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The Chinese Ambassador has praised the Russia-China relationship as “the best in the world,” but analysts tell RT it falls short of a close economic or military alliance. This may change if Washington chooses to confront Beijing....

‘Most important relations’: How US pressure may help turn China-Russia strategic ties into alliance


The Chinese Ambassador has praised the Russia-China relationship as “the best in the world,” but analysts tell RT it falls short of a close economic or military alliance. This may change if Washington chooses to confront Beijing.
Over the course of history Moscow and Beijing, former Communist allies and later bitter rivals, now find themselves on the same side in opposing Washington in its insistence on global dominance. The Russian and Chinese positions are often aligned on issues such as the Syrian conflict, the North Korean crisis or America’s habit of using military force to achieve its geopolitical goals.
Commenting on relations between the two nations, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui praised the current state of affairs. “The Chinese-Russian relations of comprehensive strategic cooperation and partnership are the most important bilateral relations in the world and, moreover, the best relations between big countries,” he said at an event dedicated to the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress in October. “One can say that they are a classic example of the healthiest and most mature interstate relations and an important force to protect peace and stability throughout the world.”
The commendatory remark of the Chinese diplomat, which Newsweek called a “snub of US President Donald Trump,” should be taken with a grain of salt, since the actual relations between the two countries are more complex, experts tell RT.
“This is a sort of diplomatic mantra,” said economist Sergey Lukonin from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, who specializes in Chinese studies. “There are many countries with which China has very close relations. Chinese foreign policy is multifaceted and multilateral, so seeing ties with one nation as the most important would be not quite right.”
The sphere in which the Russian-Chinese relations are lacking is economic. Russia accounted for 1.8 percent of China’s export and 2 percent of China’s import in 2016, compared to 18.4 percent and 8.5 percent for the US, China’s most important trade partner. So Russia’s market and goods may be important for China, but not as important as those of the US and the EU, Lukonin said.
“They call our relations with China a ‘strategic partnership,’” Yuri Tavrovsky, a China expert at the People’s Friendship University of Russia, told RT. “In terms of strategy, we have reached a really high level. As for partnership, things could have been better. We have not been able to reach the benchmark of $100 billion annual trade volume for several years now.”
“The Chinese describe it in this way: there is warmth at the top and cold at the bottom,” he added, referring to the good personal chemistry between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and China’s President Xi Jinping, which contrasts with a lack of economic ties on the ground. Tavrovsky said he hopes that with Xi consolidating his power with the Party Congress and Putin’s possible re-election in March 2018, the two leaders may find a way to way to convert their political capital into an improved connection between businesses in China and Russia.
But on the political front, Russia and China have much to offer each other beyond coordinating their votes at the UN Security Council. The militaries of the two nations stage regular joint exercises, including simulated defense from a missile attack currently under way in Beijing. It takes a certain degree of trust to expose to another nation your military’s methods of countering such threats.
China and Russia are working together to eliminate the dollar from bilateral trade, which weakens America’s grasp on the global financial system. Russia’s participation in China’s Road and Belt infrastructure project gives Beijing a reliable land route to European markets, safeguarding the trade from a hypothetical naval blockade.
There may be some tension between Moscow and Beijing over Central Asia, or China’s influence in Russia’s Far East, but “on balance, there are more strategic advantages in forming closer ties with China against a common threat from a not-so-friendly United States and an unpredictable President Trump,” Andrew K P Leung, a Hong Kong-based investment consultant and China strategist, told RT.
“China feels there is a persistent American strategy to contain and restrain China’s rise. An example is the US pivot to Asia vaulted to deploy 60 percent of US global navy assets to the Asia-Pacific,” he said. “America controls the Malacca Strait, to which a large proportion of China’s trade and energy flows pass through. There are heavy US military deployments in the so-called First and Second Island Chains surrounding China. The US is also strengthening military alliances with belligerent neighbors like Japan and Australia.”
But despite being natural allies against the US pressure, Russia and China are unlikely to become part of a military bloc similar to that of the USSR and the People’s Republic of China had under Stalin and Mao, Leung believes. “The Cold War idea of blocs between countries no longer works in a vastly interconnected and inter-dependent world. Nations befriend each other as circumstances dictate and must accept that both rivalry and cooperation can co-exist.”
On the other hand, China and Russia may be encouraged to form a NATO-style organization. A political-military alliance is possible if the US choses to drastically ramp up pressure on Beijing in an attempt to stop it from pursuing its global vision for the future, Tavrovsky believes.
“In terms of geopolitics, China and Russia already actively coordinate their positions… As to moving closer to a political-military alliance, it will largely depend on how much pressure the US will exert,” Tavrovsky said, pointing to the reports of an imminent US-Chinese trade war.
Beijing has also produced its new global doctrine, which may pave the way for a proactive foreign policy – something the Chinese leadership has been watching Russia do with a keen interest.
“The Chinese see the Russians as belligerent since they prefer not to get involved [in foreign politics]. But with their new doctrine of a common destiny for the humanity they may activate their foreign policy, including through military projection. They’re building aircraft carriers and build military bases in Africa and the Middle East for a reason… The Chinese voice is becoming more of a roar,” Tavrovsky said.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is questioning whether recent close encounters between Russian and U.S. warplanes over Syria were mistaken or the result of what he called "dangerous" maneuvers by some Russian fighter-jet pilots. "Right now, I cannot tell you if it's sloppy airmanship, rambunctious pilots, or people who are trying to do something that is very unwise," Mattis said in remarks to Pentagon reporters on December 15.....

