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Subs, ships and aftersales service: how Russia's military is making Moscow a player in the Asia-Pacific

When Russian troops stage their biggest military exercise in decades in the country's far east later this month, Chinese counterparts will be there alongside them. Even though Russia's and China's militaries routinely hold joint exercises, the decision to include China in Vostok 2018 surprised some


China's unexpected move during huge war games with Russia shows their relationship is still uneasy

Beijing sent thousands of People's Liberation Army troops accompanied by tanks, helicopters, and artillery to eastern Russia for joint drills last week. China also deployed a PLA Navy Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) vessel to shadow Russian naval assets training at sea while Chin

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

Forget the S-500 or Su-57 PAK-FA. Russia's Military Has Big Plans for the Future.

Putin said that Russia has to start planning for its future defense needs now as it completes developmental programs that were funded under the current State Armament Plan (GPV-2027). “It is important for us to move further and start planning today the future development and production of advanced w

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG - 2018-09-19 22:10:05

The loss of a Russian plane in Syria reveals how Putin is strangely powerless to protect his own troops

Russia grappled with a tragedy on Tuesday after its ally, Syria, mistakenly shot down one of its planes flying above the Mediterranean, and it shows how Russian President Vladimir Putin is strangely powerless to protect his own people.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

When the Kowloon-Canton Railway connected Hong Kong to Europe

“The railway from Kowloon to Canton is to be formally opened to-day over its entire length,” ran the main editorial in the October 4, 1911, edition ofThe Hong Kong Daily Press.

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - 2018-09-20 01:02:50

The United States Is a Dead Man Walking | Foreign Policy Journal

While driving yesterday, I turned on the car radio to see if the Russian/Syrian liberation of Idlib, Syria, from the Washington-supported terrorist had begun. What I got was two white females deploring white racism on NPR. They were so guilty that they had indirectly benefitted from white racism. I

FOREIGNPOLICYJOURNAL.COM - 2018-09-19 22:48:50

Assad: The downing of the Russian plane is the result of Israeli bullying

On Wednesday night, Syrian President Bashar Assad sent a condolence letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, expressing regret over the death of the Russian soldiers in the downing of the plane.Assad added that the incident was the result of Israeli bullying.

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-09-19 23:57:00

Mitch McConnell has a Flake in his hair.

I hate when this happens. I’ve been obsessing over this for like, 20 hours now, it even woke me up at 2:30 this morning. But when you spend as much time watching this shit as closely as I do, you can almost sense when something is up, just by what people do, and don’t do. And it looks to me like the

RIOTHOUSEWIVES.COM - 2018-09-20 01:14:15

LILLEY: White House not amused with Freeland’s “Tyrant” antics

According to two independent Canadian sources, people who have been in communication with the White House in recent days, Freeland’s appearance on the Taking on the Tyrant panel is well-known in the West Wing and it is not popular.

TORONTO SUN - 2018-09-19 22:56:58

S'pore, Russian start-ups to benefit from two MOUs

Start-ups from Singapore and Russia will be allowed access to business networks, markets and resources in both countries following the signing of two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) yesterday.The signing took place at the ninth session of the high-level Russia-Singapore Inter-Governmental Commis

STRAITS TIMES - 2018-09-19 21:00:00

Russia Investigation: FBI And DOJ Will Reportedly Defy Trump and Redact Secret Documents

The Department of Justice and the FBI will defy Donald Trump's demand that secret documents from the Russia investigation be declassified and will redact the material, Bloomberg News reports. Citing three officials said to be familiar with the matter, the report says the documents are being reviewed

DAILY BEAST - 2018-09-19 10:31:43

Walmart Stops Selling Soviet Merch After Countries Call Out Apparel for Promoting 'Horrific Crimes'

According to theAssociated Press, a group of lawmakers from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania sent letters to Walmart executives, demanding that they remove the offensive apparel.

IJR - 2018-09-19 18:25:21

Several shot at judge’s office in Pennsylvania town — reports

The shooting occurred at the offices of Magisterial District Judge Daniel Shimshock, local outlet the Herald-Standard reports. The office was holding preliminary hearings this afternoon, according to the court schedule.

RT.COM - 2018-09-19 19:24:00

Putin says Russia perfected weapons based on Syria campaign

Russia has waged a campaign in Syria since September 2015, helping turn the tide of war in favor of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Russian military has used the conflict to test its new jets, cruise missiles and other weapons in combat for the first time.

AP - 2018-09-19 17:04:42

Exclusive - Russian oil firm seeks dollar alternative amid US...

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian oil producer Surgutneftegaz (SNGS.MM) is pushing buyers to agree to pay for oil in euros instead of dollars if the need arises, apparently as insurance against possible tougher U.S. sanctions, traders who deal with the firm told Reuters.FILE PHOTO: The logo of Russian oil

REUTERS UK - 2018-09-19 16:51:32

Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli aircraft, killing all 15 people aboard Monday. Russia's Defense Ministry blamed the plane's loss on Israel, but Putin sough to defuse tensions, pointing at "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances."

AP - 2018-09-19 16:46:49

Active shooter at office building in Middleton, Wisconsin - reports

Reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal Dean Mosiman said there were at least 40 police cars on the scene and ambulances from multiple jurisdictions parked outside the building. One woman was taken outside, screaming, saying it was a"devastating loss,"according to Mosiman.

RT.COM - 2018-09-19 16:09:00

USA Swimming Athletes’ Committee: “We insist that WADA stands with us”

On Wednesday, the USA Swimming Athletes’ Committee released a statement in response tothe World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) plan to officially reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), finally bringing the organization’s nearly three-year ban to an end. The vote to restore RUSADA’s power an

SWIMSWAM.COM - 2018-09-19 15:57:30

Bulgarian government sides with Orban against Article 7

The Bulgarian government decided today (19 September) to take the side of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban against the possible Article 7 procedure requested by the European Parliament. On behalf of the 'United Patriot' coalition, the junior coalition partner of Boyko Borissov's government, Dep

EURACTIV.COM - 2018-09-19 15:54:34

Jeremy Corbyn adviser claims 'deep state' could be working to undermine new Labour government

One ofJeremy Corbyn's closest advisers has claimed the "deep state" could be undermining efforts to bring in a new Labour government.Andrew Murray, a former communist, said media speculation over delays to his parliamentary security clearance could be motivated by "manoeuvrings" by the intelligence

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-09-19 15:49:45