political analyst Igor Shatrov said that this opinion is shared by all Europeans who have fallen victim to Washington’s sanctions. [...]
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Berlin calls for retaliation against ‘illegal’ US sanctions on Russia
New penalties against Moscow proposed by US lawmakers violate international law and officials in Brussels should consider countermeasures, the German economy minister said on Monday. "We consider this as being against international law, plain and simple,"Brigitte Zypries told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain. [...]
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‘It’s a Nightmare’: German Media on US Supplies of Lethal Weapons to Ukraine
Since the presidency of Barack Obama, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has demanded arms supplies from the US. However, the prospect of Washington satisfying Kiev's request frightens Germany and France, Deutschlandfunk radio station reported. [...]
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Where German Gold Is Stored and How to Bring It Back to the Country
Germany's gold bars have been kept abroad since the end of the WWII. The activist campaign "Bring our gold back home!" demands the return of the gold reserves to German soil. The process of repatriation is already underway. In early 2017, it was reported that Germany's Bundesbank had repatriated almost half its gold reserves [...]
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Trump Says US Relations With Russia ‘at All-Time & Very Dangerous Low’
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the US-Russia ties are "at an all-time" and "very dangerous" low. Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can't even give us HCare!" Trump said in a Twitter statement a day after he signed into law the U [...]
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New Russian Sanctions Show Putin Exactly Where To Retaliate
The new Russian Sanctions law (officially named the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”) is hardcore, but the worst of it may cripple the U.S. Space Program and harm U.S. national security and the U.S. economy. It all depends on how Russian President Putin decides to respond. The most obvious target [...]
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‘US Orwellian ‘Russia threat’ used to increase military spending’
The strategy of US neocons is to get closer to the Russian bear until it finally becomes aggressive. If not, they will at least scare the population and other countries into greater military spending, explains international affairs commentator Marko Gasic. [...]
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Chaos reigns: Trump team foreign policy is all about conflicting messages
Rex Tillerson’s mind-boggling claim the US wants to hurt Russia with sanctions to help foster better relations is arguably just a sign of a greater problem in the Trump administration, which seems struggling to form a consistent foreign policy. [...]
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‘We are not your enemy’: Tillerson says US seeks dialogue with Pyongyang, not regime change
Washington does not seek regime change in North Korea and at some point would like to have a dialogue with Pyongyang to de-escalate the tensions on the peninsula, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. [...]
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Money Talks: Why US Concerned Over Russia-Turkey S-400 Deal
By expressing concerns over the Moscow-Ankara talks on the delivery of the S-400 missile defense system to Turkey, Washington is engaged in unfair competition in the arms market, according to military analyst Viktor Murakhovsky. Recently, the United States said that Turkey buying the S-400 system would become a major concern. [...]
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Pentagon Leak on N Korean Submarine Missiles ‘Just Excuse for More Sanctions’
North Korea's submarine capabilities are being exaggerated by the Pentagon in its eagerness to impose more sanctions against Pyongyang, and even neighboring China. The US military has declared it has evidence that North Korea followed up its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests with a missile launch from a subma [...]
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New Russia Sanctions Put US & Europe on the Brink of Major Trade War
White House officials have been sending mixed signals regarding President Trump's stance on the new Russia sanctions bill. Political scientist Sergei Sudakov says Washington's uncertainty makes sense, since the bill puts the US and Europe on the path to a major trade war.   [...]
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‘Let’s Cut Them Off From Space’: How Russia Could Strike Back at US Sanctions
There are several ways Russia could respond to the new US sanctions bill. At the same time, according to experts, the response should be cautious and well calculated. The US Senate has passed a new version of a sanctions bill on Russia, Iran and North Korea. [...]
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