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The Russian connection? Banned Facebook pages were featured on 2016 ‘blacklist’

A host of alternative news pages banned by Facebook last week were first featured on the PropOrNot blacklist in 2016 – a list of “Russian propaganda” sites that was compiled with little evidence and called “McCarthyite.” Facebook banned 800 alternative media pages last week, ranging from left-leaning organizations like The Anti-Media to flag-waving opinion sites […]

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Orwellian? Joke about a ‘safe space’ lands Talkradio host on Labour’s blacklist

Julia Hartley-Brewer, a presenter on Talkradio, has been banned from next year’s Labour Party conference after joking about a “safe space” room there. Twitter is debating whether the remark was offensive or just free speech. Hartley-Brewer, who attended this year’s Labour conference in Liverpool, has been told by party officials that despite her clarification on […]

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US puts 33 Russian intel, military officials on sanctions blacklist

Published time: 20 Sep, 2018 17:29 Edited time: 20 Sep, 2018 17:45 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the addition of 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials to the US sanctions list. Washington has also imposed new sanctions on a Chinese military unit over the purchase of Russian jets and missiles.The Chinese sanctions […]

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Russia to blacklist more US citizens in reply to latest sanctions – senior diplomat

Russia is preparing a mirror reply to the latest broadening of the anti-Russian restrictions by the US, says Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. He added that those who initiated the confrontation are “playing with fire.” “On our side from the very beginning we are maintaining parity on the number of persons listed on sanctions registers. […]

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No ‘black swan’ for Russian markets as stocks & ruble ignore US blacklist

Investors in Russia shrugged off the US Treasury’s so-called ‘Kremlin List’ targeting Russian businessmen. Stocks on the Moscow Exchange are trading near all-time highs, while the ruble remains stable. Read more The ruble-denominated MICEX index was trading near the 2,291 mark on Friday, inching towards the all-time high of 2,328.48 it hit last week. The […]

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US Treasury’s blacklist could provide a huge boost for Russia’s budget

Russian billionaires could soon be forced to bring their capital home. While the US Treasury’s ‘Kremlin List’ does not imply sanctions yet, it may be a signal that wealthy Russians could lose their money abroad. Read more “The return of capital to the country began a few years ago when Russian citizens began to lose […]

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Some Russian businessmen made the US blacklist just for being successful

The US Treasury published the ‘Kremlin list’ on Tuesday. It includes officials and tycoons with political and business ties to the Russian government. But some were blacklisted just for being billionaires. Arkady Volozh Worth $ 1.1 billion, Volozh is the founder and CEO of the Russia’s largest IT company, Yandex. The company is Google’s main […]

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EU removes 8 countries from tax haven blacklist

A month after blacklisting 17 countries for refusing to cooperate on tax evasion, the European Union (EU) has announced it is delisting half of them. Read more The decision follows “commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns,” according to an EU press release on Tuesday. “Barbados, Grenada, the Republic of Korea, […]

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BDS blacklist: Israel publishes activist groups barred from entry

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 16:09 Israel has released it so-called BDS blacklist – organizations whose activists will be refused entry to the country due to their support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. The names of the 20 barred organizations were revealed Sunday by the Strategic Affairs Ministry, reported Haaretz. Previously, […]

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