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2017-08-18
Air Force Chief: Israel Has Attacked Syrian Arms Convoys Nearly 100 Times in 5 Years
Brags That Many of Israel's Attacks Go 'Under the Radar'

By Jason Ditz
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2017-08-18
President TrumpТs СWhite BlindnessТ

By Robert Parry
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2017-08-18
Russia-US cooperation in space must be pragmatic and without sanctions - senior official
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2017-08-16

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2017-08-16
Russia Seeks to Convince Iran to Remain in Nuclear Deal
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2017-08-16
Is 'Putin's Russia' responsible for the Ku Klux Klan?

By Bryan MacDonald
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2017-08-15
The Costs of Ignoring Russia
Current mutual hostility threatens an explosive confrontation.

By Dimitri K. Simes
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2017-08-15
Russia-gate's Fatally Flawed Logic
By pushing the Russia-gate "scandal" and neutering President Trump's ability to conduct diplomacy, Democrats and Congress have encouraged his war-making side on North Korea

By Robert Parry
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2017-08-15
'US campaign in Afghanistan has failed, troops should leave' - Russian envoy
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2017-08-14

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2017-08-07

US sanctions against Russia 'diametrically opposed' to European interest - German FM

The new sanctions imposed against Russia by the US are "more than problematic" for Berlin, since they are "diametrically opposed to the interests of Germany and the EU," German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said.

Speaking in Wolfsburg on Friday, Gabriel reiterated his accusations against the US, saying the sanctions are meant to further America's economic interests at the expense of Europe.

"The draft law makes clear that they're pursuing economic interests," he said.

"Aggressively combining foreign policy issues with American economic interests and saying, 'we want to drive Russian gas out of the European market so we can sell American gas there' is definitely not something we can accept."

The German FM said Washington should talk to European nations to ensure that its sanctions effort against Russia does not hurt the EU.

The new round of American sanctions against Russia signed into law by President Donald Trump earlier this week seeks to punish companies in third countries involved in energy projects with Russia. It specifically opposes the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will deliver Russian natural gas directly to Europe. Several European companies, including Germany's Wintershall and Uniper, are also involved in the project.

Gabriel is among the most vocal critics of the American move. Moscow warned that the US measures could trigger a trade war with Russia.

"RT"