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IMF issues warning on global economic stability

The world economy is headed for a difficult year, as the fallout from the recent banking crises and the formation of rival economic blocs triggered by the Ukraine conflict threaten to undermine global economic stability, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, said at the China Development …

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Putin names country behind Nord Stream blasts

US intelligence agencies were most likely behind last September’s sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Russia 24 TV on Saturday, adding that he agrees with the conclusions made by veteran American journalist Seymour Hersh. It would be “very difficult” to bring the entire truth …

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Seymour Hersh evaluates state of journalism

Not a lot of real journalism is currently happening in America or internationally, veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has said on ‘Direct Impact,’ which is broadcast on RT. “The class of people, who believe in journalism… doesn’t seem like a class that exists today,” Hersh lamented during the show, which …

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France slammed for ‘excessive force’ against protests

The French government has used disproportionate force against demonstrators protesting the pension reform, in violation of their freedom of assembly and expression, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic said on Friday. Mijatovic described the circumstances of the pension protests as “concerning,” adding that “sporadic acts of violence …

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US asks Serbs to ‘set aside’ grievances over bombings

In a carefully worded statement to the public on Friday, US ambassador in Belgrade Christopher Hill commented on the 78-day bombing campaign against Yugoslavia by calling on the Serbs to build a “better future” together with Washington. “I offer my personal condolences to the families of those who lost their …

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Kiev flags hurdle along path to Xi-Zelensky talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky may hold negotiations but the preparatory work on these has stumbled into certain complications, Mikhail Podoliak, a senior aide to the Ukrainian leader, said on Thursday. Speaking on national TV, Podoliak confirmed plans for talks between the two leaders, claiming …

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France protests said to be ‘out of control’

French authorities struggled on Thursday to suppress the protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform. Over a million demonstrators took to the streets across the country in what some security sources described as an “insurrection” against the government in Paris. Tens of thousands of workers went on strike and protesters …

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US ‘uneasy’ about China’s peace plan for Ukraine – media

There is a “sense of unease” in the White House about the consequences of its dismissal of the Chinese peace plan for Ukraine, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed official in the administration of President Joe Biden. In February, the US publicly brushed off the roadmap for peace presented …

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Russia and China sign long-term nuclear deal

Russia and China are deepening their partnership in nuclear energy and will draw up a roadmap for cooperation in developing so-called fast-neutron reactors for decades to come, Russia’s state-run nuclear energy giant Rosatom announced on Wednesday. According to the company, the comprehensive program lays the ground not only for bilateral …

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