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Russia responds to EU ‘sponsor of terrorism’ resolution

The European Parliament, which on Wednesday adopted a non-binding resolution branding Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism”, should be designated a “sponsor of idiocy,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. The EU’s legislative body passed the decision on Wednesday in a landslide vote in Strasbourg. The document was …

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Moscow wonders if Washington knows about Kiev’s terrorism plans

Moscow hopes the US government did not leak its suspicions that Kiev masterminded a high-profile assassination in Russia with a view to disclaiming responsibility for future terrorist attacks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. He was commenting on a report in the New York Times, which contained details of …

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Biden opposes designating Russia as state sponsor of terrorism

US President Joe Biden spoke on Monday against designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism over the conflict in Ukraine. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Biden said “no” when asked whether he believes Russia should be branded a state sponsor of terrorism. Last month, two US senators …

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Russia reacts to Latvia branding it ‘sponsor of terrorism’

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has slammed Latvia’s decision to brand Moscow a “state sponsor of terrorism,” calling it “absolutely groundless” and part of a long-running anti-Russia campaign by Riga. “Is it news? No,” Maria Zakharova wrote on Telegram shortly after Thursday’s declaration by the Latvian parliament, which accused Russia of …

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Russia accuses Ukraine of ‘nuclear terrorism’

Ukrainian troops have committed “a new act of nuclear terrorism” by continuing to shell the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. The nuclear plant, Europe’s largest, in southern Ukraine was seized by Russian forces in late February, when Moscow launched its military operation in the …

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Zelensky accuses Amnesty International of supporting terrorism

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has accused Amnesty International of siding with “terrorists” after the organization condemned the Ukrainian military for placing weapons in civilian areas in violation of humanitarian law. “Today we saw a report by Amnesty International, which unfortunately tries to amnesty the terrorist state and shift responsibility from …

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US comments on designating Russia ‘terrorism sponsor’

The US is considering the matter of recognizing Russia as “a state sponsor of terrorism,” US Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink has said, emphasizing that the issue must be carefully analyzed from a legal point of view.  “With regard to designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, this is something …

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Norway shooting investigated as terrorism – police

Norwegian police have launched a terror probe over a shooting spree that left two dead and many injured in downtown Oslo in the early hours of Saturday. A gunman opened fire on bystanders at around 1:00am local time near several entertainment venues including a popular gay bar. “Two people are …

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Turkey accuses NATO members of supporting terrorism

Finland and Sweden aren’t the only countries in Europe that support terrorists, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed during an address to parliament on Wednesday. The Turkish leader accused France, Germany and the Netherlands of aiding organizations that are deemed by Ankara to be terrorists, such as the Kurdistan …

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