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Sleepy Joe still blames Russia for high prices, but now says the number-one reason is actually the Covid-19 pandemic  

US President Joe Biden admitted on Tuesday that Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns were the primary cause of runaway inflation, but still blamed his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for high gas prices at home. Biden’s domestic popularity has suffered amid the worst inflation since 1981. The White House has tried to blame the inflation on Russia’s military operation in Ukraine for the

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The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is an attempt to take a step towards stabilizing the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. 

On Tuesday, April 19, director of the Yerevan Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan said. “The interaction between Russia and Armenia is developing, it is connected, in fact, with the conflict zone [in Nagorno-Karabakh], but not only. There will be a broad aspect of issues regarding the diplomatic development around this situation, the situation on the ground, the security situation and so on. <…>

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The Central Bank has registered a new payment system Hello 

The Central Bank (CB) has entered a new participant in the register of payment systems – Hello. This follows from the materials of the regulator, posted on April 19. Transcapitalbank acts as the operator of the services of the new system. As of February 1, it ranked 38th in terms of assets among Russian banks. As specified on the website of the system, Hello

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The Ambassador of Belgium was protested at the Russian Foreign Ministry for the expulsion of Russian employees of foreign agencies  

On Tuesday, April 19, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of Belgium Mark Michilsen. The department expressed a strong protest in connection with the decision of the country’s authorities to expel 21 employees of Russian foreign missions. This was announced on Tuesday, April 19. “The ambassador was handed a note from the ministry declaring persona non grata for the employees of

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Shrinking to ‘core’: AMP looks to sell its flagship business 

As case studies go, AMP provides a textbook example of how to turn a large business into a small business. This week the once great financial services group could unveil one of the final pieces in the dismantling of the financial conglomerate. The downsizing of AMP has been a painfully slow and incremental process, marked by strategic missteps, poor judgement

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‘My wife made me do it’: Lindsay Fox donates $100m to NGV 

Billionaire trucking magnate Lindsay Fox says his wife Paula was responsible for his decision to donate $100 million to the National Gallery of Victoria for the construction of the NGV Contemporary as part of the new $1.7 billion Melbourne Arts Precinct. The philanthropic gift is the largest cultural gift for a capital program to be made to an Australian art museum by a living

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Foster still waiting for scam case details 

Peter Foster is still waiting for Queensland Police to disclose information almost two years after the serial conman’s initial arrest for an alleged Bitcoin scam, his lawyer says. The 59-year-old is in custody and did not appear when his matter was mentioned in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Foster was originally arrested in Port Douglas in August 2020 on multiple

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China, Solomons ‘sign security pact’ 

China says it has signed a security pact with the Solomon Islands, a move set to heighten the concerns of Australia, New Zealand and the United States about the growing influence of Beijing in the region. The framework pact was recently signed by State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele, foreign ministry spokesman

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Ministry of Defense: Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed two warehouses of Tochka-U missile warheads in Ukraine  

The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) destroyed two storage depots for warheads of Tochka-U tactical missiles in Ukraine . This was announced on April 19 by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Igor Konashenkov. The operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out strikes on 60 military facilities in Ukraine. In the areas of

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Deputy Belik: Kiva intends to ask for political asylum in the Russian Federation, where they are able to protect and defend the truth 

Former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Ilya Kiva intends to ask for political asylum not in “free” Europe, but in Russia, where they are really capable of defending and defending the truth. On Tuesday, April 19, Dmitry Belik, a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, told Izvestia. “Now it becomes clear where is real democracy and where is

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Lavrov announced the start of the next phase of the special operation to protect Donbass 

The head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, on Tuesday, April 19, announced the start of the next phase of the Russian special operation to protect Donbass, during which traditional weapons will be used. The high-ranking diplomat spoke about this in an interview with India Today. He recalled that Russia’s special operation is aimed at “the complete liberation of the

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Anthony Koletti stakes claim on Melissa Caddick’s $30 million fraud 

Anthony Koletti, the hairdresser husband of missing fraudster Melissa Caddick, is claiming a slice of his wife’s $30 million proceeds of crime, including her Gucci wedding dress, $7 million in shares, $2 million worth of jewellery, two properties he claims are valued at $20 million and the proceeds from the sale of their luxury cars. Koletti is also seeking a

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