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    Russia plans to auction giant 51-carat diamond online
    Aug03

    Russia plans to auction giant 51-carat diamond online

    MOSCOW: Russian miner Alrosa said on Tuesday it plans to sell at an online auction in November a rare collection of polished diamonds produced domestically, including a giant 51.38-carat gem. This huge, traditional round-cut diamond, whose 2.5 cm (1 inch) diameter is equal in size to the visible part of a human eye, bears the same name as the...

    US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia, says PM Medvedev
    Aug03

    US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia, says PM Medvedev

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war” against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated by Congress. The law aims to punish Russia for its alleged...

    Russia blasts US sanctions as ‘economic war’
    Aug03

    Russia blasts US sanctions as ‘economic war’

    MOSCOW: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lashed new US sanctions as a “full-fledged economic war” on Moscow, saying they crushed hopes for repairing ties and demonstrated President Donald Trump’s “total weakness … in the most humiliating way.” Trump reluctantly signed off on the new sanctions Wednesday,...

    Yanukovych’s Treason Trial Set To Restart
    Aug03

    Yanukovych’s Treason Trial Set To Restart

    The in-absentia treason trial of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is due to restart today. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports. At the last hearing, held on July 12, a court in Kyiv adjourned the trial after Yanukovych’s new lawyer, Vitaliy … …read more Source:...

    Russia blasts US sanctions as ‘economic war’
    Aug03

    Russia blasts US sanctions as ‘economic war’

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lashed new US sanctions as a full-fledged economic war on Moscow, saying they crushed hopes for repairing ties and demonstrated President Donald Trump’s total weakness … in the most humiliating way.Trump reluctantly signed off on the new sanctions Wednesday, bowing to...

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, Moscow calls it ‘trade war’
    Aug03

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, Moscow calls it ‘trade war’

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump grudgingly signed into law new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, a move Moscow said amounted to a full-scale trade war and an end to hopes for better ties with the Trump administration. Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation last week, passing a measure that conflicts with the Republican...

    Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law
    Aug03

    Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the sanctions amounted to “full-fledged economic war on Russia” and demonstrates Trump’s...

    Tennis: Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury
    Aug03

    Tennis: Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury

    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the WTA Bank of the West Classic just before her scheduled second-round match Wednesday with a left arm injury, tournament officials announced.Were sad to announce that @mariasharapova has withdrawn after doctors advice regarding her left arm, a post on the...

    EU ready to retaliate if needed to US-Russia sanctions
    Aug03

    EU ready to retaliate if needed to US-Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS: The EU said Wednesday it was ready if needed to retaliate within days against new US sanctions on Russia but believes Washington wants to spare European energy firms from any fallout. US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on the new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and holding off on efforts to...

    Trump signs Russia sanctions into law: White House
    Aug03

    Trump signs Russia sanctions into law: White House

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril.Trump signed the legislation behind closed doors, after failed White House efforts to scupper or water down the bill.Trumps reluctance was on...

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