A Russian Su-25 fighter jet flying over Syria as seen from a Syrian warplane in 2016


U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is questioning whether recent close encounters between Russian and U.S. warplanes over Syria were mistaken or the result of what he called "dangerous" maneuvers by some Russian fighter-jet pilots.
"Right now, I cannot tell you if it's sloppy airmanship, rambunctious pilots, or people who are trying to do something that is very unwise," Mattis said in remarks to Pentagon reporters on December 15.
A day earlier, the Pentagon said that two Russian Su-25 fighter jets flew through an unofficial line separating Russian and U.S. air forces in eastern Syria on December 13 and came dangerously close to U.S. warplanes.
During the incident, the Pentagon said U.S. Air Force F-22 fighter jets launched warning flares and deployed chaff -- used to distract potential incoming missiles.
The U.S. pilots also radioed the Russian pilots multiple times on an emergency channel demanding that they leave the U.S. portion of the air space over a Syrian safe zone that had been negotiated in an agreement between Russian and U.S. forces, the Pentagon said. 
The Russian Defense Ministry on December 14 denied that its pilots were at fault, saying Russia's jets did not cross the unofficial boundary line, and claiming the U.S. jets eventually left the region after another Russian jet, a Su-35C, arrived.
The Pentagon on December 15 said other close calls have occurred when Russian jets flew over the same dividing line, which runs along with Euphrates River, into the area east of the river designated as U.S. airspace without notifying U.S.-led coalition forces ahead of time.
Lieutenant Colonel Damien Pickart, an air force spokesman in the Middle East, said in an e-mail to AFP that on November 15, two U.S. A-10 Warthog ground-attack planes nearly collided head-on with a Russian Su-24 Fencer that passed within only 90 meters of the U.S. planes.
One A-10 pilot had to "aggressively execute a defensive maneuver to avoid a midair collision," Pickart told AFP.
Then on November 17, he said two F-22s intercepted an armed Russian Su-24 that flew over coalition and partner forces three times and failed to respond to radio calls.
"The F-22s intercepted this pilot and were in a position to fire," Pickart told AFP.
"Luckily our pilots showed restraint, but given the actions of the Su-24 aircraft could have reasonably been interpreted as threatening to U.S. forces, our pilots would have been well within our rights to engage," he said. 
"The coalition's greatest concern is that we could shoot down a Russian aircraft because its actions are seen as a threat to our air or ground forces," Pickart told AFP.
"We are not here to fight the Russians and Syrians -- our focus remains on defeating [the Islamic State extremist group]. That said, if anyone threatens coalition or friendly partner forces in the air or on the ground, we will defend them."
Mattis said it was not clear if the incidents were accidental and due to the inexperience of the young pilots, or deliberate and the product of those pilots "dangerously feeling their oats."
"I don't expect perfection, but I don't expect dangerous maneuvers either, and so we'll sort this out," he said at the Pentagon.
Mattis said that the United States and Russia were still using a hot line to try to avoid such close calls as each country's warplanes operate in often close proximity in Syrian airspace.
With reporting by AP and AFP

