Tag: Russia

There Is A Growing Threat Of ‘Direct Intervention

Poland’s prime minister says he has information indicating that there is a growing threat of a “direct intervention” by Russia in Ukraine. Donald Tusk said Wednesday that his assessment is based on information he has been receiving for the past dozen hours or so. He did not elaborate. Read More: Polish PM: There Is A […]

U.S. nuclear deal with Russia fails as tensions rise

It was only 11 months ago that the U.S. energy secretary – Ernest J. Moniz, a former MIT professor who has championed scientific programs that would bury the Cold War competitions between the United States and Russia – went to Vienna to sign the agreement, an indication of how recently the Obama administration believed it […]

Nato to strengthen military exercises after Russia ‘aggression’

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said the transatlantic military alliance will draw up new defence plans following Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine.   In an interview with French regional newspaper Midi Libre, published Sunday (4 August), he said that “Russia’s aggression was a warning and created a new security situation in Europe”.   “We will […]

In Latin America, Russia and China Push New World Order

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping visited Latin America this month to push a new “international order” and boost relations between their regimes and the region’s totalitarian-minded rulers, signing huge deals with their counterparts in the Western Hemisphere on everything from trade and economic cooperation to military issues and espionage. According […]

US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses. Russia’s benchmark MICEX was down 2.9 percent in late afternoon trading Thursday upon news of the sanctions while Russia’s biggest oil company, Rosneft, was nearly 5 […]

Hillary Clinton says Russian-backed rebels likely shot down plane

The White House has reacted to the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine by criticising Russia’s support for separatist rebels and urging the Kremlin to take “concrete steps” to ease tensions in the country. A series of remarks by Barack Obama, Joe Biden and John Kerry stopped short of directly blaming pro-Russia […]

Putin calls for a new world order

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin and his Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner have called for a multipolar world order as Moscow sought to boost ties with Latin America amid heightened East-West tensions. The Russian leader is on a six-day Latin American tour seeking to increase Moscow’s influence in the region at a time when the Ukraine crisis […]

Talks with Powers Will be Extended

Iran’s foreign minister suggested on Tuesday that six world powers are leaning towards extending nuclear talks with Tehran beyond a July 20 deadline, Reuters reported. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said “serious differences” remained in nuclear talks with the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. He added, however, that the text of a […]

BRICS Nations Start Development Bank

Leaders of the BRICS emerging market nations launched a $100 billion development bank and a currency reserve pool Tuesday. The bank, aimed at funding infrastructure projects in developing nations, will be based in Shanghai. India will preside over its operations for the first five years, followed by Brazil and then Russia, leaders of the five-nation […]

Order Out of Chaos

The Middle East peace talks have been suspended. Russia has annexed Crimea. Civil war is boiling in the Ukraine. Iraq is engulfed in a full-fledged conflict between Sunni and Shia Islamists. Fifty thousand children and young people have poured across the southern border of the US so far this year. And did I mention that […]