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A crucial Pentagon report on the US defense industrial base and "supply chain resiliency" bluntly accuses China of "military expansion" and "a strategy of economic aggression," mostly because Beijing is the only source for "a number of chemical products used in munitions and missiles." Russia is mentioned only once, but in a crucial paragraph: as a - what else - "threat," Continue Reading
France and Germany will meet Russia and Turkey this October for a four-way summit on Syria, a potentially groundbreaking gathering that could finally see key EU states working together with local players to end the war. Unlike many of the previous rounds of talks in Astana or Geneva, this meeting, scheduled for October 27 in Istanbul, will gather the countries' leaders. Continue Reading
NASA managed to convince the White House to 'temporarily' lift the travel ban imposed on Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin so he could pay a visit to the US, the head of NASA said on Friday. NASA "succeeded" in temporarily "removing" the head of the Russian national space agency 'Roscosmos' from the sanctions list, Jim Bridenstine told TASS news agency. He explained that Continue Reading
The Arctic is becoming an arena for a fierce competition to control transportation routes & natural resources of global importance. The upcoming Trident Juncture exercise is NATO's attempt to demonstrate dominance in the region. NATO says that Russia has nothing to worry about, because the exercise - which will be held in Norway and Iceland between October 25 and Continue Reading
The Arctic is becoming an arena for a fierce competition to control transportation routes & natural resources of global importance. The upcoming Trident Juncture exercise is NATO's attempt to demonstrate dominance in the region. NATO says that Russia has nothing to worry about, because the exercise - which will be held in Norway and Iceland between October 25 and Continue Reading
Russia's Ministry of Economic Development said on Thursday that Moscow and Beijing are working on an inter-governmental agreement to boost the use of the ruble and yuan in mutual trade settlements. "The document is currently being prepared, the process is not easy," said Deputy Minister of Russia's Economic Development Sergey Gorkov, as quoted by TASS. "Russia and China Continue Reading
One wonders what went on in Russian minds during last month's spectacle of US President Trump raking Beijing over the coals on accusations of meddling, in the upcoming US midterm elections, to try to undermine his trade policies. Certainly the Chinese, who evidently didn't expect it, were shocked and outraged, but it was behavior to which Moscow was accustomed to being on Continue Reading
New Avangard hypersonic glider warheads are just months away from entering military service, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that Russia is the first in the world to develop the breakthrough technology. A hypersonic glider is a type of projectile that can fly and maneuver in the upper atmosphere at speeds of over Mach 5. This makes them harder to intercept Continue Reading
The indictment of US Treasury officials yesterday is more important than first thought. The individuals indicted have close ties to demoted DOJ lawyer Bruce Ohr and Mueller team corrupt attorney Andrew Weissmann! On Tuesday, 40-year-old Natalie May Edwards, the senior advisor in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, was arrested and criminally Continue Reading
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 Skorobogatova. Continue Reading
On October 15th, the NATO/US intelligence backed or supported Gladio networks showed their hand, publicly exposing themselves by hosting a conjoined public conference in the semi-failed state of Ukraine, where Gladio organizations such as Svoboda were critical pawns in the Color Revolution dubbed 'EuroMaidan'. The EuroMaidan is infamous for bringing misery, poverty, and Continue Reading
Neurons in the human brain receive electrical signals from thousands of other cells, and long neural extensions called dendrites play a critical role in incorporating all of that information so the cells can respond appropriately. Using hard-to-obtain samples of human brain tissue, MIT neuroscientists have now discovered that human dendrites have different electrical Continue Reading
Speaking at the annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin has touched upon a wide array of issues, including the ongoing war in Syria, nuclear weapons, defense policy and bilateral relations with the US, China and Japan. Daesh Took 700 Hostages in US-Controlled Area in Syria "We now see what is happening on the left bank of the Continue Reading
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, who is also the former OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Leonid Kozhara, has come forward and made a major public declaration which will have profound effects on the historical record and how EU officials will be required to treat the conflict in Ukraine, and the necessity of fulfilling the Minsk II Agreement. Kozhara's statements Continue Reading
Almost half of military service members believe that the US will be dragged into a new war within the next 12 months, according to a Military Times poll, with Russia and China topping the list of likely nemeses. Around 46 percent of troops who responded to the anonymous survey of currently serving Military Times readers said they thought the US would be fighting yet Continue Reading
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 in the poisoning Continue Reading
The October 15 deadline agreed to by Turkey, Russia and Iran for Turkey to evacuate all heavy weapons and jihadist groups along a 15-20 km demilitarised demarcation line around Idlib and its rural area, including rural Latakia, has come and gone. Nevertheless, despite serious Turkish pressure on jihadists to leave Syria or move out of the demilitarised zone to spare Idlib Continue Reading
The top Treasury Department employee who was charged Wednesday with leaking confidential financial documents pertaining to former Trump officials was apprehended the previous evening with a flash drive containing the allegedly pilfered information in her hand, prosecutors said in court papers. The dramatic arrest late Tuesday came on the heels of other high-profile, Continue Reading
The mass shooting which took place in Crimea on Wednesday is an unfortunate result of globalization and a collective failure to adapt to it, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. The Russian president suggested that the suspected shooter, who killed 20 people in a polytechnic college in Kerch, where he himself studied, was inspired by similar sprees of violence in the Continue Reading
The mass shooting which took place in Crimea on Wednesday is an unfortunate result of globalization and a collective failure to adapt to it, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. The Russian president suggested that the suspected shooter, who killed 20 people in a polytechnic college in Kerch, where he himself studied, was inspired by similar sprees of violence in the Continue Reading