Germany sees Russia as stable energy partner as US demands Europe dump Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Europe should stop backing a Russia-led project to deliver natural gas to the continent, according to US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. However, not all the European nations agree. Earlier this week, Mitchell urged the European countries not to “deepen the energy dependence” on Russia, saying that supporting projects […]

Trump ‘confirms’ he’s pulling US out of nuclear deal with Russia

Published time: 20 Oct, 2018 20:34 Edited time: 20 Oct, 2018 20:45 The US will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, AP has quoted President Donald Trump. He cited Russia’s alleged treaty violations, while at the same time vowing to “develop the weapons.” Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia’s money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. “Non-residents will start connecting to us this year. People are already turning to us,” said First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia Olga […]

Putin compares Khashoggi case to Skripal poisoning, asks why Russia condemned despite lack of proof

Russian President Vladimir Putin has contrasted the world’s response to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with its response to the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, citing lack of proof in both cases. Speaking at the annual Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Putin said that despite a lack of evidence proving Russian involvement […]

US needs a space force because Russia is ahead on it, Trump says

Keen as ever on his idea of creating an American fighting force in space, US President Donald Trump has said it’s a necessity for Washington, because its perceived top adversaries – Russia and China – are beating it to the punch. Trump was speaking at one of his Make America Great Again rallies, this time […]

The Saudis still haven’t locked in the massive arms deals Trump touted, and they’re still talking to Russia about its advanced S-400 air defense system

The Saudis still haven’t locked in the massive arms deals Trump touted, and they’re still talking to Russia about its advanced S-400 air defense system NOW WATCH: Why the Saudi crown prince met with Trump, Oprah, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos See Also: The Saudis still haven’t locked in the massive arms deals Trump touted, […]

Draconids ‘dragon meteor shower’ blaze across Russia & US skies (PHOTOS)

Lucky stargazers in Russia and North America have been treated to a spectacular cosmic display, courtesy of an age-old star constellation shaped like a space dragon. The annual Draconids meteor shower occurs every year in October, providing astronomers and amateur stargazers with an opportunity to see fiery space rock shoot across Earth’s sky. The celestial […]

Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile after India cancels talks & signs S-400 deal with Russia

Pakistan has successfully test-launched its nuclear-capable missile system just after its archenemy India refused peace talks with Islamabad and bought billions-worth of weapons from Russia. The missile system, which can fire both nuclear and conventional projectiles to a distance of 1,300km, was tested on Monday by the Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC). The test of […]

Russia will fight other nations’ attempts to contain its activities in global arena – prime minister

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will not hide behind protectionist barriers as the world becomes more turbulent and competitive. The country will fight for a dominant place in the global economic system, he added. Medvedev outlined Russia’s position concerning current international and political relations in an extensive article published in Economic Issues magazine. […]

‘We’re independent’: India defies US sanctions over billion-worth S-400 deal with Russia

India’s not cowed by US threats of sanctions for buying Russia’s S-400 missile systems, as it follows an “independent policy,” an army chief said, adding that his country had to think of what is “strategically important.” General Bipin Rawat implied that his country is no vassal state, and it has every right to go ahead […]