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Iran's Zarif To Visit Norway On Thursday Amid Increased Tensions In Gulf Region

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay an official visit to Norway on Thursday in the wake of escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
Related topics: Iran, Norway, Russia

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Ryanair Cabin Crews Go On Strike In Portugal, Gov't Guarantees Minimum Service - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The strike, organised by the National Union of Civil Aviation Personnel, will last through Sunday, the Portugal News said. On Tuesday, the carrier reportedly announced that while the strike was not expected to cause significant...
Related topics: Portugal, Russia

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Moscow Waiting For Specific Proposals On Renewing G8 Following Trump's Favourable Remarks

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Trump told reporters at the White House on Tuesday that he would support Russia's return to the group and subsequent resumption of the G8 format. Trump said he believed Russia was initially expelled from the G8 because Russian...
Related topics: Russia, White House

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Tony Blair's Think Tank Warns Building More Homes Cannot Solve Uk Housing Crisis

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Building more homes will do little to rein in soaring UK housing prices as long as there are not enough subsidies for first-time buyers and young families, a non-profit set up by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said in its...
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Abductors Of Russian Sailors Allow Contact With Boat's Captain - Source

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The pirates who abducted eight sailors, including three Russian nationals, off Cameroon's coast last week permitted the captain of the vessel to make contact with an outside party, a source in the company said.
Related topics: Russia, Cameroon

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Johnson's Push To Scrap Brexit Backstop Makes No-deal Outcome Most Likely - Irish Deputy Pm

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The attempts of the new prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, to abolish the backstop solution that entails keeping Northern Ireland in the EU Customs Union make a no-deal Brexit look like the most likely scenario,...
Related topics: Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland

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Us To Create Hypersonic Weapon Within 'couple Of Years' - Defence Secretary

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States may create its hypersonic weapons within two years, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said in an interview.
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Pentagon Vows To Decide On Appropriate Response To Drone Downing In Yemen After Facts Studied

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States will take action as appropriate with regard to its drone shot down over Yemen as soon as it scrutinizes facts related to the incident, Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in an interview.
Related topics: Pentagon, Drones, Yemen, Russia

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Trump Says He Wants Russia Back At G-7 Summits  

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants Russia back at the Group of Seven summits of the world's leading economies, even though it still controls Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.Moscow was booted from the group over its unilateral 2014...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Russia, Ukraine

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John Sullivan: An Excellent Choice For Moscow Ambassador

The New York Times reports that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will be nominated U.S. ambassador to Moscow. It's a good choice. Sullivan is smart, calm, and experienced: three crucial ingredients in leading the U.S. mission to...
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Russian Parliament Accuses Us Of Political Interference

Russian politicians are accusing the United States of trying to interfere in Moscow's upcoming elections by helping to organize mass rallies, a charge the U.S. denies. Parliament members meeting this week have formed a committee to investigate to...
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Open Arms Migrant Ship Docks At Lampedusa Upon Italian Prosecution Permission - Charity

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Open Arms ship, which has been stranded for nearly three weeks in the Mediterranean with migrants from Africa aboard, has finally docked at the Italian island of Lampedusa upon receiving authorization from the chief prosecutor...
Related topics: Charity, Russia

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Beijing Slams West For "interfering" In Moscow's Affairs

Russian President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity decline abruptly over the past year - something  the New York Times won't let its subscribers forget. And Russia's handling of mass unsanctioned protests related to United Russia's flagrant...
Related topics: China, Beijing, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Protests

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Russian Sailors Abducted Off Cameroon's Coast Are Most Likely To Be In Nigeria - Source

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three Russian sailors who have been recently abducted by pirates off Cameroon's coast are most likely to be in Nigeria, a source in the employing company stated.
Related topics: Cameroon, Nigeria, Russia

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Putin Fully Briefed On Arkhangelsk Accident, Rumours Of "radioactive Cloud" Absurd -...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Five Rosatom employees died in a blast that rocked a military site in the Arkhangelsk Region on 10 August during tests of a liquid-propellant rocket engine. They will receive posthumous government honours. 
Related topics: Vladimir Putin, Kremlin, Russia, Military

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German Citizens Trust Putin More Than Trump - Poll

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – German citizens trust Russian President Vladimir Putin more than his US counterpart, Donald Trump, a poll, conducted by the YouGov poll for the DPA news agency, revealed.
Related topics: Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Polls, Russia

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Us Had Plans To Test Missiles Banned By Inf Treaty Long Before Leaving Arms Deal – Lavrov

The US conducted its first test of a ground-launched cruise missile operating at ranges previously banned by the now void Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on 18 August. Moscow noted that such tests need to be prepared in advance,...
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London Mayor Announces $1.7mln For Community Projects To Tackle Knife Crime

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that the agency he launched about a year ago to tackle violent crime would allocate 1.4 million pounds ($1.7 million) for community projects aimed at preventing knife crime.   
Related topics: United Kingdom, London, Russia

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Open Arms Charity Says 9 Migrants Jumped Off Stranded Rescue Vessel To Reach Italian Coast (video)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Nine migrants jumped off a rescue ship of the Open Arms charity to swim their way to the Italian coast after the vessel has been stranded in the Mediterranean for over a fortnight, the non-profit organisation said.
Related topics: Charity, World Videos, Russia

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Spain's Left-wing Podemos Offers To Resume Gov't Coalition Talks With Socialists - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Spain's left-wing electoral alliance Unidas Podemos has sent to the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) a proposal on resuming negotiations concerning forming a coalition government to avoid new snap elections in the country,...
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