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Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. A divided House Judiciary Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to approve articles of […]

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IG calls for ‘accountability’ over FBI failures in Russia probe

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded in his long-awaited report on the FBI’s Russia investigation that there was no evidence of political bias in the probe’s launch — but he made clear during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that this does not let anyone off the hook. To the contrary, Horowitz said during Wednesday’s hearing that while […]

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Russia commences Power of Siberia pipeline gas supplies to China

Russia started on 2 December Russian gas pipeline supplies to China via the ambitious Power of Siberia gas pipeline or so-called eastern route. Taking part in a ceremonial event via conference call were Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Chairman Wang Yilin. […]

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Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer December 7, 2019, 8:16 PM 3 min read Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to […]

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General election 2019: Reddit says UK-US trade talks document leak ‘linked to Russia’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn holds up the leaked documents at a press conference on 27 November Leaked documents detailing UK-US trade talks were posted on Reddit by an account linked to a campaign “originating from Russia”, the online message board has said. In a post on Friday, the site said it […]

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In Russia, an Apple app shows an annexed Crimea. In Ukraine, a tweetstorm of anguish.

Russia’s seizure of the territory in 2014 is not recognized by the United States, the Europe Union and much of the international community. Apple’s move to do so — at least within Russia — was announced by the chairman of the Security and Anti-Corruption Committee of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, who […]

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Ukrainians Angry After Apple Changes Its Maps To Recognize Russia As The Owner Of Crimea

KYIV — If you want a guaranteed way to anger a Ukrainian, tell them Crimea belongs to Russia. Ukrainian diplomats are lashing out at Apple after it gave in to Moscow’s demands to show Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as part of Russian territory on its maps and weather apps when accessed from Russia. “IPhones are great […]

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ANALYSIS-Ahead of NATO summit, Serbia buffeted between West and Russia

* Serbia seeks to maintain balance between EU and Russia * Belgrade stands alone outside NATO in Western Balkans * EU-Russia tensions over energy, security run through Serbia By Luke Baker and Aleksandar Vasovic LONDON/BELGRADE, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Since October, French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the effectiveness of NATO, hit pause on EU […]

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Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Russia increases by more than 25%

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22 Trend: Azerbaijani Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov met with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov in Moscow, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy. During the meeting, the sides stressed that the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Russia increased by more than 25 percent and amounted to $2.2 […]

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