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Eastern Economic Forum brings $42 billion in deals to Russia

A total of 175 deals worth 2.9 trillion rubles (US$ 42.07 billion) were inked during the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev. “These are not the final figures,” he said when announcing the results of the fourth annual EEF, which took place from September 11 to 13. […]

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Germany warns Trump against ‘unilateral deals’ with Russia ahead of talks with Putin

The German foreign minister has joined a number of anxious Western politicians in offering advice to Donald Trump ahead of the US president’s summit with Vladimir Putin, warning him against making “unilateral deals” with Russia. “Unilateral deals at the expense of allies will harm the United States, too. The one who hits his partners risks […]

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China and Germany sign €20 billion in trade deals in response to US tariff hikes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang held talks on Monday in Berlin, and stressed their commitment to a multilateral trade system in the wake of trade disputes with Washington. As part of the talks, the sides signed a range of commercial agreements worth about €20 billion ($ 23.5 billion). Joint projects, […]

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Russia & India ditching US dollar in defense deals

Moscow and Delhi are seeking to bypass US sanctions by using the rupee and the ruble in facilitating military deals, according to Indian daily, the Economic Times. The paper reports that US sanctions are hampering $ 2 billion in defense deals between Russia and India, as payments are getting stuck. The countries are seeking to […]

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Spiritual feeling: Study locates part of brain that deals with the supernatural

A team of US scientists believe they may have discovered the chemical origins of human spirituality in a particular part of the human brain. Religious, supernatural and even meditative moments can create all manner of human reactions, changing people’s emotional and psychological state. And, while supernatural events or incidents stemming from a mystical being on-high […]

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Russian nuclear energy deals with Egypt reach almost $60bn

Russian state corporation Rosatom, which is building Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP), has a range of contracts worth tens of billions of dollars with the country, the company’s chief has announced. According to Rosatom head Alexey Likhachev, the company launched a commercial package of all Egyptian contracts in mid-December. It includes the construction of […]

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