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    US backs UK over nerve gas attack, agrees that Russians responsible
    Mar15

    US backs UK over nerve gas attack, agrees that Russians responsible

    The White House today threw its weight behind the UK in the case of a nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter, saying it shares the British assessment that Russia is responsible for the attack. It also said that the UK’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the alleged attack was a “just...

    Crimea is Russian, matter is finished
    Mar15

    Crimea is Russian, matter is finished

    John Wight A firestorm of anti-Russia hysteria in the UK is no excuse for peddling a revisionist narrative over the status of Crimea. Yet just such a revisionist narrative is being peddled by the country’s foreign office to mark the fourth anniversary of Crimea’s decision, expressed in a democratic referendum on March 16, 2014, to...

    Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy
    Mar15

    Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy

    A man takes the flag off the flagpole outside the consular section of Russia’s Embassy in London, Britain, March 14, 2018Reuters Skripal betrayed dozens of Russian agents to Britain before being arrested in Moscow and later jailed in 2006. Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats in response to a nerve toxin attack on a Russian ex-spy in...

    France wants proof before responding on Britain poisoning affair
    Mar14

    France wants proof before responding on Britain poisoning affair

    PARIS: France on Wednesday said it wanted firm proof of Russian involvement in the nerve-toxin poisoning of a Russian double agent in Britain before it took any action in solidarity with the British government.In contrast to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump who assured British Prime Minister Theresa May they were...

    Russia's Putin, in home strait of election campaign, visits Crimea
    Mar14

    Russia's Putin, in home strait of election campaign, visits Crimea

    THE KERCH STRAIT (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inspected a new bridge linking Crimea to Russia, touting his annexation of the peninsula to voters days before an election all but guaranteed to deliver him a second consecutive term in power. …read more Source: The...

    Singapore starts landmark public hearing on fake news
    Mar14

    Singapore starts landmark public hearing on fake news

    SINGAPORE: Singapore yesterday began a public hearing on how to tackle the threat of fake news, with speakers suggesting measures ranging from blocking websites to balancing the interests of national security and free speech. The wealthy city state is among the countries looking to introduce legislation to rein in fake news, a trend that has...

    A Chernobyl in the making
    Mar14

    A Chernobyl in the making

    A nuclear catastrophe looms from Yongbyon, North Korea, which could threaten to annihilate thousands of people and make some parts of North Korea, Russia and China uninhabitable for decades to come. Satellite image of North Korea’s light water nuclear reactor in Yongbyon. That deadly scenario also poses health risks to thousands, if not...

    Konstantin Kosachev: Selling weapons to Azerbaijan, we fulfill the  agreements reached before April 2016
    Mar14

    Konstantin Kosachev: Selling weapons to Azerbaijan, we fulfill the  agreements reached before April 2016

    ArmInfo.”Nagorno-Karabakh, fortunately, is not a hot spot, although we understand that the situation there is explosive especially given the April events of 2016,” Head of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Konstantin told a news conference in the Armenian parliament Kosachev,...

    Singapore starts landmark public hearing on fake news
    Mar14

    Singapore starts landmark public hearing on fake news

    SINGAPORE: Singapore on Wednesday began a public hearing on how to tackle the threat of fake news, with speakers suggesting measures ranging from blocking websites to balancing the interests of national security and free speech. The wealthy city-state is among the countries looking to introduce legislation to rein in fake news, a trend that has...

    British deadline to Russia expires, escalation expected
    Mar14

    British deadline to Russia expires, escalation expected

    LONDON: Britain braced for a showdown with Russia on Wednesday after a midnight deadline set by Prime Minister Theresa May expired without an explanation from Moscow about how a Soviet-era nerve toxin was used to strike down a former Russian double agent. The United States, European Union and NATO supported Britain after May said it was “highly...

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