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Russia extends overflight privileges of US carriers ahead of deadline

Moscow has extended overflight privileges of US carriers flying over Russia, hours before they were due to expire, the US State Department said, noting that it continues working with Moscow to secure “benefits” for US companies. The US State Department announced that it has been relentlessly working with Moscow to extend an agreement which allows […]

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British PM considering MORE moves against Russia and gives new deadline

Britain and the EU could take further measures against Russia by June, Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman has said. The statement came after May said that 130 plus people could have been exposed in Salisbury incident. The British Government has confirmed they are considering tougher sanctions and announced a June deadline for a report […]

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Russia defies UK ultimatum for ex-spy poisoning explanation as deadline runs out

Russia will not respond to UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s demand for an explanation over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury until it has a sample of the toxin. May’s deadline expired on Wednesday at midnight. The Russian embassy in the UK backed Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s earlier statement that Moscow would not […]

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Puns, poison and… the World Cup? The UK papers react to May’s midnight deadline

As May’s midnight deadline for Moscow to ‘explain’ itself over the Salisbury attack approaches, the UK newspapers have gone into overdrive. Nearly every front page is asking: What next for the UK-Russia relationship? Every paper from the Financial Times to the Daily Express had Russian President Vladimir Putin’s face emblazoned across its front page. While […]

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Deportation or jail: Israel gives African migrants 60-day deadline to leave country

Israel has started issuing deportation orders to African migrants, giving them 60 days to return to their home countries or opt for an unnamed safe haven. Those failing to meet the deadline risk being sent to prison. Israel’s Population, Immigration and Border Authority delivered the first batch of notices Sunday, telling migrants they have to […]

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Sobchak submits supporters’ signatures to Central Election Commission as deadline nears

Russian TV host and celebrity Kseniya Sobchak has submitted to the authorities 105,000 signatures in support of her presidential bid on the final day allowed for this procedure by law. A representative of Sobchak’s elections HQ, Timur Valeyev, told reporters that his colleagues have gathered a total of 130,000 signatures in support of Sobchak, and […]

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Deadline looms as Trump & congressional leaders hold spending summit

US President Donald Trump, and House and Senate leaders, have scheduled a meeting to begin talks on sorting out differences on a temporary national spending bill, in order to ward off a government shutdown as funds run dry, and tax reform inches closer. The budget meeting, scheduled for Thursday, comes just one day before federal […]

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Tax reform deadline may be in jeopardy, as Senate & House GOP split on proposals

Senate Republicans have unveiled their version of the tax overhaul bill, but must now find common ground with House Republicans, as the two chambers have profound differences in their proposals that affect individuals, families and businesses. Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee released their tax bill Thursday, drawing sharp contrasts with the House version. President […]

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