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Russia comments on normalization of ties with West. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow will wait and “see how they will find a way out of the dead end” they created

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has made it clear that Moscow will not propose initiatives to normalize relations with the West at this point. On Saturday, Lavrov announced that while Russia was “open to cooperation with any countries, including Western ones,” Moscow was not going to “propose any initiatives” aimed at normalizing relations with the West. Instead, Lavrov said, Russia

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China warns of ‘unimaginable consequences’ of forcing nuclear power into a corner. China’s vice foreign minister blames NATO for stoking the instability that led to the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said that globalization should not be “weaponized” while military bloc politics must be “rejected,” a day after US President Joe Biden warned his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping of “consequences” if Beijing supported Russia’s military action in Ukraine. Speaking at the Fourth International Forum on Security and Strategy in Beijing on Saturday, the Chinese official agreed with Moscow’s assessment that NATO’s unchecked expansion in Eastern

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Multiple motorcycles crash

Tasmania Police and Ambulance Tasmania are attending a crash reportedly involving three motorcycles on the Lyell Highway near the speedway. Initial reports are no life threatening injuries.

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The Russian Armed Forces destroyed the sabotage unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on American off-road vehicles 

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on Saturday, March 19, published footage of the destruction of a reconnaissance and sabotage unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) with high-precision weapons. The footage captures the moment of the attack on the group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is carrying out reconnaissance and search operations on four military off-road

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TASMANIAN LABOR WOES — ARE BENSON AND WHITE NEXT?

Tasmanian Labor continues to feel the aftershocks of knifed former President Ben McGregor’s suit against Darcey. Darcey made a public statement accusing senior party figures of weaponising a private communication about McGregor for their own ends. A member of Labor’s Left faction told TVN, “everyone wants to know — is McGregor going to sue (Party Secretary) Stuart Benson and Rebecca

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The Federation Council called the US attempt to persuade China to impose sanctions useless 

Senator Dzhabarov: Biden’s attempt to persuade China to sanctions against Russia is useless US President Joe Biden ‘s attempt to persuade China to join the sanctions against Russia is futile. This opinion was expressed on Saturday, March 19, by Vladimir Dzhabarov, First Deputy Head of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs. The People’s Republic of China is a very powerful country, one and

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Beijing says the aircraft carrier’s trip was routine and unrelated to the Biden-Xi phone call

Just hours before the scheduled phone call between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, China sailed its aircraft carrier Shandong through the Taiwan Strait. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing, however, says the two events are unrelated and Western media are being too “sensitive” about it. The Shandong was accompanied by another Chinese surface ship and transited the strait

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Saudi Arabia calls upcoming Blinken visit fake news

The kingdom has dismissed reports that Washington’s top diplomat would soon visit Riyadh US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will not be making a trip to Saudi Arabia in the “near future,” the country’s foreign ministry said, formally denying a recent report citing a local official. In a missive carried by the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday, the FM “denied reports circulated in the media

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Russia fires hypersonic missiles in Ukraine

Moscow has deployed Kinzhal missiles for the first time since the start of its military operation The Russian military has said it used its state-of-the-art Kinzhal hypersonic missiles to destroy an arms depot near the city of Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine. The strike with the air-launched missile system took place on Friday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said during

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