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Time to end tyranny of the US dollar? RT’s Keiser Report looks into mainstream media buzz

The US dollar makes up two-thirds of international debt and a similar share of global reserve holdings. RT’s Keiser Report examines mainstream media reports asking whether it’s time to shake up the basket of currencies.

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Russia-Austria trade soars almost 60 percent, approaching pre-sanctions record highs

The volume of trade between Russia and Austria has been steadily growing, reaching $4.2 billion since January year-on-year, said Russia’s trade representative in Austria Aleksandr Potemkin.

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Pompeo blasted for hypocrisy on Twitter after saying Russia ‘squandering’ public funds on military

A tweet posted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemning the landing of two Russian bombers in Venezuela as a “squandering” of public money, has quickly backfired, with many eager to point out some glaring hypocrisies.

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German CDU Elects New Secretary General – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) has voted for Paul Ziemiak, the head of the party’s youth organization Junge Union, to take over the position of the CDU secretary general, the Zeit newspaper reported Saturday.

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St. Petersburg ranks as world’s best cultural destination … for 3rd year in a row!

Russia’s northern capital, Saint Petersburg, has been named the world’s leading cultural city destination for the third consecutive year. The award is traditionally handed out by the World Travel Awards (WTA).

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New Cold War dangers: More potentially explosive Russia-US conflicts likely to come – Stephen Cohen

The Russian-Ukrainian military conflict in the Kerch Strait illustrates again how this Cold War is more dangerous than its predecessor was. A major theme of Cohen’s recently published book ‘War With Russia? From Putin and Ukraine To Trump and Russiagate’, is that the new Cold War is more dangerous in several ways than its 40-year predecessor, […]

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Al-Qaeda tricked West into War on Terror to create Middle East ‘Islamist structure’ – former member

Al-Qaeda tricked the West into the War on Terror in an effort to advance its own Islamist goals in the Middle East, the group’s former chemical weapons expert, who later allegedly became an MI6 spy, told RT’s Going Underground.

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Farewell to Greenbacks? EU Challenges Dollar Dominance With ‘Stronger’ Euro

The European Commission has presented a set of measures to boost the euro as a global reserve currency to challenge the dollar in international transactions, including those in the energy sector. A number of states have taken the course of de-dollarisation in a bid to decrease dependence on the greenback and its clout on the […]

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Russians everywhere! Iceland’s Miss Universe has her Siberian roots revealed

She’s representing Iceland in Miss Universe 2018, but it turns out the stunning Katrin Lea Elenudottir comes from Russia’s Siberia. The fair-skinned, blue-eyed beauty emigrated at young age but retains a fondness for her roots.

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US planned to ditch INF in advance, now seeks reason why it should – Putin on Pompeo ultimatum

The US has long planned to withdraw from the INF Treaty but it’s only now that they started seeking justifications for it and conveniently pinned the blame on Russia, Vladimir Putin said after Washington’s 60-day ultimatum.

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Military defeats push Kabul into talks with Taliban as US seeks way out from Afghan stalemate

Direct talks with the Taliban are crucial for the Kabul government to survive amid crushing defeats by the militants, Afghanistan experts told RT amid expectations that end of the 17-year war is looming.

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Ukrainian Sailors Face Up to 6 Years in Prison for Border Crossing – Lawyer

All 24 Ukrainian sailors who were detained for illegally crossing the Russian maritime border in the Azov Sea have had charges brought against them by Russian investigators and now face up to six years in prison, lawyer Nikolay Polozov told Sputnik on Monday.

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Austrian Gov’t Proclaims Easing EU-Russian Tensions Its Top Goal for 2019

The Austrian chancellor, who, along with his Austrian People’s Party and coalition partner the Freedom Party, came to power in January 2018, has recapped the results of his first year in office and outlined priorities for the next year.

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Russia’s top 5 trump cards in the sanctions game against the US

Washington’s reported plans to ratchet up sanctions against Moscow have sparked heated debates both in the US and in Russia over which country will be hurt more. The US has hinted that it would target exports of sensitive national security goods to Russia, stop flights by Russia’s Aeroflot airlines to the US, and could go […]

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Revolution in Ukraine? Yes, please! Revolution in France? Rule of law!

When violent protests shook Kiev in 2013, Western analysts and leaders quickly threw their support behind the anti-government ‘revolution’ — but after weeks of Yellow Vest protests in France, the reaction has been very different.

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