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    ‘Beyond the realms of common sense’: Russia says an overwhelming US vote for tough new sanctions is a ‘serious step’ towards destroying chances of improving ties
    Jul26

    ‘Beyond the realms of common sense’: Russia says an overwhelming US vote for tough new sanctions is a ‘serious step’ towards destroying chances of improving ties

    REUTERS/Ian Langsdon/POOLMoscow (AFP) – An overwhelming vote by the US House of Representatives to slap tough new sanctions on Moscow is a “serious step” towards wrecking chances of improving ties, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday. “What has happened goes beyond the realms of common sense,”...

    Brezhnev’s Secret Pledge to ‘Do Everything We Can’ to Re-Elect Gerald Ford
    Jul26

    Brezhnev’s Secret Pledge to ‘Do Everything We Can’ to Re-Elect Gerald Ford

    Putin’s covert support for Donald Trump has not been the first time Russia aspired to influence an American presidential election. Forty-two years ago, a Russian leader privately pledged his government’s support for a president’s reelection: “We for our part will do everything we can to make that happen,” Leonid Brezhnev said to...

    US energy secretary Rick Perry falls for fake interview with Russian pranksters
    Jul26

    US energy secretary Rick Perry falls for fake interview with Russian pranksters

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry thought he was talking about cybersecurity and a biofuel breakthrough in a call with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman. Alas, the 22-minute phone call was actually with Russian pranksters. Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, who are described as the “Jerky Boys of Russia”, have conducted similar...

    Russia says US sanctions vote hits chance of better ties
    Jul26

    Russia says US sanctions vote hits chance of better ties

    MOSCOW: An overwhelming vote by the US House of Representatives to slap tough new sanctions on Moscow is a “serious step” towards wrecking chances of improving ties, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said Wednesday. “What has happened goes beyond the realms of common sense,” Sergei Ryabkov told state-run TASS news...

    Reading books in the summer: the choices of Bulgarians
    Jul26

    Reading books in the summer: the choices of Bulgarians

    Talking to Horizont Channel of the Bulgarian National Radio, Lyudmila Elenkova from the leading chain of bookstores Helikon privides us with some insights about the Bulgarians’ choice of reading stuff this summer: “Camino Island by John Grisham is leading the Helikon charts and will most probably top sales this summer”, she says. “Camino...

    Lisbon Revealed as Host City of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
    Jul26

    Lisbon Revealed as Host City of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

    Portuguese Television and the European Broadcasting Union chose Lisbon to host Eurovision 2018, reported BGNES. The organizers announced that the semi-finals will be held on May 8 and 10 and the final of the competition on May 12. Portugal became the host country of the song contest, thanks to the victory of Salvador Sobral at Eurovision 2017 in...

    Russia Lashes Out Over U.S. Sanctions Legislation
    Jul26

    Russia Lashes Out Over U.S. Sanctions Legislation

    Russian officials and lawmakers are sharply criticizing U.S. legislation that would impose new sanctions on Moscow and make it harder for President Donald Trump to ease or lift punitive measures. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US House Approves New Sanctions against Iran, Russia, N Korea
    Jul26

    US House Approves New Sanctions against Iran, Russia, N Korea

    The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives votes overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions against Iran, Russia and North Korea. The lower chamber of the US Congress made the move Tuesday despite opposition from US President Donald Trump. House Speaker Paul Ryan claimed that the move is essential to tighten “the screws on our most...

    Canadian defence deal with Azerbaijan raises new questions about arms export controls
    Jul26

    Canadian defence deal with Azerbaijan raises new questions about arms export controls

    Export permits for military vehicles issued despite concerns over Azerbaijan’s poor human rights record, CBC News reports. A deal by a Canadian company to export armored personnel carriers to Azerbaijan and set up a joint production of these military-style vehicles in the oil-rich former Soviet republic is once again raising questions about...

    U.S. Energy Secretary Spoofed By Russian Pranksters
    Jul26

    U.S. Energy Secretary Spoofed By Russian Pranksters

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry discussed climate change, expanding American coal exports to Ukraine, and natural gas during a recent phone conversation with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine’s prime minister. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...