Russian authorities say three alleged militants have been killed in a counterterrorism operation in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan. The National Antiterrorism Committee said on December 17 that the operation was launched after security agencies received information that militants suspected of committing "terrorist crimes" were hiding in a private house in the village of Gubden in the Karabudakhkent district....

Daghestan and other mainly Muslim republics in the North Caucasus are the site of frequent fighting between government forces and militants.


Russian authorities say three alleged militants have been killed in a counterterrorism operation in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan.
The National Antiterrorism Committee said on December 17 that the operation was launched after security agencies received information that militants suspected of committing "terrorist crimes" were hiding in a private house in the village of Gubden in the Karabudakhkent district.
The committee said that security forces surrounded the house where the group was holed up and killed the three alleged militants in an ensuing exchange of fire.
No casualties were reported among law enforcement personnel and civilians, a statement said.
One suspect was identified as Ali-Gadzhi Khamutayev, which the NAC blamed for the murder of eight civilians and an attack on a convoy of the Russian Interior Ministry.
Daghestan and other mainly Muslim republics in the North Caucasus are the site of frequent fighting between government forces and militants whose insurgency stems from two post-Soviet separatist wars in Chechnya.
Based on reporting by Interfax and TASS

The Kremlin says that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) provided information that helped Russia thwart planned terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg. In a December 17 telephone call, Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for information that helped track down and "detain terrorists," the Kremlin said in statement.....

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) thanked U.S. President Donald Trump in a December 17 telephone call.


The Kremlin says that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) provided information that helped Russia thwart planned terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg.
In a December 17 telephone call, Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for information that helped track down and "detain terrorists," the Kremlin said in statement.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders confirmed on Twitter that Trump and Putin had spoken earlier in the day and said that a readout on the call would be released "shortly."
The Kremlin said that Putin asked Trump to relay his thanks to CIA Director Mike Pompeo and U.S. intelligence officers "who obtained this information" about the alleged terror suspects.
"Vladimir Putin assured Donald Trump that Russian security services that receive information about terrorist threats to the United States and its citizens will immediately hand it over to their American colleagues," the Kremlin said.
The statement came two days after Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had arrested seven suspected Islamic extremists accused of plotting to carry out a string of terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg.
It also came three days after Trump and Putin held a phone conversation about North Korea that the U.S. president described as "great."
Trump has repeatedly said he wants to improve relations with Moscow and that counterterrorism efforts in Syria and elsewhere could serve as a cornerstone of better ties.
But relations between Moscow and Washington continue to be mired in tension over what U.S. intelligence agencies say was a Russian campaign to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Russian interference in Ukraine, and mutual accusations of violating arms-control agreements.
Multiple U.S. investigations are under way into the alleged election meddling and whether associates of Trump colluded with Moscow. Putin denies that Russia interfered, and Trump says there was no collusion.
In a December 14 news conference in Moscow, Putin offered a positive assessment of Trump's presidency, citing growing markets, and said that he hoped U.S-Russian ties will recover.
But he also repeated Moscow's denial that it interfered in last year's U.S. presidential election and its accusation that Washington had violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.
Washington alleges that Russia has developed a missile that violates the treaty.
Earlier on December 17, Trump's ambassador to Russia said on Twitter, "I think we will expect to see further improvements in the U.S.-Russia relationship."
"The American people expect it and demand it, and the Russian people expect it and demand it as well," U.S. Ambassador John Huntsman added in the tweetposted by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
With reporting by AP, Reuters, TASS, and Interfax

KYIV -- Police and protesters have clashed in central Kyiv as several thousand people took to the streets of the Ukrainian capital to call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko and the resignation of the country's top prosecutor. Kyiv police said at least 32 security officers were injured in confrontations with protesters who attempted to storm the October Palace concert hall near Independence Square -- the site of the months-long 2013-14 protests that ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych.....

