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Russian leader was responding to comments from UK PM Boris JohnsonSpeaking to journalists in Turkmenistan on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to questions about several recent remarks from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. During the latest G7 summit, the UK leader joked that his allies should take their clothes off for the photoshoot – to show that they are “tougher than Putin.””I don’t know how they wanted to undress, waist-high or not, but I think it would be a disgusting sight either way,” the Russian president quipped. “Everything should be harmoniously developed in a person, both the body and…

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By Chris Kirkham and David Gauthier-Villars(Reuters) – As Russia’s military continues to pound Ukraine with missiles and other lethal weapons, Western nations have responded in part by targeting Russia’s defense industry with sanctions. The latest round came on Tuesday, when the United States issued new sanctions on some arms makers and executives at the heart of what it dubbed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “war machine.”But a Reuters examination of companies, executives and investors underpinning Russia’s defense sector shows a sizable number of players have yet to pay a price: Nearly three dozen leaders of Russian weapons firms and at least…

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A local felon previously convicted of stabbing someone was arrested on felony charges late Wednesday stemming from allegations he forcibly took a firearm from a local pastor inside a church sanctuary earlier this month.Todd Jacob Menard, 29, who lists a Third Street address, was taken into custody shortly after 10 p.m. and charged with felony counts of robbery, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and theft of property and possession of a firearm by certain persons, each punishable by up to six years.Menard remained in custody Thursday in lieu of a $35,000 bond and is set to appear…

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Russia has a long history of using the cold to defeat Europe. The winter of 1812 arrested Napoleon’s special military operation. Hitler’s troops hit the deep-freeze outside the gates of Moscow in December 1941. Now Vladimir Putin has the option to turn off the gas sent to Europe – a strategy against which Germany appears to have no defence.Gazprom, the monopoly supplier of piped Russian gas, has been giving Germany a taste of what life might be like, should Moscow play nasty. It recently halved the amount of gas sent through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, using bogus technical excuses.…

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There’s a bold change of pace in “The Last Photograph: Ran Tal After Micha Bar-Am,” a new exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art that slices up and reassembles a documentary film about photojournalist Micha Bar-Am into a gripping video and audio installation covering Israel’s history. Bar-Am, considered the father of Israeli photojournalism, opened up his 50-year archive 50 for filmmaker Ran Tal. The result was the documentary “1341 Frames of Love and War,” which premiered at the Berlinale film festival and Tel Aviv’s DocAviv film festival earlier this year. The film is made up entirely of still photographs…

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Kathryn Stoner is pictured this week at Chautauqua Institution. Photo by Sean Smith/The Chautauquan Daily CHAUTAUQUA — A Stanford University political scientist said the war in Ukraine is about democracy. “That’s all this is about,” said Kathryn Stoner. “It is not about Russian security, militarily. It is not about NATO. It is about democracy. We have it. We have to fight for it. We have to be the example for people who are putting their lives on the line to get it.” Stoner shared with an Amphitheater audience Wednesday her thoughts on Russia from her most recent…

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It’s the West that’s putting it up this time, the foreign ministers of Russia and Belarus agreedA new “Iron Curtain” is being drawn across Europe, this time by Western powers seeking to cut off Russia and Belarus over the conflict in Ukraine. While meeting his Belarusian counterpart in Minsk on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the EU destroyed all of the relations with Moscow it had been building for decades, practically overnight.The foreign minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, said “The Iron Curtain is now being erected by Westerners themselves.” He clarified he was referring not just to the…

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Russia calls Snake Island exit a ‘gesture of goodwill’Donbas situation more precarious for UkraineRussian missiles hit apartments, resort near port of OdesaKYIV, July 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles hit an apartment building and a resort near Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa on Friday, killing at least 17 people and wounding dozens, Ukrainian authorities said.Thousands of civilians have been killed since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 in what Ukraine says is an unprovoked war of aggression. Russia denies targeting civilians and says it hits only military infrastructure in what it calls a “special operation” to root out dangerous nationalists.With…

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WASHINGTON — She is an American professional basketball star, accused of carrying hashish oil in her luggage.He is a notorious Russian arms dealer known as the “Merchant of Death,” serving a 25-year federal prison sentence for conspiring to sell weapons to people who said they planned to kill Americans.And the Kremlin appears interested in linking their fates, in a potential deal with the Biden administration that would free both.The vast disparity between the cases of Brittney Griner and Viktor Bout highlights the extreme difficulty President Biden would face if he sought a prisoner exchange to free Ms. Griner, the detained…

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