Ashraf Ghani fled with cars and helicopter full of cash

Russia's embassy in Kabul said on Monday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country with four cars and a helicopter full of cash and had to leave some money behind as it would not all fit in, the RIA news agency reported. Ashraf Ghani Ghani, whose current whereabouts are unknown, said he left Afghanistan on Sunday as … Continue reading Ashraf Ghani fled with cars and helicopter full of cash

Biden gains NATO support in confrontation with China and Russia

President Joe Biden used his first appearance at a NATO summit since taking office to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the U.S. and its allies on Monday. NATO leaders joined the United States in formally accusing Moscow and Beijing of malign actions. Joe Biden, President of the … Continue reading Biden gains NATO support in confrontation with China and Russia

Russia fines Facebook and Telegram for breaching the law

For the second time a Russian court has fined Facebook and Telegram for not taking down content banned by Russia. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Facebook will be forced to pay $235,000 while Telegram must pay $138,000, the Moscow court ruled. At the sentencing, it was not revealed what type of content had remained posted. … Continue reading Russia fines Facebook and Telegram for breaching the law

Why Biden wants to meet Ukrainian president

resident Joe Biden has invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for a White House visit this summer. National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Biden extended the invitation during a phone call on Monday with Zelenskyy, who has publicly raised concerns about the U.S. president’s plan to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and about a nearly … Continue reading Why Biden wants to meet Ukrainian president

Russia bemoans U.S. decision to pull out from Open Skies arms pact, says it’s ‘a political mistake’

Russia on Friday called a U.S. decision to not rejoin the Open Skies arms control pact, which allows unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, a political mistake that strikes a sour note ahead of a summit, Russian news agencies reported. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, was quoted by the … Continue reading Russia bemoans U.S. decision to pull out from Open Skies arms pact, says it’s ‘a political mistake’

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NATO warns against Russian military build-up near eastern Ukraine

Russia warned on Thursday that a serious escalation in the conflict in Donbass could “destroy” Ukraine as NATO voiced concern over what it said was a big Russian military build-up near eastern Ukraine. Unverified social media footage has suggested Russia has been moving large quantities of tanks, armoured personnel carriers and other equipment to regions that border Ukraine as … Continue reading NATO warns against Russian military build-up near eastern Ukraine

Putin: Stop blaming China for COVID-19

Russia and China have common interests in many fields, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday during his annual press conference. "Concerning China, we have overlapping interests in many areas," Putin said, adding that these mutual interests have contributed to Russia's positive relations with China. Commenting on ties with leaders of other countries, Putin said … Continue reading Putin: Stop blaming China for COVID-19

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Russia investigating another suspected case of toxic poisoning

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny fell into a coma after he collapsed in an aeroplane toilet on Thursday, prompting his allies to suspect poisoning. If true, he would not be the first prominent, outspoken Russian to be the target of a toxic attack. Here are some other people who have criticised the Kremlin and then … Continue reading Russia investigating another suspected case of toxic poisoning

Americans not happy with Russia’s claim on developing coronavirus vaccine

Two top U.S. health officials are expressing skepticism about Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian scientists have come up with the world's first safe and effective vaccine. "I seriously doubt that they've done that," infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said. But he added that he hopes Moscow has indeed "actually definitively proven that the vaccine … Continue reading Americans not happy with Russia’s claim on developing coronavirus vaccine

Russia slams world powers for trying to destabilize Belarus

Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday it was concerned by the situation in Belarus and said there were attempts by outside forces to meddle in and destabilize the country following Sunday's contested election. Belarus on Thursday began releasing some of the thousands of people detained in a crackdown by President Alexander Lukashenko that has prompted … Continue reading Russia slams world powers for trying to destabilize Belarus