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Stalled US talks ‘not linked’ to Kim’s planned Russian trip – but finding way around sanctions is

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un won’t use his expected Russian visit as leverage in nuclear talks with the US. Boosting economic ties with Moscow while circumventing sanctions is equally important for Pyongyang, analysts told RT. Kim may arrive in Russia “in spring or summer of this year,” Russian Senator Aleksandr Bashkin said Monday, adding that Read More

3 Russian servicemen died in Syria in February, militants responsible for attack destroyed – MoD

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Three Russian troops were killed in a gunfight with terrorists in Syria in late February, the Defense Ministry has said. A gang of 30 militants responsible for the attack has since been identified and eliminated. The Russian servicemen were returning to base in a car after a humanitarian aid delivery in the Deir ez-Zor Province Read More

Putin ready to improve US ties after Trump cleared of collusion

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By David Mercer, news reporter Vladimir Putin is ready to improve ties with the US after Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia, the Kremlin has said. Russia’s foreign ministry has called on the US to formally recognise the findings of the long-awaited Mueller investigation after Mr Trump said he had Read More

Russia wants to continue gas transit through Ukraine – energy ministry

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Moscow wants to sign a new gas transit deal with Ukraine after 2019, when the current contract with the country expires, Russia’s deputy energy minister has said. “We expect that, to some extent, we will be able to reach an agreement with Ukraine on the transit of gas… If this does not happen in May, Read More

Russia’s 5th-generation fighter jet Su-57 offers huge export potential – trade minister

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Sukhoi’s newest supersonic stealth fighter jet, the Su-57, has outstanding characteristics and has great sales prospects abroad, according to the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. The minister stressed that Russia is ready to expand its cooperation with India, which is currently the country’s biggest partner in the sphere of aircraft construction. The Read More

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un set to visit Russia in 2019 – senator

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may visit Russia between spring and summer of this year, a Russian senator revealed amid reports that Pyongyang is in talks with Moscow to arrange a high-profile trip. “The visit is being discussed, according to some information,” Senator Alexander Bashkin told RIA Novosti. “You can expect it to take place Read More

China building its first nuclear-powered icebreaker to enter the Arctic

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Beijing is working to develop a 33,000-ton nuclear-powered icebreaker described in the tender documents as an “experimental platform.” It may pave the way for China’s production of a fleet of nuclear-fueled vessels. China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has invited bids for the contract to build a state-owned vessel, dubbed a “nuclear icebreaker,” according to Read More

Russia, US compete for Asian LNG market share

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As US President Donald Trump doubles down on his energy ambitions, Russia is not-so-quietly positioning itself to become the ‘go-to’ LNG provider for the Asia Pacific region. For several years, at least since Donald Trump became president more than two years ago, the US has insisted that American sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG) is the Read More

Trump did not conspire with Russia, Mueller report finds

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By Alexander J Martin, news reporter The Mueller investigation has found no evidence that Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. However, the report does not exonerate the president of obstruction of justice, the Justice Department said. A letter summarising its main findings, sent by the US Read More

OPEC, Feds in fog of uncertainty

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By Julian Lee on 3/24/2019 Photo: New York City. WASHINGTON (Bloomberg Opinion) — What do OPEC and the Federal Reserve have in common, other than being on the receiving end of angry tweets from President Donald Trump? They are both having a particularly terrible time assessing the outlook for demand, and this is making setting Read More