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Explosion on St. Petersburg Metro Kills 11

A suspected bomb blast inside a train in the St. Petersburg Metro killed eleven passengers and injured dozens of others. The entire Metro system was shut down as bomb squads and rescuers responded to the emergency. Via: rt.com  Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a search for two people suspected of being implicated in the bombing. The information on the search for ...

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President says US will act unilaterally if China does not pressure Pyongyang

Donald Trump has warned that the US will take unilateral action to eliminate the nuclear threat from North Korea unless China increases pressure on the regime in Pyongyang. Via: ft.com In an interview with the Financial Times, the US president said he would discuss the growing threat from Kim Jong Un’s nuclear programme with Xi Jinping when he hosts the Chinese president ...

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North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. Via: thehill.com False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, ...

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The Chinese Approach to Radical Islam

There are roughly 22 million Muslims living in China today. The dominant Muslim minority group is the Uyghurs, a Sunni population who speak a Turkish dialect and live in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, home to 10 million Chinese Muslims. Via: jcpa.org Unlike other Muslim groups, Uyghurs have demanded their independence and have sought to establish a separate political and religious ...

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Pauline Hanson once again slams Islam: ‘They hate Western society’

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has given a wide-ranging interview, expanding on her views on how her party has changed and where it stands on several issues. Via: AAP Here are the key issues Pauline Hanson covered in an interviw with ABC TV’s Insiders on Sunday. Immigration Pauline Hanson has criticised Islam – yet again – saying she believed it “hates” ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the National Interest Magazine

Question: I’d like to start by asking you about your forthcoming meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, we’ve read in the press that the two of you may be meeting soon. Sergey Lavrov: So they say. Question: Could you perhaps tell us about your expectations and goals in dealing with Secretary Tillerson? Sergey Lavrov: Well, after the American ...

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Russian Foreign Minister mocks Löfven’s ‘childish’ election interference fears

Sergey Lavrov has labelled Sweden’s Prime Minister “childish” for expressing fears over Russian influence in Sweden’s election next year. Via: thelocal.se In an interview with US magazine National Interest, Lavrov said there was “no proof” Russia was involved in the US elections or has interfered in Germany and France ahead of their respective elections this year.  He then said: “By the ...

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Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Via: reuters.com The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is ...

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Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings, records show

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic. “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last month. “I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia.” Via: reuters.com  ...

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UK troops in Estonia for massive NATO deployment

The first of 800 UK troops being sent to bolster Nato defences in the Baltic have arrived in Estonia. The 120 soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles will set up a UK headquarters in the country before the remaining troops arrive in April. Via: bbc.com  The defence secretary said they would deter “Russian aggression”. The UK is taking a leading role ...

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