“Russia Ukraine” – Google News: Russian air defense units officially deployed at border with eastern Ukraine on day of MH17 crash – Russian media – UNIAN

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Russian air defense units officially deployed at border with eastern Ukraine on day of MH17 crash – Russian media  UNIAN

A batch of documents has been published showing that more than 170 servicemen of Russia’s air defense units were deployed near the border with Ukraine in …

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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Macron, May, Trump Set To Mark D-Day Anniversary At Normandy Ceremonies

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The leaders of the United States, Britain, and France – the main Western Allied nations during World War II — are gathering on the Normandy beaches to mark the 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, D-Day landings in northern France.

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NYT > Europe: Heroes of a More Certain Time

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As the number of surviving D-Day veterans dwindles, the old pillars of trans-Atlantic certainty, have begun to tremble.

NYT > Europe


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Новости: Срок срочной службы в армии засчитывается в страховой стаж при назначении пенсии – законопроект

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Срок службы в армии по призыву должен учитываться при исчислении стажа работы при назначении страховой пенсии, предлагает проект закона.

Соответствующая инициатива в четверг внесена в Госдуму, сообщил “Интерфаксу” один из его авторов, председатель комитета Госдумы по труду, социальной

Новости


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Газета.Ru – Новости дня: Массивное скопление божьих коровок заметили над Калифорнией

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Сотрудники Национальной метеорологической службы засекли на радарах необычное огромное пятно, которое оказалось скоплением божьих коровок. Об этом сообщает Los Angeles Times.

По словам метеоролога Джо Дандреа, облако насекомых во время …

Газета.Ru – Новости дня


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Lenta.ru : Новости: Объятия девушки спасли ее возлюбленного от рака

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В Великобритании девушка спасла жизнь возлюбленного, обнаружив на его спине смертоносную опухоль во время объятия. Эмма Мэйор почувствовала на спине Джеймса Кэтлоу подозрительное уплотнение и настояла на обследовании. Медики осмотрели пациента и обнаружили у него саркому Юинга. Парень лечился 1,1 года и выздоровел.

Lenta.ru : Новости


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“Russia and US Presidential Elections of 2016” – Google News: US elections are still far too vulnerable to attack—at every level – MIT Technology Review

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US elections are still far too vulnerable to attack—at every level  MIT Technology Review

US elections are still too vulnerable to cyberattacks and misinformation says a new report from Stanford University.

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Voice of America: US Refiners to Trump: Tariffs on Mexico Could Raise Gas Prices

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U.S. refiners warned the Trump administration that tariffs on imports from Mexico could deliver a punishing blow to refiners and raise the cost of gasoline just as the U.S. driving season kicks into high gear, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

Trump surprised Mexico last week with a threat to impose 5% tariffs on all its exports to the United States unless the Mexican government took measures to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.

The United States imports more than 650,000 barrels of crude per day from Mexico, about 10% of total crude imports, according to U.S. government data. Refiners are also worried that Mexico could retaliate with tariffs on its imports of U.S. fuel, a major source of revenue for the U.S. industry.

“If these tariffs take hold, particularly if they’re able to get up to 25%, that could really impact the overall competitiveness of the U.S. refining industry,” said Chet Thompson, chief executive of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers trade association. The group has had discussions with the administration and Congress on the issue, Thompson said.

​Mexico oil complements US oil

Mexico’s oil is heavy and refiners need it to blend with lighter U.S. oil to produce diesel fuel, gasoline and other products. Tariffs would drive up the cost of those imports — and Trump has said he would increase levies by 5% monthly until they reach 25% in October.

Mexico is a prime supplier of heavy crude, which has been harder to come by since the United States imposed sanctions on Venezuela in January.

Gasoline prices have remained subdued as global oil prices have declined because of worries about worldwide economic demand. But without enough heavy crude, U.S. refineries could run plants at lower rates to save money if heavy crude feedstock becomes too costly, lobbyists said.

“The heavy crude market is tight and it’s only Mexico at the moment. The tariff would essentially make the crude uneconomical and we may have no choice but to consider run cuts,” said one Washington-based refinery lobbyist.

Refiners have said that could drive up the price of gasoline at the pump, just as American drivers take to the road in the period of the highest gasoline demand in the United States.

Texas lawmakers alarmed

International crude prices are near a six-month low, so any rise in gasoline prices is unlikely to be prohibitive.

Right now a regular gallon of gasoline in the United States averages $2.80, according to the American Automobile Association, but it tends to rise in the summer months.

“We are trying to educate the administration on what this means for gas prices,” the lobbyist said. The potential for tariffs has alarmed lawmakers of both major U.S. parties, including members of Congress from Texas, a reliably Republican state that voted for Donald Trump in 2016 but depends on the oil industry and cross-border trade with Mexico, which accounts for 39 percent of the state’s exports, according to the Texas-Mexico Trade Coalition.

“We shouldn’t be imposing tariffs on Mexico,” said Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas. He told Reuters that Republican senators “had a vigorous and frank discussion” with White House officials on the issue.

Texas has 5.7 million barrels of daily refining capacity, more than any other state.

U.S. refiners are also concerned about retaliatory actions by Mexico, which buys about one-quarter of U.S. refined product exports. In March, Mexico bought about 1.3 million bpd of oil products from the United States, according to U.S. Energy Department data.

“It would be pretty devastating to us,” a second Washington-based lobbyist said.

Voice of America


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Виктор Шендерович: Блог | Эхо Москвы: Монолог в пустоту

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Я вас умоляю: не надо в этот раз хотя бы про «укрепление доверия», ладно? Хотя бы про это языки узелком завяжите, а то в 2014 году, после Крыма с Донбассом, было совсем неловко…

Виктор Шендерович: Блог | Эхо Москвы


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“Russia and US Presidential Elections of 2016” – Google News: Strategies to secure American elections | Stanford News – Stanford University News

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Strategies to secure American elections | Stanford News  Stanford University News

Scholars from Stanford University put forward a comprehensive strategy for what needs to be done to protect the integrity and independence of U.S. elections, …

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“Russia Ukraine” – Google News: How Russia Has Used Anti-Semitism, and Fears of Anti-Semitism, in Its War on Ukraine – Mosaic

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How Russia Has Used Anti-Semitism, and Fears of Anti-Semitism, in Its War on Ukraine  Mosaic

Since the ouster of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych in 2014, Moscow’s propaganda machine has aimed to depict his successors as Nazi …

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Sputnik International – Breaking News & Analysis – Radio, Photos, Videos, Infographics: Will Pressure on Huawei Disrupt China’s 5G Plans?

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China is set to soon issue licenses for the commercial use of 5G networks. This was announced by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Monday, meaning that China will officially enter the era of commercial use of fifth-generation communication technologies, the ministry said.

Sputnik International – Breaking News & Analysis – Radio, Photos, Videos, Infographics


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“Russia Ukraine” – Google News: Western officials say new Ukrainian president poses threat to Putin – Washington Examiner

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Western officials say new Ukrainian president poses threat to Putin  Washington Examiner

A political newcomer whose anti-corruption pledges won him the presidency of Ukraine in a landslide could weaken Russian President Vladimir Putin, Western …

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