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Chechen leader ridicules US threats to impose naval blockade on Russia

The US threat of a naval blockade to stop Russian energy exports might work on lesser states, but can only be seen as futile and dangerous in the case of Moscow, Ramzan Kadyrov has told US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. In an open letter to Zinke, the head of the Chechen Republic responded […]

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Naval blockade would mean ‘war’: Moscow slams US idea of hampering Russian trade

Attempts to use the US Navy to block Russia’s trade would amount to a declaration of war, a high-ranking senator commented on the US internal secretary’s idea of impeding Russia’s energy trade through a blockade. “A US blockade of Russia would be equal to a declaration of war under international law,” said the head of the […]

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Major E. Ghouta highway cleared after 7-year militant blockade (DRONE FOOTAGE)

The Syrian Army has announced that it has lifted the militant blockade of a major highway connecting Damascus to the rest of the country. A Ruptly drone has captured the destruction wrought by seven years of fighting. The army said it has liberated all of the settlements in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta from […]

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No ships in Yemen's key port despite Saudi claim of lifting blockade

There is no indication of aid or commerce coming into Yemen through the key port of Hodeidah despite Saudi Arabia’s December 20 pledge to lift the blockade for a month, an RT Arabic crew has discovered. Two days after Houthi fighters fired a missile at Riyadh on November 4, Saudi Arabia sealed air, land and […]

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N. Korea: Trump taking dangerous step to nuclear war by seeking naval blockade

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 13:29 Edited time: 14 Dec, 2017 13:47 US President Donald Trump is taking an “extremely dangerous” and “big step” towards nuclear war by seeking a naval blockade, North Korea has stated, according to the official KCNA news agency. Pyonyang also said it will take “merciless self-defensive” measures against any blockade, as it […]

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Venezuela to launch ‘Petro’ cryptocurrency to fight Trump’s ‘financial blockade’

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 00:01 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday that the country will launch its own cryptocurrency, called the “Petro,” which will be backed by the country’s vast natural resource reserves. “Venezuela is announcing the creation of its own cryptocurrency. It will be called The Petro. It will allow us to innovate […]

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Qatar blockade could cause a regional recession

Five months into the Gulf’s blockade against Qatar, and neither side looks ready to budge. But the repercussions of the ongoing spat—and Kuwait’s failure to end the dispute—could deliver a huge blow to the Gulf economy. Read more Doha has stood its ground: It refuses to shut down its renowned news station Al Jazeera or […]

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