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Only 1 in 3 UN members back new anti-Russia resolution

Ukraine’s latest proposal to condemn Russia has attracted the backing of just 58 out of 193 UN member states, a far cry from the number that symbolically supported Kiev in the General Assembly in March.  Kiev’s envoy to the UN Sergey Kislitsa heralded the proposed resolution on Wednesday, following the …

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Russia responds to Zuckerberg’s FBI revelations

The FBI and other US security agencies secretly control American social media giants, Russia’s foreign ministry press director has alleged. The high-level official cited a recent interview by Mark Zuckerberg, in which the Facebook CEO supposedly acknowledged such influence.  On Friday, spokesperson Maria Zakharova published a post on her Telegram …

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US won’t be able to replace Russian uranium – official

The US will not be able to replace Russian uranium in the event of an import ban, Assistant Secretary of Energy Kathryn Huff has warned, saying Washington must develop enrichment capabilities domestically.  “Worldwide, there’s not enough capacity to replace that gap from trusted sources,” Huff told the Washington Examiner on …

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Artillery hits Zaporozhye nuclear dump

Four artillery projectiles fired from Ukrainian positions struck the fuel storage site of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant on Friday, authorities in the Russian-controlled city of Energodar told reporters. Radiation levels remain normal, suggesting that they inflicted no damage. Europe’s largest nuclear power plant was seized by Russian troops in …

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‘Peacemaker’ of death: This Ukrainian website threatens hundreds of thousands with extrajudicial killings, some are Americans

For the last eight years, a group of publicly unknown activists in Ukraine have been compiling lists of ‘enemies of the people’ with impunity. Hundreds of thousands have been declared criminals without trial. Among them are not only Russian citizens, but also Ukrainian opposition figures and bloggers, European politicians, and …

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Pentagon watchdog doubtful Kiev tracks US weapons

The Pentagon’s acting Inspector General Sean O’Donnell told Bloomberg on Thursday that his office will test the effectiveness of the system that tracks US weapons shipped to Ukraine as part of the Defense Department’s multi-billion dollar military assistance program. “As far as we can tell, right now, everything that is …

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EU city wants exemption from Russia sanctions – media

The Hague in the Netherlands has revealed it will ask the EU to grant it a temporary exemption from anti-Russia sanctions. The city, known as the seat of the International Criminal Court, reportedly wants to keep buying natural gas from Russian energy giant Gazprom until an alternative supplier is found. …

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EU power prices soar to new highs

Electricity prices in the EU’s day-ahead spot markets have surged to new highs on Friday amid rising energy demand and lower gas flows from Russia. According to European Power Exchange data, day-ahead electricity prices in France, Belgium and Germany showed the largest growth. Prices in Europe’s largest economy, Germany, rose …

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Kim Kardashian beats Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s Yale law degree and her experience as a practicing lawyer apparently weren’t sufficient to overcome reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian, who schooled the former US senator and secretary of state in a contest of legal knowledge. Kardashian defeated Clinton by a score of 11-4 in a legal quiz …

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Los Angeles-bound plane catches fire (VIDEO)

An engine fire forced a Viva Aerobus flight bound for Los Angeles from Guadalajara, Mexico, to turn back and make an emergency landing. Passengers reportedly heard a loud boom a few minutes after takeoff around 10pm on Tuesday, then saw sparks and flames pouring from the right engine on the …

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