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Maduro signals interest in better Venezuela, US relations

San Francisco Chronicle | 08 Mar 2022

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro signaled an interest in improving relations with the U.S. following weekend talks with high-level American officials prompted in part by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and concerns of rising gas prices in the U.S....

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US, Allies Urge Russia at UN to Allow Safe Passage of Civilians, Aid in Ukraine

The Algemeiner | 08 Mar 2022

The United States and its allies on Monday urged Russia at the United Nations to allow safe passage to civilians in besieged Ukrainian cities and aid to areas of fighting, saying the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine was rapidly deteriorating. Envoys from many countries including the United States, Ireland and France as well as UN aid chief Martin...

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How major US stock indexes fared Monday

The News-Gazette | 07 Mar 2022

Stocks had their biggest drop in more than a year Monday after another big leap for oil prices threatened to squeeze inflation’s grip on the global economy. The S&P 500 sank 3%, its biggest drop in 16 months,...

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US Supreme Court rejects bid to revive Cosby sex assault case

Raw Story | 07 Mar 2022

The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby, who was released last year when his 2018 conviction was overturned. Prosecutors had filed an appeal with the court last year to review the decision of a lower court to overturn...

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Trump: US should put Chinese flags on F-22 jets and ‘bomb shit out of’ Russia

The Guardian | 07 Mar 2022

Trump tells Republican donors Putin would not have invaded Ukraine had he been president and calls Nato is a ‘paper tiger’ In a speech to Republican donors in New Orleans, Donald Trump said the US should put the Chinese flag on F-22 jets and “bomb the shit out of Russia” in retribution for its...

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US assures nervous Baltics of Nato protection against Russia

Belfast Telegraph | 07 Mar 2022

The US secretary of state Antony Blinken has Monday assured Lithuania of Nato protection and American support as he began a lightning visit to the three Baltic states that are increasingly on edge as Russia presses ahead with its invasion of Ukraine. The former Soviet republics of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are all Nato members and Mr Blinken is...

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Chinese FM says N. Korea's security concern not resolved yet, US holds key

Korea Times | 07 Mar 2022

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a news conference on the sidelines of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress on March 7, 2022, in Beijing Yonhap The top Chinese diplomat said Monday North Korea's "reasonable" security...

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Oil price at highest since 2008 as Europe and US mull ban on Russian imports

Belfast Telegraph | 07 Mar 2022

The price of oil has soared to its highest level in 14 years on Monday, a move that is likely to put a further squeeze on households, as the US and Europe discussed banning imports of Russian crude. Briefly touching 139 dollars per barrel, Brent crude – which is the most commonly used way of measuring the UK’s oil price – was at its highest price...

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Russia Disconnecting the Internet to Prevent US Cyber attacks

Armstrong Economics | 07 Mar 2022

While Cogent Communications, a major internet backbone provider that routes data across intercontinental connections, cut ties with Russian customers. It cited sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine. However, Putin is very strategic and despite the allegations that Russia intervened in US elections which turnout out to be false before the 2020...

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US Effectively Declares World War III Starting with Russia

Armstrong Economics | 07 Mar 2022 World peace is created by economic opportunity. That is how the Roman Empire flourished for 1,000 years. They conquered much of North Africa during the Punic Wars. They conquered Greece and the East during the days of the Republic. Yes, they conquered all of Europe...

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Trump jokes US should 'put the Chinese flag' on F-22 fighter jets and 'bomb the ...

The Hill | 06 Mar 2022

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpExpel Russia from the WTO Senate Democrats call on Biden admin to end Trump-era immigration rule Iran signals potential cooperation with UN's nuclear watchdog MORE reportedly joked on Saturday that the U.S. should “put the Chinese flag” on F-22 fighter jets and “bomb the s---” out of Russia. Trump made the comment...

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Moldova Asks US for More Support as Refugee Numbers Surge

Voa News | 06 Mar 2022

Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita urged the United States on Sunday to provide more humanitarian support as the number of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine to the small European country hit 120,000. At the beginning of a meeting...

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US ‘works’ with Poland to send jets to Ukraine – media

Russia Today | 06 Mar 2022

Kiev pleaded with the West to help it fend off the ongoing Russian attack The White House has told a number of US media outlets that Washington does not mind if Poland supplies Ukraine with some of its old Soviet-era warplanes to help repel the ongoing Russian invasion. “We are also working on the...

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US officials travel to Venezuela, a Russia ally

The Telegraph India | 06 Mar 2022

Senior U.S. officials are traveling to Venezuela on Saturday to meet with the government of President Nicolás Maduro, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Biden administration steps up efforts to separate Russia from its remaining international allies amid a widening standoff over Ukraine. The trip is the highest-level visit by...

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The US Navy's F-35C is finally recovered from the South China Sea

Interesting Engineering | 05 Mar 2022

Back in January of 2022, a U.S. Navy F-35C stealth fighter jet crashed into the South China Sea. The single-engine stealth fighter had fallen on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson while conducting routine operations. At the time, it was reported by Navy officials that the pilot had ejected himself before the plane fell into the sea after...

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Ericsson, CEO sued in US court over conduct in Iraq

Middle East Online | 05 Mar 2022

STOCKHOLM - Swedish telecoms company Ericsson, its chief executive and chief financial officer have been named as defendants in a US class action lawsuit for misleading investors about the company's dealings in Iraq, a filing to a New York court said on Friday....

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CNN Türk: “Let’s take the islands that Greece stole from us” (VIDEO)

Greek City Times | 05 Mar 2022

Despite the war in Ukraine and other global issues, journalists of the CNN Türk network are “afraid” of a possible Greek attack on Turkey and presented maps of the Aegean islands that Greece is “illegally” occupying and suggested a future Turkish invasion. All this not in a random marginal TV station, but in one of the...

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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

The News-Gazette | 04 Mar 2022

Wall Street fell again Friday as even a gangbusters report on the U.S. jobs market couldn't pull investors’ focus off their worries about Russia's war on Ukraine. The S&P 500 lost 0.8%. Stocks in Europe suffered even sharper...

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US court reinstates Boston Marathon bomber death sentence

Deutsche Welle | 04 Mar 2022

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death in 2015 for detonating two homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon's finish line, killing three and leaving over 200 injured. ......