Protesters attempt to enter the October Palace in central Kyiv on December 17.


KYIV -- Police and protesters have clashed in central Kyiv as several thousand people took to the streets of the Ukrainian capital to call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko and the resignation of the country's top prosecutor.
Kyiv police said at least 32 security officers were injured in confrontations with protesters who attempted to storm the October Palace concert hall near Independence Square -- the site of the months-long 2013-14 protests that ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych.
Many protesters were supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president who is now an opposition leader in Ukraine.
Protesters attempted to enter the concert hall after Saakashvili said he planned to set up his headquarters there. But police and National Guard forces moved to prevent them from going inside. The ensuing clashes included the firing of tear gas and the use of fire extinguishers.
Police accused protesters of throwing firecrackers and deploying an "unknown gas," adding that criminal investigations had been opened into attempted seizure of a public building, threats and violence against law enforcement officers, and impeding law enforcement work.
Saakashvili distanced himself from the attempt to storm the October Palace, saying that he wanted to "rent two rooms there" and that the clashes were "President Poroshenko's game and provocation."
"I denounce any [attempts] to break windows, because, once there are millions of us, these doors and these windows will open themselves. We don't need to break them, people," Saakashvili added in an interview with RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service.
The actions of the protesters outside the building drew rebukes from Western diplomats in Kyiv.
Canadian Ambassador Roman Waschuk said on Twitter that "attempts to seize and damage public buildings are an abuse of the right to peaceful protests." 
Meanwhile, British Ambassador Judith Gough said she "completely" agreed with Waschuk’s criticism.
Amid a heavy police presence, the demonstrators earlier on December 17 marched through central Kyiv toward Independence Square.
They urged parliament to adopt legislation on presidential impeachment and called on Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko to step down.
The authorities have accused Saakashvili of abetting an alleged "criminal group" led by Yanukovych, who fled to Russia after his ouster in February 2014. They also have suggested that Saakashvili's protests are part of a Russian plot against Ukraine.
Ukrainian police on December 5 tried to detain Saakashvili, who denies the charges against him, but supporters crowded around a police vehicle where he was held and then freed him.
He was again detained three days later, but a judge on December 11 turned down a request by prosecutors to place him under house arrest.
Lutsenko has said he will appeal the judge's ruling and that Saakashvili will likely be extradited to Georgia, where he is wanted on charges linked to his time as president.
"We have an official request from the country, which we do not have the right to refuse," Lutsenko told reporters on December 15.
However, Russian state-run TASS news agency quoted senior Georgian officials as saying the Caucasus country had not issued an extradition request.
While Saakashvili was in custody, thousands of people demonstrated in central Kyiv to demand his release and to call for Poroshenko's resignation.
Saakashvili was president of Georgia from 2004-13. He lost his Georgian citizenship in 2015 when he accepted Ukrainian citizenship and took the post of Odesa governor.
Saakashvili resigned the position in November 2016, complaining of rampant corruption, and has since becoming an ardent opponent of Poroshenko.
In an interview with Current Time TV, the Russian-language network run by RFE/RL in cooperation with VOA, Saakashvili said on December 12 that corruption had inflicted far greater damage on Ukraine than Russia had.
He added that he had no ambitions himself to become Ukraine's president, saying the position should always be held by an ethnic Ukrainian.
The authorities "really think that it's enough to shout 'Russia' and 'agents of the enemy,' and everyone will just buy that. People are not stupid. They didn't buy it earlier, they're not buying it now," Saakashvili also said.
After Yanukovych was ousted, Russia illegally annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in March 2014, and fomented a separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 10,300 people since April 2014.
With reporting by Reuters and AFP

Un cappello a tesa larga, un paio di jeans skinny, un enorme anello d’argento e uno smalto nero con dettagli Swarovski. Damiano David fa il suo ingresso in sala stampa senza tradire il personaggio che abbiamo ammirato a X Factor: magnetico, bizzarro, gotico come in un film di Tim Burton. Al suo fianco Victoria, Ethan, e Thomas. Insieme sono i Maneskin, una parola danese che vuol dire «chiaro di luna». Una luna che ha iniziato a splendere circa un anno fa, quando Victoria e Thomas cercavano un cantante e un batterista per dare vita a una band eccentrica e dal sound ricercatissimo.......


