Moscow to take ‘military-technical’ measures if US goes on breaking treaties – Russian deputy FM

The US policy of breaking treaties is “crude and blunt,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said, adding that if it continues, Moscow will have to take retaliatory steps, including “military-technical” measures. Read more “The сrude and blunt US policy causes more and more rejection in many countries,” Ryabkrov told RIA Novosti, commenting on US […]

Snowden to speak at Israeli conference – with ex-Mossad deputy chief ‘responding’

Edward Snowden is expected to speak via video link at a closed conference held in Israel. The event, which expects to hear Snowden touching upon US spying on Israel, will be joined by a former top Mossad official. The NSA whistleblower is set to speak through a secure video system from Russia, at a conference […]

Russia will ask UN to lift some North Korea sanctions – Deputy FM

Moscow will propose to the UN Security Council to reward North Korea with a gradual relaxing of sanctions if it takes the necessary steps towards denuclearization, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said. “As North Korea takes steps on denuclearization, we believe that the UN Security Council has the authority and should address the issue of […]

Facebook & Instagram remove deputy Duma speaker’s posts about murder of Donetsk leader Zakharchenko

Deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma, Pyotr Tolstoy, says that both Instagram and Facebook have deleted his posts on the recent killing of the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, Aleksandr Zakharchenko. “Instagram has deleted my post about Aleksandr Zakharchenko’s death together with his photo. This is “freedom of speech” according to [Facebook founder […]

Staggering cost of next-gen Armata tank made Russian army look for cheaper options – Deputy PM

The cutting-edge T-14 Armata tank turned out to be too costly for the Russian army which now has to look at cheaper alternatives like the modernized version of time-tested T-72, a high-ranked government official acknowledged. The T-14 Armata tank, a technological marvel of Russian military industry, is anything but affordable for the army, Deputy Prime […]

Andrew McCabe memo recalls conversation with Rod Rosenstein in which the deputy attorney general reportedly revealed Trump wanted him to mention Russia in statement on James Comey’s firing

Alex Wong/Getty Images Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe documented a conversation with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, in which Rosenstein reportedly indicated President Donald Trump wanted him to mention Russia in a statement on the firing of then-FBI director James Comey. Rosenstein pointed to Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as the […]

Sex, lies & abortion: RNC deputy finance chair quits amid reports of $1.6mn payoff to Playboy model

The week has gone from bad to worse for US President Donald Trump’s embattled lawyer Michael Cohen after damning reports of yet another high-profile ‘hush money’ sex scandal within the RNC emerged Friday. Cohen reportedly negotiated a $ 1.6 million confidentiality deal in 2017 between the former RNC deputy finance chair and LA-based venture capitalist […]

'We categorically want to avoid confrontation with Russia' – NATO deputy chief

Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller says that the Alliance does not wish to face military conflict with Russia, but still blames it for a “troubling pattern of behavior,” from Ukraine to Salisbury. “We would categorically want to avoid a situation where confrontation with Russia is inevitable. And that’s exactly what our decision-making is […]