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Lib Dem leader baits US by urging it to help him win Russian election

The leader of the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, said he won't believe the claims of Russian meddling in the US election unless the Americans help him win the March 18 presidential vote in Russia. "If they [the US] think that we [Russia] really somehow interfered in th

RT.COM - 2018-01-19 00:10:00

Afrin knot: How the battle for a small Kurdish enclave could be the death knell for US-Turkey ties

This week, the countdown began for Afrin, a Kurdish-held enclave in the north of Syria which is feverously preparing for a major Turkish offensive. Over the past few days, international media have been reporting about Turkish troops, tanks and armored vehicles rolling towards the Syrian border. The

RT.COM - 2018-01-19 01:37:00

Macron and May sign treaty to deal with migrants in Calais (VIDEO)

British PM Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron have signed a treaty that will see the UK increase funding for security measures along France's border. After the pair negotiated foreign policy measures during a summit at the Sandhurst military base in England, a British official announ

RT.COM - 2018-01-19 02:44:00

Kiev's new 'sovereignty law' may be preparation for war - Moscow

FILE PHOTO / Facebook The law grants Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko "unlimited powers to silence dissent, similar to those of a dictator," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "It cannot be described otherwise than as preparation for a new war," it added.

RT.COM - 2018-01-19 00:08:00

New Kiev law marks shift 'from sabotage to burial' on Minsk deal - Russian senator

The new Ukrainian law on the reintegration of Donbass means an end to the Minsk peace deal and will likely lead to a new war in the southeast of the country, Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev warned. "By adopting the odious law on the reintegration of Donbass, the Verkhovna Rada [parliament] of

RT.COM - 2018-01-19 01:54:00

Twitter briefly out in W. Europe, Moscow & Istanbul (IMAGE)

The social media site wasn't working in countries across Europe Thursday, and hundreds of users reported problems according to Downdetector.com. Most of the problems were reported by desktop users, but the site was also not accessible on Android or Apple apps. The highest volume of complaints emanat

RT.COM - 2018-01-19 04:02:00

'I Voted for Donald Trump, and I Regret It'

In contrast to letters from Trump voters that we ran yesterday, today we hear from two readers disappointed that their hopes didn't pan out. To the Editor: I voted for Donald Trump, and I regret it. I thought he would change his divisive rhetoric from the campaign trail and never imagined he would d

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 19:53:06

Over 100 inmates of French jail known for Islamic radicalization refused to return to cells

The incident concerns Fleury-Merogis prison in the Essonne department. "123 detainees refused to return to their cells after [their] walk. There were no demands, no violence," the jail administration said. The detainees were "inactive;" they had refused to return to their cells since Thursday aftern

RT.COM - 2018-01-18 21:09:00

Rising Oil Prices Buoy Russia's Economy, Despite Sanctions

MOSCOW - In Russia, as in Texas and other energy dependent regions around the globe, a rising tide (of oil) lifts all boats. That helps explain why on Thursday, as four American senators asked the State Department and other government agencies to blacklist two senior officials, the Russian stock mar

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 19:29:25

Foreign territorial claims & terrorist infiltration main border challenges for Russia - FSB

Territorial claims by other states and attempts by terrorists to enter the country are the main border threats for Russia, according to a new draft presidential decree. "The main threats to Russia's national interests and security in the border area are: the territorial claims of a number of forei

RT.COM - 2018-01-18 22:57:00

Russians Tarasova/Morozov defend European pairs figure skating title

Moscow (AFP) - Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov produced a foot-perfect free skating routine to defend their pairs title at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday. The 2017 gold medallists headed an all-Russian podium with Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov taking silver while

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-01-18 19:29:27

US-Russia relations to become even worse in 2018, report shows

Although US-Russia political relations deteriorated in 2017, it was a relatively good year for foreign businesses in Russia. However, the indications are that the relationship between Washington and Moscow is about to become even worse in 2018, Chris Weafer, a partner at Macro Advisory in Moscow, no

NEWEUROPE.EU - 2018-01-18 19:28:05

Ukrainian army prepares to adopt advanced anti-tank missile system: official

Soldiers fire FGM-148 Javelin, an American man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile system during an anti-tank training in Sirgala, northeastern Estonia on March 15, 2016. (Xinhua/Sergei Stepanov) KIEV, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Ukrainian army is preparing to adopt for service the Javelin advanc

XINHUA NEWS AGENCY - 2018-01-18 22:58:30

Russia accuses Washington of leaking diplomats' bank details

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday accused U.S. officials of leaking to the media confidential financial details of Russian diplomats working in the United States, and demanded that those responsible be punished. U.S. media outlet Buzzfeed reported this week that U.S. official

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 18:33:35

Russia, Iran open their arms as Turkey loses patience with U.S.

LONDON - Relations between the U.S. and Turkey have hit a new low over Washington's support of militias battling the Islamic State, according to analysts. The government in Ankara views the Kurdish fighters as terrorists. Experts warn that the crisis is resulting in Turkey - a longtime American

NBC NEWS - 2018-01-18 15:35:00

FBI Investigates if Trump Campaign Received Russian Money Funneled Through NRA

The FBI is investigating a Russian banker for allegedly funneling money to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign through contributions made to the National Rifle Association. As special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe continues, investigators are now looking into Russian banker Alexander Tors

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-18 16:22:51

Bannon won't testify again on Russia Thursday

The former Trump aide's lawyer rejects 'unreasonable' call to return to the House Intelligence Committee Thursday, and says he will coordinate with the White House before returning. Former White House adviser Steve Bannon declined House Russia investigators' request to return for a second intervie

POLITICO - 2018-01-18 18:28:27

Russia defender Dzhikiya injured in friendly, WCup in doubt

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia defender Georgy Dzhikiya suffered what seemed to be a serious knee injury in a friendly in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, prompting speculation it could affect his World Cup hopes. Video footage of the friendly between Dzhikiya's Spartak Moscow and Chinese team Shanghai S

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-01-18 17:22:23

HRW says Trump is 'disaster' for human rights, fuels authoritarians

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's record on human rights in his first year in office has been a "disaster" and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday. Kenneth Roth was speaking ahead of

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 16:13:34

Macedonia told to resolve Greece dispute and implement reforms to join NATO

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Macedonia's must resolve a decades-long dispute over its name, implement judicial reform and build good relations with neighboring countries to join NATO, the Western military alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. The country's efforts to join NATO and

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 17:56:13