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A former FBI acting director has alleged Donald Trump dismissed advice from his own security agencies on the threat posed by North Korea's missiles, saying "I don't care. I believe Putin." Andrew McCabe made the claims in an interview with 60 Minutes, in which he discussed his tenure at the FBI after James Comey was fired by the president in 2017. McCabe said Trump made Continue Reading
A Spanish newspaper has published an article lauding the "heroism" of volunteers who fought for Hitler against the Soviet Union. The piece highlights only the hardships they faced - and doesn't bother to tell the whole story. The article was published by one of the country's major newspapers - the ABC - early in February. It came just ahead of the anniversary of Spain's Continue Reading
Victoria Skripal, a niece of Sergei Skripal, poisoned in Salisbury, said she was sure of his death. "Well, Skripal is not among the living," she said. She came to this conclusion because the ex-spy has not informed his relatives about his state of health for a year. An earlier edition of The Sunday Times, citing an intelligence source, reported that the former GRU officer, Continue Reading
Private space tourism is taking off in Russia with plans to send tourists to near-Earth orbit in spacecraft capable of launching from ordinary airfields, chief designer of NPO Aviation and Space Technologies Aleksandr Begak said. He told Sputnik news agency the first flights may start in five years and will cost about $200,000 to $300,000 per person. According to Begak, a Continue Reading
A senior French officer faces punishment after publicly condemning the US-led coalition's military tactics against Daesh in the east of Syria, accusing Washington of prolonging the conflict and disregarding a growing civilian death toll, the army said on Saturday. Colonel Francois-Regis Legrier - who has been in charge of directing French artillery supporting Kurdish-led Continue Reading
The annual Munich Security Conference, a Cold War era trans-Atlantic focused meeting to address severe military challenges, but which has over the years grown to include nations from around the world addressing pressing security issues, kicked off late this week on a pessimistic note. "The whole liberal world order appears to be falling apart," Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman Continue Reading
The bizarre incident occurred in Losiny Ostrov National Park in Moscow, where a 6-year-old boy got lost in the wild, according to his mother. Multiple witnesses accounts, however, suggest he was left there on purpose. Early on Sunday, a woman called the police, stating that her 6-year-old son got lost in Losiny Ostrov (Moose island) the evening before. The mother had Continue Reading
Geopolitical and trade tensions along with US sanctions have shaken trust in the US dollar over recent years. As a result, a number of global central banks have been boosting their national reserves of gold bullion. In 2018, world central banks added 651.5 tons to official gold reserves, as a greater pool of regulators turned to the precious metal as a diversifier, Continue Reading
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, one of the most visible purveyors of the narrative that Trump and his associates engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Russia to rig the 2016 election, apparently no longer believes that Trump committed a crime by "colluding" with the Russians. During an appearance on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, Schiff ticked off a litany of Continue Reading
Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk of the bank falling under U.S. sanctions, a Gazprombank source told Reuters on Sunday. While many foreign firms have been cutting their exposure to PDVSA since the sanctions were imposed, the fact that a lender closely Continue Reading
International social media giants hurt their own reputation when they join the forces with the foreign governments to exert pressure on Russian-linked media, the Kremlin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said. "Many large companies which offer social media services and, let's say, other digital formats, are recruited by the authorities of unfriendly nations to be used as tools Continue Reading
Russian foreign minister says European project failing to provide security and prosperity for continent, while EU wastes its energies on confronting Russia to please Washington. "A unified Europe still hasn't been built," Sergey Lavrov said in his keynote address at the Munich Security Conference. "Everyday issues - from eradicating terrorism, to providing steady economic Continue Reading
And now it's time for the rest of the story about crooked G-man Andrew McCabe. This is important as we prepare for a weekend of unctuous oohing and ahhing in the alt-left media over the fired FBI director. Sunday night he'll be treated as a conquering hero on 60 Minutes, that perennial destination for dodgy Democrats down through the decades. He'll be portrayed as the Continue Reading
Second former employee of controversial data firm to be questioned by special counsel's inquiry into Russia collusion A director of the controversial data company Cambridge Analytica, who appeared with Arron Banks at the launch of the Leave.EU campaign, has been subpoenaed by the US investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian Continue Reading
Russia's new nuclear cruise missile has entered the final stage of development following reports of successful tests. Officials say Burevestnik ('Storm Petrel') will have "unlimited" range and can outmaneuver any known defenses. The missile's nuclear power unit was successfully tested back in January, Russian media reported on Friday, citing sources. This "crucial" stage Continue Reading
As the poorest Caribbean state descends into chaos caused by the corruption of its elites, protesters on the streets are calling for help from a man who has never set foot in the country - Vladimir Putin. "Down with Americans, long live Putin!" chanted around 200 demonstrators in the capital Port-au-Prince on Friday, some holding up printouts with the face of the Russian Continue Reading
As the poorest Caribbean state descends into chaos caused by the corruption of its elites, protesters on the streets are calling for help from a man who has never set foot in the country - Vladimir Putin. "Down with Americans, long live Putin!" chanted around 200 demonstrators in the capital Port-au-Prince on Friday, some holding up printouts with the face of the Russian Continue Reading
Europeans want relations with Moscow to go back to normal, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said after a long chain of meetings in Munich, Germany, adding that Europe is increasingly ready to listen to what the Kremlin has to say. The Russian delegation has held more than two dozens of "nonstop negotiations" with foreign officials over just two days at the Munich Security Continue Reading