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UK sanctions Saudis, Russians under new Magnitsky powers

The United Kingdom imposed economic sanctions on dozens of individuals and organisations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, and North Korea under new British powers to punish human-rights offenders. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday the sanctions targeted those behind “some of the notorious human rights violations in recent years”, and were[…]

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‘He says what he thinks directly’: Russia’s Lavrov reveals peculiarities of foreign policy talks with Trump

The Russian foreign minister’s visit to the White House created much ado in Washington, coming amid impeachment procedures. Sergey Lavrov has now opened up on Donald Trump’s negotiating style and the atmosphere of the meetings. “I like the way Trump discusses international agenda and issues in bilateral relations. He avoids[…]

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‘We’ve always been on receiving end of US hegemony’: Pakistan seeks closer ties with Russia, and has a real chance of success

Islamabad, which just settled a Soviet-era debt dispute with Moscow, now wishes for “a new phase” in relations with Russia. Geopolitics, coupled with promising new trade opportunities, could help them thrive, analysts explain. Russia-Pakistan relations returned to a brighter place this week, when Prime Minister Imran Khan voiced his desire[…]

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Going it alone not a bad idea for BRICS bloc

Members of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are finally making appropriate indications for a common pursuit of economic autonomy. In an era of a very cantankerous foreign policy of unilateralism espoused by the US under the Trump administration, the threat of economic demise for perceived or real[…]

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