1. BARBARA COSTA IN GLORIA DI DAMIANO
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2. MANESKIN
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Un cappello a tesa larga, un paio di jeans skinny, un enorme anello d’argento e uno smalto nero con dettagli Swarovski. Damiano David fa il suo ingresso in sala stampa senza tradire il personaggio che abbiamo ammirato a X Factor: magnetico, bizzarro, gotico come in un film di Tim Burton. Al suo fianco Victoria, Ethan, e Thomas. Insieme sono i Maneskin, una parola danese che vuol dire «chiaro di luna». Una luna che ha iniziato a splendere circa un anno fa, quando Victoria e Thomas cercavano un cantante e un batterista per dare vita a una band eccentrica e dal sound ricercatissimo.
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«Io e Victoria siamo un po’ i maniaci del controllo. Per quanto possiamo essere rock, abbiamo un’anima da secchioni», spiega Damiano convinto che siano i dettagli a fare la differenza. «Andiamo a controllare il millimetro e la piccolezza perché è nei dettagli che sta la differenza fra fare qualcosa di buono e fare qualcosa di straordinario». E loro, di cose straordinarie, ne hanno fatte tante. Dalle acrobazie mezzi nudi e con tanto di chiappa zoomata su un palo da lap-dance a un paio di ali nere sopra un cubo sospeso a cinque metri di altezza.Una serie di sfide ed eccessi che non sono bastati ad assicurargli la vittoria, spettata invece all’«angelo» Lorenzo Licitra, occhi azzurri e formazione lirica. A guardarli oggi, però, i Maneskin non sembrano per niente risentiti dal verdetto finale: «Non siamo sconfitti, ci sentiamo vincitori», continuano a ripetere convinti del proprio percorso e, soprattutto, delle proprie capacità.
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Eravate i super-favoriti di questa edizione. Dite la verità, non ci siete rimasti male per non aver vinto?
«No, perché Lorenzo Licitra se lo meritava. Quando Alessandro Cattelan ha fatto il suo nome e non il nostro non abbiamo pensato a niente, solo a correre da lui e abbracciarlo forte. Dal primo al secondo posto non cambia poi tanto. Siamo felici di essere arrivati all’inedito e di aver sfruttato al massimo questa occasione. Abbiamo avuto un assaggio, adesso voglio che quell’assaggio diventi la nostra realtà».

Cosa vi ha detto il vostro giudice, Manuel Agnelli, una volta finita?
«Ci è rimasto male perché ci teneva davvero che vincessimo noi, ma ci ha anche detto di essere molto fiero. Abbiamo chiuso questa parentesi, ma siamo sicuri che la nostra amicizia con lui non finirà qui».

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Intanto il videoclip del vostro inedito, Chosen, è al momento il più visualizzato su Vevo.
«L’abbiamo scritto poco dopo aver dato il via al nostro progetto. È stata la svolta nel passare dalla musica per divertirsi alla musica come un lavoro vero e proprio. Chosen è quello che siamo e quello che vogliamo essere. Con i nostri eccessi e le nostre anime».
Pensate che tutti questi eccessi vi abbiano un po’ penalizzato alla finale?
«Penso che sia stato proprio il nostro modo di stare sul palco a farci arrivare a suonare al Forum di Assago. Non ce la meniamo, dietro a ogni bizzarria c’è un lavoro enorme. Dalle 7 della mattina alle 3 di notte sono stato a provare il numero della lap-dance perché non avevo mai visto un palo in vita mia. Stessa cosa per il camminare sui tacchi, quando ho passeggiato ore e ore all’interno del loft. Abbiamo la coscienza pulita».
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Ci sarà mai un eccesso a cui potreste dire di no?
«Diremmo di no a qualsiasi cosa che non ci rappresenti. Facciamo solo quello che potrebbe essere partorito da noi. A noi piace esagerare su quello che siamo, ma farlo tanto per farlo diventa trash, kitsch. Proprio quello che non vogliamo essere».
Che rapporto ha con il suo corpo, Damiano? 
«Mi piaccio molto, non ho niente di cui lamentarmi. Funziona tutto».
Si reputa arrogante?
«Certo, ma è lecito esserlo. L’umiltà non esiste, è una cosa inventata dalla televisione».

