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Russian shopping mall fire kills 64; no alarms reported

MOSCOW (AP) — Witnesses say fire alarms were silent and many doors were locked when a blaze at a Russian shopping mall packed with children and their …

Western allies expel scores of Russian diplomats over Skripal attack

US orders expulsion of 60 officials as succession of EU states announce similar moves<p>More than 20 western allies have ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats in response to the nerve agent attack in the UK, in a show of solidarity that represents the biggest concerted blow to Russian …

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Face of anti-gay Trump dating website is a convicted child abuser

The face of an anti-gay dating app for Donald Trump supporters is a pedophile who was convicted of filming himself having sex with a 15 year-old girl.<p>…

Weird Sh*t Discovered With Google Maps

Information – that’s what Google’s all about. They aim to take the entire world and suck it into their computers, then serve it up as search results …

SNP manifesto General Election 2017: Key points, policies and summary

Here are the key points in the SNP manifesto for General Election 2017:<p>Independence<p>An SNP vote is reinforce Scottish Parliament’s right to decide on timing of a second independence referendum<br>• Scotland should have another referendum at the end of the Brexit process<br>• The SNP winning a majority of …

Even the Russians Are Scared to Death for America!

They’ve been here before, after all.<p>In March, <b>Vladimir Zhirinovsky</b>, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, was giving a speech about corruption at the Duma. Zhirinovsky, who is known for his theatrics, accused his fellow lawmakers, who don’t really make laws so much as rubber-stamp …

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Russian Embassy mocks Theresa May over claim EU is 'interfering in election'

The Russian Embassy has taken to social media to mock Theresa May over her claims the EU is interfering with the UK election.<p>Ms May made the …

Prince Philip to retire from public duties at age of 96

The ‘world’s most experienced plaque unveiler’, the Duke of Edinburgh, will stop his public engagements this summer<p>The Duke of Edinburgh will retire from public engagements in the summer at the age of 96, a decision that Buckingham Palace said had the full support of the Queen.<p>Shortly after the …

Russia's Lavrov says ready to cooperate with US on Syria

Moscow is ready to cooperate with the United States on settling the Syrian crisis on Saturday after Washington called on Russia to end the …

Russia

Russia says U.S. missiles in Poland, Romania would violate treaty

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. deployment of ballistic missile defense systems in Romania and plans to place more defense systems in Poland violate an existing arms treaty, Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.<p>The United States switched on an $800 million missile shield in Romania …

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Russia criticizes UK decision to cancel Johnson visit to Moscow | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The decision by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to cancel a visit to Moscow later this month shows a lack of understanding of events in Syria, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Sunday.<p>British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson answers a question during a joint press …

Why Moscow's Massacre of Mass Housing Is a Huge Mistake

The Moscow government has just launched the biggest demolition program in the city’s history. Its goal is to get rid of 8,000 5-story residential …

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Chechnya accused of detaining and torturing dozens of gay men

Dozens of gay men detained in a crackdown on homosexuality in Chechnya have been imprisoned and tortured in illegal detention facilities, human rights groups believe.<p>"Credible reports" have emerged of number of individuals, including those suspected of being homosexuals, are being detained …

PUTIN: The US is planning false-flag attacks in Syria to frame Assad for using chemical weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has "intelligence" that the US was planning false-flag attacks in Syria to frame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime of using chemical weapons. He also announced that Russia will ask the UN to investigate the chemical attack that took place in …

Russia, The Place Where U.S. Presidents Get Their Hopes Dashed

U.S. presidents have a tradition of entering office and expressing hope for improved relations with Russia. With near perfect symmetry, this is matched by a tradition of presidents leaving office amid friction with Moscow.<p>Sometimes it takes years for optimism to turn to disillusionment. In the case …

Gay Men Are Reportedly Being Sent to Makeshift Prisons in Chechnya

The Russian media reports come after it surfaced that gay men were being kidnapped and killed.<p>After reports surfaced last week that the Chechen government was allegedly kidnapping and killing gay men, there now may be prisons where these men are being detained.<p>While initial reports said at least …

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In Washington, it seems like everyone wants a piece of the Russia ‘scandal’

Everyone knows about the major probes into Russia election meddling – the headline grabbing House Intelligence Committee, the more sedate Senate …

How Soviet Dissidents Ended 70 Years of Fake News

In the summer of 1990, at a fulcrum moment when his country was tipping from reform to dissolution, Mikhail S. Gorbachev spoke to Time magazine and declared, “I detest lies.” It was a revolutionary statement only because it came from the mouth of a Soviet leader.<p>On the surface, he was simply …

White House Accuses Russia of Trying to 'Cover Up' Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

The White House is accusing Russia of trying to “cover up” Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's role in a chemical weapons attack that left dozens, including children, dead and spurred U.S. military strikes.<p>Senior administration officials briefed reporters Tuesday on declassified intelligence that …

Feud Over Syria Missile Strike May Have an Upside for U.S. and Russia

MOSCOW — The firebrand host of Russia’s main weekly news program, Dmitri K. Kiselyov, praised Donald J. Trump just after he was elected as an “independent character, unready to be duped by the Pentagon and American special services.”<p>The romance did not last long. On Sunday, Mr. Kiselyov said on the …

Russia Is Trolling Boris Johnson for Canceling His Trip to Moscow

The Russian foreign ministry derides the U.K. Foreign Office as a U.S. puppet, and Johnson as a Trump stooge.<p>Foreign Secretary <b>Boris Johnson</b> has cancelled a trip to Moscow to meet with G7 ministers in Italy, where they will map out a collective response to President <b>Bashar al-Assad's</b> deadly sarin …

The Latest: UK's Johnson says more Russia sanctions possible

LUCCA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the meeting of the foreign minister of the Group of Seven (all times local):<p>2:05 p.m.<p>British Foreign Secretary …

Vladimir Putin 'may meet Rex Tillerson' amid deepening crisis over Syria

Vladimir Putin will meet Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, on Wednesday amid a deepening confrontation over Russia’s role in Syria and a US missile strike against a government-controlled airbase there.<p>Mr Tillerson arrived in Moscow on Tuesday evening for talks with Sergey Lavrov, the …

Reverse French Braid Hair How-To Tutorial: Tips From Jennifer Lawrence's Hairstylist

It's hard to think about braids being particularly trend-driven—after all, the style has been around since the dawn of time—but it's hard to ignore that they're having something of a moment, as evidenced by our collective obsession with fishtails, waterfalls and dual French braids. If you've …

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Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in seven charts

<b>More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people.</b><p>The vast majority arrived by sea but some migrants have made their way over land, …

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Squat Jacks: The Butt And Legs Exercise That Burns Major Calories

Exercises that combine cardio and strength training are a one-way ticket to a more efficient workout, and squat jacks are one of the best moves …

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