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No way Trump can ‘steamroll’ Russia into accepting US stance on Iran & Venezuela – Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied that Donald Trump can secure concessions on key issues by dangling the prospect of a new one-to-one meeting, but reiterated that Moscow is ready for fresh talks. The US president has repeatedly insisted that he will speak face-to-face with Putin at the G20 summit in Osaka next week, and Read More

Huawei files lawsuit against US government over seizure of equipment

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Chinese tech giant Huawei has filed a civil lawsuit against the US Commerce Department over the mishandling of telecommunications equipment seized by American officials, demanding its release. According to the complaint, the US government took possession of hardware, including an ethernet switch and computer server, which was transported from China to an independent laboratory in Read More

Not you too! US warns India against Russian S-400 ahead of Pompeo’s visit

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Although Washington already has its plate full trying to dissuade Turkey from buying S-400 air defenses, it is also “urging” India against buying the Russian missile system just ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit. Having already told India not to go through with the S-400 deal last week, a State Department official issued Read More

Government error delays online pornography age-check scheme

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An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites has been delayed a second time. The changes – which mean UK internet users may have to prove their age – were due to start on 15 July after already being delayed from April 2018. The culture secretary confirmed the postponement saying the government had Read More

China coal hub Shanxi slams seven cities for pollution spike in 2019

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s top coal-producing province of Shanxi has reprimanded seven of its cities after a spike in air pollution in the first five months of 2019, the country’s environment ministry said in a notice late Thursday. China is in the sixth year of a war on pollution aimed at allaying public unrest about Read More

‘We had nobody in the drone’: Trump’s explanation of UAV mechanics baffles observers

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Donald Trump backtracked a bit on his hostile rhetoric toward Iran: when he said they “made a big mistake” he more meant they shot down the drone “by mistake.” He then baffled the press saying at least no one was “in the drone.”  While Trump might have simply been emphasizing that no one was actually Read More

Iranian UN envoy condemns ‘unlawful destabilizing measures’ by US

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Iran’s envoy to the United Nations has called on the international community to end “unlawful destabilizing measures” by the US, declaring that while Iran does not seek war, it “reserves the right to counter any hostile act. Iranian envoy to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi has condemned continuing US provocations that culminated Thursday morning in Read More

Martin Shkreli settles all litigation with his former company Retrophin

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur serving a seven-year prison term for fraud, has settled all outstanding disputes with Retrophin Inc, the biopharmaceutical company he founded in 2011 and which ousted him three years later. FILE PHOTO: Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli exits U.S. District Court after being convicted of securities Read More

Russia squeezing embattled Venezuela for tax-free gas expansion

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By Fabiola Zerpa and Peter Millard on 6/20/2019 CARACAS and RIO DE JANEIRO (Bloomberg) — Russia’s state-controlled oil giant, Rosneft PJSC, is extracting concessions from crisis-ridden Venezuela to enter the offshore natural gas market on the cheap, a potential headache for the U.S. and Europe. An accord signed by both Russia and Venezuela earlier this month Read More