Tag: Russia

POLITICS

Russian President Vows To “Knock Out Teeth”

According to a recent press report, Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to “knock out the teeth” of any power that attempts to take a portion of his country’s territory. “Everyone wants to ‘bite’ us somewhere or ‘bite off’ something of ours, but those that would do this should know that we will knock out the teeth of all of […]

NEWS

Russia’s Opposition Activist Alexei Navalny’s Life In Jeopardy

The U.S. has expressed concerns regarding opposition activist Alexei Navalny’s health and warned of repercussions should he die in jail. Other countries that have expressed concern over his treatment are UK, France, and Germany. Meanwhile, Navalny’s doctors have reportedly said he “will die within the next few days” if he is not provided medical treatment. However, Russia’s ambassador has asserted […]

RELIGION

Pope Keeping Eyes On Tensions Between Russia And Ukraine

Leader of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis has made an appeal for the easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine. This comes against the background of Russia’s increased military presence in the Black Sea. The Pope made his remarks to the public gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. He expressed his concern and called for calm given the […]

NEWS

Bloodletting And Destruction Continue In Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh Region

Charges and counter-charges continue between Armenia and Azerbaijan’s leadership amid brutal attacks on the civilian population. According to the latest press reports, thirteen civilians have been killed, and more than 40 people were injured in an early-hours missile attack on Azerbaijan’s second-biggest city, Ganja. A missile raid leveled a row of homes in Azerbaijan’s second city of Ganja, killing and […]

POLITICS

Trump — Not So!

Allegations of Russian interference in U.S. military affairs abroad have surfaced, but the Trump White House denies the charge. Meanwhile, Russia called the report “nonsense.” “This unsophisticated plant clearly illustrates the low intellectual abilities of the propagandists of American intelligence, who instead of inventing something more plausible have to make up this nonsense,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The U.S. […]

BUSINESS

Stocks And Oil Prices Tumble

Global equity markets and government debt yields took a downward path last week amidst growing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus. This move comes against strong job growth in the U.S. economy. Stocks on Wall Street tumbled from record highs and the safe-haven Japanese yen rose as investors weighed how much the virus is likely to disrupt supply chains […]

EDITORIAL

Trump — To Hell With Optics!

Love or hate him, but it must be said of President Donald J. Trump — he keeps things real. So, after siding with Turkey to move U.S troops out of the way and leaving the Kurds, an ally to fight for themselves against the heavy bombardment of the full force of the Turkish army, the President has shown his hand […]

NEWS

Trump-Russia Inquiry: No Collusion

According to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, President Trump’s campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election campaign. The report states: “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” The second part of the report addresses the issue of obstruction of justice. Mr. […]

NEWS

Russians Protest Government Digital Sovereignty Bill

Russia’s plan to introduce a cyber-security bill that involves tighter restrictions on Internet use has met with stout opposition from Internet users. Consequently, thousands of protesters took to the streets to protest the government’s latest action. The government, however, has justified its action by stating that the new bill is a means of improving cyber-security and stopping the country’s Internet […]

POLITICS

Malaysia’s King Abdicate Throne Amidst Speculation

Malaysia’s king, Sultan Muhammad V, has unexpectedly abdicated his throne. The move is a first for a Malaysian monarch in its post-independence history. Malaysia gained its independence from the U.K. more than 60 years ago. “The National Palace informs that his majesty has resigned as the 15th king effective January 6,” a statement from the palace said on Sunday. The […]