Molti, riferendosi a lei, hanno parlato di una «sessualità fluida». 
«Fa parte del personaggio. Mi piace esagerare, truccarmi, mettermi gli orecchini, ma, sotto quel punto di vista, sono come Nigiotti: saldo sulla mia sponda».
Qualcuno ha anche ipotizzato che ci sia del tenero fra lei e Victoria.
«Non siamo impegnati, siamo impegnativi (rispondono in coro, ndr)».
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Ha detto più volte di non sentirsi un capo, di non essere un boss.
«È come se avessimo il corpo di una grandissima macchina, ma senza un motore. Loro sono ciò che mi spinge e io sono ciò che spinge loro. Non sarei mai emerso senza di loro e viceversa. È un rapporto di collaborazione ed è per questo che siamo una band. Altrimenti sarebbe la Damiano David Band, ma quella non deve esistere. Siamo una realtà che funziona perché siamo una realtà unita».

Cosa pensate che succederà da domani?
«Siamo stati in una bolla per tanto tempo, adesso non ci resta che capire come sia cambiato il mondo fuori. Un progetto c’è ed è quello di rimanere più saldi che mai».
Un sogno che vorreste realizzare?
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«Avere una stella sulla Walk of Fame vicino a quella di Mick Jagger».

3. X FACTOR, CICLONE MANESKIN

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Romani. Nel bene e nel male, anche nel modo di affrontare la sconfitta, che ha amaramente ricondotto alla realtà della melodia e bel canto gli increduli fan dei Maneskin, band rivelazione di X Factor 2017.

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Damiano David, 18 anni, non dice «abbiamo perso», ma «siamo secondi come la Roma. Me va benissimo» Perché il romano è così. Tignoso e restio a mostrarsi deluso. Giovanissimi, hanno conquistato trasversalmente molti. Ma a tanti, evidentemente, non sono andati a genio. Con la pelliccia bianca a pelo lungo, la faccia pallida della stanchezza, prima della finale Damiano che incitava i fan a votarli sembrava il Libanese di Romanzo Criminale. Tra il grido di “piamose X Factor” e l’orticaria di tanti che gli hanno preferito Lorenzo Licitra, in quota tenori pop.

Disco d’oro e poi arrivate secondi. Cosa non ha funzionato?
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Damiano: «Io credo che la gara e la discografia siano separate. La gara è un lancio per la discografia. Come finisce è uguale, dal primo al quarto posto cambia poco. Noi abbiamo la soddisfazione di aver fatto un disco d’oro in poco più di una settimana, con un inedito che nessuno ha voluto toccare, così era e così è rimasto. È la vittoria più grande».

Com’è iniziata questa avventura?
Victoria: «Credevamo moltissimo nel nostro inedito. Abbiamo scelto X Factor, una vetrina enorme, per promuoverlo. Siamo venuti a far vedere quello che siamo e per fortuna abbiamo incontrato Manuel Agnelli e Rodrigo D’Erasmo: con loro siamo riusciti a preservare la nostra personalità. Tutto quello che abbiamo fatto ci rappresenta al cento per cento. E abbiamo fatto cose mai viste»
Prima della finale avevate detto che l’Italia era pronta per una band che spaccava. Invece non era pronta?
Damiano: «L’italia ci ha regalato il disco d’oro, quindi è pronta».

Colpa dall’essere romani il secondo posto?
Damiano: «La Roma è la più forte e arriva sempre seconda. Quindi a me va bene, Maneskin come la Roma, usatelo come titolo».

