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Lavrov slams Washington’s latest round of anti-Russia sanctions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed the US’s “Russophobe obsession” after Washington intensifies its anti-Moscow trade sanctions over its alleged complicity in the Ukraine crisis. Lavrov denounced Washington’s policies during a joint presser held with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Moscow on Tuesday. “I can only express my ...

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Tennis: Federer claims 1100th tour win in Halle

HALLE (SAALE)  – Eighteen-time major champion Roger Federer picked up his first win of the grass-court season by thrashing Japan s Yuichi Sugita in the first round at Halle on Tuesday. The Swiss top seed, who skipped the entire clay-court schedule in order to be fully fit for Wimbledon, brushed aside ...

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Total hails new format of Iranian oil deals

Total Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne who is preparing to sign a major gas contract with Iran has hailed the country’s new format of oil sector agreements as “a real improvement”.    Pouyanne told Reuters in an interview that the terms of Iran’s new oil sector agreements were “significantly better” than ...

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International Yoga Day marked by millions in India

Yoga practitioners have taken a relaxing break to bend, twist, and pose for the annual event celebrating the practice, especially in the country where it began. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined 50,000 students and other residents for a mass yoga session in the pouring rain in the northern city ...

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Brazil federal police accuse Temer of receiving bribes

Brazil’s federal police say there is solid evidence embattled President Michel Temer received bribes, a legal development that could see him suspended from office. In a report made available by the Federal Supreme Court, the police said Temer — who was away in Russia Tuesday — benefited from bribe funds, even if ...

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