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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...

Trump approves new ‘flawed’ Russia sanctions
Aug03

Trump approves new ‘flawed’ Russia sanctions

President Donald Trump has signed into a law a bill which imposes new sanctions on Russia for their alleged meddling in the 2016 election., The bill, which was signed in private at the White House, also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea. Mr Trump accused Congress of overreach on the legislation, which “handcuffs” him from...

Ex-world boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko retires
Aug03

Ex-world boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko retires

The Ukrainian Klitschko held various titles in a glorious 21-year career. The post Ex-world boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko retires appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. …read more Source: Premium Times...

Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law
Aug03

Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law

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 “total weakness… in the...

Trump: US President grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law
Aug03

Trump: US President grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law

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. 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...

‘Alarming Signal’: Russian Envoy on Kiev’s Move to Boost Military Expenses
Aug03

‘Alarming Signal’: Russian Envoy on Kiev’s Move to Boost Military Expenses

MINSK (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed on Tuesday a law on introducing amendments to the 2017 state budget, which provides for additional funding for the defense sector, including the construction of an ammunition factory, the purchase of Oplot tanks, and the production of missiles. “The signing yesterday, August 1, by the...

Trump Signs ‘Seriously Flawed’ Russia Sanctions Bill
Aug02

Trump Signs ‘Seriously Flawed’ Russia Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed what he called a “seriously flawed” bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S....

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law
Aug02

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law

Washington – US President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia into law, a White House official said on Wednesday.The US Congress voted last week by overwhelming margins for sanctions to punish the Russian government over interference in the 2016 presidential election, annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and...

Trump signs Russia sanctions into law: White House
Aug02

Trump signs Russia sanctions into law: White House

President Donald Trump has signed into law a package of sanctions against Russia, the White House said Wednesday, after he had privately opposed the measures and his aides had lobbied against them. Two White House sources said Trump had signed the bill behind closed doors and away from the cameras — in signing it, he avoided the humiliating...

Ali Cynthia Chinechere: Best student in WAEC exams rewarded on Twitter
Aug02

Ali Cynthia Chinechere: Best student in WAEC exams rewarded on Twitter

The best student has nine A1s in the just concluded West Africa Examination exams. Apart from the bants and counter-bants that exemplify Twitter Nigeria, there is also a justifiable degree of reward system on the microblog. This sense of reward was recently exhibited as Nigerians on Twitter proudly honoured Ali Cynthia Chinecherem, a 17-year-old...

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