Two days ago, the special counsel investigating Russian influence on the Trump campaign submitted a sentencing memo urging leniency for a cooperating witness, former national security adviser Mike Flynn, and the press is, not surprisingly, leaving out the Israel angle. Flynn's confessed crime was lying to the FBI about his acting at Israel's behest in December 2016 to call Continue Reading
Two days ago, the special counsel investigating Russian influence on the Trump campaign submitted a sentencing memo urging leniency for a cooperating witness, former national security adviser Mike Flynn, and the press is, not surprisingly, leaving out the Israel angle. Flynn's confessed crime was lying to the FBI about his acting at Israel's behest in December 2016 to call Continue Reading
©  AP Photo/Eric Gay VIENNA, December 6. /TASS/.OPEC ministers discussed the oil production cut by 0.9-1.0 mln barrels per day within the Organization’s framework and believe that ten non-OPEC countries should assume a half more of this portion, two sources in OPEC told TASS on Thursday. "If OPEC cuts by 1 mln barrels, and this is what we discussed, then non-OPEC should Continue Reading
© Viktor Drachev/TASS VIENNA, December 6 30. /TASS/. OPEC+ can provide for work of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) with meetings held once per year in a new agreement to be signed, Oil and Gas Minister of Oman Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy told reporters on Thursday. "So we are hoping we will sign the new one. And in the new agreement the recommendation is Continue Reading
© Pacific Fleet information department of Eastern Military District's press service/TASS WASHINGTON, December 6. /TASS/. Russia should return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty by either scrapping its 9M729 missile system or altering it in a verifiable manner, US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Continue Reading
Just before Thanksgiving, House Republicans amended the list of documents they'd like President Trump to declassify in the Russia investigation. With little fanfare or explanation, the lawmakers, led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), added a string of emails between the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to their wish list. Sources tell Continue Reading
Russia's Constitutional Court has approved the border agreement between Chechnya and Ingushetia, overruling the decision of Ingushetia's court which deemed the deal void. The pact had previously sparked protests in the region. On Thursday, the Constitutional Court of Russia ruled the border deal to be legal and not in violation of Russia's laws. While the court pointed out Continue Reading
MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko’s meddling in the country’s church affairs contradicts the Ukrainian constitution, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill stated on Thursday. "The government declares their European choice; however, nothing like Poroshenko’s activities exists in Europe. He violates the constitution of his country, meddling Continue Reading
MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. /TASS/. Venezuela will use Russia’s satellite navigation system GLONASS, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday. "The GLONASS satellite system developed in Russia goes to Venezuela," he said in an interview with Venezolana de Television commenting on the results of his working visit to Moscow. "It will help improve our country’s Continue Reading
VILNIUS, December 6. /TASS/. Lithuania plans to impose individual sanctions and prohibit Russian citizens involved in the detention of three Ukrainian warships that had violated the rules established in the Kerch Strait from entering the country, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on its website on Thursday. "The Foreign Ministry proposed the Migration Department Continue Reading
Caracas and Moscow have signed $5 billion US dollars' worth of contracts related to oil production during President Nicolas Maduro's visit to Russia, Maduro tweeted a day after meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Maduro announced the deal on Twitter, thanking Putin and the people of Russia. "Contracts have been signed to guarantee investments for $5 billion to increase Continue Reading
The latest issue of a DC Comics series hit close to real-life politics, showing a child refugee, whose family was 'gassed' by the Syrian president. But it's hardly new for the medium intended for teen audiences. Doomsday Clock is an ongoing limited edition series, in which a universe of Batman and Superman gets intruded by characters (and themes) of the dark world of Continue Reading
MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. Russian company S7 Space has obtained a license for implementation of space activity when it comes to the creation and modernization of carrier rockets and other launch vehicles, and their components, S7 Space said in a statement on Thursday. "The company is currently developing a commercial launch vehicle with reusable elements. This job is Continue Reading
LONDON, December 6. /TASS/. The UK officials continue the attempts to create "a toxic atmosphere" around the Russian embassy in London by condoning media publications accusing Russian diplomats of espionage, a spokesperson for the Russian Embassy in the UK stated on Thursday, commenting upon the article of the UK newspaper Daily Mirror on the alleged activity of Russian Continue Reading
MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. Relations between Moscow and the Holy See were in focus of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, the Russian foreign ministry said on Thursday. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the Continue Reading
VIENNA, December 6. /TASS/. Minister of OPEC countries who considered recommendations of the ministerial monitoring committee on reduction of oil production in Vienna, could support reducing production by 1 mln barrels per day, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Falih told reporters. "I think a million would be ideal," Al-Falih Continue Reading
IZHEVSK, December 6. /TASS/. The Kalashnikov small arms manufacturer has presented the ZALA Arctic unmanned aerial vehicle adapted for work in Arctic latitudes, the Kalashnikov Media reported on its website on Thursday. The new system was presented at the 8th international forum, "The Arctic: the Present and the Future." "ZALA Arctic drones are capable of successfully Continue Reading
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini seen at a meeting in Milan © Alexander Shcherbak/TASS BRUSSELS, December 6. /TASS/. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) is key to European and global security, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Continue Reading
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini © EPA-EFE/FABRICE COFFRINI/POOL MILAN, December 6. /TASS/. The EU is looking for ways to increase support to the regions of southeastern Ukraine under control of Kiev, which allegedly suffered as a result of the hindered access to Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Continue Reading