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The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation fully fulfilled its obligations to pay coupon income on Russian sovereign Eurobonds. This was announced today by the press service of the ministry. 

It is noted that funds for the payment of coupon income in the total amount of $117.2 million were received by the paying agent, the London branch of Citibank. “Thus, the obligations to service government securities of the Russian Federation have been fulfilled by the Russian Ministry of Finance in full in accordance with the issuance documentation for Eurobond issues,”

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Text messages kept secret from jury – Cop cleared of the 2019 death of Kumanjayi Walker once described his job as a “sweet gig. Just get to do cowboy stuff with no rules”. 

The text messages were kept from the Supreme Court jury, but can now be published after a consortium of media outlets, including this one, successfully applied to lift all suppression orders relating to the case. “Alice Springs sucks ha ha. The good thing is it’s like the Wild West and f— all the rules in the job really … but it’s

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ACCC takes action over alleged misleading conduct by Meta for publishing scam celebrity crypto ads on Facebook 

The ACCC has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Facebook owner Meta Platforms, Inc. and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (together: Meta) alleging that they engaged in false, misleading or deceptive conduct by publishing scam advertisements featuring prominent Australian public figures. The ACCC alleges that this conduct was in breach of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) or the Australian Securities and Investments

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Australian and Japanese authorities have announced the expansion of sanctions lists against Russian organizations and officials amid the conflict in Ukraine.  

Sydney included two billionaires with mining industry links, while Tokyo targeted the military industry and an arms exporter. “Australia has now added two billionaires with links to business interests in Australia, Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg,” said Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne in a statement on Friday, adding that the government welcomed the principled decision of Australian companies to abandon their ties

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Foreign Minister Lavrov: The West is trying to marginalize Russia, the pressure is unprecedented 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed to the attempts of the West to marginalize Russia and stop its development. According to the minister, the pressure on the country is unprecedented, as he said on Friday, March 18, in an interview with RT . “What we are seeing now in Ukraine is the quintessence of the Western strategic course, namely: to marginalize Russia, to

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Dmitry Medvedev has accused the West of waging hybrid warfare against his country due to the long-standing tradition of Russophobia.

He believes that despite enormous pressure, Moscow will defend its vision of the world order. “The frenzied Russophobia of the West, apparently, will never reach the bottom. The expansion of NATO to our borders, the economic and information war unleashed against our country on all fronts, endless threats and intimidation, the fierce persecution of our citizens abroad. All this is

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The White House and State Department are demanding that Beijing “denounces” Moscow ahead of a Biden-Xi call 

US President Joe Biden intends to share his “deep concerns” about China not denouncing Russia and the potential “implications and consequences” of that with Chinese President Xi Jinping in their upcoming call, the White House said on Thursday. The call, scheduled for Friday, is “an opportunity for President Biden to assess where President Xi stands,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters, pointing to the “absence

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Ofcom ‘a tool of the government,’ RT says after being suspended by UK regulator (Australia did same last month)

The media watchdog ignored four years of clean record, RT’s (Russia Today) deputy editor-in-chief pointed out after license withdrawal British media watchdog Ofcom informed RT on Friday that it has withdrawn its broadcasting license in the UK. The supposedly independent British media regulator has proven itself to be a tool of the government, RT deputy editor-in-chief Anna Belkina has claimed.

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68 YEAR OLD PASTOR BLAMES BOOZE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – STATEMENT FROM HILLSONG GLOBAL BOARD RE BRIAN HOUSTON 

Dear Church, The global board of Hillsong Church would like to advise you of some important information concerning our Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston. There is significant media coverage around these issues, and it is important that you hear from us, understand the truth, and have knowledge of the actions of the board during these times and the heart behind

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The President held a meeting, via videoconference, on socioeconomic support for the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. 

The main reports of the meeting were presented by Moscow Mayor, Chair of the State Council Commission on State and Municipal Administration and Head of the State Council Working Group on Economic Issues and Countering the Spread of the Coronavirus Sergei Sobyanin; Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin; Novgorod Region Governor, Chair of the State Council Commission on Social Policy Andrei Nikitin; Head of the Republic of Tatarstan, Chair of the State Council Commission on Construction, Housing and Utilities, and Urban Environment Rustam Minnikhanov, Kaliningrad Region Governor, Chair of the State Council Commission on Small

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The President conducted a meeting on the socioeconomic development of Crimea and Sevastopol, via videoconference. 

The meeting was attended by Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, Presidential Aide Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities Irek Fayzullin, Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov, Governor of the Federal City of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhayev and Chair of Promsvyazbank Petr Fradkov. * * * President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues. Hello. We are meeting on the eve of the Day of Crimea’s Reunification with Russia. We all

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Beijing rebukes Washington’s threat over Russian sanctions

Beijing has said that US sanctions on Russia over its attack on Ukraine fail to solve any problems and only hurt the global economy, vowing to defend itself should Washington target Chinese companies.  The US warned Beijing of “consequences” should it help Moscow evade restrictions Beijing has said that US sanctions on Russia over its attack on Ukraine fail to

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