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Russia threatens to retaliate against US forces in Syria

Russia threatens to retaliate against US forces in SyriaThe country’s defence ministry said Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting, had taken up positions on the eastern banks of the Euphrates alongside US special forces. The SDF had twice opened fire with mortars and artillery on Syrian troops who were working alongside Russian special forces, it claimed. Moscow also claimed that the SDF had diverted from the battle to take the northern city Raqqa to the province of Deir al-Zor, around 100 miles to the east, where Russian special forces are helping the Syrian army push out Isis militants.



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Russia Accuses U.S. of Working With Al-Qaeda Affiliate

Russia Accuses U.S. of Working With Al-Qaeda AffiliateThe U.S. has designated the Al-Qaeda affiliated a "terrorist" group, despite its attempts to rebrand. However Russia has repeatedly accused Washington of sparing its militants.



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Russia Claims to Kill 850 Jihadists; U.S. Targets ISIS

Russia Claims to Kill 850 Jihadists; U.S. Targets ISISRussian and U.S. allies are battling insurgents and jihadists trying to topple the Syrian government, but the latter wants to reshape the nation.



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How North Korea Could Start World War III: A War Between Russia and America

How North Korea Could Start World War III: A War Between Russia and AmericaUltimately, while American attempts to shoot-down a North Korean missile are unlikely to trigger an accidental nuclear war, it might not be good idea stress the Russian early warning system. The best option—time permitting—would be to forewarn Moscow of any attempt to shoot down a North Korean missile. If the United States decides to attempt to shoot down future North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, it is likely that Russia’s early warning system will not mistake the interceptors for a potential nuclear attack.



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Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troopsRussia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.



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Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense — Thanks To Hillary Clinton's Lawyer

Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's LawyerWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, a billionaire, is reportedly using money raised by the Republican National Committee to cover legal fees associated with the Department of Justice investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has used over $ 230,000 in money raised by the RNC for his own legal defense, according to Reuters. The president is currently under investigation for potential illegal coordination with Russia ― which is alleged to have hacked the Democratic National Committee and intervened in the election to defeat Hillary Clinton ― and for possible obstruction of justice when he fired James Comey, the former FBI director, in May.



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Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach

Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breachBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is “extremely concerned” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. Lavrov’s comments, made to Russian reporters at the United Nations in New York and published by his ministry on Wednesday, illustrate how deeply Moscow and Washington are at odds over an array of issues and suggest any attempts to improve already battered relations face an uphill struggle. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump said Iran’s 2015 pact with six world powers to curb its nuclear program in return for loosening economic sanctions was “an embarrassment to the United States”.



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Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot

Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the potHere in Spain’s second-largest city, long a magnet for American tourists, life on the surface appears as festive as ever, from the beach terraces laden with pitchers of sangria to the crowds browsing the kiosks on the pedestrian median of La Rambla, which almost immediately returned to normal after last month’s terror attack. But the tension brewing just below the surface of Catalonia, the wealthy northeast region of 7.5 million of which Barcelona is capital, burst into the open Wednesday morning with a series of raids by national police on the regional ministry of finance, leading to at least a dozen arrests of senior officials, followed by hours of flag-waving marches and demonstrations. At issue is a wave of Catalan nationalism culminating in a referendum on secession, scheduled for October 1.



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Exclusive: From Russia with fuel: North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions

Exclusive: From Russia with fuel: North Korean ships may be undermining sanctionsBy Polina Nikolskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) – At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that U.S. officials say is often used to undermine sanctions. Reuters has no evidence of wrongdoing by the vessels, whose movements were recorded in Reuters ship-tracking data. Changing a ship's destination once underway is not forbidden and it is unclear whether any of the ships unloaded fuel in North Korea. But U.S. …



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Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled West

Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled WestBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin observed Russia’s biggest war games in years on Monday, watching as his forces successfully repelled an imaginary enemy and launched a tank-led counter offensive, part of an exercise that has rattled the West. NATO officials say they are monitoring the “Zapad-2017″ (“West-2017″) war games with “calm and confidence”, but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West. Russia says the exercise is rehearsing a purely defensive scenario.



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