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US Will Face the ‘Biggest Defeat in History’ if Iran Mobilizes Resources: Khamenei

Khamenei

WASHINGTON – This week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated Washington’s intention to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero as soon as market conditions permit. Tensions between the two countries continue to simmer after President Trump’s decision to withdraw unilaterally from the nuclear agreement with Iran and resume sanctions …

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Russia’s Latest S-500, S-350 Systems to Enter Service Soon

S-500

MOSCOW – The advanced S-500 surface-to-air missile/anti-ballistic missile systems and S-350 medium-range surface-to-air missile systems will enter service with the Russian armed forces soon, the commandant of the Zhukov Air-Space Academy, Lieutenant General Vladimir Lyaporov, said in an interview published by the Krasnaya Zvezda daily on Friday. In 2019, the …

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Venezuela: US Resolution Opposes Russian and Chinese Resolution to UNSC

Russia

UNGA – Russia blocked a US resolution on Venezuela at the UN, saying the document was “written for regime change, DW reported Friday. The UN Security Council voted on two resolutions on Venezuela but failed to adopt either, with the United States, Russia and China having clashed on the issue …

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US and Russia Resolutions on Venezuela: Both Might Fail

UN

NEW YORK – The UN Security Council is expected to vote on February 28 on competing draft resolutions submitted by the United States and Russia on the crisis in Venezuela, Reuters reported Thursday. A resolution requires nine votes to pass the council and no veto of permanent members – the …

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UN Envoy for Syria to Hold Talks with Iran, Russia, Turkey

UN envoy

NEW YORK – The UN envoy for Syria Stefan De Mistura is seeking meetings with Iran, Russia and Turkey as guarantors of Astana peace talks, IRNA reported Wednesday quoting, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Stéphane. According to IRNA News, ‘The Special Envoy looks forward to hosting within the context …

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Oil Prices Climb for First Time in Three Days, But Trade War Fears Drag

Oil prices

TOKYO – Oil prices climbed for the first time in three days on Wednesday, but rising supply and fears over the outlook for demand amid the US-China trade war kept pressure on the market, Reuters reported. The website said, that Brent crude futures had gained 52 cents, or 0.7 percent, …

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Russia Edged Out By China for World Championship in Men’s Gymnastics

Gymnastics

DOHA – China claimed the first gold medal of the world gymnastics championships in Doha on Monday, edging out Russia in the men’s team final by a razor-thin margin. After a day of high drama, the Chinese finished with a total team score of 256.634 points, just barely above the …

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EU Ramps Up Navies to Counter Russia, Germany Takes the Lead: Reports

EU

MOSCOW – The European Union (EU) states have started major naval exercises in the Baltic Sea, with Germany taking a leading role; they are preparing themselves for the Russian threat, Sputnik reported Monday. The nations of Europe seem to be bulking up their navies, and Germany is taking the lead …

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By 2020 China Might Launch First Man made Moon to Decrease Power Usage

Moon

BEIJING – China’s space industry is preparing to launch the world’s first artificial moon to help with urban illumination at night, a leading scientist said, “The Strait Times” reported Friday. Wu Chunfeng, head of Tian Fu New Area Science Society in Chengdu, told the China Daily in an exclusive interview …

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Islamic State has Seized 700 Hostages in Syria: Putin

Putin

SOCHI, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Islamic State militants have seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by US-backed forces and had executed some of them and promised to kill more, AP reported Friday. Putin said while speaking in the Black Sea resort city of …

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