"Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland," says @PressSec.
Speaking at the Pentagon, President Donald Trump suggests that his administration will propose a budget increase for the Defense Department in its 2020 budget
First meeting of India-Uzbekistan business council will take place in Indian state of Gujarat on 17 January, on the eve of President Mirziyoyev's first state visit to India.
Novak says Russia unable to cut oil production sharply
The European Union announces sanctions against 9 individuals and entities in Syria for involvement in chemical weapons program
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A Ghanaian undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead. He was part of the team of journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose probe led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association. @afp
France launches "plan linked to a Brexit without agreement", 50 million euros invested in ports and airports (Édouard Philippe)
Senate GOP defeats Dem measure to enforce sanctions against companies controlled by Russian oligarch OLEG DERIPASKA. Dems needed 60 votes, only got 57, even after GOP defections. Sanctions all but certain to be lifted this week pursuant to TRUMP administration deal.
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US @UnderSecT Thompson says she reconfirmed to NATO allies today, after yesterday's talks with Russia, that without some dramatic change in the Kremlin's position, the US will suspend its INF participation on Feb 2. At the same time, they will notify of withdrawal.
Deripaska's company Rusal has retooled its leadership to try to get out from US sanctions. Their new board chairman is a French investor who has pushed conspiracy theories on Syria's chemical weapons and started a group called "Friends of Crimea"
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Lira hits daily high versus U.S. dollar after central bank keeps the rate unchanged at 24%
The European Commission confirms that the BREXIT agreement is non-renegotiable
Explosion at Polyplast chemical plant in Leningrad region of Russia
US military set to purchase 2 Iron Dome batteries from Israel. Deal worth $400m. Meant to protect forces deployed in combat zones. Huge signal of confidence in anti-rocket system. (Via Yediot)
Senate voted 57-42 to take up a Chuck Schumer resolution blocking Treasury from lifting sanctions on three firms with ties to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Nearly a dozen Repubs voted with Dems to bring it to floor
More testimony about presidential corruption in Mexico. Alex Cifuentes told U.S. law enforcement in February 2016 that the Beltrán-Leyva organization paid Felipe Calderón (@FelipeCalderon) for protection against El Chapo and the Sinaloa cartel.
Colómbian Narco witness Alex Cifuentes testified this afternoon that El Chapo paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto
Tusk: If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is
UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected in a vote by British MPs. 432 votes to 202
Rama: The Kosovo Customs in Durres is the first step towards the customs union of Kosovo and Albania
Facebook will invest $300 million over the next 3 years in support for local news organizations through reporting grants, nonprofit donations and help with business models. The tech giant has been partly blamed for the ongoing decline in newspapers' share of advertising dollars.
Business of Russia at the forum in Davos will be presented by Deripaska, Kostin, Gref, Alekperov, Yevtushenkov, Chubais, Usmanov - Organizing Committee
Medvedev: withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the dollar - a consequence of the aggressive and often stupid policy of the US
Libyan army spokesman: The army will work to secure oil fields in the south
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will attend Vibrant Gujarat international investment summit as a key
The pressure of the German ambassador to the United States on companies involved in the construction of the pipeline is part of a program to contain Russia, Zakharova said
New Brazil President @jairbolsonaro "is the Donald Trump of South America," says @POTUS as he touts resumed sales of US beef to that country.
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EU treats "our farmers terribly," says @POTUS at @FarmBureau convention.
Nicolás Maduro: I personally assume the driving of the oil industry from this moment
Maduro: we will strengthen oil field with joint ventures. By 2025 we will produce 5 million barrels per day of oil
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