January 23, 2020

Russia to label individuals as ‘foreign agents’ under new law

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From BBC Russia can designate independent journalists and bloggers as “foreign agents” after amending a controversial law. The “foreign agent” label already applies to certain media organisations and NGOs which engage in politics and receive funding from abroad. The amended law has been condemned by the EU, Amnesty International and the OSCE international security body. […]

Polar bear spray-painted with ‘T-34’ baffles Russia wildlife experts

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From BBC Footage shared on social media in Russia of a polar bear with “T-34” spray-painted in black on its side has alarmed experts. Experts warned the stunt could affect the animal’s ability to blend in with its surroundings and hunt for food. An investigation is under way to determine exactly where in Arctic Russia […]

Trinidad born women want ISIS families in Syria brought home

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 23, 2019: Several Trinidadian women are appealing to the government of the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to let the ISIS women and children now living in a Kurdish run refugee camp in Syria come “home.” Middle East Eye reports indicate that the group of Trinidadian women, […]

OPINION: PUTIN, Russia’s regret and the worlds greatest threat

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By Jolly Green Bill Browder’s book ‘Red Notice’ Just the excerpt gives an insight into Russian corruption and Putin’s involvement in charging protection money to every Russian oligarch, 50% of everything they earn. The author, Bill Browder, maybe Russian President Vladimir Putin’s No. 1 foe. For the past several years, the British-American investor has led […]

Britain confirms it’s developing drone swarms, joining arms race with Russia, U.S. and India

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From WN Britain’s Royal Air Force has revealed that it is joining Russia, the United States and India in the race to develop drone swarm technology to be deployed alongside its F-35 and Typhoon squadrons, Russia Today reports. The Ministry of Defense is hoping to provide pilots with increased protection and survivability while also feeding them additional […]

US: Pentagon to stop use of commercial satellites launched by Russia starting in 2023

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By Todd Prince From Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will stop utilizing commercial satellites launched with Russian rockets beginning in 2023 as relations between the two countries deteriorate. The order, published on May 31 in the U.S. Federal Register, could deal a blow to Russia’s industry while […]

Trump slams Russia probe architects for ‘Treasonous’ and ‘Evil’ acts

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump, cleared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of conspiring with Russia in the 2016 U.S. election, on Monday vented his anger at the inquiry and vowed investigations into unnamed political enemies who did “evil” and “treasonous things.” The Republican president and his allies in Congress went on the offensive a day […]

New Pirates of the Caribbean: Growing instability in Venezuela

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By Nathan Paul Southern from Global Risk Insight We often associate pirates with Blackbeard’s cutlass or a Somali fisherman’s Kalashnikov. However, their next hotspot could well be the turbulent coast of Venezuela. Globally, the threat of piracy, particularly that posed by armed groups from Somalia in the Indian Ocean, has been tackled with impressive and effectivejoint […]

Trump-Kim summit breaks down after North Korea demands end to sanctions

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From BBC A summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended with no agreement after the US refused North Korean demands for sanctions relief, the US president has said. “It was all about the sanctions,” Mr Trump told reporters. “They wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn’t do […]

US: Cohen attacks Trump over WikiLeaks, calls him ‘Racist’ and ‘Con Man’

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that Trump is a “racist,” a “con man” and a “cheat” who knew in advance about a release of emails by the WikiLeaks website aimed at hurting his 2016 Democratic presidential rival. Cohen, Trump’s onetime “fixer,” said Trump directed […]