Avete idea di cosa vi attende a Roma?
Thomas: «Non ne abbiamo idea, ma comunque ritornare a casa nostra dopo tutta sta figata sarà incredibile».
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Hanno detto che siete sbruffoni.
Victoria: «Essere sicuri sul palco non vuol dire essere antipatici o non essere amici di nessuno. Vuol dì esse rock».

E il rock è un po’ coatto?
Damiano: «Ma sì. Di bravi ragazzi con la barba fatta, niente parolacce né sigarette ne abbiamo avuti abbastanza, noi portiamo noi stessi. Siamo rock con l’anima da secchioni, i dettagli e il duro lavoro fanno la differenza rispetto al talento. E poi per fortuna il secondo posto non prevedeva la fucilazione, siamo ancora vivi e porteremo tanto rock».

Un sogno?
Damiano: «Una stella sulla walk of fame, vicino a Mick Jagger. L’umiltà non esiste, se l’è inventata la televisione. Noi vogliamo prenderci tutto».
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Secondo quanto riportano i giornali russi la Cia ha aiutato i servizi di Mosca a sventare un attentato nella cattedrale di San Pietroburgo. La notizia è emersa dopo una telefonata tra Vladimir Putin e Donald Trump.....


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Secondo quanto riportano i giornali russi la Cia ha aiutato i servizi di Mosca a sventare un attentato nella cattedrale di San Pietroburgo.  

La notizia è emersa dopo una telefonata tra Vladimir Putin e Donald Trump. Il leader russo ha parlato al telefono con il numero uno della Casa Bianca per ringraziarlo personalmente per il contributo dell’intelligence americana che ha permesso ai russi di smantellare una cellula dell’Isis che stava pianificando un attacco kamikaze il 16 dicembre, si legge in un comunicato diffuso dalle agenzie russe. 

Durante la telefonata - riferisce l’agenzia Interfax - Putin ha promesso al presidente Usa di allertare l’intelligence americana in caso gli 007 russi avessero notizie di possibili attacchi negli Stati Uniti.  
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Ha scatenato feroci polemiche l'ultima vignetta pubblicata sul Fatto quotidiano che prende di mira la sottosegretaria Maria Elena Boschi. Il vignettista Natangelo ha ritratto l'ex ministra in quattro situazioni diverse, in base al "grado di difficoltà" vissuto dalla Boschi, misurati con il "cosciometro": "Misurando l'altezza della gonna - si legge nella vignetta - permette di capire a che livello di difficoltà è la Boschi".


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Ha scatenato feroci polemiche l'ultima vignetta pubblicata sul Fatto quotidiano che prende di mira la sottosegretaria Maria Elena Boschi. Il vignettista Natangelo ha ritratto l'ex ministra in quattro situazioni diverse, in base al "grado di difficoltà" vissuto dalla Boschi, misurati con il "cosciometro": "Misurando l'altezza della gonna - si legge nella vignetta - permette di capire a che livello di difficoltà è la Boschi". 
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venerdì 15 dicembre 2017

"Il calendario delle audizioni alla Commissione parlamentare d'inchiesta sulle banche è chiuso, come deciso alcuni giorni fa. Tuttavia, se il presidente Casini decidesse di riaprirlo, pare evidente e urgente la necessità di ascoltare la Sottosegretaria Boschi. Se il presidente valuterà l'opzione, noi formalizzeremo subito la richiesta di audire Boschi". Lo dichiara il deputato Davide Zoggia (Mdp-LeU), membro della commissione parlamentare d'inchiesta sulle banche.


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(ANSA) - "Il calendario delle audizioni alla Commissione parlamentare d'inchiesta sulle banche è chiuso, come deciso alcuni giorni fa. Tuttavia, se il presidente Casini decidesse di riaprirlo, pare evidente e urgente la necessità di ascoltare la Sottosegretaria Boschi. Se il presidente valuterà l'opzione, noi formalizzeremo subito la richiesta di audire Boschi". Lo dichiara il deputato Davide Zoggia (Mdp-LeU), membro della commissione parlamentare d'inchiesta sulle banche.
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